Every pound counts in architectural design. The more materials used, the more expensive the building. However, too little material results in a weak edifice.
10 TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL HOT WEATHER CONCRETING
When pouring concrete, rapid set-up and drying can ruin your day. The warmer the day, the greater the danger of a quick set.
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.
7 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TYPES THAT UTILIZE STRUCTURAL STEEL
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.
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.
WHAT A CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT REBAR IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
Now that the burst housing bubble and long recession seem to be in the rear view mirror, a new building boom along Colorado's Front Range has set the construction job market ablaze.
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.