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The Three Little Pigs and the price of a stick house

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Growing up, I loved reading the tale of “The Three Little Pigs,” never thinking much of how the story could ever relate to my adult life. As an occupational hazard, I often think now of the second little pig: “How is he going to rebuild his house of sticks that the wolf blew down?”

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Home’s value, replacement cost not interchangeable

By agent, building, claim, code, conditions, contractors, cost, historic, home, homeowner, house, independent, Insurance, labor, loss, market value, materials, older, Personal Insurance, price, reconstruction, registry, replacement cost, sales, savings
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When shopping for homeowner insurance, you may hear the terms “market value” and “replacement cost” multiple times. It’s important to have a grasp of the difference. They are not interchangeable.

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COVID-19: Have a project restart strategy

By agency, agent, construction, contract, Contractor, costs, document, employee, employment, engineering, expenses, financial, independent, inspection, Insurance, labor, materials, momentum, Pandemic, pay, permit, pool, project, restart, shutdown, startup, supply chain, time, trade, worker, workforce
group-teleconferencing

Construction projects that shut down production in the short term deserve careful consideration when it’s time to restart operations. Contractors must recognize the need to create a plan for resuming work after restrictions imposed during the pandemic are lifted.

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Are you covered? Don’t be caught underinsured

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house-underinsured

Does your homeowner policy have sufficient coverage limits to help you recover fully after a loss and avoid incurring serious financial burdens? It’s a question many people don’t ask, and if they have a claim, it can leave them with unexpected expenses.

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Personal insurance: Trends in construction costs

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construction-trend

Reconstruction cost – or replacement cost – is the cost of hiring a contractor to replace your home as it is, using materials and design of the same or similar quality. This amount is not the same as market value, which is the value of comparable homes that have sold in your area. Your home’s current reconstruction cost could be very different from its market value.

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Contractors: Focus on safety to attract talent

By administration, agent, construction, Contractor, contractors, economic, employee, employees, hazard, health, independent, injuries, injury, Insurance, job, labor, occupation, occupational, orientation, prevent, program, protect, safe, safety, shortage, skills, talent, trade, trades, worker, workers, workplace, worksite
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One of the most urgent issues facing construction contractors is the ability to attract and retain talent. Several factors may be in play, including the perception that construction can be a dangerous vocation. One way you can attract and retain top talent is to provide a safe workplace with people who are properly trained and alert to job hazards.

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