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  • Giving Old Commercial Buildings Updated Touches
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    Don’t be fooled. Facility and building owners commonly believe older buildings can’t handle newer equipment. They believe modernizing older structures with smart building systems and management tools involves too much of a financial investment and not enough return on investment (ROI). But cloud computing and affordable technologies like real-time data and analytics software, submetering, and…

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  • AGC Preview: Contractors Show Optimism About Most Segments in AGC Poll; November Spending Dips
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    The following is from AGC’s recent poll concluding that contractors feel optimistic about the economy’s and the industry’s future. Enjoy! Contractors are optimistic, on balance, about the outlook for nonresidential and multifamily construction, based on the 1,580 responses to a survey that AGC released today. About 44% expect the available dollar volume of projects they compete…

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  • 2015 December AGC SmartBrief Review
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    Schoppman Company, Inc. is an active member of the America General Contractor of America, Georgia Chapter. One of the privileges is receiving the “AGC Smartbreif,” an email that shares construction news headlines. In reviewing, we hope to bring you important news in the construction field. We wanted to share these trends with you. And please…

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  • How the Shortage of Skilled Inspectors Can Impact the Permitting Process
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    With the labor shortage of qualified building inspectors, the permit approval process can now take considerably longer. This can have a major impact on the building process, including the number of projects commercial builders can take on. The increase in federal regulations also has a major effect on the permit process. Cities and counties have…

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  • College Football Expectations vs. Reality
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    College football offseason media days are always interesting sites. One main tradition to kick off the year is pre-season rankings. Media members in each conference gather to vote on how they think the conference rankings will end up at the year’s end. Sometimes, it’s easy to predict the best team from the conference. For example,…

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  • Looking for Labor: How the Construction Labor Shortage is Increasing Costs
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    Construction of homes and commercial buildings is up significantly this year. But the industry would be blazing with production if it weren’t for a substantial labor shortage. With unemployment on the decline, the overall improved economy and labor market seems to be back on track, with everything running smoothly. But with a lack of skilled…

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  • October 2015 SmartBrief Review
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    Schoppman Company, Inc. is an active member of the America General Contractor of America, Georgia Chapter. One of the privileges is receiving the “AGC Smartbreif,” an email that shares construction news headlines. In reviewing, we hope to bring you important news in the construction field. We wanted to share these trends with you. And please let…

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  • September 2015 AGC SmartBrief Review
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    Schoppman Company, Inc. is an active member of the America General Contractor of America, Georgia Chapter. One of the privileges is receiving the “AGC Smartbreif,” an email that shares construction news headlines. In reviewing, we hope to bring you important news in the construction field. We wanted to share these trends with you. And please let…

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  • Schoppman Company, Inc. Promotes New Comptroller
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    For Jean Howard, the best part of her job is making the numbers work. In her words, she loves to sit down with numbers to figure them out, move the puzzle pieces around, and make everything fit together. “Accounting is absolutely one of my favorite things,” Jean said. “I don’t exactly know why, it’s just…

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  • August 2015 AGC Smartbrief Review
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    Schoppman Company, Inc. is an active member of the America General Contractor of America, Georgia Chapter. One of the privileges is receiving the “AGC Smartbreif,” an email that shares construction news headlines. In reviewing, we hope to bring you important news in the construction field. We wanted to share these trends with you. And please let…

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