Articles by Tim Fausch

Aliens Among Us: A Tribute to Engineers

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I’ve been thinking a lot about engineers lately and concluded they must be alien beings. For reasons I do not understand, God sent these advanced life forms to earth to keep people like me from mass chaos. There must be an engineering angel whose job is to keep us from self-destruction.
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Could Health Care Costs Derail a 2011 Construction Comeback?

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I’ve been feeling pretty good about 2011. There are several signs the economy is rebounding. Many construction-related firms throughout the supply chain have indicated they are gradually climbing out of their respective holes.
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Vote for Someone on Tuesday; Submit Your Company's Story

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In the last two weeks, I’ve traveled to Las Vegas twice for construction trade shows. While there, I had to turn off the TV in my hotel room to escape the tidal wave of negative political ads.
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Moving On...It's Time to Share Your Story

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I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really ticked off by the overreaction to every shift in the economy, especially those that relate to the A/E/C and maintenance fields.
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Floods of Opportunity for Construction Pros

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Last week I drove to Nashville for the birth of my first grandchild. While there I visited an area next to the Cumberland River, which flooded on May 2, killing 30 people and causing at $1 billion in damage
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Virtual Green Expo Promises Expert Sustainable Building Tips (Free Sign up Ends Aug. 5)

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Here’s your chance to be part of something groundbreaking - the first all-green virtual conference and expo designed for readers of our print magazines, Web sites, eNewsletters and digital editions.
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Nailed and Jailed for DUI

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If I don’t change my life-endangering behavior quickly, I will be pulled over, ticketed, fined, and possibly jailed if I repeatedly drive under the influence. 
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Flooring Producer Supports Haiti Rebuilding Using 'Hands-on' Approach

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You got to love a charitable program that requires a “hands-on” involvement among the participants.
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"Cash for Caulkers": Potentially Good News for Construction Pros

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The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010, often referred to as the "Cash for Caulkers" rebate program, was approved by the House in May. If passed by the Senate, construction pros will benefit from a new round of tax-reducing incentives for their customers. 
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Helping Construction Pros Navigate In a Digital World

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Not long ago, most professionals belonged to their national, state or local association. Or they belonged to a peer group, civic club, or some organization that exposed them to new ideas, skills, and tools, all while networking with other pros.
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As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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