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  • Bigger Spans & Heavier Loads

    How to work with bar joists, concrete decks, and other structural systems you'll encounter in light-commercial.

     
  • Coping With Commercial Codes

    Newcomers to commercial will face a host of new agencies and regulations. Familiarity with the rules will ease the transition.

     
  • The Critical Path Method

    CPM gives you a clear picture of when each task must be started and completed, and which resources must go where. It's the planning tool of choice on larger projects.

     
  • Making It in Commercial Interiors

    Retail-interiors contractor Mark Willms speaks out on how to get the good jobs, cope with the owners, architects, and inspectors, and keep our sanity. (And why he enjoys it.)

     
  • Planning for Profit in Commercial Remodeling

    This can be a good area for diversification for residential contractors. But first, bone up on margins, cash flow, and bonding.

     
  • Case Study: Small-Scale Historic Rehab

    Compromises on design, codes, and costs help turn a run-down brick double-ender into a profitable commercial development.

     
  • Commercial Wood Flooring

    Wood flooring has much to offer in high-traffic settings. But you must choose the right species, cut, and finish to get good performance.

     

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