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.
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.
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.
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.
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.