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  • 04
    May

    How Can Construction Firms Prove They Are Dependable?

    Of all industries, construction takes a lot of criticism from the general public, but this is because of the number of untrustworthy ‘cowboy’ firms that promise a service, accept customer’s money, and then disappear the sunset. Even though you are not associated with such poor businesses, the ripple effect...

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  • 22
    Apr

    Top 10 Reasons to Redesign Your Kitchen

    The kitchen of a house is considered as the centre or hub of activities. To redesign or remodel the kitchen, a lot of factors need to be considered as it brings a lot of inconveniences; hence it is a significant decision. The kitchen is one of the essential spaces...

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  • 07
    Apr

    What makes retractable screens a must-have for homes?

    Innovation has always helped to improve our lives, as evident from the central air conditioning system to flat-screen televisions and from smartphones to GPS systems. The latest in line is the retractable screens for homes that offer better ways to screen doors and windows that ensure safe and comfortable...

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  • 18
    Mar

    Coronavirus pandemic; how to do structural design and MEP engineering remotely

    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. Social distancing is a critical response to the coronavirus outbreak. Everywhere, companies are encouraging their employees to work from home. However, the construction industry...

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  • 11
    Mar

    Energy Efficiency Upgrades: LED Lighting

    Investing in energy efficiency upgrades could be very beneficial to building owners. Reduction in gas and electricity bills together with an increase in the building’s value are some of the benefits. This way, homeowners can accumulate significant savings throughout the lifespan of the home and buildings up for rent...

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  • 26
    Feb

    You are paying double the price of a construction, here is why

    The construction industry is unique in lagging. All other industries optimize their work and lower their costs while increasing quality – a typical example is the electronics industry where unit costs have continuously decreased while the value and quality have constantly increased. This revelation was brought forward by the...

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  • 20
    Feb

    How Can an HVAC Zoning System Help Your Home?

    A good HVAC system in your home would ensure the heating and or cooling of the whole house, together with the controlling of the whole system from a single thermostat. Installing an HVAC system in homes is to ensure maximum comfort. However, that is not always the case. Notably,...

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  • 18
    Feb

    Removing Load Bearing Walls: Facts you can’t ignore

    Removing load bearing walls and removing non-load bearing walls are two completely different tasks. The level of structural importance a load bearing wall offers is way more than that of a non-load bearing interior wall. Removing a load bearing wall is a very delicate task. It can lead to...

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  • 17
    Feb

    Deck vs. Patio – What is the best option for your needs?

    So you have finished building your house but don’t know what to choose between a deck and a patio for the outdoor space. In this article, you will discover information that will help you make the right choice for your home and expand your house with space for relaxing...

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  • 14
    Feb

    Main Benefits of Using LED Lights When Compared with Traditional Lighting

    When it comes to lighting, there are several advantages to using LED lights when you compare it to traditional lighting. Here is what you need to know. LED Lights Have Longer Lifespan One of the biggest differences with LED lights is they last longer when compared to regular lights....

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  • 13
    Feb

    What Building Materials are used in Construction?

    When it comes to structural design, and there are several different materials that are used in construction. Common materials include steel, concrete, masonry, and wood. These materials have different strengths, weight, cost, and durability. The material used will all depend upon the structure that is being constructed. Structural design services...

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  • 10
    Feb

    What is a Building Permit and why should I get one?

    As a homeowner or a contractor who plans to execute a construction or home transformation project, you will need a little time to consider the changes you want to be done on your structure which may include a unique style of preference or color. Whatever your choice might be,...

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  • 07
    Feb

    When do you need a Structural Engineer?

    If you are as inquisitive as I am, there might have been a time you wonder, why some buildings collapse and those around you don’t? it is because of the amount of dedication put in by a structural engineer. To ensure that a structure stands the test of time,...

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  • 03
    Feb

    The Foundations and their types – Shallow and Deep Foundations

    What is the meaning of foundations? Foundation is the part of a building which is in direct contact with the ground to transmit and spread the loads from the building over a sufficient area of soil with the minimum allowable settlement. Shallow foundations: Shallow foundations: Are foundations in which...

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  • 27
    Nov

    Commercial HVAC Services for Restaurants

    HVAC services ensure proper ventilation, heating, and air conditioning. It is public knowledge, the unpredictability of weather all over the world. Therefore, quality HVAC services are necessary for indoor comfort. Restaurants should provide comfort for their customers always, regardless of the weather condition. That said, No one would want...

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  • 19
    Nov

    The environmental advantages of wood frame construction

    Wood frame construction: Although steel has been the most widely used building material since the mid-twentieth century, wood has been utilized to assemble structures for quite a long time. In any case, recently, we’ve seen to some degree a wood frame building renaissance, particularly in a society where cost...

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  • 12
    Nov

    STEEL I BEAMS: MODERN CONSTRUCTION

    Structural steel is a high strength construction material, which can be made into different forms. However, the strength of the steel does not change with its shape. In structural engineering, it is common practice to produce beams, of different shapes, from structural steel. Steel I Beams are beams with...

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  • 06
    Nov

    Distribution of shear walls for lateral load resistance

    Seismic load (Earthquake) and Wind loads have a history of causing severe structural and non-structural damages. Therefore, from design stage, it is important to fortify structure, so as to minimize these damages. A structure must possess adequate strength to resist vertical loads, along with stiffness to resist the effect...

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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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