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Brains Behind the Design: Architects

October is an exciting month! The leaves begin changing colors, cider mills open their doors, and trick-or-treaters start planning their Halloween costumes. While all this fun is occurring, the construction industry is also staying busy. With summer coming to an end, projects are beginning to ramp up their pace as the daylight time shortens and the weather cools down. October ...
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Construction’s Most Used Safety Tool – The Hard Hat

Construction workers rely on many things to maintain safety. Clear communication, awareness of their surroundings, and their clothing choices all play a part in their personal safety. Bright shirts allow workers to be easily visible in high traffic job sites, but also wearing a hard hat allows keeps them safe from unexpected events. Hard hats have been around for centuries ...
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Dear Field Staff, Happy National Tradesmen Day

Today is the third Friday of September, meaning it is National Tradesmen Day! In 2011, Irwin Trade initiated the holiday to celebrate and give thanks to the men and women in the trades industry. Here at Laux Construction, we value the dedication and hard work each of our employees puts into their projects, but especially the individuals making the project ...
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Construction of the World Trade Center

In honor of the tragedy that took place 21 years ago, we want to dedicate this blog to those who were lost too soon, those who lost loved ones, and everyone affected. September 11th was a day where our nation came together as one and mourned those we never met and would never know. The World Trade Center (WTC) at ...
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The Real Hard Work Behind Celebrating Labor Day

This weekend many families will be gathering to spend the Labor Day weekend together, grilling, golfing, and attending local parades. After a long summer, many people look forward to this 3-day weekend as it is sometimes the last time families get to vacation before school starts. However, the history of how this day came to has impacted our work-life relationship ...
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Leading the Way with Tactile Paving

In 2021, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness’s Vision Atlas ran a report to compile data regarding those living with visual impairment. They found that roughly 43 million people currently live with total blindness and another 295 million experience moderate to severe visual impairment. Although there are ways that we can take care of our bodies and visual ...
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Bright Colors and A Bright Future In the Construction Industry

The safety vest is one of the most popular pieces of high-visibility clothing that is not only used by construction workers, but also the public. High-visibility color has also branched out into everyday clothing items, as well as advertising and packaging. However, how high visibility came to be is quite possibly the most unexpected reason. Tomorrow, August 20th, marks the ...
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Why the Interstate Highway System Cost More than $535 Billion

Every day, most of us are driving on the most expensive construction project ever to have been completed in the world – the Interstate Highway System. This project is the biggest reason why our country functions the way it does today, and how our economy works. Due to the brilliance of a few men with goals of connecting us together, ...
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Earthquake Resistant Buildings are on the High Rise – Literally

On this day in history, Ecuador faced a massive earthquake measured at 6.7 magnitude in 1949. This natural disaster is ranked one of the world’s deadliest earthquakes as it killed an estimated 6,000 people and injured another 20,000. It damaged buildings across 1,500 square miles and left more than 100,000 people homeless. Japan is also widely known as the Pacific ...
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The Hidden History of Scaffolding

Many see depictions of ancient Egypt or the Roman Empire with wood scaffolding as they build some of the Wonders of the World. However, seeing a painting displaying what they did to accomplish these incredible construction projects is much different than seeing it in person. Unfortunately, when it comes to thousands of years ago, cameras were not available to capture ...