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How to Wash Pesticide Contaminated Clothing

How to Wash Pesticide Contaminated Clothing

The EPA has issued guidelines for pesticide safety including for washing work clothes. Proper washing is important to minimize physical contact and prevent others from becoming accidentally exposed. Always keep work clothes separate from your non-work or family’s clothes. Always wash work clothes separately to prevent cross contamination. Wash a few items at a time…

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How to Make Money with Drones

sUAS Drone

One of the most common questions about drones is “How can I make money with my drone?” As drone technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated, more useful purposes are developed.  We’ve collected a list of common and some not so common uses for drones with current or potential commercial applications. Aerial photography Inspecting powerlines, wind turbines…

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Labor Shortage Continues as Demand for Home Remodeling Increases

Good News The latest update to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), published by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, predicts a continued increase in home remodeling spending for 2017. More good news comes from the US Census Bureau’s American Housing Survey indicates that spending on home and improvement and repair increased 11.3%…

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Mobile Apps Can Enhance Your Drone

UAV Forecast

If you thought the technology in the computer industry evolved fast, the drone industry is evolving at lightning speed. Just when you think you have the latest and greatest on paper and ready to purchase, that model of drone is no longer in production and a new model is coming out. The sensors from last…

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FAA Issues Largest Drone Fine Ever

Drone over New York City

The Federal Aviation Administration has levied a $200,000 fine against SkyPan International for flying drones in violation of FAA regulations in New York and Chicago airspaces. This fine was reduced from the original $1.9 million penalty. Part of the settlement requires SkyPan to produce in conjunction with the FAA, three public service announcements encouraging all drone…

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Drone Law 101

Guy using drones in real estate to show houses

Drones have been making the headlines more and more. Unfortunately, many drone owners have run afoul of the law. These new high tech drones are not the RC toys of days gone by. Because of their potential interference with aircraft, privacy concerns, and property rights, the FAA has implemented regulations that all drone pilots must…

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Common Problems Architects Face

Architect License Renewal in Seven States

Everyone faces problems at work. Each profession has its own unique challenges. Architects are no different. While reading the Architecture Plus Business blog, I found a few common themes prevalent in most of their articles: time management, professional development and education, and staying current with new technology and methods. These topics are common challenges for…

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California Architects Required Continuing Education Simplified

Architects in California are required to complete five hours of coursework on disability access requirements every two years by their license renewal date in order to renew their Architects License.  The disability access requirements must include information and practical guidance concerning the requirements set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law…

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Successful Renovations and Additions

Two Architects Making Sure the Blueprints are according to plan

Requests for remodeling homes and buildings are popular now as the rebounding housing market continues. These requests can however present unique challenges as homeowner expectations are not always realistic, design and physical limitations need to be addressed, structurally and financially, as well as any code issues. However, these projects can be very rewarding if managed…

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