Off all building materials, non have the range and versatility of steel. Like stone and concrete, it has tremendous compressive strength and can be formed into nearly any shape.
WILL BUILDING BOOM CONTINUE IN 2018? FRONT RANGE CONSTRUCTION PREDCTIONS
"Build it and they will come" seems a philosophy best left to corn farmers and the ghosts of ball players. In construction, the reality is closer to "they come, therefore we build."
RAFT FOOTING AND MAT FOUNDATION: 2 WAYS TO SAY THE SAME THING
The terms "raft footing" and "mat foundation" describe the same type of building foundation.
5 TYPES OF REBAR THAT INCREASE TENSILE STRENGTH OF CONCRETE CONSTRUTION
What concrete offers in compressive strength, it lacks in ductility. Unsupported, it can bear fairly heavy loads without cracking, but if poured when using rebar construction, concrete can take considerably more load, even when suspended.
7 WAYS POST TENSIONED CONCRETE SAVES MONEY ON HIGH RISE BUILDS
According to the ENR Mountain State 2017 Regional Forecast, it has been a busy few years for the Colorado construction industry. By the end of November 2016, $16.6 billion new construction starts had been recorded.
FOUNDATION FOOTING SYSTEMS: GRADE BEAM VS. SPREAD FOOTING
When thinking of the system that supports houses or commercial buildings, most people think it begins with foundation. But even a foundation system needs a foundation, so the very first element when preparing the vertical support scheme is the foundation footer.
HOW STAINLESS STEEL REBAR IS USED IN REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
At first blush, it may seem that stainless steel would be far too expensive for any large concrete structure. Why go to such expensive when ordinary rebar has worked so well for so long?
4 REASONS TO INSTALL AN EGRESS WINDOW SYSTEM FOR YOUR COLORADO HOME
With a basement, a home can enjoy nearly double the living space on the same footprint. In Colorado, where the water tables are fairly low, basements are mostly a forgone conclusion. Builders now install egress window systems in new construction, but the codes for such are relatively new.
6 POST TENSIONING ADVANTAGES FOR YOUR COLORADO CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
When looking to obtain the biggest band for your concrete buck, you can't go wrong with post tension technology.
STRUCTURAL STEEL VS. LIGH GUAGE FRAMING
Steel has long been a favored material for large construction projects since the inception of industrial-level manufacturing. Without it, skyscrapers couldn't exist.