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"Cash for Caulkers": Potentially Good News for Construction Pros

July 2, 2010
The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, often referred to as the "Cash for Caulkers" rebate program, was approved by the House in May. If passed by the Senate, construction pros will benefit from a new round of tax-reducing incentives for their customers. 
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Helping Construction Pros Navigate In a Digital World

June 25, 2010
Not long ago, most professionals belonged to their national, state or local association. Or they belonged to a peer group, civic club, or some organization that exposed them to new ideas, skills, and tools, all while networking with other pros.
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World Cup Stadium Construction Is Breathtaking, But What's Hiding in South Africa's Shadows?

June 11, 2010
Apparently, there’s a little soccer tournament starting today called the “2010 FIFA World Cup”. I understand it will attract hundreds of millions of viewers from around the globe.
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Here's a New Trade Show Everyone Can Attend

June 8, 2010
I’ve always been baffled by the low turnout for many construction-related trade shows. Even when the number of attendees reaches record levels, the total represents a fraction of the universe of contractors, engineers, architects, wholesalers, and maintenance pros who should be attending. 
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Gulf Coast Oil Leak: Environmental Catastrophe vs. U.S. Independence

May 28, 2010
I’m an ardent fan of the great outdoors. I run and bike on nature trails. I’m the family recycling nut. My favorite vacation destinations are Zion National Park, The Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park, and Bryce Canyon. I love lakes, rivers and the ocean. 
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Safety Gone Wrong

May 17, 2010
Last week I received an email with the headline, “Have a Safe Work Week” from blogger extraordinaire John Sonnehalter. John was promoting North American Occupational Safety & Health Week, which ran May 2-8. I had great intentions of blogging on this topic during the designated week. 
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Steam Room Design Brings Back Adolescent Fears

April 16, 2010
After decades of quiet avoidance, I recently found the courage to enter a public steam room. Finally, I was prepared to overcome adolescent memories of a sauna experience gone badly. 
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Four Expanding Markets You Should Pursue Now

April 5, 2010
I recently attended my first-ever security industry trade show, ISC West, which took place at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas March 24-26. The show, which connects security product manufacturers with integrators/installers/security officers, was encouraging on several levels. 
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Construction/Service Pros: It's Twitter Time...Really

March 23, 2010
A year ago, I told a co-worker that Twitter was a fad. It would not last, I pronounced, because it was fluff and provided no clear benefit. Who cares where tweeters are eating lunch? 
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Media Madness and Construction Pros

March 16, 2010
Last week, I experienced a different kind of March Madness. I spent three days in Manhattan at meetings focused on e-media trends and developments. My head is still spinning. 
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