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  • Standing Out in a Crowded Market: Roofing Contractors Use Attic-Ventilation Inspections to Differentiate Themselves From Competitors

    Roofing Contractor
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:02 pm
    For residential roofing contractors, there are multiple excellent reasons to conduct an attic-ventilation inspection — as long as it’s safe and practical to do so.
  • Impacta Kicking Off Month-Long Underlayment Webinar Series

    Floor Covering
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:30 am
    Every Thursday, beginning Sept. 3 through Sept 24, an Impacta team member will be hosting a 30-minute Webinar on acoustical underlayments for tile and stone floor applications. 
  • Keeping Safe when Offloading Construction Materials

    Whirlwind Steel's Blog
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Safety First! should be the motto for every construction company - and it typically is. Has a designated individual - the "competent person" who attends OSHA safety seminars and the occasional niche-related safety training. Your company probably holds Friday morning tailgate safety meetings and (hopefully) conducts semi-annual safety inspections, noting areas that need improvement. In most cases, safety training revolves around day-to-day job requirements, like ladders, scaffolding and fall prevention, the importance of wearing appropriate protective gear and preventing weather-related…
  • Weather Alert Systems for Construction Aim to Save Lives

    FieldLens
    Angela Hurni
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    In 2009, tragedy struck the city of Calgary, Alberta. A powerful wind storm struck a high-rise hotel that was under construction, and falling material struck and killed a three-year-old girl. That tragic event became a catalyst for Calgary and its construction community to do something to better cope with southern Alberta’s high winds. The answer is a unique, high-tech weather alert system. In 2011, the City of Calgary had introduced the Advanced Weather Forecasting System (AWFS). All construction project five stories or higher in the downtown or beltline area are required…
  • Importance of Tearing off Old Roof Shingles and Repairing Plywood / Sheathing

    RoofCalc.org
    Leo B
    7 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Need a Roofer? Get Free Quotes From Local Contractors As we stepped on the roof, I felt that I was going to break through the roof with my feet, if I stepped between rafters, and that was an immediate call to change the job specs – we simply could not install a new roof onto the plywood that was in place. After changing the terms with he homeowner, we began removing the old shingles and what we found below was scary to the say the least! Lazy / irresponsible Builder / Roofer After we opened the roof up, we found 3/8″ thick plywood that was old, dilapidated, broken in many places…
 
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    Construction News -- ScienceDaily

  • Flood damage after Hurricane Katrina could have been prevented, experts say

    24 Aug 2015 | 6:22 pm
    A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.
  • New technology could reduce wind energy costs

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:02 am
    When a bearing inside a wind turbine is subject to a load, its thickness is reduced by a very small amount due to elastic deformation, and the speed of sound is affected by the stress level in the material. Both these effects change the time of flight of an ultrasound wave through a bearing. A novel technique has been developed to predict when bearings inside wind turbines will fail which could make wind energy cheaper.
  • Charge density, optical properties of multicomponent crystals

    7 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    Optical materials serve a major role in modern sciences and technology. Many of the devices we use feature technology resulting from material discoveries in this fast moving area of research.
  • Heating with the sun: Solar active houses put to the test

    4 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Solar-Active-Houses heat themselves using heat collectors and water tanks. However, no one had conducted an objective assessment of how efficiently they do so. Now researchers have put some of these solar houses to the test, and have identified where there was room for improvement and laid the scientific groundwork for this housing concept.
  • Novel scissor-like bridge structure for use during emergencies

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    A test of the Mobile Bridge® Version 4.0 over a real river demonstrated its viability for practical use. During the test, the bridge was set up without any foundation work, and a vehicle could easily travel across it. This was achieved safely with very few people and without any problems.
 
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    Contracting Business

  • DiversiTech Now Has Reversing Valves

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:47 pm
    The DRV series of 4-way reversing vales are built to OEM quality standards read more
  • What Constitutes a Killer Sales Call?

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:35 pm
    By Rob 'Doc' Falke Think back to your favorite HVAC system sale. It was kind of magical, right? Have you been able to repeat that magic over and over again? Let's take a look at a few principles that, if applied, can skyrocket your closing rates and take you back to that magic feeling you had after your favorite “killer” sale. read more
  • Syracuse Winsupply is Open for Business

    2 Sep 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The new company is part of WinWholesale Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation and a majority shareholder of Syracuse Winsupply. read more
  • Add Creativity to Your Recruiting

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:15 am
    by Mark Sinatra In the “battle for talent,” the companies that offer the most money do not necessarily win in the end. read more
  • B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller

    31 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    The RIDGID B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller produces a high-quality bevel in 45 seconds (on Schedule 40 pipe with a diameter of 10” or less) without flames or sparks. read more
 
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    ThomasNet News® - Paints & Coatings

  • Durable Omni Repellant deflects water, food, oil, and more.

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    Establishing polymer coating that encases each fiber of material, EverShield DOR increases durability through complex, protective matrix. Environmentally friendly formula uses C6 chemistry and is also water-based with no VOCs. Unlike some DWRs, EverShield treated fabrics can be washed at standard temperatures: no super-heated wash or drying cycles are needed to maintain superhydrophobicity or oleophobicity. Product retains tensile strength, breathability, softness, and feel of original...This story is related to the following:Paints and CoatingsSearch for suppliers of: Water Repellent…
  • Reflective Optical Coating optimizes output of LED lighting.

    24 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    Used in manufacturing of LED lamps and lighting assemblies, Dow Corning® CI-2001 optimizes light output and efficiency while offering resistance to aging and UV light. White silicone coating features low viscosity of 1,500 cP which optimizes flow and fills in narrow gaps and spaces. Curing at room temperature to tough, resilient non-tacky surface, CI-2001 can be applied to large variety of substrates, such as polycarbonate, aluminum, and PMMA. This story is related to the following:Paints and CoatingsSilicone Coatings | Optical Coatings
  • Intumescent Coating optimizes appearance of wood surfaces.

    12 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    Producing clear to light amber, hard, high-gloss finish, PyroCide™ Clear maintains appearance of original wood substrate while providing water and UV resistance. Zero-VOC product will not bubble, haze, or crack and can occasionally be wiped with damp cloth. With flame-spread index of 5 and smoke density index of 15, coating provides protection of escape routes. PyroCide Clear, applied by brush or spray, has pencil hardness of 6H and Buchholz hardness of 100. This story is related to the following:Intumescent Coatings | Wood Coatings |
  • Weatherable Coatings Oligomer provides corrosion resistance.

    11 Aug 2015 | 5:31 am
    When paired with corrosion-resistant base coat, CN9030 difunctional aliphatic urethane acrylate can be used to provide weatherable top coat in UV/EB-cure coating applications. Oligomer produces strong, flexible films and demonstrates adhesion to such substrates as metals and plastics. Resistant to harsh chemicals, such as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), product also exhibits gloss retention and is designed to deliver corrosion resistance. This story is related to the following:Paints and CoatingsUrethane Coatings | Acrylates |
  • Conductor Coating optimizes power grid.

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    Consisting of thin, durable coating applied to surface of any General Cable TransPowr® overhead conductor, E3X™ Technology increases conductor emissivity and reduces absorptivity, optimizing heat dissipation and minimizing heat absorption. Technology also minimizes sag or size which optimizes structures, hardware, and labor for new lines. TransPowr with E3X Technology can be applied without any modification to installation, termination, or maintenance practices. This story is related to the following:Conductive Coatings |
 
 
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    Construction Law RSS Feed | JD Supra Law News

  • Eminent Domain for Public Improvements Supporting Private Development Projects

    Nossaman LLP
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:02 pm
    With the improving real estate economy, there have been an influx of new large development projects throughout California. With these new proposed developments, it is common for local government agencies to require public improvements — such as...By: Nossaman LLP
  • California is Flooding with Water…Issues, Lawsuits, Rules and Legislation

    Beveridge & Diamond PC
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:03 pm
    We Californians are well aware of the impact of the four-year drought. We have read about town wells drying up like in East Porterville; we have seen the incredibly scary low water marks in lakes and reservoirs; we have heard about negative impacts...By: Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • AAA Issues Revised Rules for Arbitration in Construction Industry Disputes

    Saul Ewing LLP
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:03 pm
    The American Arbitration Association recently updated its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures, effective July 1, 2015. There are six new rules, some of which are borrowed from litigation procedures. Highlights of the...By: Saul Ewing LLP
  • Clean Water Rule Halted in Arizona and 12 Other States

    Snell & Wilmer
    2 Sep 2015 | 2:52 pm
    On August 27, the day before it was set to become final, a federal district court in North Dakota halted implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ “Waters of The United States” rule....By: Snell & Wilmer
  • Land Use Matters, August 2015

    Alston & Bird
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:34 pm
    City of Los Angeles - City Council - Mobility Plan 2035 Approved - On August 11, 2015, the city council passed “Mobility Plan 2035,” a comprehensive revision of the 1999 Transportation Element of the General Plan. Mobility Plan 2035 constitutes...By: Alston & Bird
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    Construction Law in North Carolina

  • 5 Amazing Ancient Engineering Feats (infographic)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    I was cruisin’ around the ‘Net recently and came across this fun info graphic listing their “Top” 5 Ancient Engineering Feats. What say you? Agree? Disagree? Anything they left out that they shouldn’t have? Share in the comment section, below.
  • 3 Unusual Signs that You Will *NOT* be Sued (tip)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    So often, lawyers are the bearers of bad news.  What will get you sued.  Signs a lawsuit is coming.  What you can’t say (even though you’d really like to say it!).  What “wouldn’t be prudent”.  (h/t SNL). Today, we’re turning that on its head, with 3 signs that you will NOT be facing the business end of […]
  • Please pardon our dust…. (blog update in progress; back to your construction law posts shortly!)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
      Readers: Pardon for the interruption you may have gotten today in your RSS feed.  I’ve been working on some behind-the-scenes housekeeping matters, and inadvertently published a not-ready-for-prime-time post.  Please disregard. I’ll be back with good construction law issues and questions shortly…..  
  • 7 Sustainability Ideas for Modular Classrooms in the Education Industry (guest post)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:53 am
    Today, a guest post on sustainable modular classrooms from Kathy Werder, a freelance architect by profession and a researcher by nature.   According to Kathy, most of her research papers focus on promoting integration that leads to sustainable and lean design and construction practices. Kathy is obsessed with the latest rage in the construction industry – modular […]
  • Give Way or Yield? The jurisdiction of your contract does matter! (Law note)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Have you ever been to England?  If so, you’ve likely seen their version of our “Yield” sign– the “Give Way” sign.  It is a bit jarring to those from this side of the “big pond”. Similarly, contracts can be worded differently– and, interpreted differently– depending on the state that you are in.  This is why it is always a […]
 
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    Construction Marketing Made Simple!

