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  • 20
    Jun

    Why you should switch over from CAD to BIM and the advantages for MEP engineers

    The base transition from CAD to a BIM style program is working to empower various engineers and transform the accuracy of building system design. Coordinating between architectural elements, construction, electricians and more can all be a challenge, but with the adoption of BIM, it’s possible to address many problems...

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  • 19
    Jun

    The Difference Between Construction Manager and General Contractor

    There are numerous companies across the globe and the stakeholders of a construction project. In other words, every individual involved in this kind of project- the architect, construction manager, general contractor, and others have different functions. However, all of these individual entities come together to make the project a...

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  • 11
    Jun

    Why multifamily housing plays a prominent role in the building industry?

    By the end of World War II, returning US veterans seeking to start a family needed a place to start one. The Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village was mainly constructed to appeal to these set of people. It was one of the monumental multi-family building projects of its time, consisting...

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  • 10
    Jun

    Traditional Architecture versus Modern Architecture

    Traditional architecture is a dynamic concept that has changed over the years addressing the many existing issues of housing in our society. It is the way of building a house using recognizable symbols of a particular culture of unique people in a special way. Thus, many people have fallen...

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  • 05
    Jun

    Northern California’s Highway 101 Moves Up and Out of Floodplain

    The 2.5-mile portion of Highway 101 was recently opened in April and this decision has been hailed as progress for the usually congested Marin-Sonoma track popularly called The Narrows. The project is one of a kind with a conceived budget of 743 million dollars. This amount was earmarked to...

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  • 04
    Jun

    What is the Future of the US Construction Industry? The Future is Bright and Clear

    ELFF, the Equipment Leasing, and Finance Foundation are regarded as one of the industry’s main stakeholders and they’ve proved their worth with the recently released report tagged Vertical Market Outlook Series- Construction. The summary of this report is that the commercial construction market will enjoy sustained growth. This report...

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  • 04
    Jun

    Home Addition: What to Consider Before Starting A project?

    Thinking of a way to increase the square footage of your home? A home addition is what you need. Generally, home additions are easier to undertake when compared to home remodeling. If planned and executed appropriately, it can also substantially increase the value of your home. There are endless...

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  • 03
    Jun

    Energy Efficiency Opportunity for Multifamily Housing

    Annually, over $20 million is spent on energy for the different types of buildings such as apartments and condos that exist in the United States. There are over 18 million of these types of buildings in the United States with over half of them being rented by tenants. Tenants...

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  • 31
    May

    Remodeling your home in California

    According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), over $200 billion is spent on home remodeling projects yearly. This figure is very probable considering the numerous home remodeling projects in California and other parts of the United States. There are different reasons homeowners undertake a remodeling project. Some...

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  • 28
    May

    Comparing Investment in Multi-Family Homes and Single-Family Homes in California

    When it comes to property investment in California, it is relatively easier to just focus on deals that lie within your niche. While this might look effective, in reality, it shrinks the pool of opportunities you can take advantage of and this reduces your chances of potentially; Diversifying your...

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  • 23
    May

    Architectural House Plans

    Before building a house, an architectural house plan is one of the necessary plans that must be designed. This architectural plan is used to show the design, specifications, and time-planning of a building. There exist a plethora of architectural house plans based on the millions of home designs we...

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  • 21
    May

    Types of home additions and their benefits

    As families continue to expand in the California area, they are outgrowing their home space. What is even worse is that some of these families are deciding to grapple with the little space they cannot fit in or are considering remodeling their entire houses. Other families are even considering...

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  • 15
    May

    The Role of Structural Engineers in Single Family Home Renovation in California

    Most of the time, when single families grow tired of their home outlook or wish to modify their homes to meet new requirements, they opt for a single-family home renovation. California is well known for keeping up with the latest trends when it comes to home renovation. Due to...

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  • 08
    May

    Improve Quality of Home Remodeling in California

    After making the decision to undertake a home remodeling project in California, most homeowners become over-enthusiastic and rush into getting things done. Most of the time, they end up being disappointed either because their budget gets exhausted half-way into the project or because their remodeled home doesn’t meet up...

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  • 01
    May

    Efficiency and cost effectiveness in architectural design and construction

    As more and more people consider building their own houses, efficient and cost-effective architectural design and construction are becoming a growing concern. The reason is when a construction project goes above the anticipated budget or off schedule, it can be a disaster. Some of the negative impacts experienced in...

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  • 24
    Apr

    How to modernize your home – Best Modern home Design Tips

    If you’re tired of the architecture of your traditional home design in California, not to worry, there’s actually something you can do about it. Modernizing your home will transform your traditional home, giving it a state-of-the-art design that goes along with the current trend. However, the process of modernizing...

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  • 17
    Apr

    The Power of BIM in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

    The modern-day architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry are confronting enormous institutional and technological shifts, for instance, the growing demand for proper application of sustainable practices and the ever-increasing utilization of information technology. Therefore, civil and structural engineers, architects and other relevant construction professionals must adapt and be capable...

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  • 09
    Apr

    What is 3D Architectural Visualization?

    3D Architectural visualization comes in a variety of formats and technologies. It is basically used to visualize spaces before the construction takes place. 3D Renderings, 3D animations, 360 videos and panoramas, walk-through and fly-around clips give you a comprehensive vision of their project before construction starts. Predictions by experts...

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  • 02
    Apr

    Structural behavior of lateral load resisting systems with structural membranes

    When designing a structure, there are two major loads to consider; the gravity load and the lateral load. While gravity load generally acts downward, a lateral load is considered to act in the horizontal (or sideways) direction. Lateral load manifests through wind and earthquakes. It is of utmost importance...

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  • 30
    Mar

    Why going with Pre-Drawn House plans?

    These days, Pre-Drawn, or stock, ready-made house plans have become more popular among the homeowners. A new home is an essential point for many families as it will be the place their children will grow up. So it should be comfortable, spacious, aesthetic, and full of life and joy....

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