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New Insecticide-Herbicide Hybrid for Fighting Termites

Purdue University recently developed technology that targets genes in termites that help the insect fight off a potentially deadly fungus. The developer of the technology, Michael Scharf, is an associate professor and the Orkin Chair in Purdue’s Department of Entomology. According to Scharf, termites damage around 600,000 homes in the U.S. annually. It is his…

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South Carolina Architect Renewal Deadline: June 30, 2017

How do I renew my South Carolina architect license? South Carolina architect licenses must be renewed every two years on June 30th.  All state licenses will expire on June 30th of 2017, then again on June 30th of 2019.  You can renew your license by completing the state required continuing education and completing the online…

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Would Drones Benefit your Construction Company?

Photo credit: Jessica Lea/DFID A recent study of two construction companies focused on how company size affected the use of drones. Bough Engineering is a family owned construction company that employs 13 people. PCL Construction is a group of independent general contracting construction companies operating in the US, Canada, and Australia. PCL employs 4,400 people.…

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NEVADA REAL ESTATE RENEWAL FAQS

How do I renew my Nevada real estate license? Nevada salespeople and brokers must renew their license one year after their initial licensure. After the first renewal cycle realtors must renew every two years by the original date of issuance. To renew, license holders must complete the state required continuing education, pay the appropriate fee…

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NEW MARKETS: BUILDING FOR MILLENNIALS

A recent survey of millennials found that 70% expect to be home buyers by 2020. As millennials infiltrate the housing market it is important for contractors to understand that their needs differ greatly from prior generations. A recent study by TRI Pointe Group, Metrostudy, Hanley Wood and Ketchum Global Research & Analytics brings three millennial…

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How do I renew my Texas pesticide applicator license?

How do I renew my Texas pesticide applicator license? The Texas Department of Agriculture will send a renewal notice approximately 45 days before your expiration. You will need the username and password from this notice to renew your license. If you did not receive a renewal notice TDA will send a duplicate. Call 877-542-2474 or email…

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Savannah Architecture Tour

Photo Credit: Ebyabe Georgia is known for its beautiful, vast array of architectural styles.  Savannah alone offers stunning examples of English Regency, Greek Revival, Gothic, Exotic Revival, and Steamboat Gothic architecture. Look no further than the Owens-Thomas House, pictured above, for one of the best examples of English Regency in the United States.  The home…

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What do the lines, arrows, and bullets mean in your 2015 Michigan Code Book?

Michigan builders are required to have access to the 2015 Michigan Code Book by their renewal date, May 31st, 2017. The new code book is based off the 2015 International Building Code Book, with slight changes made by the state.  While most of the book remains the same, lines, arrows, and bullets are used to…

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