  • The Conversation About Your Website We Should Be Having

    Darren
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:29 am
    This was yesterday’s weekly newsletter but I thought it made sense to share with everyone. If you aren’t on the list of weekly goodness, then join our Sunday Morning Memo newsletter by clicking here. As the summer days start to wind down, many of you will seek the shelter of office life to plot and plan the rest of this year and 2016. Part of that planning may, strike that, should involve changes to your website. If you like what we’ve done and you are thinking about calling us, here’s the inside scoop on how a certain portion of our call will go: During every…
  • Contractor Marketing Begins With The Business Card

    Sam
    24 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    Contractor business cards might seem like a no-brainer. You hop onto a discount printing website and order a couple hundred for about $5, right? Premade template, name and phone number, and you’re done. Well, you could choose to do it that way, but if you would like a contractor business card that helps build your brand and bring in business you can create a design that is much more effective. Professional Design Invest in a professionally designed business card that coordinates with the rest of your marketing materials. Your professional logo – if you…
  • SEO, Responsive Websites & Search: We’ve Forgotten the Reader!

    Darren
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    This post is a bit of a rant, a rant meant to get you back to focusing on why you have a website…and it’s not to attract search engines. Your website is meant to sell, it’s meant to educate and it is meant to position and present you as the best source possible for your prospects. Construction marketing and website design shouldn’t be about serving two masters, you should focus on the reader and the rest will come! The post SEO, Responsive Websites & Search: We’ve Forgotten the Reader! appeared first on Construction Marketing Made Simple!.
  • Contractor Marketing Tip: Using Photos The Right Way on Your Website

    Darren
    17 Aug 2015 | 4:59 am
    This was the topic of my newsletter I sent out to my subscribers yesterday. I thought it was important so I want you to have it too. If you aren’t subscribed to our construction marketing email newsletter, click here to get signed up, it’s free! I hope you had a great week and you are getting some down time this weekend. Today I want to talk about a topic that has come up a lot here at Darren’s, and thats images. The use of images on websites and social media has exploded. Today I want to talk about image use on your website, so here goes. Each element of your website design…
  • Contractor Marketing Swipe File Tip: Steal This Font Tip Now!

    Darren
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    The contractors I speak to each week who are trying to differentiate themselves from their competitors could stop a team of oxen. Problem is, there is only so many ways you can build a deck, only so many ways you can make a kitchen remodeling client feel special, or provide “the best customer service experience” in the trades. At the end of the day, nothing you say to a prospect either in person or online is going to be that much different. But I have an idea on how to show it… A few weeks ago I had a cold, I was miserable and stuck in the house. Summer colds suck and I…
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    Beyond Design: the Construction and BIM blog

  • Complementary Components of Collaboration: BIM, Lean, and IPD

    Dace Campbell
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:32 am
    Owners, architects, and contractors alike all tout the advantages of collaboration in building projects. No doubt, collaboration has become an industry buzzword, and in the complexity of contemporary society, collaboration is a virtual necessity to successfully plan, design, build, and maintain our physical environment. But it takes more than lip service to a buzzword, or even good intentions by decision-makers, to make collaboration successful. It takes a commitment by all project stakeholders to engage and meaningfully interact in support of what's best for the project. Successful…
  • Upcoming Webcasts: The Autodesk and Leica Alliance

    Julie Jacobson
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Want to go behind the scenes and learn about the recent Autodesk and Leica Geosystems alliance? Check out our upcoming webcasts in our two part series - register for both now! Accurate by Design: Learn How to Streamline Point Cloud Workflows with Leica ScanStation P16 & Autodesk ReCap On Sep 1, 2015 at 8:00 AM PDT:  The use of laser scanning in construction is soaring—and for good reason. On a typical construction project, rework accounts for 12 to 15 percent of the cost of construction. With laser scanning, the ability to catch conflicts before they happen can reduce rework to 1 to 3…
  • Operators and Functions in Autodesk Navisworks Quantification

    Lee Mullin
    12 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    One of the questions Daniel Fahmi asked on our blog recently was around formulas in Navisworks Quantification, rather than just share this with Daniel, we thought more of you may want to know what formulas can be used in Quantification: - Here is the full list of operators and functions supported in Navisworks Quantification:  Operator Description Plus Minus Multiply Division Percentage(E.g. =10% gives "0.1") Left parenthesis Right parenthesis >  Greater than >= Equal or greater than <  Less than <= Equal or less than <>  Not equal Equal sign Power Comma &…
  • How Technology can Cultivate a Culture of Greater Safety

    Julie Jacobson
    11 Aug 2015 | 8:35 am
    There’s no doubt about it – construction is a high risk industry – it can be dangerous, and cause unnecessary safety concerns to firms across the world. Accordingly to Health and Safety Executive, in 2013, 32% of all fatal injuries to workers were in construction. This it the highest number fatal injuries annually in any industry. A majority of these injuries were caused by workers falling from tall heights on active construction sites. To top it all off, an “estimated 2.3 million working days were lost in 2013, 14, 1.7 million due to ill health and 592 000 due to workplace injury,…
  • Photogrammetry for Construction?

    Lee Mullin
    5 Aug 2015 | 3:34 am
    I occasionally moonlight on another Autodesk Blog, BIM Toolbox, an interesting blog covering a range of AEC disciplines from our Northern European Technical team, there are some fascinating workflows and tips and tricks up there covering everything from computational design with Dynamo, civil design workflows, to data management tips and tricks, it's well worth a read, wherever you are in the world. Anyway a few weeks ago I posted an article there about a proof of concept I'd been working on, that I wanted to share further, how photogrammetry can be used in construction. For those…
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    Roof Life of Oregon

  • Podcast: Hitting the Nail Zone on Your Roof

    Daniel White
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:27 am
    Daniel White explains why it’s so important that your roofer put the nails in the “nail zone” of your shingles.
  • Kick-Out Flashings: A Simple Fix for Green Slime

    Daniel White
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:15 am
    Have you ever noticed a green slimy trail running down the side or the front of your home? It’s probably because the original roofer didn’t install what’s called a kick-out flashing. It’s a simple thing they could have done the day of installation that prevents a lot of damage to your home. Maybe you have a beautiful entry that comes down, a gutter, then a roof above that. All the water runs down the side of the wall and it’s suppose to go down the gutter and find a downspout to go out. Unfortunately, the water runs down that siding and instead of getting into the gutter, it’s…
  • Watch: Portland Weather and My Comp Roof

    Patrick Morin
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Portland weather takes a toll on a every type of roof, but if you have a composition roof on your home, watch and find out what you need to do to maintain it. Call us for a free inspection and let’s get your comp roof on a well-care plan.
  • Watch: Can I Get More Years Out of My Roof?

    Patrick Morin
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:16 am
    This is what it looks like if a roof is shot: You don’t want to wait too long, as that could cause a lot of issues for you in the long run. Give us a call for your free inspection.
  • Podcast: How to Maintain Your Tile Roof

    Patrick Morin
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    Do you have a tile roof in Portland? You’ll want to listen to Patrick explain the best way to make sure your tile roof lasts.
 
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    Triumph Modular | RSS Feed

  • Triumph Modular – 2015 Family Business Award Finalist

    Linda Bee
    19 Aug 2015 | 10:28 am
    https://www.triumphmodular.com/blog Governor Charles Baker proclaimed  June 10, 2015 as Family Business Day and celebrated with a gala held at the 9th Annual Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards Ceremony.  The Massachusetts Family Business Awards program was created to promote and highlight some of the great achievements of Massachusetts-based, family-held businesses and entrepreneurs. The Massachusetts Family Business Awards program was created to promote and highlight ... Read More The post Triumph Modular – 2015 Family Business Award Finalist appeared first on…
  • Sustainable Modular Design and the Environment

    Caroline Cort
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    https://www.triumphmodular.com/blog By Caroline Cort I am sophomore at Tulane University and just completed a summer internship at Triumph Modular Inc.  I have been studying our planet and am intrigued by what I read and hear about global warming. Our once ever-thriving planet that  has provided us for centuries  is now experiencing threatening events being caused by us – the earths inhabitants.  ... Read More The post Sustainable Modular Design and the Environment appeared first on Triumph Modular.
  • Announcing the Launch of our Refreshed Website

    Janet Field
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    https://www.triumphmodular.com/blog We are pleased to announce the launch of our new, improved and refreshed website! After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch. The new site offers a fresh new look, user-friendly navigation and plentiful use of imagery. The site is available to browse at triumphmodular.com, take a minute to explore and offer your ... Read More The post Announcing the Launch of our Refreshed Website appeared first on Triumph Modular.
  • Tufts Modular Repurposed

    jan@creativemarketdesign.com
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    https://www.triumphmodular.com/blog The post Tufts Modular Repurposed appeared first on Triumph Modular.
  • Discover the Whole Building Design Guide

    Linda Bee
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    https://www.triumphmodular.com/blog The Gateway to Up-To-Date Information on Integrated ‘Whole Building’ Design Techniques and Technologies With over 500,000 users downloading 6 million documents per month The goal of ‘Whole Building’ Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases. Conceived in 1997 by the NAVFAC Criteria ... Read More The post Discover the Whole Building Design Guide appeared first on Triumph Modular.
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    Help Everybody Everyday

  • Is Marketing Professional Gambling?

