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Notes From Jim Haughey

Posted August 27, 2008

Chinese economic growth is slowing, as expected, in the post-Olympic period. This will drop world commodity demand below the early …

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Notes from Alex Carrick

Posted August 28, 2008

The sectors of the economy that industrial construction depends on are currently under siege in Canada. There are three primary …

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Greenwashing: Know what to look for.
Greenwashing is a new term being used to describe the false claim that a product is green. For a product to truly be green, it …
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Factors Affecting Costs
Check the "Factors Affecting Costs" section of Means cost data books. It provides a good checklist for overlooked items affecting costs. Most are project specific, …