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Building green doesn’t always have to cost you extra green

By | June 3rd, 2013|Concrete Fence|

I don’t have to tell you that green building projects took a huge hit when the economy tanked. For many cash-strapped businesses and clients struggling to stay afloat, environmental building specs and materials went from the trendy “must-have” list to a luxury many projects could not afford. If you’re an architect, engineer or contractor still [...]

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Our virtual wall helps architect get approval for the real thing

By | May 27th, 2013|Concrete Fence|

A concrete wall should never be a barrier to your project being completed on time and on budget. We made sure our wall didn’t hold up a school construction project this spring in St. Louis, Mo. The school wanted to add a 12-foot-high wall, too high to be automatically approved under the city’s zoning ordinances. [...]

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I fought the law, and…guess who won

By | May 6th, 2013|Concrete Fence|

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a “new sheriff in town,” when it comes to turnkey design, manufacture and installation of concrete precast walls. New as in “new way of thinking” about making the government permit approval process a “zero bureaucratic headache” for you: We handle it for you. (I’m about to tell you a [...]

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How to squeeze 6 months of construction into 90 days

By | April 29th, 2013|Concrete Fence|

It was a dark and stormy night…and it could have cost me up to $50,000 per day. Sunoco: Railway Distribution Center Expansion Sunoco was extending railroad tracks that let its trains offload and onload their oil. The problem was that while the property was owned by the oil company, the expansion cut thru farmland that had been untouched for more than 100 years. […]

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Never split the pie. Make the pie bigger.

By | April 9th, 2013|Concrete Fence|

Sometimes, when the moon and stars are in alignment, I have the opportunity to save an Engineer’s or Architect’s behind. Like the time we were starting a masonry wall job in Florida, and the Architect specified one of our stone products for a commercial strip center adjacent to an existing residential zone. Ironically, a homeowner [...]

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