    Matt Handal
    16 Aug 2015 | 9:12 am
    Remember how you felt the last time one of your marketing initiatives worked? We’ve all experienced that. It feels tremendous. It feels like you are in command of destiny. But they don’t all work, do they? Every marketer has experienced the feeling of failure when one of his or her campaigns or pet projects underperforms. It feels like you drove the family car into a tree and you are slowly shuffling home to face mom and dad. I have failed a lot. I’ve run advertisements that didn’t drive one single lead. I developed a video podcast that was downloaded hundreds of…
  • You’re Invited To Our First HelpEverybodyEveryday.com Meet Up

    Matt Handal
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:53 am
    Yes, the Help Everybody Army is having its first meet up in conjunction with the SMPS Build Business Conference. And you are invited. So, if you are in the LA area on: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM Come meet your fellow Help Everybody Soldiers at: Big Wang’s Bar 801 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017 You don’t have to be going to Build Business to register for the meet up. We’ve already got 18 people coming and 11 maybes. Be sure to register at this link. Bring your business cards and smiles. The post You’re Invited To Our First…
  • The Actual Word-For-Word Scripts I Use To Get Meetings With Extremely Busy People

    Matt Handal
    2 Aug 2015 | 10:25 am
    I think we can all agree that getting meetings with busy people, let’s not mince words, feels impossible. But ultimately, it’s not. It’s just that 99.99% of people go about it completely the wrong way. That’s why today I’m going to show you exactly how I’ve arranged meetings with busy high-level officials and business owners. One even apparently blew off a congressional committee to meet with me. Plus, I’m going to give you the exact word-for-word scripts I use to accomplish this. But first let me explain why so many people fall flat on their face when…
  • Video, Drones, And Marketing, Oh My

    Matt Handal
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    In this episode of the Design and Construction Marketing Podcast we talk to Dana Lancour of Barton Malow about everything video marketing. Dana shares with us her experiences as they relate to using video marketing at your firm. Depending on where you are reading this: you can listen to the podcast below, at this episode’s page (where you can also download the mp3), or by subscribing through iTunes. Shownotes Dana on LinkedIn Barton Malow’s Website Barton Malow Youtube Channel Michigan State Video My Recent Video From SMPS Philly The post Video, Drones, And Marketing, Oh My…
  • My New Book Is Out (And It’s Not What You Think)

    Matt Handal
    12 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    A while back, I sent an email discussing two potential books I was working on. But then I decided to ask myself a very important question. What projects on my list are the most challenging and have the most potential for impact? So, I put those books on the back burner for the time being. I decided to focus my limited time and energy to challenge myself to experiment with the develop of a few high-impact projects. The first was a much needed online course on proposal management. Well, that was a smash hit. The next project I focused on was writing a children’s book. Yes, my first…
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    Roof Life of Oregon

  • Podcast: Hitting the Nail Zone on Your Roof

    Daniel White
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:27 am
    Daniel White explains why it’s so important that your roofer put the nails in the “nail zone” of your shingles.
  • Kick-Out Flashings: A Simple Fix for Green Slime

    Daniel White
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:15 am
    Have you ever noticed a green slimy trail running down the side or the front of your home? It’s probably because the original roofer didn’t install what’s called a kick-out flashing. It’s a simple thing they could have done the day of installation that prevents a lot of damage to your home. Maybe you have a beautiful entry that comes down, a gutter, then a roof above that. All the water runs down the side of the wall and it’s suppose to go down the gutter and find a downspout to go out. Unfortunately, the water runs down that siding and instead of getting into the gutter, it’s…
  • Watch: Portland Weather and My Comp Roof

    Patrick Morin
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:52 am
    Portland weather takes a toll on a every type of roof, but if you have a composition roof on your home, watch and find out what you need to do to maintain it. Call us for a free inspection and let’s get your comp roof on a well-care plan.
  • Watch: Can I Get More Years Out of My Roof?

    Patrick Morin
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:16 am
    This is what it looks like if a roof is shot: You don’t want to wait too long, as that could cause a lot of issues for you in the long run. Give us a call for your free inspection.
  • Podcast: How to Maintain Your Tile Roof

    Patrick Morin
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    Do you have a tile roof in Portland? You’ll want to listen to Patrick explain the best way to make sure your tile roof lasts.
 
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    Trilogy Builds

  • A Conversation on Eco Friendly Fixtures with Trilogy

    Trilogy Blogger
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    When it comes to your custom home design, don’t forget about the smaller details that can help you create a more eco-friendly home. For example, the home fixtures that you use in your kitchen and bathrooms. The following are a few home fixtures you should consider investing in to help reduce your water usage: WaterSense … Continue reading A Conversation on Eco Friendly Fixtures with Trilogy
  • Trilogy Explains What Goes into Planning a Building Project

    Trilogy Blogger
    21 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Beautiful homes don’t just sprout from the ground. They are the culmination of months, sometimes even years of dedicated planning and preparation. When you are planning a building project, the following are three of the most important tips to follow so that the process will go as smooth as possible. Choose a design team. Your … Continue reading Trilogy Explains What Goes into Planning a Building Project
  • Trilogy Provides Beautiful and Functional Green Housing Solutions

    Trilogy Blogger
    17 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Green housing solutions are the hottest trend in construction and Trilogy is helping our clients “green up” their lifestyles. From carefully selecting the light fixtures to upgrading the appliances they use, the following are some ways you can use green design to your advantage. More Windows and Skylights. This allows more light into the home … Continue reading Trilogy Provides Beautiful and Functional Green Housing Solutions
  • Trilogy Examines Home Automation and Energy Efficiency

    Trilogy Blogger
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    One of the features that many homeowners are beginning to implement when they plan their custom home designs is home automation. Planning your home for home automation will not only help make your home more convenient, it will also help make your home more energy efficient as well. There are a lot of ways in … Continue reading Trilogy Examines Home Automation and Energy Efficiency
  • Trilogy Spotlight: Incredibly Energy-Efficient Homes

    Trilogy Blogger
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    When designing a custom home, you should strongly consider making it as energy efficient as possible in order to not only reduce your environmental footprint as much as you can, but to save a substantial amount of energy costs over the long term. The following are three examples of energy-efficient homes that we hope will … Continue reading Trilogy Spotlight: Incredibly Energy-Efficient Homes
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    Fine Homebuilding - All featured posts

  • Wellstone Place

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:34 am
    Posted by MarvinRemodel The fiberglass exterior makes such a huge difference in our salt air environment, and the wood interior really coincides with the interior trim.
  • LEDs Could Get A Lot Cheaper

    1 Sep 2015 | 11:15 am
    Posted by ScottG Researchers are developing new materials to replace rare-earth elements. Steep cost reductions are possible.
  • How to Make a Curved Cut in Tile

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:09 am
    Posted by FHBdotcom Learn the basics of how to cut curves in tile with a wet saw
  • The staircase is the key

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:19 am
    Posted by KenGutmaker Stairs say a lot about a project.
  • Construction Site Rules

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:55 am
    Posted by Matt Risinger These are the Construction Site Rules we post on all our job sites; we also have all our sub-contractors sign a copy of these rules as part of their agreement.
 
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    constructionequipment.com

  • Employer Convicted & Sentenced For Lying to OSHA

    mshoup
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:19 pm
    An Alabama steel and roofing contractor lied to OSHA inspectors when he said that he obtained personal fall protection equipment before several employees were seriously injured, one resulting in an amputation, reports BLR Safety.
  • ARTBA & Case Present Webinar on Lowering Total Cost of Ownership

    mshoup
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:52 am
    Case Construction Equipment and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) will host a free webinar called “Controlling Construction Equipment Owning and Operating Costs.” The webinar will be presented by Brad Stemper, solutions marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment, and will take place Sep. 16 at 1 p.m. EST.
  • Trimble Acquires Vianova Systems

    mshoup
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:32 am
    Trimble acquired Vianova Systems AS, a Norwegian company specializing in Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for infrastructure design software solutions across the European region. Financial terms were not disclosed.
  • SEC Orders Navistar to Turn Over Documents; Q3 Results Posted

    mshoup
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:02 am
    A court ordered Navistar to turn over a second set of documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), reports the Chicago Tribune. The court oreder is part of an ongoing investigation into whether or not Navistar violated federal securities laws by making false or misleading claims about its new engine technology to gain approval from the EPA.
  • U.S. Construction Spending Climbs to 7-Year High

    mshoup
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:31 am
    U.S. construction spending rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.08 trillion, the highest level since 2008, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The increase in spending was led by factory and power plant construction, as well as residential construction. Total construction spending has risen 13.7 percent over the past 12 months.
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    wctankrecovery.net

  • Oil Tank Detection in North Vancouver

    admin
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:09 am
    West Coast Tank Recovery, based in North Vancouver, offers Commercial and Residential oil tank detection, removal and disposal at affordable rates. Our fully trained and experienced staff will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have, and we will provide a free quotation tailored to your specific needs. What can I expect from West Coast Tank Recovery? If you are looking for oil tank detection services at your commercial or residential property, look no further. West Coast Tank Recovery offers the best oil tank detection in North Vancouver. We offer detection and removal services…
  • The Downside to Owning Property In BC

    admin
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:19 am
    British Columbia is one of the best places in the world to live, never mind just in Canada. There is incredible scenery, a great sense of community in the towns and cities there, some of the best schools and educational institutions, as well as a host of cultural activities and fantastic restaurants. Deciding to settle in British Columbia and owning a property there is a very good move indeed. However, there is one negative thing when it comes to property ownership in British Columbia and that is underground oil tanks.  Underground oil tanks are exactly what they sound like – oil tanks…
  • Important Considerations for Hiring Oil Tank Removal Company

