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Navigating Behavioral Health in Construction

Published on November 15, 2018

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Five Home Improvement Trends to Watch in 2019

Published on November 09, 2018 by Jamie Gold

This article was originally published on Forbes.

Do you follow the home improvement industry? If so, the Home Improvement Research Institute thinks you should pay attention to these key trends in 2019. The nonprofit trade association is comprised of global building product manufacturers, national retail chains and allied organizations on the media and information side.

These five takeaways were among the key points industry experts shared at HIRI’s 2018 Industry Insights Conference last September in Oak Brook, Illinois (with context provided).

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5 Steps to Incorporate Universal Design

Published on October 25, 2018 by NARI National

As more homeowners opt to remodel their current homes for accessibility and safety, those concerns are taken into consideration especially for kitchens or bathrooms.

Special considerations often should be made for those falling in the Baby Boomer age group, who especially should take into account the accessibility of their homes and improvements that can be made.

Incorporate universal design strategies into your next remodeling project with this five-step guide from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), which offers certification in universal design to provide contractors with the knowledge and training to ensure accessibility in kitchen and bathroom designs.

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A great time had by all at 2018 Golf Outing

Published on October 19, 2018

A great time was had by all at the Miami Valley and Ohio Valley NARI Annual Golf Outing, held on October 16 at the Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon. This year we had 84 golfers who enjoyed fun, food, freebies and of course golf! 

Congratulations to our first place team, Sims-Lohman Fine Kitchens and Granite, and to our second place team, Creative Contracting! Last but certainly not least, H. Glasgow Construction (team 2) still were winner and received a prize for last place. 

 Thank you to our amazing sponsors! We couldn’t have done it without all of you!

Platinum Sponsor - Hamilton Parker

Dinner Sponsors - Nisbet Brower and Worley Plumbing Supply 

Beverage Cart Sponsor - KBR

Lunch Sponsors - EnSight Coaching and Cincinnati Floor and Window Coverings 

Registration Table Sponsor - Mansion Hill Flooring

Hole Sponsors - Moen Inc., Mueller Roofing DistributorsWorly Plumbing SupplyRSVPAlluring GlassAppliance GalleryCustom DistributorsSibco Building ProductsPella Window & DoorsSchulter SystemsTisdel DistributingCreative Cabinet ConceptsLibrary of Design and Housetrends

We hope to see you all at the 2019 Golf Outing! 

     

 

 

 

The Rise of AI in Construction

Published on October 12, 2018

Using artificial intelligence to maximize data, improve safety & drive productivity

by Matt Man
Originally posted on October 5, 2018 in Construction Business Owner

Today, it seems as though everything is under construction. Be it downtown or beyond the county line, a walk outside unencumbered by a sleek looking building or bridge being built is almost a rarity.

Although these projects are being built to the specs of the most modern designs and often accommodate the latest technology criteria, the crews building them are not necessarily taking advantage of the latest technologies available to drive faster and more accurate project completion. While there have been some recent strides in adoption, the construction industry has a looming reputation for being slow to adopt the latest tech for the jobsite.

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Tips on How to Avoid Being Scammed After Hurricane Damage

Published on September 14, 2018 by Elizabeth McKenna

Des Plaines, IL – September 13, 2018 – As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolina coast, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) provides homeowners with helpful ways to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous contractors and provides tips on how to find a qualified, professional remodeler or contractor.

Be wary of anyone knocking on your door. Not everyone who reaches out to you as a contractor wants to help. Natural disasters caused by weather including flooding, heavy wind and storm damage, create an environment where scam artists prey on storm victims who seek quick remedy to damaged property.

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Member Spotlight - Katie Hurst with Hurst Total Home featured on Home Sweet Home

Published on August 20, 2018

Katie Hurst with Hurst Total Home was featured on Home Sweet Home with Dale Louderback! 

This is a wonderful segment that discusses the best projects to start in the fall, how her NARI Universal Design Certification helped with ageing in place projects and more. Support our local chapter by watching Katie's segment!

Click on the image to view the video. 

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5 Steps for a Home Remodel

Published on August 03, 2018

Step 1 - Identify Reasons for Remodeling

Deciding whether to undertake simple aesthetic changes or a full remodel can be difficult. One of the best ways to decide is to figure out why you are remodeling in the first place, whether it's to make your new house feel more like home or to update a 1950s-era kitchen.

Step 2 - Set Your Budget

Every home is unique in structure, age, quality and craftsmanship, which all impact the price of a remodel. Since no one can see through walls before demolition, the quote you receive will likely not be 100 percent accurate. However, a qualified remodeling company will be open and honest about the issues and challenges it might face during the process. Account for these adjustments by planning for any "surprises" with a 10 percent cushion, just in case. 

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What are the Biggest Mistakes that Small Remodeling Businesses Make?

Published on July 06, 2017

How often has this happened to you? Your crew is coming in for the night from working on a project and they say something like, "by the way the homeowner had us change the type of tile in the bathroom." Do you and/or your onsite lead know what do it if the homeowner wants to make changes after the original contract has been finalized?  Join us on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 as Michael Sandner of Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling shares with you his expertise and knowledge when it comes to the legal side of the remodeling industry.

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Basic Ladder Safety

Published on July 05, 2017

Ladders are tools. Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder:

Factors contributing to falls from ladders include haste, sudden movement, lack of attention, the condition of the ladder (worn or damaged), the user's age or physical condition, or both, and the user's footwear.

Although the user's weight or size typically does not increase the likelihood of a fall, improper climbing posture creates user clumsiness and may cause falls. Reduce your chances of falling during the climb by:

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