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Home Builder Magazine May 2004
Home BUILDER Magazine - May 2004

Tradition & Technology
American-born Joe Waugh first visited New Brunswick in 1970 after hearing raves about the province in his native New England. It took only a couple of visits before the young builder began looking for a piece of land on Canada's east coast...

TOOLS: Re-invention & Innovation
By Jon Eakes
It is that time of year again when the editor asks me to put together the most interesting things I have discovered about tools recently. ... Here are some things that I think you may find very interesting for your sites.

Safety Gear
New safety equipment may help reverse rising accident rates in new home construction...

Work Trucks: Battle of the Brutes
Contractors looking to replace the pickup this year will find one word defining the new truck market: power. The new models from the Big Three, plus Toyota and Nissan, have put the emphasis squarely on brute performance in the toughest, most versatile street legal trucks that have ever wheeled onto a construction site...

Client communication means more than technology
The unwanted towel bars and mangled eavestroughs are not the problem. It's the four voice mails, three e-mails, two faxes and one nasty letter that the frustrated customer had to send while waiting seven weeks to hear back from the builder. That is the problem.
It's all about communication…

Computers in construction - Fighting spam and viruses
When the Customer Respect Group, a U.S.-based consulting firm, attempted to evaluate the Web sites of the world's largest high-tech companies this year, 32 per cent of the companies didn't respond to on-line inquiries... Sound familiar?

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