According to Tekla, of the $3.5 trillion spent worldwide on commercial construction, 20 percent goes to waste. That’s $700 billion flushed due to preventable design inaccuracies. Even with computers to work out...
3 REASONS A PLASMA CUTTING TABLE BENEFITS YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Once you’ve won the construction project, completed the back-slapping, fist bumps and high fives with your team, it’s time to get down to business. You know your final victory lap won’t happen until you’ve completed the project...
CONCRETE VOID FORMS: ONE WAY TO DEAL WITH COLORADO'S EXPANSIVE SOILS
When pondering natural hazard in Colorado, we might think of lightning strikes, violent hailstorms, wind, blizzards, flash floods, meteorites and maybe even Bigfoot. But the number one natural hazard, according to the Colorado Geological Survey, actually comes from the ground.
BUILDING ON A SOLID FOUNDATION: REBAR PACKS FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
Few things cause as much excitement and anxiety as planning a new home from the ground up. It's your chance to create the perfect living space according to your dreams and budget.
3 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DECIDING BETWEEN GLULAM AND STEEL FOR YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION
It's nice to have options. New construction can incorporate a number of structural support elements, the basic three being steel, wood or concrete.
LIVE LOADS VS. DEAD LOADS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN
Structural design is all about calculating loads. The engineering firm Nishkian offers a succinct description: "Loads are commonly understood as forces that cause stresses, deformations, or accelerations.
5 REASONS TO USE A BALANCED OR CANTILEVER FOOTING
The child's game of Tiddlywinks demonstrates the principles of eccentric loads. When certain property and design limitations result in offset centers of gravity between a column or wall and its footing pad, you need to engage a balancing act.
WHY ARCHITECTS LOVE THE HUMBLE I BEAM IN STRUCTRUAL STEEL CONSTRUCTION
Every pound counts in architectural design. The more materials used, the more expensive the building. However, too little material results in a weak edifice.
HOW STEEL TARIFFS CONTRIBUTE TO HIGH CONSTRUCTION COSTS ON THE FRONT RANGE
Many of our customers are asking us, "Why is steel costing so much?" It's a fair question with no simple answer.
WHY YOUR POST TENSION TENDONS NEED TO BE PROPERLY STRESSED
There exists two ways to pre-stress the concrete in your building project: pretension and post tension. Pretension happens at the precast facility, where the tendon assembly is placed into the concrete form and stressed at the factory to engineered specifications.