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Category: Structural design

  • 10
    Nov

    Raw Materials: Improving Your Construction Supply Chain

    As it stands, the future of construction is facing significant changes and challenges. But there are so many aspects of the construction industry that will always remain pivotal. The supply chain is such an important component, but it is facing significant challenges in the modern-day. Customer expectations will remain high, pandemic...

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  • 23
    Oct

    Structural Implementations – Reducing the Risk of Fire

    Reducing the Risk of Fire If you’re in charge of the design of a building, particularly the MEP aspect, reducing the risk of fire should be one of your main concerns. Fire hazards can take on many different forms in a building, depending on the layout and materials used....

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  • 21
    Sep

    Budget Roofing: The Best Options for Your Roof’s Next Upgrade

    When choosing a new home, few of us stop to contemplate the lifespan and quality of the roof. Like the four walls that keep a house up, it is often thought that the roof is a permanent structure that you simply do not have to worry about. However, this...

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  • 17
    Sep

    Does Conventional Building Have a Future?

    The future of the conventional building is assuredly an interesting one because of the many changes that both impact and are driving fast-paced transformation in the construction industry. Builders now have more options when it comes to controlling budgets by harnessing the power of computer software analytics to optimize...

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  • 16
    Sep

    How to Save Money on Home Renovation

    Even if you want to build a house from scratch or you want a simple renovation work for your current home, it will always be useful to save some money, regardless of the project you are involved in. The first tip is to look with the architect and builders...

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  • 09
    Sep

    Things to Consider When Planning an Office Design

    Planning the design of an office space can be quite exciting. You want to make all your dreams of what an office should be like to come to life and ensure comfort and productivity in the process. Whether this is your first office or you’re designing a new one,...

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  • 04
    Sep

    How to Design a Metal Building: The Complete Guide

    The world has changed seemingly overnight. Suddenly, many consumers and business owners have found a need for more space. A metal building is a cost-effective solution for meeting the need for more residential or commercial space. However, there are quite a few things that you must consider for the...

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  • 01
    Sep

    What is a Duplex: Everything You Need to Know

    No one would turn down living in their dream home free of charge, yet many fail to realize that investing in a duplex provides you with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to significantly lower your living expenses. A duplex, also known as a multi-unit or multifamily property, is a small set...

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  • 01
    Sep

    Home Remodeling You Can Do To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Remodeling your home is a great idea, especially if you are thinking about putting your home up for sale through a real estate brokerage. Home improvement projects are a great way to drive up the value of your home. From tackling things like remodeling the kitchen to adding a...

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  • 28
    Aug

    Structural Design Challenges for Commercial and Industrial Buildings During the Pandemic

    In a New Yorker article, Kyle Chayka details the architectural features of the Paimio Sanitorium, a facility built specifically to combat tuberculosis, in which he asserts, “each element of the Paimio was conceived to promote recovery from the disease.” He not only highlights the features of the specific building...

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  • 21
    Aug

    How merging MEP and Structural design can cut costs for commercial projects in half

    There are numerous types of commercial buildings, but we have to mention the most important ones: multifamily apartments, office, retail, hospitality, industrial, and R&D. The main thing that you need to consider when talking about commercial buildings is soft costs. The costs that are not related in any way...

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  • 14
    Aug

    How to Get a Higher Appraisal on Your Home

    A professional home appraisal is an important part of not only selling a home but also refinancing it. The impartial opinion of your home’s current worth provides prospective buyers and lenders with a clear insight into a home’s value. Professional appraisers consider a property’s state and features and how...

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  • 12
    Aug

    Top 5 Things You Should Know About Building Regulations

    Building regulations come into play whenever new construction begins, an existing structure is rebuilt, or even when renovations are undertaken (sometimes with projects as small as replacing fencing or doors). If you’ve applied for permits and researched local codes and ordinances before, the process may seem tedious and like...

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  • 05
    Aug

    3 Essential Components of Any Restaurant’s Construction

    When constructing a kitchen to serve as the engine room of your newly-built restaurant, it’s important to implement the most necessary features ahead of time. This means taking into account the various investments you need to make to ensure your kitchen is safe, competent, easy to maintain, and most...

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  • 29
    Jul

    Characteristics of a successful MEP design for commercial projects

    MEP design is one of the most important aspects of a project as it is this part where the documentation, planning, performance and cost estimation and decision making are done. All commercial project that you come across has its own MEP design which helps the construction work to go...

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  • 13
    Jul

    Affordable Housing Options: Tiny Homes and ADUs

    There is an increase in homelessness since many do not meet the given qualifications for home. Research indicates that the primary cause of homelessness is the inability to pay for housing, often caused by low income and high housing costs. High demand in the rental arena, in many countries,...

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  • 10
    Jul

    Remodeling Your Building on A Budget

    Remodeling your building is something you might decide to do for a couple of reasons. Your building is probably starting to look a bit old, and you want to brighten things up, or you need your building to run more efficiently. One thing is clear, though. A remodeling project...

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  • 09
    Jul

    4 Ways Structurally Engineered Buildings Hold Up Better in Natural Disasters

    Most structures in the United States have been influenced by a structural engineer (SE) in some way. The development of commercial buildings is mostly required, by code, to involve an SE working in tandem with the building’s architect. And for home builders, the final step in blueprint development usually...

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  • 06
    Jul

    Adapting MEP and Structural Design to the present global health reality

    The COVID-19 pandemic, which is still raging on in the world, has altered our lives in many ways. Some of these changes are temporal and would likely expire with the virus. Others, however, are likely to remain. The built environment is not exempt from the various alterations taking place....

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  • 25
    Jun

    Architecting a Living Building

    A world where every building adds environmental equity with a low carbon footprint that far surpasses sustainability is the mission of the Living Building. The concept of the Living Building floated to the surface in the mid-nineties through the EpiCenter project that focused on green building research for the...

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