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    Tips to Managing and Supervising Your Subcontractors

    Did you bite off more than you could chew? You’re strained, and you don’t know what to do. There might come a time in your business when you just can’t get all the proposed work done on time. In order to make sure you never have to accept more responsibility than you can handle on a… Full Article

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    Steel Workshop Tool Review: Komatsu Pneumatic Forklift

    So often throughout the Armstrong Steel Network, my colleagues and I will offer advice about buying and erecting your steel workshop. Because steel buildings are so simple to erect, many people like to take their own time and do it themselves. If that’s the case with you, then you’ll likely need some kind of forklift… Full Article

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    Are You Working with Green Materials?

    While steel buildings come in several different colors, one of the most important colors you’ll hear is ‘green.’ But in this instance, we’re not talking about paint on the exterior of a building. We’re talking about energy efficiency. In fact, one of the biggest benefits of steel is it’s the most recycled material on the planet.… Full Article

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    Everything You’ve Been Told About a Steel Building is Wrong!

    You can’t have your cake and eat it too. This idiom has been repeated so much, it’s become completely cliché. More than likely, someone has uttered this phrase to you at some point in your life. But what does it mean exactly? Other than getting me in the mood for dessert, this really illustrates the… Full Article

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    Stop Making These Construction Bidding Blunders!

    Mistakes. They happen to everyone. You’ve made some, and you’re bound to make more in the future. It’s just a part of being human. Some blunders are really unfortunate, and paint you in a negative light, while most others are survivable. In the construction industry, the goal of every construction project is precision at every… Full Article

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    Steel Workshop Tool Review: DeWalt 1/2″ Pistol Grip Hammer Drill

    If you’ve followed the steel workshop tool reviews in the past, you’ve gotten a chance to read about circular saws, inductive battery chargers, and even snow blowers. I like to try and pick tools I think you’ll actually use in your steel workshop, around your steel workshop, as well as on your steel workshop. Some… Full Article

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    The Formula to Winning More Construction Bids

    You’re not a professional athlete, but to you, every day is still a competition. While a football player might hit the field, or a baseball star may spend more time in the batting cages, you, and general contractors like you, spend time developing bidding strategies to become more profitable. That’s your version of practice. And… Full Article

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    A Little Mistake That Could Cost Your Customer Thousands

    What’s the hardest part about being a contractor? I know it’s a tough question, but can you, ‘nail down,’ the answer? From earning new business to erecting the structures themselves, it’s a tough job. But above all else, you do what you do because you love it, and you enjoy seeing your customer happy. Since… Full Article

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    Don’t Make These 8 Mistakes When Erecting a Steel Building

    One of the biggest advantages to a steel building kit is its ability to be erected quickly and easily. Whether you have a lot of knowledge of the steel building erection process, or you just started bidding on steel building projects, you understand there is still a right way and a wrong way to complete… Full Article