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What’s the Difference Between General Contractor and Construction Management?

This week, we were involved with two exciting events! We started the process of beginning renovations for Woodcreek Elementary as a Construction Manager, and some members of our staff attended the Building Better Futures Career Event for Holt Public Schools! At the event, we had the opportunity to listen to successful trades workers on what the industry is like and ...
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Physical and Invisible Safety Hazards in the Construction Industry

This week (May 2nd - 6th) has been Construction Safety Week. Companies across the country participated in training, team bonding, and other activities that strengthened their company as a team and their safety protocol. Safety on every job site is the #1 priority for a construction company, and there are many laws and regulations to be followed to ensure every ...
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Build With Us: Clark Hill Law at the Atrium Office Center

This month, our work for Clark Hill Law Firm in Lansing, Michigan was completed! Over the course of 9 months, our team renovated the second floor of a 101-year-old building into a modernized office space for the international law firm. This project consisted of many unique techniques and methods that aren’t commonly done in other projects. Rather than post tons ...
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4 Construction Robots that Lower Stress and Strengthen Productivity

Over 100 years ago, the 1900 World Fair was hosted in the elegant city of Paris, France. Also known as the 1900 Paris Exposition, it was recorded as having the largest participation of any expo at the time with over 83,000 exhibitors, and 50 million visitors across 543 acres. It featured marvels who created and invented what would shape the ...
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Why the Trades Industry Needs Gen Z, and Vice Versa

The first generation to not know life without the internet is now entering the workforce. There are many myths and assumptions made about Gen Z regarding their positions in the workforce, such as laziness, know-it-alls, and they’re ‘job hoppers’. However, that’s an incredibly false generalization, and unfortunately it plays into physically hard work industries such as the trades. With the ...
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How Contractors Address Unpredictable, And Man-Made, Sinkhole Disasters

Sinkholes are one of Mother Nature’s most unpredictable occurrences, however, they’re not completely impossible to detect. In the United States, 7 states are known to be ‘sinkhole prone’ due to the bedrock being composed of evaporites and carbonate rocks, with Kentucky being one of the most karst terrains in the world! While many think of sinkholes only being large enough ...
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Revisiting Our Roots: The Mass Timber Industry

Wood has been a building material for the last 10,000 years, with the first timber home being constructed in the Stone Age. Since wood is so popular to build with, why is it mainly used for residential projects only; and what’s the difference between wood, timber, and lumber? Wood is simply an umbrella term that covers both lumber and timber, ...
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5 Reasons Why Subcontractors Should Be Celebrated

Whenever we post to our social media, you may notice we say ‘our team’ regarding those working on a project. While ‘our team’ does involve those who work for Laux Construction, we’re also recognizing those who are working alongside us from other businesses. These team members are from subcontractors we have partnered with to complete a project. Subcontractors are businesses ...
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Ways Environmentally Friendly Construction Can Be Achieved and Accomplished

As children, we're taught the famous phrase ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’. We know deforestation, landfills, and burning fossil fuels contributes to the global atmospheric decline; but what about an industry that is also global- construction? Unfortunately, construction plays a large role in Earth’s atmospheric health, but luckily there are many ways we can improve. Even better news, we’ve already started! Every ...
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Remarkable Women Around the World in the Construction Industry

March 6th through the 12th is National Women in Construction Week! We not only want to honor our Laux ladies, but also the female pioneers of the construction industry as well! Although this industry is male dominant, there are many points in construction history that are actually women led and created. These are just a few women who've advocated for ...