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    Construction News -- ScienceDaily

  • C2D2 fighting corrosion

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Bridges become an infrastructure problem as they get older, as de-icing salt and carbon dioxide gradually destroy the reinforced concrete. A new robot can now check the condition of these structures, even in places that people cannot reach.
  • Learning how things fall apart: How bonded materials, from airplane wings to dental crowns, lose their bonding

    4 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Materials that are firmly bonded together with epoxy and other tough adhesives are ubiquitous in modern life -- from crowns on teeth to modern composites used in construction. Yet it has proved remarkably difficult to study how these bonds fracture and fail, and how to make them more resistant to such failures. New research reveals how bonded materials, from airplane wings to dental crowns, lose their bonding.
  • Corrosion lab tests suggest need for underground gas tank retrofits

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United States. The hazard is corrosion in parts of underground gas storage tanks -- corrosion that could result in failures, leaks and contamination of groundwater, a source of drinking water. In recent years, field inspectors in nine states have reported many rapidly corroding gas storage tank components such as sump pumps.
  • Formula calculates thickness of bombproof concrete

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers have developed a formula to quickly calculate the concrete’s required thickness. The material will be used in the One World Trade Center at Ground Zero.
  • Fires are major cause of wind farm failure, according to new research

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to research. Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. However, the industry faces a number of challenges, such as opposition by wind farm lobbyists. Today's research suggests that incidents of wind turbines catching fire are a big problem that is not currently being fully reported.
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  • Roofing Contractor

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    The publication features equipment comparisons, product news, national news, updates on roofing technology, project profiles, surveys and trends, application techniques as well as columns on safety, business, computers, equipment, and legal matters. Other aspects of the Roofing Contractor format are contractor interviews, photographic essays, presentations of comprehensive roofing systems and investigative reports that cover the vital issues in the roofing industry today.Request Free!
  • Complete Book of Framing: An Illustrated Guide for Residential Construction, 2nd Edition - Complimentary Excerpt

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Complete Book of Framing, Second Edition is an updated, easy-to-learn guide to rough carpentry and framing written by an expert with more than thirty years of framing experience. This book guides the reader through the steps on framing floors, walls, roofs, door and window openings, and stairs. Hundreds of color photographs and illustrations help the reader understand the basics as well as advanced framing methods. This Second Edition is updated to match the framing techniques to the 2009 International Building Code, and introduces the concept of "green framing" regarding material…
  • BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows, 2nd Edition - Complimentary Excerpt

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition is a complete integration guide, featuring practical advice, project tested methods and workflows, and tutorials for implementing Building Information Modeling and technology in construction. Updated to align with the latest software editions from Autodesk, Trimble and Bentley, this book provides a common sense approach to leveraging BIM to provide significant value throughout a project's life cycle. This book outlines a results-focused approach which shows you how to incorporate BIM and other technologies into all phases of construction…
  • The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide - Complimentary Excerpt

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The CSI Sustainable Design and Construction Practice Guide is a compilation of information and recommended best practices for those who participate in the design and construction of commercial-level sustainable facilities. It offers guidelines and standards for applying sustainable design and construction principles in practical terms. This Practice Guide includes an overview of sustainable design standards and rating systems; an overview of green products and systems, and how to evaluate them; the life cycle of a building; and the roles and responsibilities of members of the design and…
  • Construction Project Safety - Complimentary Excerpt

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    This introduction to construction safety for construction management personnel takes a project-based approach to present potential hazards in construction and their mitigation or prevention. After introducing Accident Prevention Programs and OSHA compliance requirements, the book integrates safety instruction into the building process by following a building project from site construction through interior finish. Reinforcing this applied approach are photographs, drawings, contract documentation, and an online 3D BIM model to help visualize the onsite scenarios.Request Free!
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    HomeStars - News and Updates

  • Popular Pool Renos

    Andrea O
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Greg Mulvey from Classic Pools and Landscaping takes us through the top five most popular pool renovations. #5 Waterfalls Adding a waterfall to your pool’s landscape is a very popular reno. There are two main types of waterfalls: Sheer descent: a sheet of water that goes over either a stone or brick wall Cascading: made […]
  • New Pools 101

