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How Adaptation Breeds Creativity During Pandemic Construction


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4 Telltale Signs You're Hiring a Scam Contractor

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Outsourcing: KPIs Determine Success with Vendors

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4 Steps to Ease the Transition to a New Outsourcing Partner

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Outsourcing: How To Select the 'Right' Vendor

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Outsourcing: Effective Vendor Management Strategies

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Smart Buildings Use Cases Show Many Benefits

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Preventive Maintenance Is Key to Minimizing Roof Damage and Leaks

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Construction Success: Proper Planning, Good Communication, Right People

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Gas Line Explosion Kills One, Injures Dozens

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Finding the Right Resources to Solve Too Hot/Too Cold Problems

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Roofing: Selecting a Qualified and Reliable Contractor

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BIM Collaboration: How to Get All Parties on the Same Page

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Roofing Myths Busted: Installation

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5 Steps to Successful Lighting Controls Installation

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Industry Reacts To President Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

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7 Ways To Finance Energy Efficiency Projects

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How to Make Roofing Projects Work

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Specifying Roofing Options Based on Facility Needs

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Roofing Projects: The Importance of Contractor Pre-Constuction Meetings

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Selecting a Contractor for Roofing Projects

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Sika Sarnafil Joins NRCA's One Voice Initiative

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AIA Fine Tunes Contract Documents with 2017 Release

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Three Threats to Cost Transparency in Cost-Plus Facility Services Outsourcing

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10 Tips for Selecting a Roofing Contractor

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Understanding What a Roofing Warranty Is, and What It Is Not

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Piping Systems Expands to Offer Electrical and Millwright Services

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Tips For A Successful RFP Process For Roofing

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Task-Based Building Service Contracts Are Co-Employment Contracts

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NLRB Decisions On Co-Employment Hold Lessons For Facility Managers

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Finding Best Financing Options for Energy Efficiency Projects

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Paints and Coatings Contractors: A Recipe For Success

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Potential Problems When Finding a Painting Contractor

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Misconceptions Abound About Painting Contractors

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PACE Financing an Option for More Extensive Energy Efficiency Projects

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Utility On-bill Financing an Added Option for Energy Efficiency Projects

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Financing Tools Include Energy Performance Contract, Energy Service Agreement

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‘Threshold Questions’ Help Find Path to Energy Efficiency Financing

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Boston's EPC, PPA Plans Have Potential Big Impact

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Best Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors

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How Delphi Selected A Facility Management Service Provider

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Delphi, Facility Management Provider Focus On Savings Opportunities

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Rigorous Approach To Outsourcing Can Pay Off In Facility Management Choice

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How To Prepare HVAC Systems For Higher Demand

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Strategies for Working with Roofing Contractors

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Best Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors

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Stay Up to Speed on Roof Systems Technology

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Signs of Outsourcing Failure

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Preparing for Equipment Rental When Emergencies Strike

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Training an Essential Part of Disaster-Recovery Plan

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Contract Requirements for Emergency Preparedness Equipment Rentals

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Equipment Rental: Eye on Operators

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How To Hire A Good Roofing Contractor

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Whether Bigger Or Smaller, Roofing Firms Have Advantages, Disadvantages

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Due Diligence Can Help Ensure Roofing Contractor Is The Right Choice

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Ask Potential Roofing Contractors About Training, References

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Managers offer their insights on the challenges of working with outside help at their facilities

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GSA's Contract Structure For High-Performance Building Project Shows Future Possibilities

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Performance Targets Helped GSA Ensure Expedited Bid Process Didn't Sacrifice Energy Efficiency

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Planning For Measurement And Verification Surprises Helps GSA Hit Energy Efficiency Targets

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Training Of Building Occupants, Operators Is Critical To Maintaining High Performance

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Painting Projects With Sustainability in Mind

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Common Painting Projects Mistakes and Oversights

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Technology Improves Quality of Paints and Coatings Products

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Painting Contractors Provide Valuable Resource to Managers

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How To Get The Most From Your Roofing Budget: Repair, Replace or Re-Cover?