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:17 pm
    Are you suspecting the presence of an underground storage tank (UST) or fuel tank on your property? You are not sure whether there is already a leakage and damage has been done? Looking for a professional oil tank removal contractor in the region? There are many oil tank removal companies in North Vancouver that offer oil tank detection as well as removal services. If you are looking for a professional service provider who has years of experience behind them, then are a few things that you need to keep in mind. Some important considerations while scouting for the right oil tank removal…
  • Why Oil Tank Removal in Vancouver?

    admin
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:11 pm
    If you are new to Vancouver, or to the property market in the city then you might not realize what all the fuss about oil tank removal is about. It is possible you might not have even heard of it before, especially if you have moved here from a different country or have never owned a property before. Unfortunately oil tanks exist and the unpleasant fact of the matter is that they need to be removed. You might be thinking “What oil tank? I haven’t seen an oil tank on my property.” And you are right. It is unlikely that you would be able to see the oil tank in question. The reason for…
  • Dangers and Health Hazards of Underground Storage Tank

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:21 am
    An underground storage tank (UST) is a lurking danger for the environment and inhabitants of a property. North America has a history of buried oil tanks that are now abandoned by the residents. They are no longer in use and pose a danger to the people occupying that area as well as the surroundings. Earlier, fuel tanks or underground oil tanks played an essential role in the heat and energy supply to a home. They were in working condition and part of the energy consumption cycle of the property. However, USTs are no longer used in Canada or the USA. They are abandoned and have been reduced to…
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    North Coast Packaged Homes Tales from the Trenches

  • Rocky Fire or the Tale of Two Cottages

    16 Aug 2015 | 9:12 pm
    A year and a half ago I was able to assist the Zen Center being built in Lower Lake with two cottages that were being used to house the workers from Japan who are here to build the hand crafted cedar temple imported from Japan.June 2015  Two weeks ago a wild land fire (the Rocky Fire) started at the same corner as the Zen Center.  At first the wind was favorable but then Friday night the fire morphed and 22,000 acres burned in 5 hours.  I was certain over the weekend that the half built temple and the cottage were gone as they were dead center in middle of the…
  • How a Framing Package is Built?

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    Sometimes a video is worth a thousand words!!  To view the video click below:How a Pacific Modern Homes Framing Package is BuiltFor more information go to www.northcoastpackagedhomes.com
  • Using a General Contractor, Acting as an Owner/Contractor or an Owner/Builder

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Some of my clients use a General Contractor for the entire home building project.  Others act as an Owner/Contractor hiring and supervising their own sub-contractors.  And others do some or all of the work themselves. Some of the major influencing factors in making a decision on how to proceed are obviously skill and interest.  Time is another major factor especially in doing some of the work as an Owner/Builder.Most of my clients do a combination using a contractor for the foundation, sub-floor and the assembly of the framing package. And plumbing and electrical require a…
  • Customizing Your Framing Package

    3 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    A common request that I get is to see a "model" home of one of our framing packages.  Our framing packages are actually the bones of the structure and how the home is finished is completely up to you, your needs, your personal style and your budget.For many of my clients this new home is their dream home and frequently they add personal touches that make these homes unique and special. Day 5 1/2 we got tile cut as far as we can go.  Tomorrow morning I'll cut in the circle to place the "Tree of Life" artwork that we hand carried from Jordan in 2008 as a side trip from…
  • What services for obtaining a permit are included in the sale of the framing package?

    6 Dec 2014 | 3:54 pm
    A common question especially when one is looking for property is what services are included and what services are available but at an additional charge."I have located a 5 acre parcel with an existing well.  Please describe to what extent you are able to assist including lot preparation, septic system, and any permits in addition to factory house and foundation." When searching for land it is important that one works with a seasoned agent who is familiar with construction and land sales.  If you have simple specific questions I am always happy to help.  As part…
 
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    Guardian Pool Fencing | Removable Pool Fence with Pool Gate | Safest Pool Fences

  • Should Your Dog Swim in an In-Ground Pool?

    Viktoria ONeal
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:38 am
    Swimming is fun for both human beings and animals.  You will find many people cooling themselves in a pool on hot warm afternoon either by themselves or together with their pets. That triggers one question in your mind, is it … Read More >>
  • How to Inspect A Swimming Pool

    Viktoria ONeal
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:38 am
    Thinking about buying a home with an existing swimming pool can be a nerve-wracking experience.  There are any number of things that could be wrong with it, and none of them is inexpensive to fix.  Moreover, finding a qualified pool … Read More >>
  • How Much Chlorine You Need To Put In a Swimming Pool?

    Viktoria ONeal
    8 Aug 2015 | 3:45 am
    There are a lot of factors that into how much chlorine our swimming pools need, but with a little common sense and reading the directions it isn’t all that complicated. The biggest factor in applying chlorine to pool water is … Read More >>
  • Massachusetts Swimming Pool Fence Law

    viktoria
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
    For many homeowners in Massachusetts, a swimming pool becomes the hub of family and social activity during the spring and summer months. A private home swimming pool also serves as a personal retreat without traveling away from home, and eliminates … Read More >>
  • How to Maintain a Salt Water Swimming Pool

    viktoria
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:23 am
      Traditional swimming pools use chlorine or bromine to help keep the pH levels of the water sanitary to swim in during the hot sunny days. Now days, more and more pool owners are switching to salt-water swimming pools because … Read More >>
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    Constructive Thinking

  • How we build what matters

    Skanska USA
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:04 am
    Our CEO Rich Cavallaro recently took part in a Skanska documentary for James Earl Jones’ PBS show “In America” to discuss how we’re leading the charge to build better and smarter. From our focus on ethics and safety, to our drive for innovation and diversity, Rich discusses the impact that our projects – including schools, hospitals, roads and bridges – have on our communities. “It’s not just what we do,” he notes, “but how we do it.” Building smarter means embracing innovative solutions, like public-private partnerships for financing infrastructure projects,…
  • Ace sustainability in a green school

    Skanska USA
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:50 am
    For students in Seattle, Washington, D.C., and some other U.S. cities, the first day of school this year has special significance – it means they will be learning in a green school, quite likely for the first time. At D.C.’s new Brookland Middle School, for instance, being green means having geothermal wells power the heating and cooling system. It means re-using rainwater to flush toilets. And it means highly-efficient LED lighting, and even a rooftop classroom with gardens for vegetables and butterflies. Topping it all off will hopefully be a planned rooftop solar array for on-site…
  • How to build “future-enabled” hospitals

    Skanska USA
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:14 am
    What’s driving the future of healthcare design and construction? This was the focus of a recent discussion Andrew Quirk, senior vice president and national director of our Healthcare Center of Excellence, had with Bob Kehoe of Health Facilities Management Magazine Andrew makes a case for building flexible or “future-enabled” spaces that seamlessly integrate technology into the built environment. “We should be looking at buildings that are interchangeable or a kit of parts,” he notes. “This is where we need to be headed, so that buildings can be ordered and installed quickly.”…
  • How do you build trust?

    Richard Cavallaro
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    How do you build trust within your organization? This was the question posed to Skanska USA CEO Rich Cavallaro in a recent Fortune Leadership Insider column, where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute their advice on careers and leadership.  Check out Rich’s response below and stay tuned for more insights from the Skanska leadership team on Fortune and the blog: Building trust starts with creating stability and confidence by leading with a steady hand: leaders should not overreact to ups and downs, because they will happen in any business. Also, leaders…
  • 4 strategies for minimizing renovation disruptions at healthcare facilities

    Skanska USA
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:14 am
    In this month’s Medical Design & Construction Magazine, Andrew Quirk, Skanska USA senior vice president and national director of our Healthcare Center of Excellence (COE), explores the ways that construction teams can mitigate potential disruptive activities while renovating active healthcare facilities. Such projects –which many health systems are undertaking to meet patient needs – require surgical levels of precision and planning from the construction team. From approaches to technology, communication, and patient engagement, Andrew offers strategies to ensure uninterrupted…
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    Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. | Spacesaver.com

  • Beyond Game Day: What’s Inside the Football Equipment Room?

    McKenna
    12 Aug 2015 | 8:16 am
    Before the tailgates and marching band fight songs, before the cheering crowds on crisp fall Saturdays, before the first snap and the sound of shoulder pads colliding, there is a group of people who have been hard at work behind the scenes all year – the equipment managers. For college football programs, the equipment room […] The post Beyond Game Day: What’s Inside the Football Equipment Room? appeared first on Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. | Spacesaver.com.
  • Cold Storage – 5 Ways Mobile Racking Can Solve Your Cold Chain Challenges

    McKenna
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    If you’re in the supply chain or logistics industry, chances are you’ve heard of – and probably tried to implement – lean practices at your facility.  You’ve read up on it, designated lean leaders, and started identifying areas for waste reduction. But now, maybe your lean program has lost steam, or you’re just not sure […] The post Cold Storage – 5 Ways Mobile Racking Can Solve Your Cold Chain Challenges appeared first on Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. | Spacesaver.com.
  • Cold Chain Storage: Eliminating the 7 Deadly Wastes

    McKenna
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    When it comes to production and manufacturing efficiency, lean is king. A 2010 study showed that almost 70% of manufacturers utilize some type of lean product management. However, the lean movement has been slower to take root in the warehousing and logistics sector, especially in cold chain storage. While many warehousing facilities lag behind, lean […] The post Cold Chain Storage: Eliminating the 7 Deadly Wastes appeared first on Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. | Spacesaver.com.
  • Car Parts Storage: Prepping for Millions of SKUs

    McKenna
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    It’s a tradition familiar to many of us: Your parents drove the same car throughout your childhood. On your 16th birthday, you anxiously hoped for a new car, but settled for your parents’ sensible hand-me-down vehicle. Eventually, you moved away and the car was inherited by a younger sibling, or perhaps traded in for a newer model. As […] The post Car Parts Storage: Prepping for Millions of SKUs appeared first on Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. | Spacesaver.com.
  • Making Vertical Growing More Lucrative with Mobile Storage

    McKenna
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    The words “farming” and “agriculture” conjure up images of sprawling green fields, tractors hauling in the harvest, and big red barns, but today, 1/5 of our food comes from somewhere else – urban farming. With over half the earth’s population living in urban areas, it can be difficult and expensive to get fresh produce from […] The post Making Vertical Growing More Lucrative with Mobile Storage appeared first on Mobile shelving, high density storage, industrial shelving and storage solutions provider. | Spacesaver.com.
 
