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Jordan Craig

What You Need To Know About Slate Roofing

August 20, 2019

A slate roof is one of the most visually appealing and durable of all roofing systems. However, if improperly designed or installed, it can lead to costly repairs. Read on to learn about the advantages and most common errors of slate roofing…

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Patrick Palmer

Drones Bring Safety and Efficiency to Great Heights

July 29, 2019

Drones, once seen as toys, have been embraced for their usefulness in several applications. Pie continues to explore ways to incorporate drone technology into the services we offer, such as examining and documenting hail claims, façade assessments and pre-construction conditions on projects…

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Shannon W. Pierce

Snow Load: Can Your Roof Handle the Pressure?

May 9, 2019

The old saying “just be happy you’ve got a roof over your head!” is especially poignant in winter climates, where roofs protect us from a snowy and unforgiving winter. However, a roof over one’s head doesn’t sound like a great idea if it can no longer hold up all that snow! Luckily, engineers and architects take the effect of snow on roofs seriously and design accordingly. Nature can be unpredictable, however…

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The Many Slices of Construction Consulting

The Many Slices of Construction Consulting

May 7, 2019

By simple definition, construction consulting is the process of preparing and reviewing construction estimates, whether for new construction or the repair of existing buildings and sites. However, the benefits of this service have far-reaching impacts in helping clients make sound preparations for their upcoming projects.

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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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