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September 25, 2014
8 Thought-Provoking Findings from Survey on Energy Efficiency

The United States Conference of Mayors recently published a report titled Energy Efficiency and Technologies in America’s Cities.   

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September 18, 2014
FAQ: Remove and Reinstall Pricing Best Practices

Question: What is the proper way to account for the careful removal of an item and reinstallation of that same material in a JOC Price Proposal?   Answer: This question is frequently posed to facility owners by their JOC contractors.    

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September 11, 2014
How My Marriage Counselor Helped Me Understand Change Orders

One of the many great things about my marriage is my wife doesn’t really understand what I do, and as a result, she doesn’t read my blogs either, so I am safe in writing about the time we went to a marriage counselor.  

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September 4, 2014
Boosting the Value in Value Engineering

Having a knowledgeable and experienced person perform value engineering on a proposed construction project is a great benefit and can save time and money for the facility owner. 

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August 28, 2014
Building Cohesive Relationships for Successful JOC Projects

This week's blog post is authored by Justin Olson, Account Manager in the Southeast region. Everyone knows and can relate to the importance of a strong relationship, especially a working relationship. In the construction industry a strong working relationship typically yields a great product.  Let’s talk about yielding a great product for a minute. One of the best analogies that comes to mind is the correlation between a strong working relationship and the importance of all ingredients in concrete, a product that has been used and improved for centuries.  Concrete isn’t just something you can find and use. Concrete has ingredients, all of different substances or materials.  

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