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    Construction Data Company

  • Texas Bidding Landscape – June – August 2015

    Kendall Jones
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:28 am
    The construction bidding landscape for Texas was active during June, July and August. Construction Data reported on 3,213 total projects that bid between June 1st and August 31st. Of those 3,213 construction bids, 2,546 were for public projects and 667 were for private sector projects. Total projects, public projects and private were at a five-year […]
  • Construction Spending Remains Strong In July, Up 13.7% Over The Past Year

    Kendall Jones
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:55 am
    Construction spending continues to climb with July’s seasonally adjusted annual rate increasing to $1,083.4 billion, the fifth consecutive month construction spending topped $1 trillion. This is 0.7% higher than June’s revised estimate of $1,075.9 billion, which is up from its initial estimate of $1,064.6 billion. July’s estimate represents a 13.7% increase over the last 12 […]
  • Construction Data’s Hot Projects – August 31, 2015

    Kendall Jones
    31 Aug 2015 | 4:44 am
    Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of August 24 – 28, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama Mardi Gras Pavilion and […]
  • Take Our Construction Slang Quiz – Part 2

    Kendall Jones
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:10 am
    Our original Construction Slang Quiz was so popular that we’ve gathered up some more slang terms heard around the construction site. Test your knowledge and let us know how you did in the comments along with any slang you commonly use on the construction site.
  • Construction Data’s Ultimate Guide To Jobsite Safety

    Kendall Jones
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:31 am
    We’ve gathered our best white papers, eBooks and cheat sheets in one easy to find place. We’ve got you covered whether your looking to beat the heat this summer, create a safer construction site or get some tips on scaffold safety. All of these documents are downloadable and printer friendly and are great for safety […]
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    Construction Informer Blog

  • The Phenomenon of Self Healing Concrete

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    2 Sep 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Google+ Self healing concrete hits the market this year, and it’s got some new tricks that building owners and contractors just might be ready to pay for. By Monica Albert Made to build buildings, pave roads and span bridges, concrete is one of the most commonly and widely used construction materials. In spite of having a … Continue reading The Phenomenon of Self Healing Concrete → The post The Phenomenon of Self Healing Concrete appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary.
  • Four Ideas for ‘Sticky’ Community Involvement

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    10 Aug 2015 | 11:27 am
    Google+   Community involvement is a game changer for construction companies because it makes them part of the community team. Here are ideas to make it work for your company. By Carolina Norgaard Construction companies exist to create change—and while the change is usually for the better, the local community doesn’t always see it that way. … Continue reading Four Ideas for ‘Sticky’ Community Involvement → The post Four Ideas for ‘Sticky’ Community Involvement appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News,…
  • Use GPS Fleet Tracking to Surprise Your Bottom Line

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    Google+ GPS fleet tracking offers construction companies more control over vehicle and equipment costs. Discover these five advantages. By Robert J. Hall For construction companies, finding ways to reduce costs and improve income is always a top priority. Yet management often loses control over vehicle and equipment fleet costs. GPS fleet tracking is one tool you … Continue reading Use GPS Fleet Tracking to Surprise Your Bottom Line → The post Use GPS Fleet Tracking to Surprise Your Bottom Line appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information,…
  • Wood Construction Answering Call for More Sustainable Tall Buildings

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    Google+ People are continuously pushing the limits of wood construction. Now, even very tall buildings, once only the domain of concrete and steel, are getting designed using wood as structural components. Proponents claim the payoff can help trim humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions, lower material costs, reduce transportation costs, and speed up on site assembly. Wood Construction Challenge … Continue reading Wood Construction Answering Call for More Sustainable Tall Buildings → The post Wood Construction Answering Call for More Sustainable Tall Buildings appeared first on…
  • Unusual Construction Project Brings Waves to Austin

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Google+ In the category of unusual construction project, things don’t get much more unusual than building a place to surf that’s about four hours from the nearest ocean. But, that’s what’s getting under construction in Austin, Texas, with completion slated for 2016, or about eight months after kick off. It’s Sustainable Too Not only will this … Continue reading Unusual Construction Project Brings Waves to Austin → The post Unusual Construction Project Brings Waves to Austin appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with…
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    123 Remodeling

  • Bathroom Remodeling Project – featured on Martha Stewart website

    Simon J
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:40 am
    123 Remodeling’s bathroom remodeling project of this master bathroom was featured on a popular home maker’s website www.marthastewart.com As quoted by the article at http://www.marthastewart.com/1127155/bathroom-makeover-interior-design-decor-ideas “The professionals at 123 Remodeling, turned this dated 1980’s master bathroom into a high-tech room of luxury and functionality. This down-to-the-studs remodel shows how skillful planning, thoughtful design, and a deliberate budget can turn an ugly duckling into an elegant swan.” See this project in complete detail…
  • Wood Deck and Staircase Repair by 123 Remodeling

    Simon J
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Roscoe Village Wood Deck and Staircase Repair –  Installation of Premium Composite Deck Boards On this project we replaced 1200 square feet of decking throughout the upper & lower areas including the stairs. The patio deck area’s previous wooden planks were damaged by Chicago’s extreme weather conditions making this outdoor space unusable.  The entire patio deck area including staircase and hand-railing have been replaced with Premium Cedar Composite Decking Board.  See the complete project in detail. The homeowner additionally has coated the entire patio deck area…
  • 6 Elements of Kitchen Remodeling

    Simon J
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:40 pm
    So you’re ready to make the jump and remodel that kitchen?  Your reasons may vary, to upgrade appliances, increase home value and/or “re-map” the layout of the entire kitchen.  Here we will take into consideration 6 major elements when kitchen remodeling:   The Layout – “Work Triangle” Appliances Material Selection – Flooring/Countertop Storage Electrical – lighting, outlets, ventilation Glamour – paint, backsplash, fixtures 1. The Layout – should be the first element to consider, as the kitchen can serve multiple purposes.
  • 8 Simple Home Improvement Ideas: designed to brighten your mood :)

    Simon J
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:43 am
    There would not be any good days if there were no bad days. Here we have attempted to make your bad days, not so bad, your good days the best it can be! The following 8 tips are designed for you to do right away, no need for heavy construction or major renovation, instant gratification and results. Tip #1 – Go clutter free Spring cleaning in any season is in order to elevate mood and smiles for no reason at all. Time to consider what you need everyday and what you could donate to your local thrift  store. Less clutter promotes more visual space and in this case, less is better! Space…
  • Condo Remodeling – Before and After Photo Gallery

    Simon J
    13 Aug 2015 | 10:31 am
    123 Remodeling’s photo gallery of completed projects – displayed with a Before-N-After format, hover-over any one of the Bathroom Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling and Condo Remodeling project photos below to see the transformation. Bathroom Remodeling – Complete gut of bathroom, replaced bathtub area with Stand-alone bathtub and Walk-in shower combo. Click here to see this project in complete detail. Bathroom Remodeling – replaced a bathtub with walk-in shower, complete gut bathroom remodeling project, click here to see the complete detail. Master Bathroom Remodeling…
 
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    MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing

  • How to Install Metal Roofing – DIY Guide

    Metal Roofing Pro
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Intro: There are numerous high quality, cool metal roofing systems and profiles offering an energy efficient and Eco-friendly green roofing alternative to conventional asphalt shingle roofs. Today, homeowners can choose from a wide range of materials and systems including aluminum, galvanized and galvalume steel, zinc and copper. Modern residential and light commercial metal roofing systems […] The post How to Install Metal Roofing – DIY Guide appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • Residential Metal Roofing Prices – Buying Guide

    Metal Roofing Pro
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Introduction: Are you in the market for a new metal roof for your house? If so, there is still time left to install a new metal roof, before the upcoming Winter season, with all the heavy snow and cold weather, which could seriously hinder the installation process. We have written this guide in order to […] The post Residential Metal Roofing Prices – Buying Guide appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • How to Choose the Right Metal Roofing Color – Buyer’s Guide

    Metal Roofing Pro
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:01 pm
    So, you’ve decided to give metal roofing a chance in a big way and join the ranks of many proud homeowners who’ve successfully installed a new metal roof on their homes. Please note: You still have time to get a new metal roof before the winter season sets in, which would make the installation process […] The post How to Choose the Right Metal Roofing Color – Buyer’s Guide appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation Details – Will Standing Seam Work on your Roof?

    Metal Roofing Pro
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Are you planning to install a standing seam metal roof over your newly constructed house or replace an old leaking roof on your home? You have made the right choice, as a standing seam metal roof will last a lifetime, offering you superior protection against leaks, fire, and inclement weather conditions. A standing seam metal […] The post Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation Details – Will Standing Seam Work on your Roof? appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • Copper Roofing – Buyer’s Guide for Homeowners

    Metal Roofing Pro
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:17 am
    Copper has been used as a roofing material for thousands of years. Copper is a green building material offering durability, longevity, and sustainability expected in green building, and sustainable development. Copper roofs, when properly installed, can last for as long as 100 years. That is 100 years of a leak free roof service, with little […] The post Copper Roofing – Buyer’s Guide for Homeowners appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
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    therockplace.biz

  • Make Your Yard Cozy with Built-In Seat Walls

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:56 pm
        Ever heard of a seat wall? If you haven’t, you’ve probably at least them around at some home in the Nashville, TN area. They’re what the name implies—walls that also function as seats. How can this be? Well, think about it—if you’ve got a low stone or concrete near a gathering of people, most people end up sitting on it, right? So why not go ahead and indulge them by actually making the wall a seat? These dually functional walls can be quite cozy, too. Let’s look at how built-in seat walls can be part of your landscape.   What is a seat wall? Seat walls are…
  • What’s the Big Deal About Flagstone?

