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Southeast Construction News Article

This article is quite interesting about whether or not construction is blooming in Atlanta. A good read. I predict that it will get better and better. Though construction activity hasn't yet taken off, Atlanta builders are seeing such a surge of preconstruction activity that they are starting to at least think about uttering the "B" word again: Boom. How this expected/hoped-for boom will play out was the focus of an SMPS Atlanta panel discussion I participated in on April 16. Entitled the "Boom is Back; Is It Built to Last?," the panel discussion centered on the impact that the expected construction upturn—symbolized by the city's two major-league stadium projects heading toward reality—will have on area contractors and designers. In addition to myself, other panelists included Scott Shelar of the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia; Chris Soffe of construction consulting firm Gleeds Americas; Russ Brockelbank with DPR Hardin Construction; and moderator Mike Dunham, CEO of the AGC of Georgia. Southeast Construction News The new Atlanta Falcons stadium project, estimated at roughly $1 billion, is one of the megaprojects that will boost the city's construction activity. (Image courtesy 360 Architecture) While the group concluded that Atlanta is not yet booming, panelists appeared to agree on two points: a significant increase in work is coming; and a shortage of workers will pose a considerable challenge to builders. Read More

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DIY Fix a Hollow Door Hole

DIY: Fix a Hollow Door Hole
If your hollow door develops a hole, you’ll need to patch it up in order to protect the integrity of the door structure. Follow these tips on patching your hollow door. You will want to have the following on hand:

  • Foam filling
  • Razor blade or knife
  • Vinyl putty

Begin by filling the hole with the foam filling and allowing the foam to set up and dry. You may need to let it sit overnight. Next, use your razor blade or sharp knife to cut away any excess foam that may have set up outside of the boundaries of the door. Be careful not to cut away too much of the foam. If this happens, you’ll have to set up new foam until the surface of the foam is smooth and even with the surface of the door. Finally, use a putty knife to cover the foam surface with vinyl putty according to the putty instructions. Again, be sure to allow plenty of time for the putty to dry. If the hole is large enough, consider replacing the entire door. This process can actually be faster and about as cheap as patching up a hole, consider that many hollow doors are quite cheaply priced.

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