Post-Tensioning

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Adding a Point Load to a Post-Tensioned Foundation

Q: When making structural changes that involve adding a point load to a house built on a post-tensioned concrete slab, is it necessary to add a footing for a structural post? I'm concerned that cutting through the slab to pour a pad footing could sever on More

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Getting Started With Strategic Planning

It's almost 2012 and time again for annual planning. More

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Control Costs With a Purchasing System

For the past several columns we've been talking about the importance of gross... More

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Excluding Work From a Contract

Most residential construction disputes happen because the contractor and the homeowner have different expectations about how a job will be handled. More

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Job-site danger; spray foam in cathedral ceilings; using stainless with ACQ; more More

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