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:39 am
        Have you ever heard someone talk about their awesome Nashville, TN natural stone flagstone patio and wondered what the big deal was? You’re not alone. Flagstone is something of a hidden gem—it’s versatile and beautiful, yet not everyone understands its value. We’re here to educate the public on the virtues of flagstone. What can you use it for? What do most people like to do with it? Let’s find out.   What is flagstone? Flagstone isn’t just a boring old rock. Its naturally thin width makes it perfect for paving and stacking. It is a sedimentary rock that splits…
  • Which Is Best—Concrete or Natural Stone?

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
        In order to stay competitive in the Nashville, TN landscaping industry, some companies have come up with a cheaper alternative to natural stone: concrete. Sound too good to be true? In fact, you might not think of concrete as a viable alternative to something as natural as stone. But concrete stamping and staining has changed all that. The problem is, which one is best for your wallet, your landscape, your family?   For Your Wallet The truth is that yes, concrete tends to be cheaper per square foot than natural stone in Nashville, TN. No wonder you see it in so many…
  • How to Make a Masterpiece With River Rock

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
        So river rock might not be the first rock that comes to mind when you think “landscaping.” But if you’re one of our customers of natural stone in Nashville, TN, this readily available and beautiful natural stone should start to be one you think of often. Since we’re in the midst of summertime here in Nashville, it’s a good time to think about your landscape. Do you want to make some changes? You can start planning river rock into your next landscape update—and here’s why we think you should.   What is river rock? You’ve probably seen river rock a thousand…
  • How to Make Your Mail Beautiful

    tuhrockpl4c33s
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
        Have you ever tried your hand at stone masonry? If not, you’re in for a treat. Did you know you can build a stone mailbox on your Nashville curb all by yourself? Yep, all you need are some tools, some Nashville, TN natural stone and a guide. We’re here to not only provide a guide for building the mailbox, but to show you why you want a stone mailbox in the first place.   Why a stone mailbox? No reason to complain about curb appeal when a natural stone Nashville, TN mailbox graces your front yard. The beauty of natural stone is never seen by so many passersby as when it…
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    Norbord - North American Products Blog

  • How Ductwork in Attics Costs you More

    Nikki
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    Are you building in a warm climate? If your residential build occurs in building science climate zones one, two or even three, you may want to reconsider placing the ductwork for your air conditioning units in the attic, even if the attic is ventilated. Studies show you could be adding 15% or more to your energy bill with poor ductwork placement. Effect on Cooling Systems Dave Roberts and Jon Winkler from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory did an extensive study on the effects of placing the ductwork in the attic and their results were fairly damning for this construction method: “For…
  • Know your Building Science Climate Zone

    Nikki
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    Knowing the climate zone your residential build will take place in will influence many of the decisions you will make as to construction methods and building materials. As energy conservation becomes a growing concern, building to your climate zone is an excellent way to ensure that you are providing your clients with the best options. Keep in mind that building and energy codes are the minimum standard. Of course the climate has an impact on the energy consumption of residential homes and while building codes and energy conservation incentives work to provide you with guidelines as to what…
  • Spray foam vs. Radiant Barriers… Which is Best?

    osbadmin
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:37 am
    Which is better spray foam or radiant barrier in the attic space? My preference is the radiant barrier. Radiant barrier sheathing may cost you a few dollars more than regular sheathing but foam can cost you many thousands of dollars and that makes any payback a long term issue. You cannot do both foam and radiant barrier because you need a minimum of ¾” air space in front of the foil for it to work. Any material that comes in contact with the foil completely negates all the benefits of a radiant barrier. I will also point out that most shingle manufacturers state their shingle warranties…
  • Exterior and Exposure 1 Ratings Explained

    Nikki
    18 Aug 2015 | 11:40 am
    There is a vital difference between Plywood and OSB panels and sheathing that are classified as ‘Exterior’ and ‘Exposure 1’. Utilizing the wrong panels or sheathing could compromise the  structure which is exposed to weather. The classifications are based on material composition as well as the durability of the adhesives utilized in the manufacturing process. Exterior ratings are for panels and sheathing that will be subjected to extended exposure to the elements. Exposure 1-rated panels and sheathing can withstand exposures to inclement weather during construction, but are not…
  • Preventing Painting Problems

    Nikki
    14 Aug 2015 | 9:28 am
    Painting problems can really ruin an otherwise perfect job and you get stuck with time-consuming call backs. While selecting the wrong paint for the job can cause issues, most call backs result from improper application. Whether you are spaying, rolling, brushing or using a combination of these methods, becoming adept in paint application not only saves you time and money, it also finishes your job so professionally that you will turn your customers into raving fans. Less is more While it may seem counter-intuitive, applying more paint will not provide a smoother or stronger finish. The vast…
 
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  • Roof Deicing Systems – Melt Ice Dams Before your Roof Leaks

    Leo B
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Need a Roofer? Get Free Quotes From Local Contractors There are a number of reasons why I like this product. First and foremost – the cost of installation AND operating are very conservative. Second, the system can be installed during a new construction / roof replacement as well as in retrofit application, meaning you can add this system to your existing roof easily and without removing the shingles. Here is my VIDEO review of this ice melting system: Costs of installing “Perfectly Clear Roof De-Iceing System” As always there are several factors affecting the price, such as…
  • IB PVC Flat Roof Prices

    Leo B
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    Need a Roofer? Get Free Quotes From Local Contractors What is IB PVC Roofing? If you are unfamiliar with this material, I will explain to you what it is. Basically IB Roof is a thick sheet of PVC material, reinforced with polyester mesh (scrim). IB Roof is typically white color, designed to reflect 95% of solar heat. IB is installed over existing roof substrate and a layer of insulation or separation sheet. IB can also be installed over 1 layer of old roofing, though it’s not recommended. See this video to better understand how IB Roof works: IB Roof is usually installed using…
  • Skylight Installation Prices

    Leo B
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    Need a Roofer? Get Free Quotes From Local Contractors Cost differences for different skylight sizes: First, the bigger your skylight is, the more it will cost to buy. Buying standard size unites will get you the best price. Any special order / custom size windows will cost about 25% more and take 2-4 weeks to deliver, as well as additional shipping costs. Besides these material cost considerations, it also costs more to install larger skylights, as, you will need to cut and reinforce more rafters and joists, as well as use more materials. All the costs below are for typical 2×4 foot roof…
  • How Much Should You Pay for Roofing: Roof Value & Prices Explained

    Leo B
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Need a Roofer? Get Free Quotes From Local Contractors See the chart above to get a better sense of what we mean. There you will find a US National Average price to replace a 1,600 square foot roof on a ranch type house, with removal of 1 layer of existing asphalt shingles, and installation of new shingles with all required accessories. The installation cost are based on re roofing a Gable Type roof. Other roof types are more labor intensive and have higher waste factor, thus cost slightly more. For example, Hip roof has a 15% waste factor, whereas Gable roof only has 5-7% waste factor. What…
  • Importance of Tearing off Old Roof Shingles and Repairing Plywood / Sheathing

    Leo B
    7 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Need a Roofer? Get Free Quotes From Local Contractors As we stepped on the roof, I felt that I was going to break through the roof with my feet, if I stepped between rafters, and that was an immediate call to change the job specs – we simply could not install a new roof onto the plywood that was in place. After changing the terms with he homeowner, we began removing the old shingles and what we found below was scary to the say the least! Lazy / irresponsible Builder / Roofer After we opened the roof up, we found 3/8″ thick plywood that was old, dilapidated, broken in many places…
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  • How to Mix Mortar for rendering

    Peter Huber
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:36 am
    STORING SAND AND CEMENT Storing the materials should not NORMALLY BE NECESSARY BECAUSE IT IS BEST THAT THEY BE BOUGHT AS REQUIRED AND USED UP BY THE END OF THE JOB. However if you are held up for a time after taking delivery you should store the powder or pre-mixed materials on plastic sheets in […]
  • Have your Home Professionally Inspected before selling

    Peter Huber
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Before You Sell Your Home, Have it Inspected! So you’re considering selling your home and now you want to be sure that there will be no unpleasant surprises to upset the settlement process. Well, we’re here to help make sure of that! Building and Home Inspection Service currently has five offices spread around the wider […]
  • Applying the Pointing Mortar

    BHIS
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:38 am
    Pick up a little sausage of mortar on the back of a small pointing trowel and push it firmly into the upright joints. This can be difficult to do without the mortar dropping off, so hold the mortar board under each joint to catch it. Try not to smear the face of the bricks with […]
  • Cleaning old Masonary

    BHIS
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:34 am
    Whatever type of finish you intend to apply to a wall, all loose debris and dirt must be brushed off with a stiff-bristled brush. Don’t use a wire brush unless the masonry is badly soiled as it may leave scratch marks. Brush along the mortar joints to dislodge loose pointing. Defective mortar can be repaired […]
  • Cleaning brick and stone (Part II)

    BHIS
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:31 am
    Microscopic spores will remain even after brushing. Kill these with a solution of bleach, or if the wall suffers persistently from fungal growth, use a proprietary fungicide, available from most DIY stores. Using a bleach solution Mix one part household bleach with four parts water. Paint the solution onto the wall using an old paintbrush, […]
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  • Weather Alert Systems for Construction Aim to Save Lives

    Angela Hurni
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    In 2009, tragedy struck the city of Calgary, Alberta. A powerful wind storm struck a high-rise hotel that was under construction, and falling material struck and killed a three-year-old girl. That tragic event became a catalyst for Calgary and its construction community to do something to better cope with southern Alberta’s high winds. The answer is a unique, high-tech weather alert system. In 2011, the City of Calgary had introduced the Advanced Weather Forecasting System (AWFS). All construction project five stories or higher in the downtown or beltline area are required…
  • Airport Construction Taking Off Around the World

    Lee Rankin
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    In-flight service is a hallmark of air travel, but airlines are spending billions on airport construction to extend their hospitality beyond the friendly skies. In the United States, over $70 billion in capital improvement projects have been completed, are in progress, or have been approved over the past 8 years at the nation’s 30 largest airports. During the first half of 2015, international air traffic at U.S. airports climbed over 100 million passengers, an all-time high, so airlines are investing in their facilities to keep the growing number of air travelers satisfied. Currently,…
  • Is This Worker Surveillance Video Helpful, or Just Scary?

