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Popular Commercial Roofing Materials + Pros & Cons

(5-min read)

Whether you’re looking to build a new commercial building or you’ve just purchased one that realtors would say is “ready for new imaginations” — either way, you have some major decisions to make. In our last article, we gave a brief overview of the most popular commercial roofing styles. In this article, we’re going […]

By |November 14th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Commercial Building Roofing Styles

(4-min read)

Most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the styles of roofs we can get for our homes. When it comes time to decide which roof will best suit out commercial building, it’s not unusual to draw a blank. Though a place of business has some of the same needs as a residence, […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

What are Some Different Grades of Cement?

(4-min read)

Since its first use in ancient Rome, cement has been a commonly used building material in a variety of construction projects. Despite this, many don’t know precisely what cement is made of or even that it is not synonymous with concrete. You may be surprised to find that cement comes in a variety of […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

4 Positive Work Habit Tips from Real Construction Workers

(4.5-minute read)
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

― Albert Einstein
There are many instances in life where experience trumps structured education. Those who have put in thousands of hours perfecting their labors have many incredible takeaways you likely won’t find in textbooks. In this piece, actual construction workers […]

By |November 13th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

4 Myths About Working in the Construction Industry

(4-min read)

Blame it on the portrayal in movies, TV shows, or just assumptions people may have about them; construction workers cannot be placed in a box. In this piece, we’re going to look at four assumptions people have about construction workers or the construction industry in general. 
1. “Construction workers are uneducated.” 
There is an age-old trope […]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

What is the Most Crucial Construction Safety Gear?

(4-min read)

Construction sites have the potential to be dangerous working areas. To mitigate hazards, all construction workers on a job site are required to utilize various pieces of safety equipment. Which pieces used in particular may vary depending on the nature of a specific construction site and the worker’s role, but there some pieces of […]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Traits of Quality Professional Construction Workers

(3-min read) 

If you’re looking for an exciting new career, the demand for rewarding careers in the construction industry is high and has few signs of slowing. As you may have already guessed, though, construction work is no cakewalk. It isn’t, however, purely about brute strength and endurance. No, construction work also requires immense focus, problem-solving […]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Why is Construction Work So Dangerous?

(3.5-min read)

Few would say that being a construction worker is a clean job free of risk. The nature of construction work certainly places workers in potentially hazardous positions. In Oklahoma alone, the average rate of on-the-job fatalities for construction workers was nearly 18 deaths a year. This does not include a variety of debilitating injuries […]

By |October 15th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

A Brief Look at the Ancient History of Building Codes

(3.5-min read)

For the construction amateur, building codes and other laws dictating how structures are to be built can feel like an encroachment on freedoms. The truth, though, is that building codes save lives. Without the existence of building codes and regulations, it’s doubtful is any of us would want to set foot under the roof […]

By |September 12th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

A Quick Intro to Site Grading

(3-min read)

Natural, undeveloped sites are never level. While this is a good thing for the sake of scenery (how dull would a flat expanse be?), slopes, hills, and even mountains can make construction a more significant challenge. Fortunately, the practice of site grading can prepare virtually any terrain for commercial or residential development. Let’s take […]

By |September 12th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off