We’re starting out this week’s post with a mouthful of a term: spatial coordination.  All of those syllables can have meaning within several contexts, including marching band performances, new apartment furniture arrangements, and unfortunately, social distancing practices during a global pandemic.  It is all about managing the space between things. In the construction industry, spatial…

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Each year, the widely-respected industry magazine Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) publishes its list of the Top 50 electrical contractors at work today.  In every issue, EC&M provides insight on electrical systems, products, solutions, and technologies being used in commercial, industrial, and institutional building applications. With its annual Top 50 list, the magazine takes a…

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Even as hot weather continues to bake the southern and western states, northern leaves are beginning to consider a change of color and it’s easy to imagine cooler evenings arriving soon.  The afternoon light is coming down at a softer angle, football season has officially begun, and many of our nation’s children have returned to…

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For business owners, your sign is often the first thing new customers see, and many times it is solely responsible for delivering a positive first impression of your business.  Since your business sign plays such a critical role in promoting your success, that sign needs to be great. Who can you turn to for reliable…

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In the construction industry, there are projects, and then there are Projects.  The capital-P jobs are the hospital expansions, the ground-up university buildings, the downtown high-rise multi-use towers, and the high-tech manufacturing facilities.  With massive capital expenditures on the line, each of these types of projects represents big business for the General Contractor (GC) in…

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Table of Contents Introduction History of Phoenix Modern Phoenix The Architecture of Phoenix Things to Do in Phoenix About FSG Phoenix Careers at FSG Phoenix This month’s FSG Branch Focus takes us to Phoenix, Arizona, a ruggedly beautiful city laid out in precise angles within the wide, flat northern Sonoran Desert.  Phoenix is located in…

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Facility owners responsible for the maintenance and repair of parking lots understand the critical importance of proper lighting.  Safety considerations and operating costs compete for the top spot on every facility owner’s list of ongoing priorities. For schools, hospitals, auto dealerships, and retail outlets, the exterior lighting maintained by the facility needs to be crisp,…

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Before 2020, any survey of construction industry leaders would have revealed a clear trend across all trades: the industry needed more skilled workers.  This fact existed before the worst economic disruption in over 100 years descended to remind us of just how fragile we, and all of our business plans, really are. In 2020, according…

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Commercial facilities in the United States take many forms and perform many functions.  And yet, even though retail establishments, warehouses, hospitals, university buildings, and office facilities are all built to meet different needs, they share a common requirement: all are subject to state and local building codes that stipulate a need for emergency or backup…

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This month’s FSG branch focus takes us to Indianapolis.  Indiana’s state capital is known as the “Crossroads of America”, due to its central location at the junction of four major Interstate Highways: I-65, I-69, I-70, and I-74. Still, local residents understand that even if Indy might be on the way to wherever you’re going, there…

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It’s a Familiar Story For whatever reason, you’re thinking the time has come to trade in your current vehicle and get started with a new ride.  You’ve seen the ads on TV, and you’ve seen the model on your mind out on the streets as you drive to work.    That’s okay. You might not be…

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