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One Minute Tip: Death on the Job

The sad truth is: Fatalities do happen on the jobsite. But the survivors do have rights under Florida law. Former Fox 13 Consumer Lawyer Eric Seidel wants to make sure you know what they are…

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The Construction Business : What Is a Foundation Beam?

A foundation beam is basically a platform for your structure to sit atop. Find out more about construction beams with the knowledge of a general contractor in this free video on foundation beams. Expert: Gavin McKenzie Contact: www.buildmckenzie.com Bio: Gavin McKenzie graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 with a degree in business administration […]

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DOT Time Lapse of Prefabricated Bridge Project

Widening of I-4 from four to six lanes the old Graves Avenue Bridge had to go. Officials from the Florida DOT had seen an innovative bridge building technique in use overseas. There, crews used self-propelled modular transporters or spm-ts to lift old bridges out of the way and then replace them with pre-constructed bridge spans […]

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The Construction Business : What Is a Bond Beam?

A bond beam is a particular type of CMU block with the web of the block being cut out from the top to give a U-type formation. Learn more about bond beams from a general contractor in this free video on bond beams. Expert: Gavin McKenzie Contact: www.buildmckenzie.com Bio: Gavin McKenzie graduated from the University […]

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Stimulus Programs

Doug Buck, Dir of Public Affairs FHBA, Explains programs under the $ 787 Billion dollar stimulus at a Continuing Education seminar hosted by the Brevard Home Builders and Contractors Assn at 1500 W Eau Gallie Blvd Melbourne 12/2/2009. Weatherization Assistance program, energy Efficient Housing, Neighborhood Stabilization programs and Solar rebates are explored. www.ReConstructFL.com For Contractors […]

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Concrete Cutting

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miami dade officer impaled – trauma surgeon summoned to crash scene

A trauma surgeon from Ryder Trauma Center was flown to the crash scene to remove a construction sign post that had impaled the officer’s leg

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‘Avoiding the Con in Construction – How to plan for hassle-free home building … – PR Web (press release)

PR Web (press release) 'Avoiding the Con in Construction – How to plan for hassle-free home building …PR Web (press release)From the Library Journal's review: "In this extremely useful book, Ricchi, a Florida building contractor, introduces homeowners to construction contracting in understandable language. She discusses how to avoid common pitfalls and survive the entire …and […]

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The Cost Of Doing Business In The Construction Industry (Part 1 of 2)

The Cost Of Doing Business In The Construction Industry (Part 1 of 2) – House Oversight Committee – 2011-03-16 – House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending. Witnesses: Panel I: John Ennis, Jr., CEO, Ennis Electric Company, Inc.; Linda Figg, CEO, FIGG Engineering; Maurice Baskin, Associated […]

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The Construction Business : How to Become a Construction Worker

To become a construction worker, usually you are a laborer, tradesman, detailed craftsman or someone with a skilled trade that comes into the job site to provide a service. Find out how to become a construction worker with advice from a general contractor in this free video on the construction business. Expert: Gavin McKenzie Contact: […]

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