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How to Design Your Exterior Store Experience

A store’s exterior is just as important as its interior. We cover the key components of enhancing your curb appeal, including parking, signage, and storefront.

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How to Remodel a Store to Boost Sales

A store remodel can greatly boost your sales. Here are our data-backed tips for improving your layout, floor plan, displays, and shopping experience.

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How Much Real Estate Do Retail Chains Take Up?

How much space do big box retailers occupy? We visualize how six of the largest retail chains would be if they were combined as one large store.

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American Wasteland: Which States Produce the Most Trash?

Where are the landfills in our state and all the others? Are they open or closed? What kind of trash do they accept? Does our trash stay in our own states, or does it get trucked to somewhere else — and why?

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The Anatomy of Earth Sheltered Homes

Learn about the different types of earth-sheltered homes, and how the environment is impacted by them.

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The History of Concrete

We’ll take a look at what concrete is (and isn’t), how it came into being, how it played a part in creating the great cities and monumental buildings of the world, and how it shapes our lives every day.

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How to Choose the Right Telescopic Boom Lift Height

The right height of telescopic boom lift is essential for the safety and efficiency of your workers. The following are some factors you should consider to choose the best boom lift for your company.

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When and How to Use a Mini Excavator

It’s important to understand the differences between compact and standard excavation machines. Mini excavators offer some benefits compared to regular excavators that make them better suited to certain jobs. Standard excavators are also useful machines in their right. You need to make your choice depending on the job at hand.

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What Is the Difference Between Push-Around and Atrium Manlifts?

As a business owner, you should carefully consider how atrium manlifts and push-around manlifts differ when you need lifting equipment.

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How Air Compressors Work: An Animated Guide

Find out how air compressors work to learn how they can help your project.

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How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Dumpster?

Several elements determine the dumpster rental prices, making it impossible to pinpoint an exact price without contacting a supplier. When you’re looking to rent a dumpster, all of the following affects the price of a dumpster rental.

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6 Types of Rollers Commonly Used in Construction Projects

Find out about the different types of rollers and which ones are best used for different projects.

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Can Americans Do Simple Household Maintenance Tasks Without Google?

Here’s what we found when we asked 1,000 Americans if they would be able to perform simple home maintenance tasks without Google’s help.

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BigRentz Ranked a 2019 ‘Best Places to Work In Orange County’

BigRentz, the nation’s largest equipment rental network, has again been ranked as one of the ‘Best Places to Work in Orange County’ for 2019 by the Orange County Business Journal.

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BigRentz Offers $10,000 in Scholarships to Students Attending Trade Schools

BigRentz is offering a $5,000 scholarship to two students to help cover educational expenses toward attending a vocational trade school.

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Three Points of Contact: How to Prevent Falls

Using the three points of contact rule can help prevent falls.

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10 Essential Trenching Safety Tips Every Team Should Know

Learn some of the most essential trenching safety tips to protect yourself and your workers.

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The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Navigating Spaces for People with Vision Impairment

Blindness, low vision, vision loss, and visually impaired are all terms commonly used in relation to people who cannot see well. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.3 billion people around the globe live with a vision impairment of some sort.

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8 Construction Certifications That Will Enhance Your Career

Find out what types of construction certifications exist, how much they cost, and how long they take to complete.

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14 Construction Skills You Need to Land a Job

Construction work is a physically and mentally challenging career. Here are 14 construction skills workers should have to succeed on the job site.

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How to Recruit Skilled Workers: 13 Proven Tactics

Given the growing labor shortage in trade industries, it’s incredibly hard to find skilled workers for your project or company. Here are 13 tactics you can use to improve your hiring chances.

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15 Surprisingly Hackable Things in Your Daily Life

IoT has made it possible for hackers to attack things like cranes, coffee pots, office printers and more. We cover 15 of the wildest things hackers can use to invade your daily life.

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How Construction Exoskeletons Work: An Animated Guide

Our animated guide to construction exoskeletons explains how this technology works and how it benefits the industry.

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Construction Technology to Watch in 2019

Construction technology advancements are changing the face of the industry as well as our physical world. Here are 14 of the most exciting advancements to watch.

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How Climate Change Is Affecting Construction Jobs

Find out how combating climate change is affecting the construction job outlook.

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The Science of Hurricane-Proof Buildings

Hurricanes cause immense destruction to our communities. We cover the science and technology of hurricane-proof buildings and how structures are built to resist winds, floods, and debris.

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Rebuilding After a Disaster: Do You Stay or Leave?

Once a hurricane, wildfire, tornado, flood, or earthquake has passed, there’s one main decision many people have to make: After losing everything in a disaster, do you rebuild in the same area or pack up and head somewhere safer? Here are some major factors to consider when trying to answer such a question.

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