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  • A Facelift for Main Street

    Commercial remodelers have devised ingenious, low-cost ways to spiff up storefronts and restore downtown retail districts. Here’s how.

     
  • How To Get Bonded

    Most public work and larger commercial projects require a surety bond. A bonding agent explains the hurdles you must jump to qualify.

     
  • Lighting a Retail Store

    How well a store is lit affects its sales and its bottom line. This lighting consultant gets down to the details using a recent retail project as an example.

     
  • Quick Response Sprinklers

    Sprinkler contractors describe how fast-acting heads and plastic piping are revolutionizing fire protection in light-frame buildings.

     
  • Roof Deck Renovations

    A third-generation roofing contractor describes the range of deck types you’ll find on commercial roofs and how to safely cut through in remodeling work.

     

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  • Backfill: Boom! Boom! Out Go the Lights

    Talk about going out with a bang! The 12-story, 110-room Deauville Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., was demolished in 1985 to make room for the expansion of the Tropicana Casino