Category Archives: Construction Hot Topics

Precast Hollowcore Planks

Check out this video shot by our Vice President. The drone camera shows the installation of precast hollowcore planks.  These planks help accelerate the schedule then the traditional wood joist with plywood decking. http://youtu.be/9z_vnoy5QoQ

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7 Step Risk Assesment Approach

Author: Dave Zins, CHC   I use risk assessment for joint commission compliance in most of my projects, however, these steps can be used in any construction project to manage the risk better, whether we are the Construction Manager at Risk, General … Continue reading

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The importance of being certified by the EPA as a LEAD based renovation company

Beginning in April, 2010, renovation, repair and painting contractors were required to be certified and use lead safe work practices when working on homes or any child-occupied facility built before 1978.  In an effort to maintain as a leader in … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprint

What is a carbon footprint? The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). In other words: When you drive a car, the engine burns fuel … Continue reading

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Going Green

The wave of GREEN building has arrived. Our team at D.A.G. has put a sustainability plan into action. Accounting has implemented their new “paperless” invoice approval system through Computer Ease. The new accounting procedure reduces the need to pass around … Continue reading

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BIM Integration

One of the new buzz words in the construction industry is BIM. BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. It’s the latest technology software program that integrates the architectural drawings from the design firms with the shop drawings from our subcontractors. … Continue reading

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