    Andrea O
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Thinking about getting a pool but not sure of what your options are? Keith Evans from Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd. discusses the different types of pools available in today’s market and their cost. Concrete Pools The most expensive option starting at $80,000 Involves excavating the backyard and custom-forming the concrete shell These pools […]
  • Top 5 Furniture Trends

    Andrea O
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Steve Forberg from Decorium Furniture  discusses the top five furniture trends currently defining today’s eclectic looking home. 1. Industrial reclaimed furniture: Mixing modern elements with rustic wood items and industrial metal. Popular items: Wooden chairs, white lacquered tables, industrial metal lamps 2. Upholstered beds Highly customizable; choose your fabric, sizing and finishings Allows you to create […]
  • Furniture Making 101

    Andrea O
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    High quality furniture can be quite a costly investment. Carpenter Malcolm McGrath of Malcolm Mcgrath Cabinets and Fine Carpentry discusses what homeowners should consider and look for when buying furniture for their home. What will you use it for? This will determine the level of quality you need: Short term vs. long term I.e. children’s bedroom furniture […]
  • Windows 101

    Andrea O
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:21 am
    In this edition of HomeStars U, Graeme Knight from Brock Doors and Windows  provides the basics on what kinds of windows you will see when you walk into a showroom. Six Signs You Need New Windows: Condensation between panes of glass Wood windows have rotten frames Drafts coming in through windows Bugs coming in through frames Windows […]
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    Auburnrefinishing » Blog

  • Dura Seal Provincial Red Oak Refinish

    Scott Avery
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    We just completed a refinishing project for our client in Meadow Vista, California. She is doing a remodel and requested a color that would compliment the copper sink and copper colored veining in her granite counter tops. The kitchen cabinets were knotty alder. What finish was used: Stain color – Dura Seal Provincial Sealer – Glitsa Green Label Floor Sealer Top Coat – Glitsa Multikote satin finish. If you are looking through this page, there is something very important to know in order to achieve this exact color. You will need to use either a conversion varnish sealer or…
  • How many times can you sand a wood floor?

    Scott Avery
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:38 pm
    This is a very common question I have heard over the years, “How many times can you sand my wood floor?” There are a number of variables that we can talk about for a little bit that should help you. 1) What type of flooring is in your home? Wood flooring is milled in a variety of thicknesses. In order to make sure we just level the discussion between engineered flooring and solid wood flooring, the area that is capable of being sanded is the wear-layer. The wear layer for solid flooring tends to average about 5/16″ thickness. For engineered flooring, this can vary to as…
  • Lagler Dustless Refinishing Equipment

    Scott Avery
    26 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    This video discusses our equipment that we use to refinish hardwood floors. Enjoy and feel free to contact us if you have questions.
  • Can Bamboo Flooring be Refinished?

    Scott Avery
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    About 10 years ago the bamboo flooring market was on fire. This proliferation of interest in bamboo as a flooring material meant that there was also a surge in manufacturers selling the product and it has ended up in a lot of homes. If you own a home with bamboo and it’s time for a renewed look, then this post is a good practical guide for you. Bamboo is a product manufactured buy assembling pieces of bamboo together with adhesive. Different methods of bamboo construction are: Carbonized- a process of steaming under controlled pressure and heat. The carbonizing process can reduce the…
  • When the small details add up

    Scott Avery
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:24 pm
    There are a lot of details that do not get seen when a hardwood floor gets installed unless you watch your contractor every step of the way. Because this leads to tense relationships between a contractor and client in most cases, it is better that you learn to understand what requests to have before a project versus becoming an overbearing customer. An often overlooked detail that requires minor extra effort and tools is to add spline or “slip-tongue” to areas of a project when needed. Spline is the hardwood flooring equivalent of a biscuit in woodworking that is cut to length and…
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    DaveYoho Blog

