05/31/2011

7 Contractor Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

 
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At some point, every building must bring in an outside contractor to do specialized work that in-house manpower cannot perform on a cost-effective basis, such as boiler blasting, concrete waterproofing, or ceiling painting.

Such an option makes sense, as many operations do not enjoy the luxury of reassigning staff to do labor-intensive work that requires additional training. Nor does facility management have at its ready disposal the unique equipment required to perform major maintenance or upgrade projects.

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EPDM, Sustainability, and the Environment Why Contractor Safety is Important for an Owner
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