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Perhaps the most exciting part of the custom home project – ground breaking

Work has started on another high-efficiency custom farmhouse in Rockingham County. Perhaps the most exciting part ...

Green Term Defined: Karst Topography

Karst Topography is an area of irregular limestone in which erosion has produced fissures, sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns.

CSI is the organization that shapes communication within the industry

I joined CSI in 2003 and became very active in my local chapter - Central Virginia CSI. In my second year as a member, I was elected as a Chapter Director and also served as the Academic Liaison, Electronic Communications Chair, and on the education and hospitality committees. That year I also started a student CSI Chapter at the University of Virginia with Meghan McLoone, our first student chapter President. In other words, I became VERY active with CSI.

10 years ago I traveled to Picayune Mississippi to serve others and it changed me forever

10 years ago I traveled to Picayune Mississippi to serve others and it changed me forever. I was 32, 2 years out of graduate school, a new father, and still finding my place in the community. This was my first relief trip. Hurricane Katrina had hit the gulf coast and the devastation was overwhelming. I needed to do something - I had never used a chainsaw or cut trees down - but I was willing and eager to help.

The construction industry is changing rapidly, are you ready for the future? #Construct

The construction industry is changing rapidly, are you ready for the future? #Construct

Green Term Defined: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning System)

HVAC stands for the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system in your home or business. The system should ...