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  • 30
    Oct

    THE FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

    Although 3D printing was initially created for product prototyping purposes, its use for 3d printing building construction has increased over the years. Since its inception, 3D printing has found many applications in various industries like medical, and aerospace. The construction industry is not known to lag when it comes...

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  • 01
    Oct

    Using hot rolled steel sections in the light gauge steel framing

    Introduction: The basic principle of light gauge steel framing is that lightweight galvanized steel sections are used to form the structural members to carry vertical and lateral loads. It can be either used for the entire building or partially to support the external finishes, internal plasterboard, and floor and...

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  • 10
    Aug

    How to Speed Up the Building Process by Working with a MEP Engineering Team

    Nowadays, new construction projects can be completed in a timely manner and their completion timeline is dependent on key factors such as project location and size, as well as other factors that have been in existence even before now. But the complexity of MEP engineering has increased over the...

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  • 30
    Jul

    Environmental Issues in the construction industry

    Ever since the dawn of the industrial revolution and the invention of the internal combustion engine in the 19th century, environmental pollution has skyrocketed to unimaginable rates. This is because with the development of the internal combustion engine came a wide range of machinery that has made our lives...

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  • 24
    Jul

    What is MEP Engineering?

    MEP engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems of a building. MEP engineers research to find the best design and develop specifications for installers, mostly surrounding HVAC, home wiring and piping. MEP installations are typically addressed together to avoid design...

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  • 21
    Jun

    How to Get into Green Architecture

    Green Architecture has become a popular concept in recent years among other important disciplines. This is an architecture that advocates the reduction of the number of resources used in building construction and minimizes the negative environmental impact on human health by moderating the use of materials, energy, space, and...

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  • 21
    May

    How to Build a Flood-Proof House

    Though very common, flooding is one of the most expensive weather disasters experienced in the U.S., as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It costs American citizens over $260 billion from 1980 to 2013, and this figure does not include the effect of hurricanes Andrea, Barry,...

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  • 01
    May

    Fireproof Homes – The Answer for Building in High Fire Areas

    Several deadly firestorms have taken place in fire prone areas around the world in the past and many will still happen in the nearest future. It is on record that the United States of America had one of its devastating fire disasters in Wisconsin in 1871, which killed about...

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  • 15
    Apr

    How Earthquake-Proof Buildings Work

    Natural disasters happen most of the time without giving any warnings or signs. Earthquake is one of these deadly incidents that lead to the collapse of a building but can it be avoided? Well, after the heavy earthquakes that took place in different locations of the world such as...

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  • 04
    Apr

    Integrating Architecture and MEP Design to Maximize Energy Efficiency

    Traditionally, the building design process has followed a linear approach, where MEP installations are specified with completed architectural drawings. However, there are significant opportunities to improve building energy efficiency if architects and engineers follow a concurrent design approach. Architectural decisions influence many aspects of mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations....

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  • 22
    Jan

    Why Design-build method is so Effective.

    When it comes to the quality, economics and speed of a construction project, the design-build approach stands tallest of all building construction methods. Building a house involves three key components. An architect to provide the architectural design, a structural engineer to provide the structural design and a construction company...

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  • 17
    Dec

    Getting into the Details of Modern House Design and its Affordability

    Introduction to Modern House Design Of recent, the attention is given to ‘modern house design’ has gotten to a record high. Everywhere one visits, be it the local store, HGTV shows, design magazines, and even on social media, there’s always new intriguing information on modern design that gets your...

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  • 04
    Dec

    An overview of Mediterranean architecture in the USA

    For about a century, Mediterranean architecture has become a trend, particularly in the United States. In fact, Mediterranean house designs were first seen in the United States during the 1920s and its popularity started to increase significantly after about a decade since then. As we can observe, Mediterranean architecture...

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  • 20
    Nov

    How to design earthquake proof buildings

    A bottleneck that most structural engineers face when designing buildings in earthquake-prone areas is the vagueness of just how earthquake-proof the prospective structure should be; this is because earthquakes vary in magnitude and causes, ranging from deep openings in the earth’s surface to severe disturbances across a fault line. Nevertheless,...

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  • 06
    Nov

    How second-floor walls are supported – Floor framing

    In this article, we are going to provide you with at least six different ways you can frame a floor for a wall that is going to be above it, whether it’s a basement first floor or multiple floor building, this particular building wall here is running perpendicular to...

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  • 31
    Oct

    How to estimate residential construction costs

    The cost of architecture and its role as a creative boundary for the work. By necessity, this discussion will be an oversimplification-a conceptual approach because architecture is unique, complicated, and specific. Now, we will show you how we use a basic framework to inform the design process for our...

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  • 23
    Oct

    Garage conversion ideas to add value to your home

    Are you planning to increase the value of the residential house? Do you want to convert your useless garage into something interesting? Is it getting hard for you to find some great garage conversion ideas? Well! I know the uneasiness you must have been dealing with. Garage conversion is...

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  • 16
    Oct

    Hurricane Resistant Structures – Role of structural engineering and architectural firm

    Hurricanes are the most violent storms on Earth and people may call them by other names such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they take place. The scientific term for these storms, however, is a tropical cyclone and only those that form over the eastern Pacific Ocean and...

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  • 08
    Oct

    Find Some Architectural Features of a Modern Farmhouse

    The use of words like a modern farmhouse and American farmhouse skyrocketed in recent times and this is because of the increased awareness of the benefits of this home design. Whenever a farmhouse is mentioned, it brings back good memories, especially for those who had the privilege to grow...

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  • 26
    Sep

    Know About Dormer Loft Conversion

    The expanse of empty space across the United Kingdom is becoming a common sight nowadays and homeowners are looking to make good use of it. This means that they are turning to extensions and loft conversion in order to make their home more spacious and comfortable. In the field...

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