Kelly Faloon: Editorial Opinion

Frugal fatigue or frugal forever?

Consumer spending will shape four industry trends.
By Bob Miodonski
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 I first heard the phrase “frugal fatigue” a couple months ago at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in New Orleans. It refers to people who have grown so tired of minding their tight budgets that they are starting to spend money again.


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Take the lead on lead

Make your company a resource for your customers.
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 You may have heard the news last month that an ingredient found in red meat and energy drinks can harden your arteries, causing you to develop heart disease.  


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U.S. infrastructure grade rises to D+

Piping and plumbing figure into needed improvements.
By Bob Miodonski
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Many students would be happy getting their report cards every four years. Then again, maybe they wouldn’t if they received the across-the-board poor grades given to America’s infrastructure.
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One rainwater standard beats two

ICC and ASPE offer competing proposals for reusing rainwater safely.
By Bob Miodonski
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ICC and ASPE offer competing proposals for reusing rainwater safely.
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A ‘Golden Age of Multifamily Housing’

Demand for materials and labor will increase construction costs.
By Bob Miodonski
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Multifamily housing will remain a bright spot in residential construction this year and provide solid business opportunities for plumbing and heating contractors. In fact, one large developer foresees a “golden age of multifamily housing” in 2013 and 2014.
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2013’s construction warm spots

Upswings include health care, multifamily, casinos and prisons
By Bob Miodonski
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When industry consultant FMI released its 2013 U.S. Markets Construction Overview just before last November’s election, it was with the idea that Republicans could control both houses of Congress.


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Productivity back on the front burner

By Bob Miodonski
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Owners seek more collaboration with contractors.  
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Imagination and energy

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Your business does not depend on election results.
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Both parties buy faucets

By Bob Miodonski
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Why risk driving away business from people whose views are different?
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Water quality matters

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‘People are more attuned to clean water than to clean air.’
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