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  • 03
    Jun

    What are 5 Top Reasons for a Foundation to be Damaged?

    A building’s foundation doesn’t carry its own load. The design load of a building and its foundation are supported by the ground beneath. This ground beneath comprises fully, of natural earth, and as such, is affected by changing environmental factors. For a foundation to effectively support a building’s structure,...

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  • 02
    Jun

    Renovation Tips For A Successful Project

    Now that everyone is stuck at home and have been for some time, it is a good idea to consider home renovation or even commercial renovation projects. When it comes to renovation, there are a lot of things you need to prepare and consider to make the project successful....

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  • 01
    Jun

    Coronavirus Prevention: ASHRAE Guidelines for Building Ventilation

    This is an article in the series adapting to the pandemic, where we intend to share useful tips for making it through these troublesome times. Reducing the supply of direct outdoor air, when needed, is the aim of most modern HVAC engineering. Depending on the time of the year, increased...

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  • 29
    May

    Understanding Roof Insulation Methods

    A reliable energy-efficient roofing system needs a solid roof membrane, in many cases a vapor barrier, and beneath that an insulation suitable for space, pitch, and material needs. The purpose of insulation is to provide a barrier between the exterior and interior of a building to limit the thermal...

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  • 28
    May

    Masonry Construction: Characteristics and Misconceptions

    Masonry construction goes as far as the early days of the millennial construction industry. Being one of the oldest, it is also one of the most popular building techniques. Masonry can serve as the building technique for all types of construction projects, from; residential buildings, to commercial projects such...

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  • 28
    May

    Useful Tips For Managing the Impact of COVID-19 in the Construction Industry

    This is an article in the series adapting to the pandemic, where we intend to share useful tips for making it through these troublesome times. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the construction industry hard. As soon as the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, governments started issuing stay-at-home orders, and...

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  • 27
    May

    How to Safely Keep a Building Project on Budget

    Construction projects have a bit of an unfortunate reputation; some people think “on-time and under budget” is a myth in our industry. Let’s start by affirming that it’s absolutely not a myth; buildings that are veritable works of art can be created within the estimated timeframe and budget. The...

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  • 27
    May

    Concrete vs Steel: What You Need to Know

    In the 3rd century BCE, the combination of water with volcanic dust, aggregate, gypsum, or lime by the Romans, made the first-ever concrete mix in history. Fast forward two millenniums later, concrete is a leading construction material in the building industry. On the other hand, steel’s use as a...

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  • 25
    May

    12 Steps Toward a Successful Commercial Construction Process

    Have you found yourself immersed in a confusing landscape of codes and permits, of construction schematics and environmental analyses?  The planning and construction of a commercial building may seem like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be if you familiarize yourself with the basic steps and look...

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  • 23
    May

    What is structural design?

    Structural design is a methodical investigation to get the economical specification of a structure or a structural element to carry the predicted load safely. The goal of structural design is to produce structures that can resist applied loads such as wind loads, snow loads, earthquake loads, and permanent or stationary...

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  • 22
    May

    Cross-Laminated Timber – What is it and when does it make sense?

    Early in the 1900s, there weren’t what we call “high rise buildings” today, with the 482’ Strasbourg Cathedral being the world’s tallest building. Other than walking, the use of horses and wind sails as forms of transportation were the norm. The world’s population was less than a billion, recording...

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  • 20
    May

    7 Custom storage solutions to consider while remodeling

    Are you thinking about remodeling your home? Though the thought about having a fresh-looking home can be exciting, the actual work of remodeling can be really stressful. If you don’t have enough space in your home, you will have to hire a moving company to take them to a...

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  • 19
    May

    Minimizing Risks During Lockdown: Keeping Your Employees And Customers Safe

    The Coronavirus pandemic has flipped the world on its head, but all is not lost. With construction, getting started again and customers keen to get on with projects and plans now is an excellent time for business owners to reach out and engage with new and existing clients. Health...

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  • 19
    May

    Steel-Framed Modular Construction For High-Rise Hotels: What You Need To Know

    Steel-framed modular construction for high rise buildings is a constant practice in places like Europe and has been for many years. However, North America is only just coming to terms with this type of construction for high rise buildings. Although wood-framed modular construction for low rise buildings is common...

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  • 16
    May

    What is a Soils Report and When is it Required?

    If you intentionally clicked on this post, chances are, your construction or home project needs a soils report. It’s okay to be confused about the procedure, most people are. Usually, most people refer to engineering firms for more insight. However, this article aims to intimate you about the soils...

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  • 16
    May

    Tips To Help Run A Construction Project Effectively

    Running a construction project requires a lot of time management and detailed planning in order for it to be executed in the right manner. There can always be things that go wrong when it comes to running projects, mainly due to the scope and size of them or those...

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  • 16
    May

    Top Tips To Help You Grow Your Construction Business After The COVID Pandemic

    Is it time for your construction business to grow? Are you looking to extend to new markets or territories? Growing your construction business, whether you are new to the game or have been in the industry for many years, needs extensive preparation. In order to effectively ramp up your...

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  • 14
    May

    How To Manage Common Construction Site Hazards

    Construction sites can be risky places to work and spend time around. The average construction site has a lot of potential dangers on it, and it’s important that you take the safety of everyone on site very seriously, if you’re going to protect yourself and other staff members working...

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  • 13
    May

    Renewable Hot Water Systems: Solar Collectors and Heat Pumps

    Water heating is an everyday activity in most homes, especially in cold regions. However, commercial buildings like restaurants and hotels do a lot of water heating. Usually, when water heating is mentioned, the first methods that come to mind are; combustion and electric resistance. And these methods take up...

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  • 11
    May

    Do Not Ignore These Things When Setting Up Any Construction Project

    A lot goes into a successful construction project. Plenty of people might believe that it’s just a matter of bricks, mortar, and concrete but they tend to miss a lot of the far more complicated elements that happen behind the scenes. Most of the time this isn’t really a...

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