  • Q&A from August 2014 Webinar

    Brad Yoho
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    Our most recent home improvement webinar “8 Key Ingredients of a Successful Canvassing Program…Revealed!” was a hit, and as a result we will be concentrating a large portion of our Profitability Summit on this topic. Here are responses to some of the questions that were not covered during the program. Q: How do we hire the right people starting with the right canvassing manager? A: Start with a simple premise – - generally what are you looking for is: Someone who can do the job (history/experience). Someone who will do the job (behavior/adaptability to the language of…
  • Continued Q&A from our March 2014 Webinar

    Brad Yoho
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:55 am
    We will now continue to address the questions that we were not able to answer during our most recent home improvement webinar. The first question is actually a combination of three separate questions that we received from listeners. Q: Are some personality types better suited for sales than others? How do you know someone is not overselling (or underselling) themselves? Is there a concrete type of test which can be administered to applicants? A: All of these questions examine the same dilemma. The underlying genesis of which is “How do I find a superstar salesperson”.  This is like…
  • Q&A from our March 2014 Webinar

    Brad Yoho
    13 Mar 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Our most recent webinar was a huge hit! We have been inundated with requests to cover the topic of recruiting and hiring, and as such we made that this program’s focus. We will now address some of the questions that we were not able to answer during the program. Q: What is the best way to attract salespeople for a small business? A: If you’re a small business (25 or less salespeople) you’ve probably utilized Craig’s List or similar sites and been inundated with resumes of those which have little value to your business or don’t meet your requirements. A more effective way is to…
  • Adapting Neuro-Linguistic Programming to Fit Your Goals

    Dave Yoho
    29 Jan 2014 | 11:38 am
    Throughout our many years as a consulting firm one of the main precepts that we structure our training methodology on is Neuro-linguistic Programming. Neur0-linguistic programming (NLP) is a scientific approach to communication that shows how one’s behavior can have a specific impact on outcomes and goals. One of the researchers who was a major force in developing and successfully utilizing this science was Dr. Milton Erickson. In 1967, 8 years before Richard Bandler and John Grinder’s original book on NLP was published, Dr. Erickson, a renowned psychiatrist, authored a descriptive…
  • The End of 2013

    Brad Yoho
    24 Dec 2013 | 10:16 am
    As the holidays are upon us and the new year approaches, everyone here at Dave Yoho Associates would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone abundant success in 2014. We hope to interact with you soon, whether it be at a live event, webinar, or training session and as always we appreciate your business!
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    Beyond Design: the Construction and BIM blog

  • Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon September 20-21

    Lee Mullin
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    You may have noticed in the top right corner of most of your Autodesk applications a little X, ever tried clicking it? It'll take you through to the Autodesk Exchange App Store for your product, this year we launched our Navisworks App Store, where developers from all over the world can upload their apps and make them available to the world. For example currently on the newly released Navisworks 2015 App Exchange there are free apps like Properties+ to summarise which properties you see in your view, a PDF reader for Navisworks, allowing you to add many more drawings to your…
  • On-demand webinar: Using Quantification in Navisworks for Better Results

    Thomas Schwaiger
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    In this webcast, we demonstrate how new quantification features in Navisworks can help improve estimating for better project results. Autodesk® Navisworks, include Suite Premium and Ultimate editions, helps make material costing faster, easier, and more accurate than ever before. Topics include: How does Navisworks Support quantification? What about 2D quantification workflows? Also read this post on 2D and other not so well-known features in Navisworks. Where is this process integrated into design and production? Watch the webinar "Using Quantification in Navisworks for Better…
  • Collaborative clash resolution with BIM 360 Glue

    Lee Mullin
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:03 am
    Last week there was a big new update to BIM 360 Glue, Joan Allen, Senior Product Manager for BIM 360 Glue talks to us about it in more detail. One of the many advantages of using cloud-based products and services is the immediate, automatic access to product updates. The Autodesk BIM 360 product team thrives on providing regular, timely updates, often based on direct feedback from customers. The latest BIM 360 Glue update - designed and developed in response to customer feedback - provides powerful new clash resolution capabilities, so that you and your team can more efficiently and…
  • Point Layout 2015 is here!

