Blog Archive for 2018

Team Rubicon Helps Clear the Road After Spring Creek Fire

Tis The Season All Year Round!

December 20, 2018

The holiday season, among its varied events and meanings, represents a time of year that emphasizes giving. Beyond our doors, we commit to Paying it Forward for the benefit of others and support many local, national, and international organizations. As we celebrate the blessings of this season, we want to share the story of two organizations that are making a world of difference to others.

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How to Maximize a Roof’s Lifespan While Minimizing Expenses for Property Managers

How to Maximize a Roof’s Lifespan While Minimizing Expenses for Property Managers

November 29, 2018

For property managers and owners, however, the roof represents a substantial investment and is an indispensable part of the building’s safety and functionality. A proactive approach that includes a consistent maintenance program will extend the lifespan of the roof, minimize expenses associated with damage and repairs, and protect the building, its occupants and its contents.

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Applying a Four-Part Best Practice Model to Minimize Contractor Building Enclosure Risk

Applying a Four-Part Best Practice Model to Minimize Contractor Building Enclosure Risk

October 8, 2018

Contractors understand the concept of quality control (QC) and, for the most part, do an excellent job of monitoring the quality of their work. Complex, large-scale, and fast-track projects, however, have so many details to plan and implement and move so quickly that 3rd Party assistance is beneficial. That’s why quality assurance (QA) is vital for minimizing contractor risk.

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Delegated Design vs. Design Assist -- What’s the Deal?

Delegated Design vs. Design Assist — What’s the Deal?

August 6, 2018

Delegated design and design-assist are two practices in the design and construction industry that have gained popularity in recent years. These practices have also caused some confusion and headaches for the parties involved perhaps due to a lack of clarity that differentiates each practice.

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Ground Penetrating Radar

How Building Owners Benefit from Pie’s Use of Ground Penetrating Radar

May 17, 2018

When I learned that Pie would soon begin using ground penetrating radar systems (GPR), I was excited that we would now have access to this effective, time-saving, and non-invasive imaging technology. I was also happy for our clients. “No more Swiss cheese!” was a thought that came to mind. Of course, that’s a statement that requires an explanation.

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Roller Wave Distortion

Roller Wave Distortion: Setting Expectations with Suppliers

March 22, 2018

Roller wave distortion is a condition found in heat-treated glass that causes the glass surface to have imperfections known as peaks and valleys. These alternating high and low points result in the glass exhibiting optical distortion. Most noticeably, images reflected in the glass appear to be rippled.

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Collapsed roof due to heavy snow in Bull Rogers, NM.

Is Your Roof Safe? 7 Issues That Can Cause Structural Roof Failures

January 30, 2018

The integrity of each element of a building is critical to its stability. However, no component carries more potential for property damage or personal injury than the roof. A poorly performing foundation or failing exterior cladding can be inconvenient, unsightly, and expensive to repair or replace, but a roof collapse can have devastating and long-term consequences.

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