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A Brief Look at the Ancient History of Building Codes

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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

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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

The Role of Excavators on Construction Sites

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There are many symbols synonymous with the construction industry — the construction cone, the hard hat, the toolbelt, etc. There is one piece of equipment that is so essential to many construction projects that it might as well be on the emblem of the construction industry — the excavator. Let’s take a look at […]

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

The Importance of Site Clearing Before Construction

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We’re delighted to see the development of the city of Tulsa expanding where development didn’t before exist. While remaining sensitive to the ecological impact of development, the proper clearing of natural lands to make way for construction is crucial to the success of a project. Let’s take a look at why site clearing for […]

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

Steel Frame vs. Wood Frame for Commercial Construction

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You’re ready to begin designing a new commercial building. While this is an immensely exciting time for your organization, you have a lot of decisions to make. One of the first build decisions is whether to utilize a wood frame or a steel frame for your commercial construction. Let’s take a look at the […]

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

Women in Construction USA Conference 2019

The construction industry in the United States is no longer a boy’s club. The Bureau of Labor Statistics published recent reports that tell us that women account for 9.9% of the construction workforce industry. In order to continue to inspire women to enter new and exciting careers in the construction industry, an organization called Women […]

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

Are Carbon-Neutral Buildings a Possibility?

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Many cities are adamant about attempting to help reduce their carbon emissions. In order to put their money where their mouths are, they will need to assess their largest producers of carbon emissions facing any municipality — yep, buildings. While many point the blame at automobiles and manufacturing pollution, buildings account of as much […]

By |August 9th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Seeing Green: The Incentives of Sustainable Construction

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Even though environmental sustainability may feel like the flavor of the week, there are reasons to believe that the need is here to stay. In addition to a market that leans toward the more eco-conscious, the need for sustainability is more than an economic trend. Pursuing green approaches to every aspect of life is […]

By |August 9th, 2019|Cowen Construction News|Comments Off

Why Professional Construction Management is Worth It

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In an attempt to further customize a project and/or save money, many have attempted to manage the commercial construction projects for their organization. “I already manage people and projects at my organization. How much harder could it be to make some calls to a handful of different construction specialists?” Let’s take a look at […]

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

What Are Preconstruction Services?

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The idea of preconstruction services may be slightly confusing for those seeking commercial construction services. After all, you don’t usually ask for pre-catering before a company caters a party or pre-automative repair before you get your car fixed, right? In this piece, we’re going to cover just a few examples of what goes into […]

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