    Sunny Hira
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:38 pm
    It was less than a year ago that we launched Point Layout. Here is a quick refresher on Point Layout: Autodesk Point Layout automatically generates points from models within Autodesk Revit, Autodesk AutoCAD, and Autodesk Navisworks software. As you add points to the design, you embed X, Y, and Z coordinate information into your model. Each X, Y, and Z coordinate includes a unique point number and description. You can use the data you added to the model to inform the coordination process throughout the project lifecycle. Then you can export point coordinates to your compatible total station in…
  • Add 2D PDF sheets with Autodesk Navisworks 2015 PDF reader

    Thomas Schwaiger
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:24 am
    Lee talked in a recent post how 2D support is the #1 shocking thing you never knew about Autodesk Navisworks. As the post explains 2D is still widely used, and one of the formats that many of you receive day in day out is PDF. Thanks to another little know thing called the Navisworks App Store you can now download a free plugin for Autodesk Navisworks Manage and Simulate 2015 (for Subscription customers) that lets you add 2D PDF sheets to your Navisworks project. Why is that important you ask? If like most you receive project documentation as 2D PDF you will want to use it for quantity…
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    Landscape Estimating Software - LMN

  • LMN Sales and Support will be closed Monday Sept 1 for Labour Day

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    LMN Sales and Support will be closed on Monday Sept 1st, 2014 for the Labour Day stat holiday. If you need any assistance or have any questions feel free to email us at and we will get back to you as soon as we can.   LMN sales and support will be back open on Tuesday Sept 2nd at 8AM EST. The post LMN Sales and Support will be closed Monday Sept 1 for Labour Day appeared first on Landscape Estimating Software - LMN.
  • LMN has a New Update! – July 2014 Release Notes

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    LMN Release Notes for July 2014 Update LMN Time New Feature: Add Forgotten Employees to Timesheet Adding a (forgotten) employee to a timesheet that has already been completed was an unnecessarily inconvenient task. For construction jobs, it was simple enough, but for maintenance timesheets, it involved adding the employee to each and every job on the timesheet one at a time. No small feat if your crew hit 15-20 sites that day… So to make it easier, we’ve added the ability to add a new employee to an existing timesheet by copying an existing employee’s hours. Here’s how to do it: 1.
  • NOTICE: LMN Will be down for a Scheduled Update July 28th 9-12PM EST

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Starting at 9pm EST and going to approximately 12PM EST on Monday July 28th, LMN will be down for a new update. Update notes will be posted following the update to update our users. LMN TIME NOTE: LMN Time will be updated and crews will be unable to clock in/out during the scheduled downtime. However, LMN Time will get highest priority during this update and we expect LMN Time downtime to be less than 30-60 min. Don’t forget, crews can always edit their time afterwards to make any necessary adjustments to their timesheets if needed. The post NOTICE: LMN Will be down for a Scheduled Update…
  • Paperless Snow Tracking and Jobcosting Made Easy Seminar

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    It’s 1am and the snow’s coming down heavy. It’s all hands on deck as you battle the elements, people, traffic, and random raised sewers and black ice patches. Then your equipment breaks down and salt prices double… if you can get it. And while all this is going on, you need to keep excellent records, pay your staff and subs, service your customers, and still make money. This course won’t fix everything, but it will show you a way to a much more efficient and a profitable snow business. In this course you’ll learn: - How to setup your accounting for better…
  • Snow Budgeting and Estimating Seminar

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Learn the ins and outs of planning for the unpredictable snow season. In this workshop, you’ll build a snow budget for your company, learn what your equipment truly costs, and develop a pricing system that recovers your costs, your equipment, your overhead and a fair profit. Using your company’s own numbers, you’ll leave with - A snow operating budget, benchmarked against similar companies, that will help you make profitable decisions - A pricing system which will show you what you need to charge, and how much you’re truly making, on your snow and ice work Who Should…
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    Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular

