Book Review The Straw Bale House

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If we learned anything from childhood, it was not to build our houses out of straw. After all, that big bad wolf was just waiting to blow it down. But that was before the world knew the numerous advantages of using compressed straw bales, as a key building material as outlined in the book The […]


Some Schools May Be Health Hazards

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School boards and parents are discovering that schools they labored hard to raise money to build in the last 10 years or so are subjecting their children to mold and indoor air quality problems. Many of these problems can be attributed to choices made in building materials. Some materials provide a ready food source for […]


How Safe Is Your Child S School

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As a parent, have you ever thought about whether your child’s school was designed and built with security in mind? To raise awareness of school safety and security issues, the National Crime Prevention Council – best known for its icon McGruff the Crime Dog – developed the “Be Safe and Sound” initiative. The initiative offers […]


Unhealthy Air In Schools Building Materials Play A Role

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Many children are being subjected to indoor air quality problems in their schools. Oftentimes, these problems can be attributed to the materials used in constructing the schools, many of which provide a food source for mold. Even with the best building design, moisture likely will be present in all schools at some point, so the […]


How To Build A Customer Focused Business

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You can have the best products, the plushest offices, the best location, but unless you are a ‘customer focused’ business, all of this counts for nothing, you will never really hit the heights you deserve. So what can you do to build a business which focuses outwardly on the customer, and not inwardly on the […]


All You Should Know Before Buying Commercial Real Estate

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All you Should Know Before Buying Commercial Real Estate. Buying or renting, such is the question many business people ask themselves around the 1st of the month, when comes the time to write their rent’s check. With the interests rates being what they are and prices being affected by the commercial paper crisis, the answer […]


Building A Home In Sarasota Florida What You Need

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Sarasota, Florida certainly is a magnet for those seeking the ultimate vacation house, as well as the permanent home, since the place offers a wide variety of enlightening experiences within beautiful surroundings. Historically, people are not quite sure how Sarasota derived its name. One theory is that it was named after the daughter of Hernando […]


Starting A Business In India Beware Of The Technicalities

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If you are looking for some business opportunities in India as PIO’s and OCB’s, then you would certainly be amazed that how fertile is the land for the new investors. You can find a lot of businesses that would be lucrative for you, however, getting a real state in. India is not as easy as […]


Be Careful And Diligent When Leasing Your Real Estate To The Government

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The general services administration (GSA) leases more than 150 million square feet of space from private building owners in over 2000 communities. This makes them an extremely important player in the real estate community. Because of the unique terms and conditions contained in government releases, buyers of office buildings where the government is already a […]


Your Condo View Enjoy It While You Can

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Downtown condo living, complete with easy access to transit, shopping, a short walk to work, no maintenance yard and best of all, the view. It was the birds-eye view of the city, the mountains, and the breathtaking sunset that sold you on the place – no one mentioned it was only temporary. What happens when […]


Developers Of Retail Stores Build With Steel

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The design flexibility, cost efficiency, and ease of erection of steel have made steel buildings the structures of choice for retailers across America–especially those stores with multi-site operations. As a result, the increasing demand on steel buildings has created remarkable innovations in steel building technology. There are several factors to explain this phenomenon that are […]


Architect Or Building Designer Who Do You Choose

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Thinking of building a new home or complex? Will you use an architect or a building designer? Both are involved in the design of buildings – their appearance, layout, structure, and so on. But what’s the difference? The simplest difference is a legal one. To be called an “architect” in NSW, you have to be […]


Earthcraft Atlanta Setting The Standard For The Southeast

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With successful green building programs like EarthCraft House, Metro Atlanta is slowly defining what it means to be green in the Southeast US. The city now has over 5,500 EarthCraft certified homes and condos and six EarthCraft communities. The standards have proven to be so successful at producing homes that Georgians want to live in […]


The Quest For A Perfect Apartment

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The search for the perfect apartment need not be an ordeal. If you go about the process systematically, then you will find the most convenient as well as perfect apartment. The first step is to jot down answers to practical aspects like how big should the apartment be. What size of rooms do I need […]


Myrtle Beach Cabana District

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Imagine an exclusive beachfront home, only steps from the water for under $80,000! That’s what you’ll find in the cabana district in Myrtle Beach. About a dozen of these 200 square foot beach structures line the shore in this Ocean Boulevard area. The cabanas have questionable origins; some believe they originally belonged to beach homes […]


The Unique Appeal Of French Creole Homes

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French Creole architecture is one of the most prominent building styles of the Old South. This stately form is recognizable on homes of all sizes, and immediately evokes the South’s vibrant past. Although it is called “French” Creole, the style draws from a mix of other cultures, including Spanish, African, and Native American. The French […]