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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 ...
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Stadium Construction

It’s Super Bowl weekend! Football is the most popular sport in North America, and fans love learning about the players and teams. But what about where the game takes place - the stadium? Stadium construction is one of the most thought-out pieces of infrastructure. It takes more than you may think, so let’s breakdown some of the most important factors ...