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Moving Up or Moving Out: Building Construction and Urban Sprawl

by Joel Harper on 2018-03-21 8:38am

Many natural resources are diminishing This is an increasing concern as populations continue to grow...


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Steeling Oregon’s Construction Jobs (A Tariff-ically Bad Idea)

by Peter Quince on 2018-03-07 10:46am

March 1, 2018; News flash: “In a hastily arranged meeting with industry executives that stunned many inside the West Wing...


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Building America, or Corporate Bottom Lines?

by Elisa Meyer on 2018-02-06 3:49pm

Flickr Oregon is experiencing a building boom Specifically, Portland is exploding, although it’s not the only area...


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Don't Put Grandma in the Shed

by Elisa Meyer on 2018-01-08 11:38am

Flickr   You may be familiar with the term “accessory dwelling unit” or more informally “mother-in-law unit” Accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, are secondary dwellings on a property (typically a single-family home) which are outfitted with complete living facilities, typically for one or two people...


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Contractor Scams: For the Contractor, Knowledge has Value

by Chuck Rehdorf on 2017-12-11 2:40pm

Image credit: AYPO As contractors, there aren't a lot of times when we have to deal with the sadness that life brings to our clients and consumers If we’re good at our job and we want to go that extra step, then we find ways to tell them how much better things will be when we’re done with a job; or how much easier and more enjoyable their home will be...


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