  • Lexington High School Expands with Permanent Modular Construction

    Janet Field
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:43 am
    MODULAR CONSTRUCTION IS LEXINGTON’S SOLUTION Triumph Modular Provided Lexington High School with 18,000 sq. ft. of Classroom Space, over the summer break. The building was ready for student’s first day, on time and on budget! Take a look at these images of the modular building featuring 15 new classrooms the students of Lexington High will occupy.… Read More... The post Lexington High School Expands with Permanent Modular Construction appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Contemplating Modular Construction

    Janet Field
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    Savvy owners and developers are increasingly looking to modular construction methods to accelerate their projects. A growing awareness of the potential to realize the many benefits of building modular is what draws contractors, developers and owners to consider modular construction methods. Before a decision is made to go down the modular path, there is due diligence to be done.… Read More... The post Contemplating Modular Construction appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Run to Home Base 2014

    Janet Field
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    This Saturday July 19, 2014, Triumph Modular will once again participate in the Run to Home Base presented by New Balance. As a proud sponsor of the event, Triumph will be on the concourse with some give-away items for the first 300 passersby. Run to Home Base is an event that means so much to so many people. … Read More... The post Run to Home Base 2014 appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • New England Sports Tickets Drawing Winner Announced

    Janet Field
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    First, we would like to thank all whom have taken the time to respond to our survey. We very much value your opinions and will be taking the feedback into consideration in the coming weeks and months. Meeting and exceeding your expectations is our over arching goal at Triumph. We are continuously striving to “redefine modular” so thank you for your role in our mission.… Read More... The post New England Sports Tickets Drawing Winner Announced appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • Toolkit for Educators Considering Modular Classrooms

    Janet Field
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:42 am
    We were particularly impressed with a recent publication by the Modular Building Institute aimed to help school administrators, teachers and parents when embarking on the path of learning more about modular or portable classrooms. There are many considerations when doing so and the toolkit for educators does a terrific job of summarizing the considerations and making recommendations for steps to ensure a well informed decision making process.… Read More... The post Toolkit for Educators Considering Modular Classrooms appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
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    Help Everybody Everyday

  • Convert Your Website Visitors Into Clients With Lead Magnets

    Matt Handal
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    In an earlier post, I explained why your website doesn’t have a traffic problem. I told you the real problem with your website is one of conversion. In this post, I’m going to give you step-by-step directions to fix that problem. What Is Conversion? That might be a new term for you. But conversion basically means you take a website visitor to the next stage. For example, if a visitor subscribes to your email list that’s a conversion. If a website visitor calls you up, that’s a conversion. If an email subscriber becomes a client, that’s a conversion. You want to continuously move…
  • Listen to Me Share Proposal Wisdom And Make A Fool Of Myself

    Matt Handal
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    I’ve been experimenting with podcasting lately. I recently appeared as a guest on two construction-related podcasts. I thought I’d share these with you because I drop some proposal wisdom and I clear up any misconception about what I do for a living (spoiler alert: I have a job just like you). Construction Industry Podcast In this first one (which you can hear here) I speak with Cesar Abeid about proposals. And being the flag waving, bald eagle flying, ugly American that I am…I instantly give US specific examples and narrowly avoid causing an international incident. We…
  • The Systems That Help Me Deal With Email Overload

    Matt Handal
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    When you add up all the email I get in my home and work accounts, I get hundreds of emails each day. As Tim Ferris likes to say, email is everyone else’s priorities for your time. And frankly, email overload is something I struggle with. I’m sure I’m not alone. Maybe you have hundreds or thousands of unread emails nagging at your psyche. Over the last several months. I’ve seen several high profile people declaring “email bankruptcy.” They’ve simply admitted defeat and deleted all their emails. That’s not an option for me. And that’s…
  • The Present and Future of Business Development in the A/E/C Industry

    Matt Handal
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:21 pm
    I struggled with whether or not I should publish this next podcast. The audio isn’t great. But after a ton of editing and post processing, I think I’ve got it listenable. And I think the topic and conversation is important enough to post in this less than perfect state. My guest on this podcast is Scott Braley, one of the people behind the Society of Marketing Professional Services Foundation’s book, “A/E/C BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – The Decade Ahead.” Scott details how the book, and research, came together; what was left on the cutting room table; why the book is…
  • The Ultimate SF330 Guide (with Template)

