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The Only Survivors - Billionaires and Cockroaches

by Karla Allen on 2018-03-30 10:21am

It's not just that crazy Great American who lives next door mumbling to himself while stockpiling canned peaches and ammo into the underground shelter he’s been digging in his backyard; prepping has gone glam Those with millions (and more) have always had the ability to buy, well, anything, so much to the delight of survivalist gear hawkers, the sudden rush to buy a military grade backpack (thanks for the rec, Goop!), anti-radiation tablets, and 10 acres off the grid, has hit them hard...

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Can “Plywood on Steroids” be the Answer & Save the Planet, Too?

by Peter Quince on 2018-01-30 11:09am

It’s a classic case of good news/bad news Michigan (especially Detroit) was hit hard by the 2007-2008 recession, with car manufacturing and construction hit hardest...

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Michigan's Quiet Construction Crisis

by Chuck Rehdorf on 2017-10-25 8:35am

Image courtesy of: wikimedia commons   The paint on Detroit’s Little Caesar’s Arena is barely dry, but the dust from its construction definitely has not settled, and with the amount of money involved in this project and related projects that are coming down the line, controversy might be swirling for a while to come   The big question is, what happened to all the Detroit workers the project was supposed to employ?   When Olympia Development and all their contractors made the deal with the Detroit Downtown Development Authority, a lot of ink, words, and money was thrown at the problem of putting a chunk of Detroit’s skilled construction workforce back to work...

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Getting a Great Subcontractor

by Elisa Meyer on 2017-08-31 9:49am

Wikimedia Commons If you have a Michigan contractor’s license, you’ve almost certainly worked with subcontractors, and maybe even selected them But how do you choose the best subcontractors to work with? Do you always take the lowest bid, or is the highest bid a reflection of the quality of work? Do you go with someone you know, or keep the relationship strictly business? As writer Peter Quince explains in his article, many seasoned subcontractors moved into other career paths when construction activity slowed from 2006 to 2011...

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A 'Picture' of the Invisible Radon

by Karla Allen on 2017-06-21 9:03am

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