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If you're like many other builders and remodelers, you spend a large part of your working day running from one emergency to another, "putting out fires." The list of items that command your immediate attention seems endless: The crew on one of your sites has come up short of material; framing on another job is at a standstill because the owner wants to discuss a change order that will affect the structure; the final payment on a completed project is being held up because a few punchlist items aren't finished yet. Your list of emergencies may differ in the particulars, but the net result is the same: You never complete the work you want — and need