    Daryl Lang
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Construction technology promises huge improvements… but lately is it getting a little too creepy? This animation from a MIT Technology Review article about drone surveillance caught our eye this week. The animation shows a jobsite with concrete finishers and carpenters at work. An overlay box surrounds each worker along with live information about what he’s doing. Words like “standing,” “bending,” and “waiting” pop up to describe their positions. It’s truly like something from a Terminator movie. How would it feel if you boss could follow…
  • It’s a Beautiful Day in the Agrihood

    Kelly Lignos Ziv
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    You may have heard a new term floating around real estate developer circles lately: agrihood. Coming from ‘agriculture’ and ‘neighborhood,’ the agrihood offers suburban living centered around a community farm, bringing a whole new meaning to farm-to-table. Although ‘agrihood’ is a relatively new term, planned farming communities date back to the mid-1800’s. But it wasn’t until about a year ago that agrihoods became noticed as a reviving trend. Where some communities cluster around country club-like amenities such as a pool and golf course,…
  • Equipment Share Startups Vie for Construction Business

    Angela Hurni
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Peer to peer (P2P) platforms and the “sharing economy” have made their mark: think Uber and Airbnb. Now some P2P pioneers are bringing the idea to construction equipment rentals. These platforms enable contractors to make money on equipment that might be sitting idle waiting for the next job. A few tech startups are shaking up the equipment rental market, earning front-page media coverage and investments from heavy-hitters like Caterpillar. Each one works a little differently. Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Yard Club, in which Caterpillar recently invested an…
 
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  • Green Building Market to See Strong Growth

    Keith Coultrap
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:49 am
    It’s probably no surprise to learn that green building and the industries that support it have been experiencing tremendous growth, and that trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Anyone who owns or maintains a residential or commercial property knows that utility costs have soared and become a major concern. Cutting utility bills is a top priority for property owners. This is true for the financial benefits, but also for the desire to conserve natural resources and minimize waste. A report recently released by Reportbuyer illustrates the trend of growth in the green…
  • Graco Spray Gun Parts Help Protect Your Investment

    Keith Coultrap
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:20 am
    When you invest in a piece of critical equipment for your business, you want to do everything in your power to help ensure that item performs at its best and lasts as long as possible. Your goal is to extend the lifespan of that item as far as you can. This allows you to get the greatest return on your investment of the cost of purchasing that equipment. This is certainly true in the case of a Grace spray gun. For many companies in the insulation and roofing fields, these spray guns serve as a core tool for their business, one that allows jobs to proceed smoothly and efficiently, and be…
  • Graco Spray Equipment Helps Drive Company Success

    Keith Coultrap
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    Graco is enjoying a very successful period of growth and expansion, judging by recent news released by the company. Company officials announced in a recent conference call that profits rose in the second quarter of this year, up four percent to $335 million. A leading manufacturer of industrial spray, valve and pump equipment, Graco is one of the most recognizable brands in the industry. It has become a leading choice among building professionals, due in large part to the trust the company has worked so hard to earn. In addition, the brand has also developed a reputation as a maker of…
  • Housing Construction Strong in June

    Keith Coultrap
    26 Aug 2015 | 9:55 am
    New residential construction is in a period of strong growth, according to recently released government figures. In data jointly released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau, building permits related to residential construction increased 7.4 percent compared to the month before, and were up 30 percent since June 2014. Housing starts increased by nearly 10 percent compared to May 2015. Housing project completions were down slightly from May, but were up 22 percent when compared to a year prior. This is definitely good news, as increased…
  • Customers Rely on Contractors for Energy Savings

    Keith Coultrap
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    In what likely won’t be much of a surprise to anyone, a new report shows that property owners are very interested in finding ways to slash their utility bills. But the more interesting (and perhaps a bit surprising) aspect is that many of them are relying upon contractors to help them figure out exactly how to accomplish this goal. Research compiled via a joint effort between the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) showed that while property owners may be motivated, they likely often wouldn’t take action without the…
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  • Civil Engineering Equipments Robots [VIDEO]

    Saad Iqbal
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:32 am
    Robotics is always an inspiring field for sure. But how these giant machines can work even in shape of robots you can imagine from this video. An existing video that will make you bhoooo.Menor canteiro de obras do mundo! :DPosted by Gadoo on Wednesday, July 1, 2015The robots like rollers, dozers, dumpers all in one place. 
  • Download Reinforced Concrete Mechanics and Design By James G. Macgregor PDF Free

    Saad Iqbal
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:29 am
    Concrete and reinforced concrete are used as building materials in every country. In many, including the united states and Canada, reinforced concrete is a dominant structural material in engineered construction. The universal nature of reinforced concrete construction stems from the wide availability of reinforcing bars and the constituents of concrete, gravel, sand, and cement, the relatively simple skills required in concrete construction, and the economy of reinforced concrete compared to other forms of construction. Concrete and reinforced concrete are used in bridges, buildings of all…
  • 15+ Important Points for Grouting of Post Tensioning Tendons - Backfill Grouting

    Saad Iqbal
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:59 am
    Pre-tensioning and Post-tensioning is one of the widely used methods to enhance the load carrying capacity of the concrete structures like bridges, flyovers, dam spillways etc. After completing the pre-stressing the ducts or sheath pipes in post-tensioning is to be grouted with a suitable mixture with 24 hours after post-tensioning. Grouting of Post-tensioning Tendons The main objectives of grouting these ducts or sheath pipes in post-tensioned concrete members  are :-(i)To prevent corrosion of the tendons,(ii)To ensure efficient transfer of stress between the tendons and the…
  • Mauvosin Dam Switzerland, The dam of dreams

    Saad Iqbal
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:23 am
    Mauvoisin Dam is a concrete variable radius arch dam across the Val de Bagnes on the Dranse de Bagnes stream, in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. Initial construction on the dam commenced in 1951 and was completed in 1957, with the reservoir filling by 1958. In 1991, the dam was raised to increase the capacity of the reservoir for winter storage.The dam's primary purpose is hydroelectric power generation.The eighth highest dam in the world, Mauvoisin stands 250 metres (820 ft) high and 520 metres (1,710 ft) long, with a structural volume of 2,030,000 cubic metres (2,660,000 cu yd)
  • How Concrete Home Survives Raging Wildfire in Washington

    Saad Iqbal
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:15 am
    A Washington man’s cement home is still standing after surviving a raging wildfire that passed his home and scorched acres of surrounding land.John Belles said he was prepared for the inevitability of a wildfire when he built his thin-shelled, concrete dome in 1999 surrounded by dry fields in Okanogan County.ABC Latest News | Latest News Videos
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  • Guide to Metal Building Loads

    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are several factors taken into consideration when designing a metal building. The building's overall use, occupancy, function and aesthetics are some of the first things that come to mind for a consumer. For an architect and engineer, however, the design process goes quite a bit deeper, complying with local building codes. Local building codes include regulations specific to building loads - the amount of force exerted on a building vertically, horizontally and longitudinally. Complying With Building Codes Means Complying With Building Load Requirements These…
  • Buying a Steel Building? Mistakes to Avoid!

    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    As a steel building manufacturer, we like to focus on the positive. That's why we typically promote all of the benefits associated with steel buildings. These benefits, however, are all dependent on the owner/builder performing due diligence so they make the right choices every step of the way. We put together a list of some of the most common mistakes we see metal building owners make during the pre-construction, design and build-outs of their metal building projects. 7 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning, Designing & Constructing a Metal Building Avoiding the following 7 mistakes…
  • Keeping Safe when Offloading Construction Materials

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Safety First! should be the motto for every construction company - and it typically is. Has a designated individual - the "competent person" who attends OSHA safety seminars and the occasional niche-related safety training. Your company probably holds Friday morning tailgate safety meetings and (hopefully) conducts semi-annual safety inspections, noting areas that need improvement. In most cases, safety training revolves around day-to-day job requirements, like ladders, scaffolding and fall prevention, the importance of wearing appropriate protective gear and preventing weather-related…
  • Will a Steel Building Outlast Hurricane Season?

