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American Steel vs. Imported Steel

Steel is essential for many construction projects—its strength, beauty, and resistance to natural elements make it a hot commodity for the building materials industry.

Tilt-Up Construction 101: Process, Products, & Perks

Tilt-up is a building system where large slabs of concrete are cast on-site and lifted into place with a crane. This method is very popular in the building of large warehouses and distribution centers—it is also used in medical office buildings, schools, churches, and even residential homes!

HOW USING BIM INCREASES STRUCTURAL STEEL PROJECT ACCURACY

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...

WHY YOUR CONSTRUCTION STEEL SUPPLIER SHOULD BE AISC CERTIFIED

Should you care if your construction steel supplier goes to the heavy expense and trouble to become AISC certified? That depends. Do you want your job to proceed efficiently and safely? 

CURVE, CAMBER, AND SWEEP IN STRUCTUAL STEEL BEAMS

When designing with structural steel, does it have to be all straight runs, angles and joints?

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. 

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.