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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.

HOW STAINLESS STEEL REBAR IS USED IN REINFORCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

At first blush, it may seem that stainless steel would be far too expensive for any large concrete structure. Why go to such expensive when ordinary rebar has worked so well for so long? 

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.

6 POST TENSIONING ADVANTAGES FOR YOUR COLORADO CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

When looking to obtain the biggest band for your concrete buck, you can't go wrong with post tension technology. 

STEEL BEAMS VS. WOOD BEAMS FOR YOUR RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PROJECT

If you're building a new home, or deeply renovating the one you have, you may wonder whether to use steel beams vs. wood beams. The answer depends on your budget, design goals, construction schedule and sustainability preferences.

WHAT IS REBAR FABRICATION AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR IN COLORADO

What do you get when you combine the compressive strength of concrete with the tensile properties of steel? Answer: A marriage made in heaven. 

STRUCTURAL STEEL VS. LIGHT GUAGE FRAMING

Steel has long been a favored material for large construction projects since the inception of industrial-level manufacturing. Without it, skyscrapers couldn't exist.

8 REASONS CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION IS A SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIAL

With the green revolution fully underway, the question of concrete as a sustainable construction substance has to arise sooner or later. Should architects and engineers now consider alternative in order to comply with the global demand for low-impact building materials?

5 ADVANTAGES OF USING STEEL FRAME BUILDING MATERIALS FOR YOUR NEXT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Steel frame building materials are growing in popularity, and in some places around the world, steel is actually displacing timber as the primary framing material for both residential and non-residential buildings.