    Matt Handal
    18 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve ever proposed on Federal, or even state, A/E contracts…you’ve probably run into the Standard Form 330 (sf330). People often struggle with the sf330. But you don’t have to. In this post, I’m going to explain: How to fill out the SF330 How to structure your information What to add to your submission I’m not going to go over much of the obvious. Instead, I’ll answer common questions and give you some strategies you may have not considered. And I’ll even give you a sf330 template that will be easy for you to use in Microsoft Word and the…
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    Trilogy Builds

  • Trilogy Shows: How Do Passive Homes Work?

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Surprising Materials Trilogy Can Use to Build Green Homes

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
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  • Trilogy Presents Green Building Techniques: Superinsulation

    15 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
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    AEC Business

  • Who Will Replace the Retiring Boomers? – Infographic

    <a href="">AEC Business</a>
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:39 am
    With baby boomers occupying the majority of skill-trade positions and the younger generations steering clear of them,... The post Who Will Replace the Retiring Boomers? – Infographic appeared first on AEC Business.
  • 4 Essentials for Maintaining Good Client Relations during Construction Work

    <a href="">AEC Business</a>
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    If you are currently providing construction or contracting work on a commercial property, the business owners may... The post 4 Essentials for Maintaining Good Client Relations during Construction Work appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Mobile SEO: Making Sites Short and Social

    <a href="">AEC Business</a>
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    With all good search methods starting to fade away like a morning fog, we are getting ready... The post Mobile SEO: Making Sites Short and Social appeared first on AEC Business.
  • New Efficient Ways of Working in Construction- Interview with Mallorie Brodie

    Aarni Heiskanen
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:10 pm
    In this episode of AEC Business Podcast I interview Mallorie Brodie, co-founder of Bridgit, a leader in... The post New Efficient Ways of Working in Construction- Interview with Mallorie Brodie appeared first on AEC Business.
  • World’s Largest Diggers – Infographic

    <a href="">AEC Business</a>
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    This infographic was kindly provided by MW Hire Group. The post World’s Largest Diggers – Infographic appeared first on AEC Business.
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    Oil Tank Removal Vancouver

  • Why Quick Detection of Oil Tank is Important?

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    Finding an oil tank in the backyard or in any area of your home can be frustrating due to the hazards associated with it. The trouble gets multiplied with the existence of a leaking oil tank. They used to be the source of heat in the past which were buried under the house. With passing time, such tanks remained unattended and even many homeowners were unaware of it. How these Oil Tanks are detected? Quick Oil tank detection is important to avoid serious hazards. First time, when you notice any oil patches on walls or dead spots on the grass, it indicates the existence of oil tank on your…
  • How to Remove Oil Tank from your Residence?

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    Tanks storing oil can be found in any area of your home. Locating these tanks is not easy. But there are few signs that help you locate an old oil tank, buried in the backyard of your home. How to locate oil tanks? Depending on the region you are living in, these oil tanks could be found above or below the ground. If you found it above the ground, it is easy to monitor. The home heating oil usually has a tendency to freeze in extreme cold so as a means to keep the oil liquid and flowing was a need. The above ground tanks were easy to deal with when you could actually convert from oil to gas…
  • Residential Oil Tanks in Vancouver-Responsibilities of Buyers and Sellers

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    Many homes in Vancouver still have a heating oil tank, hidden in the backyard. They are normally hidden underground in backyards and filled with sand. These unused buried oil tanks start leaking with rust over the time and produce harmful effect on the residents of a home. Therefore, the removal of residential oil tanks in Vancouver is essential. It also has adverse financial effect on the value of the property. Bylaws of 12 municipalities, it is necessary to remove the heating residential oil tank in Vancouver. All the contaminated soil also be removed and it is equally important to replace…
  • Understanding the Process of Oil Tank Removal in Vancouver