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Hurricanes are not unusual when you live in the path of tropical storm patterns. However, elevating climatic temperatures are making them more common - and more disastrous - than ever. After watching the destruction caused by recent hurricanes, like Andrew, Katrina, Irene and Ike, property owners and builders are placing an increasing emphasis on building materials that can withstand superstorm conditions. Steel buildings are one of the most popular choices due to their ability to experience hurricane-force winds and remain standing. Steel Buildings Outlast Hurricanes With the Right…
  • 4 Tips for Saving Time on Your Jobsite

    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Time really is money, but it's also so much more than that. Wasting time can be a sign of a poor company morale, it will delay a project's progress - which can negatively affect your reputation in the industry - as well as your company's brand. Uncovering new ways to a more streamlined jobsite increases profits and helps to keep your projects on track. Four Ways to Save Time On Your Construction Jobsites Saving time can happen in small and large ways. Encouraging crew to work more efficiently is a simple tweak that gains exponential hours of labor time. Implementing construction management…
 
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  • How they built the Houses of Parliament

    Stuart Howie
    19 Aug 2015 | 8:42 am
    Ah, yes! The Houses of Parliament, more correctly known as the Palace of Westminster and “Westminster” started out as “West Minster”. So how were they built? Basically they were cobbled together and it took 1,000 years to come up with what is stood there now! It is called the “Palace” because it was thought to have originally been the main residence of Canute the Great during his reign from 1016 to 1035. Nothing from his time remains - and the tide still keeps on coming in! The earliest part of the structure we still have today is the Westminster Hall. This was erected in 1097, at…
  • 7 questions to discover if you are ready for the CSCS test

    5 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
                                       
  • How They Built Venice

    Stuart Howie
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    These days Venice is a huge tourist attraction and a World Heritage Site, but how did this come about? Well, the reason for it goes back to even Pre-Roman days. There were some nasty people around, intent on committing mayhem and murder of the locals. Probably the last of these was Attila the Hun. What the locals realised was that they were a lot safer if they did a runner to the 117 small islands in the Venice lagoon. Eventually they settled there and Venice evolved into an immensely rich and powerful city on the trading routes and with its own huge fleet of ships. These benefitted from a…
  • When The Car and Lorry Changed Logistics For Building Materials

    Stuart Howie
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Well, I suppose this change must have started very earlier in the 20th. Century not long after the first lorries were manufactured. Change takes time though. As a kid they were building a huge new Council Estate at the rear of our house. This was to fill in nearly a mile of green space between us and the local Park and Grammar School. Now remember that this was the Post War Regeneration Period and the houses were urgently needed. Ours, being a ship-building town, got heavily Blitzed. There were actually more tonnes of bombs dropped on it per head of population than there were on Coventry!
  • Revolutions in construction - The Mobile Phone

    Stuart Howie
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    Back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s two particular projects stick in my mind as being, in some respects, nightmares! The first of these was what is still Europe’s second-largest single floor and roofed tin shed; 27 acres of it set in a 96 acre site. That is about 12 an 45 if you want that in hectares! Now, quite sensibly, all sub-contractors’ site managers were required to check in at the main contractor’s site offices each morning. That allowed for quick briefings. However sometimes details and specifications would change during the day that needed to be passed on immediately…
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  • New Trends Showing Up in Scottsdale Modern Luxury Homes

    Mike Christensen
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:45 am
    From lavish outdoor living concepts to simplifying interior décor with a touch of class, there are several new modern luxury homes in Scottsdale that exemplify the word trends. Scottsdale has always been the community that others look to in order to stimulate ideas, or to see how to do something creative and with a focus on quality. This is especially true in the home improvement market and why most Scottsdale modern luxury homes showcase the latest trends for others to follow. Let’s take a look at four of the most popular trends that are integrated into luxury modern home design in…
  • Luxury Kitchen Remodeling Paradise Valley Appliance Checklist

    Mike Christensen
    25 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    Making the decision to upgrade your kitchen is one that requires a lot of planning in order to get it right. This project is one of the most popular home remodeling upgrades that is completed in Paradise Valley; but it’s also one that tends to be completed more than once for one simple reason – people change their minds. In order to prevent this common mistake from occurring, creating a kitchen remodeling Paradise Valley checklist is a smart idea. Here are 5 items that you should consider before making the call to a kitchen remodeling contractor in Paradise Valley that will save you…
  • Luxury Carefree Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

    Mike Christensen
    18 Aug 2015 | 3:05 am
    It’s easier than you’d think to plan a bathroom remodeling project. In fact, of all the different things a home owner can do to spice up their homes, upgrading the bathroom is one of the most affordable to complete. However, for homeowners that are looking for Carefree bathroom remodeling tips that will significantly improve the style, function and overall luxury of their bathrooms, there are a few specific items they might want to include. Here are three of the quickest growing trends in luxury bathroom upgrade projects being completed in the Phoenix Valley recently. First –…
  • 7 Cave Creek Home Remodeling Ideas to Improve Home Value

    Mike Christensen
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:10 am
    It’s quite typical that homeowners might sit back in the backyard during the evening and ponder ways they can improve their homes. These backyard chat sessions often stimulate several Cave Creek home remodeling ideas. For any homeowner, there are several items that they can include in a remodeling project in Cave Creek that not only will improve their quality of life, but add considerable value and equity to their property. Here are 7 of the best home remodeling ideas that will add value to any Cave Creek home. Add a Swimming Pool Without question, one of the best ways to add value to…
  • Modern Bathroom Remodeling Must-Have’s

    Mike Christensen
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:34 am
    Visit any Parade of Homes event or most new custom home models and you’ll find modern bathrooms in nearly 90% of them. As with most trends, the modern bathroom has evolved over the years – especially as technology and pop culture style changes. However, there are a few of today’s modern bathroom remodeling trends that are simple ‘must have’s’ for any homeowner. Here are four of our favorites. Add the Backsplash Any modern design typically will include a stylish backsplash that brings some visual interest to the room. The backsplash of a bathroom can accomplish…
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  • Design-It-Yourself Is the New DIY

    Editor
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:29 am
    Maintenance Issues and ROI are Top Concerns, but Empowered Homeowners View Improvement Projects as a Low-Stress, Creative Outlet Royal® Building Products, a leading manufacturer of home exterior products, released findings today from its Outdoor Design Survey about the attitudes of homeowners in the U.S. when it comes to things like exterior maintenance and renovation, design inspiration, curb appeal and home improvement. Whether they plan to live in their house for years to come or sell it in months, the survey reveals that homeowners believe having an attractive property is important, and…
  • SFPA: Southern pine lumber exports increased by 11% in June

    Editor
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:12 am
    Lesprom Network – Export volumes of Southern Pine (SP) lumber retreated moderately in June. SP exports to be just under 46 million board feet (MMbf) during June 2015. This volume represents a boost of 11% above the same month last year, contributing to a year-to-date increase of 7% when compared with the first half of 2014, as the Southern Forest Products Association says in the press release received by Lesprom Network. Offshore shipments during June roughly break down as follows: 23.2 MMbf dressed, 8.7 MMbf rough, and 14.0 MMbf treated lumber. Like the previous month, softwood lumber…
  • Worst wild fire season on record threatens Weyerhaeuser’s massive 2.7M acres of timberland

    Editor
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:51 am
    bizjournals.com – As wild fires rage throughout Washington and Oregon, Washington’s largest forest products company is struggling to maintain production. Federal Way-based Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) is one of the world’s largest private owners of timberlands, owning or controlling nearly 7 million acres. Nearly 2.7 million of those acres are in Washington and Oregon. And they’re under siege. Some of its tall timber is burning as part of the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near the Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest. Other areas, because of high fire dangers, are off limits for logging.
  • True Value scoops up Busy Beaver

    Editor
    26 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    hbsdealer.com – The True Value Company family has expanded with the addition of Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver Home Improvement Centers. “We’re thrilled for our customers and associates that Busy Beaver will now partner with True Value,” said Busy Beaver CEO Joe Kallen. “Busy Beaver and True Value are both focused on transformational change to better serve our customers; this fundamental alignment in strategy is what sold us on selecting True Value as our growth partner.” Busy Beaver, which now operates 16 full-line home improvement centers in Pennsylvania,…
  • MARKET ANALYSIS: Lumber Inventories Point to Market Rebound

    Editor
    21 Aug 2015 | 8:38 am
    lbmjournal.com – Inventories are a key indicator of market balances. Unlike many other industries, information on the ebbs and flows of lumber stocks is largely lacking. To get a sense for supply/demand balances, intelligence on stocks at two levels in the supply chain would be desirable: At mills, and between mills and final users. Unfortunately data collection of lumber stocks at the mill level is sketchy and, if done, tardily disseminated. Mill inventories in Canada are compiled by Statistics Canada but are reported with a lag of about two months. In the U.S. South and Northeast,…
 
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  • GCC undergoing one of the world’s biggest infrastructure transformations

    ConstructionShows
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Huge investment attracting biggest global machinery manufacturers Cutting-edge concrete technology suppliers also being attracted Global construction equipment market to hit US$240bn by 2020 Massive investment in transforming infrastructure projects across the GCC is attracting some of the world’s biggest names in construction, according to the man behind two of the region’s leading construction events. “More […] The post GCC undergoing one of the world’s biggest infrastructure transformations appeared first on .
  • Record-Breaker: ICUEE 2015 Will Be Largest Ever

    ConstructionShows
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:46 am
    More New Products, Demos and Companies to Check Out and Compare MILWAUKEE (August 27, 2015) – It’s official – ICUEE 2015 will be the largest on record! At more than 27 acres of exhibits, with a record 900-plus exhibitors, including more than 200 companies new to the show, ICUEE 2015 will offer the largest and […] The post Record-Breaker: ICUEE 2015 Will Be Largest Ever appeared first on .
  • The Big 5 gears up for a big 2015

    ConstructionShows
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:41 am
    Positive outlook on horizon for GCC construction markets Many sectors defying oil prices amid renewed confidence The Big 5 2015 to support industry growth and innovation 27 August, Dubai – Construction in the GCC will increase in value despite a slight dip in the overall contract awards this year, according to the man behind the […] The post The Big 5 gears up for a big 2015 appeared first on .
  • Chris Wright & Sons think their demo spec Hyundai machines are smashing!

    ConstructionShows
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
      Based in Inverclyde, Scotland Chris Wright & Sons is one of the leading Demolition Contractors in the UK. The company was formed in 2004 by managing director Chris Wright, who was joined seven-years ago by his son Kris Wright, who is now company secretary. Kris still keeps his hand in with the machines, despite […] The post Chris Wright & Sons think their demo spec Hyundai machines are smashing! appeared first on .
  • New Terex Trucks Fleet for Myanmar Thura Jade Mine

    ConstructionShows
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    Terex Trucks has sold 10 new TR60 rigid dump trucks to new customer, Myanmar Thura for work on its jade mine in Kachin State. Myanmar Thura has made its first order of Terex Trucks rigid haulers, purchasing 10 new TR60s to cover expansion at the company’s jade mine in Kachin State, Northern Myanmar. The long-established […] The post New Terex Trucks Fleet for Myanmar Thura Jade Mine appeared first on .
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