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5 Obstacles Construction Projects Face During the Winter Season

Winter in Michigan is finally catching up to us, with temperatures dropping and snowflakes falling. Although we had a late start to the season, that means that some of the harshest weather may be quickly approaching. Winter has the shortest days of the year, with the winter solstice being the shortest overall providing 7 hours of daylight. This is also ...
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The Transparent Differences of Acrylic vs. Glass

If you keep up with current events, you may have heard about the recent tragedy that struck in Berlin, Germany. Located in the Radisson Blu Hotel was the Guinness World Record holder for the Largest Cylindrical Aquarium called the AquaDom. Standing at 50-feet high and 38-feet in diameter, the AquaDom was home to around 1,500 fish and held 1-million liters ...
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Ring in the New Year With Sparkling Renovations

Celebrating the new year has been an event since the beginning of time, with earliest known festivities in ancient Babylon almost 4,000 years ago. At the end of March, the first new moon after the vernal equinox signaled the beginning of a new year, and a massive religious festival occurred called Akitu. The festival lasted 11 days, and during this ...
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Building the Best Residential Gingerbread Home This Christmas

Ho, Ho, Ho! Or should we say Homes, Homes, Homes! This weekend is Christmas, and we wanted to join the festivities of this season with a blog about residential construction! Not just any residential construction though, but Gingerbread Houses, or in our case as a commercial contractor, Gingerbread Businesses! Gingerbread houses are one of the many traditions families across the ...
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Day in the Life of a Super Laux Site Superintendent

The number of things going on at construction sites can be very overwhelming to those who are unexperienced or just being curious community members outside the fencing. However, one job in particular plays a major part in the entire process as they are the tie between office, field, and community – the Site Superintendent. Their role stretches into every piece ...
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How Laux Construction Utilizes the Process of Dewatering

With winter upon us, many construction projects located near or surrounded by a body of water will start. During the warmer months, these areas are busy with people enjoying activities such as boating, swimming, and fishing, making this time ideal for beginning any projects to improve next season for families and community members. When dealing with projects near water, majority ...
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Giving Thanks to the Carpentry of Wooden Ships

First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving from our Laux Construction family to yours! Today is a day where we gather with those who we are grateful to have in our lives and spend time with each other eating delicious food! Rather than use today’s blog to help you construct the perfect Thanksgiving feast with our secret family recipes, we thought it ...
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Learn While You Earn: How One Can Become a Skilled Trades Apprentice

With the construction industry looking for workers more than ever, the available opportunities are endless. One of the best ways to learn a skilled trade is to experience it firsthand. Every project has different complications, or methods of building, meaning workers must be adaptive to the project environment. One thing the classroom cannot teach you is how to handle the ...
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How the Construction Industry Can Welcome Home Veterans

Veterans Day is about more than just honoring the men and women who give their lives to provide civilians freedom, but also about how we can honor them ourselves. Whether that be through volunteering at non-profits, participating in fundraising events, or assisting veterans adjusting to the civilian lifestyle, we can help in plenty of ways. The construction industry alone has ...
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How the Soil Underneath You Can Make or Break Your Business

Longevity is one of the biggest goals for a contractor when dealing with any project, but especially new buildings. From an outside perspective, building a new structure has obvious steps: create the foundation, construct sturdy walls, an even sturdier roof, and so on. However, planning for a new building starts far before designing the building itself, but understanding what’s below ...