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Recoating Could Extend Roof's Life, But Moisture Survey Is Necessary Step

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Replacing, Re-covering Roof Are Both Valid Options, But Know What Code Requires

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Replacing Roof Offers Wider Choice Of Systems, Chance To Inspect Deck

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M&V Done Right: Tips For Measuring And Reporting Energy Efficiency Results

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Equipment Rental Success: Read the Contract

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Delivery and Installation Considerations for Rental Equipment

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Terms of Payment Common Issue in Rental Contracts

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Hours of Operation Important for Pricing Rental Equipment

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In or Out? The Outsourcing Conundrum

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Paint Contractors as Partners: A Little Help From Friends

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First Steps When Hiring A Roofing Contractor

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Define Performance Expectations in Outsourced Services

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Painting Contractors as Project Partners

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Painting Contractors: Problem-Solving Strategies

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Spotlight: Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

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Performance-based Outsourcing of Facility Services Can Improve Results

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Outcomes Are Most Important Metric For Performance-based Outsourcing Contracts

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Performance Accountability Required For Successful Outsourcing

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Proper Preventive Maintenance For Roofing

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Bumps in the Road Don't Slow Down Toyota's Cooke

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Managers Discuss Benefits and Drawbacks of Contract Maintenance

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Outsourced Service Provider Selection Best Practices

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Performance Contracting: Saving Energy, Saving Money

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Tips To Ensure A Successful Roofing Installation

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Consider Contractor Location When Outsourcing

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Careful Planning Brings Benefits from Performance Contracting

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Performance Contracting Requires Understanding Facility Needs

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Selecting an ESCO: Questions To Ask

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How To Prepare and Inspect a Roof in High-Wind Situations

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Grounds Department Works To Secure Turf, Landscape Work

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MSCA Star Certifies Non-Residential Mechanical Service Contractors

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Considerations in Reviewing Outsourcing Service Contracts

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Staffing and Support Should Affect Choice of Data Center Location

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Therapy for Broken Outsourced Service Relationships

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Checks 6-10: Review and Test Access Data and Devices

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Review Existing Outsourcing Service Contracts to Ensure Success

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Developing a Pro-Active Relationship with Outsourced Service Providers

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Managers Discuss Hiring, Working with Contractors

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Project Management: Technicians Get Involved in Design

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Funding and Contractor Instability Pose Construction Challenges

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Snow and Ice Removal: Questions for Contractors

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Responsibilities Must Be Spelled Out In a Green Building Contract

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Designer’s Professional Liability Insurance Issues

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Determining Damages in Green Building Lawsuits

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Facility Professionals Discuss Managing Retrofits

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Snow and Ice Removal: How to Price Services

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Snow and Ice: Does the Contractor Have Insurance?

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Snow & Ice Removal: Contracts and Recordkeeping

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Outsourcing Snow and Ice Removal: Contracts and Recordkeeping

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Snow and Ice Removal: How to Price Services

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Snow and Ice: Managers Need to Communicate with Contractors

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Outsourcing: Strategies for Hiring, Managing Contractors with Steve Spencer

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Optimizing Lighting-Control Performance

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Equipment Rental: Ask These Eight Questions

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Using the Climate Climate Initiative to Fund Energy Efficiency Projects

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Length of Contract Affects Outsourcing Partnership

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CCI Partners with ESCOs on Performance Contracting

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Performance Contracting How To

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Innovation: Tax Lien Financing

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How to Ensure Quality HVAC Preventive Maintenance

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Guidelines for Outsourcing Contracts

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How to Measure a Contractor's Performance

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Finding an Exterior Painting Contractor

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Outsourced Service Procurement Strategies

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Exterior Wood Elements Of A Building Can Be Better Maintained With Regular Painting

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Outsourcing Contract Model Success

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Focus On Roofing Materials and Workmanship To Improve Longevity

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CCI Partners With ESCOs To Shrink Carbon Footprints

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Tips For Successful Performance Contracting

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Making ESCOs Pay

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Tips for Energy Performance Contracting Success

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What Should I Look for in a Fire Alarm Contractor?

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Why Do Fire Alarm Bids Vary So Much?

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What Is a Green Performance Contract?

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Design and Installation of Metal Roofs

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Providing Adequate Service to the Fire Safety System During Retrofits

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Working With a Demand-Response Provider

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Demand-Response Contracts

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Outsourcing: Managing Service Providers in the Data Center

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Providing Adequate Service to the Fire Safety System

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Construction Industry Embraces Green Building

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Teaching Existing Staff to Manage An Outsourcing Service Contract

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What To Ask a Contractor

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Groups Offer Consensus Construction Contracts

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What are Best Outsourcing Practices

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Interview With a Roofing Contractor: What Questions Should You Ask?

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Strategic Outsourcing

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Survey Says Building Owners Warm to Job Order Contracting

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Bright Ideas for Better Upgrades

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In-House or Outsource?

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Good People, Bad Roofs

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Building Bonds With Contractors

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Star Search: Finding the Right Contractor

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Partners in Success: Contractors and Managers

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Spotlight: Mechanical Contractors Association

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Outsourcing Is a Balancing Act

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Taking the High Road on Low Bids

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Steering Clear of Construction Snares

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Finding the Value of Roofing Warranties

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New Technology Brings Changes to Venerable Construction MasterFormat

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Survey Offers Glimpse of Best Roofing Practices

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