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Articles by Tim Fausch

Water Quality Takes Center Stage

January 7, 2011
Blame it on the recession. Concerns over water quality seem to drop from the public’s radar for much of 2009 and 2010.  
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Aliens Among Us: A Tribute to Engineers

December 23, 2010
I’ve been thinking a lot about engineers lately and concluded they must be alien beings. For reasons I do not understand, God sent these advanced life forms to earth to keep people like me from mass chaos. There must be an engineering angel whose job is to keep us from self-destruction.
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Could Health Care Costs Derail a 2011 Construction Comeback?

December 1, 2010
I’ve been feeling pretty good about 2011. There are several signs the economy is rebounding. Many construction-related firms throughout the supply chain have indicated they are gradually climbing out of their respective holes.
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Sharing the American Dream with Illegal Immigrants

November 3, 2010
Whenever pro-amnesty groups would claim we need illegal immigrants to do the work U.S. citizens do not want to do, my blood would boil.

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Vote for Someone on Tuesday; Submit Your Company's Story

October 29, 2010
In the last two weeks, I’ve traveled to Las Vegas twice for construction trade shows. While there, I had to turn off the TV in my hotel room to escape the tidal wave of negative political ads.
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Moving On...It's Time to Share Your Story

October 4, 2010
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really ticked off by the overreaction to every shift in the economy, especially those that relate to the A/E/C and maintenance fields.
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Floods of Opportunity for Construction Pros

August 13, 2010
Last week I drove to Nashville for the birth of my first grandchild. While there I visited an area next to the Cumberland River, which flooded on May 2, killing 30 people and causing at $1 billion in damage
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Virtual Green Expo Promises Expert Sustainable Building Tips (Free Sign up Ends Aug. 5)

July 30, 2010
Here’s your chance to be part of something groundbreaking - the first all-green virtual conference and expo designed for readers of our print magazines, Web sites, eNewsletters and digital editions.
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Nailed and Jailed for DUI

July 16, 2010
If I don’t change my life-endangering behavior quickly, I will be pulled over, ticketed, fined, and possibly jailed if I repeatedly drive under the influence. 
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Flooring Producer Supports Haiti Rebuilding Using 'Hands-on' Approach

July 9, 2010
You got to love a charitable program that requires a “hands-on” involvement among the participants.
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