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.
2019 FRONT RANGE CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK: DOES IT STILL LOOK ROSY?
By late 2017, construction industry leaders predicted that the Colorado Front Range economy would continue to boom throughout 2018. So it has.
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.
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.
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.
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STEEL FRAMING BUILDING COMPONENTS
You can erect nearly anything with steel: homes, shops, hangars, factories, warehouses, high rises, entertainment/sports arenas and shopping malls. The inherent compressive and tensile properties of steel lend more versatility to architectural design than any other conventional framing system.
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.