    29 Jun 2014 | 10:49 pm
    If you have heating oil tank at the backyard of your home then think of its removal as it can be hazardous. Let us learn about the process of removing oil tank step by step. Figure out the Location You need to find the oil tank first. Identifying its location is very important. As a homeowner, if you are not familiar with the fact where it is located then take help of any oil tank removal contractor. He will pay a visit to your home and determine the location. Equipment Required You have found where the oil tank is placed. Now you need to determine how to remove it. The experts pay a brief…
  • Removing a Derelict Oil Tank from Our West Vancouver Home

    3 Jun 2014 | 9:58 pm
    When we bought our home in 1998 we had no idea that there was a home heating tank still on the property. It was buried in the backyard. It hadn’t been used since the 60s or 70s. However, over that time, condensation had caused the tank to rust from the inside and eventually it leaked. Too bad it happened on our watch. I began to notice a patch of grass in the back lawn, close to the house where the grass had stopped growing. A couple of months went by and I realized that it was getting larger. One of our neighbors suggested it might be a buried tank. They had had one out about twelve…
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    North Coast Packaged Homes Tales from the Trenches

  • Is It Time to Start Your Plans??

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Are you planning on starting construction in June?  If so, you are not alone so obtaining a building permit can take longer than expected – so let’s review some time frames. Planning is the place to start inquiring about what you can do (or not do) on your property.  Setbacks and lot coverage are basic requirements but many planning departments (especially city planning departments) are now requiring design review.  It is critical to find out if this is required for your project as the design might be dictated by architectural guidelines.  Additionally, there…
  • Five Months After the Delivery of a Brentwood Model

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    And the progress continues on up in the Gold Country on this modified Brentwood Model:    And per the client: This is the first of what looks to be three days for the Taylor team to add stone to the house front.  Tahoe River Rock is the name of the cultured stone we selected for our house.  Individual stones are smeared with an ample heap of mortar and then it is squished onto the wall.  As Brenda realized today, "it's an art form" to apply these stones.The Taylor team got it done a bit faster than expected, just 2 1/2 days and we really like the…
  • Three Months After the Delivery of a Modified Brentwood

    22 Jun 2014 | 10:38 am
    This package was delivered three months ago and the client sends updates all of the time."After 7 days of painting, no telling how much paint, the workers have departed at last today, mid-afternoon.Now the house is ready for interior finishing, electrical to begin early next week.  It's time to order the cabinets and pick out & purchase the flooring. We will first focus on finishing the outside; stucco, stone work, decking & railings to make it complete and safe for visitors.It's also time to order the garage door, so we can stage our interior materials and bring over our…
  • Two Weeks after the Delivery of a Modified Brentwood Model

    25 Mar 2014 | 12:23 pm
    "Today, completed 2 weeks since we received the house package.  We're ready for the roof sheathing nail off inspection and I made the call to the county building department, with a request for morning inspection to support putting felt on the roof starting at noon.Tomorrow, Tuesday, promises to be very exciting with all that we want to get done before the rain moves in:... like finish nailing the roof, lots of detailed work in the roof structure, get all of the plumbing holes poked in the roof, perhaps install the 3 sky lights, the gutter guy will install our gutters (waiting on down…
  • The Many Benefits of Panelization

    5 Mar 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Panelized construction saves both the owner and the contractor time and money.  Higher quality, efficiency and project control all contribute to these savings.From saving time to controlling costs with guaranteed quotes, higher quality and reduced construction waste, it is not surprising that more and more home builders and their clients are choosing panelized construction.Making Dreams a RealityWith the technology that is currently available and the adaptability of using a panelized system no two panelized homes are ever exactly alike.  Whether you are working with a design…
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    A Civil Engineer

  • Components of Superstructure of a Building BCT-5

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:34 am
    I have seen many times in various question and answer website that a similar question asked repeatedly. That is "what is the superstructure?".what is the superstructure?As described in Dictionary, "Superstructure is the part of a building or construction entirely above its foundation or basement".From the universal point of view, the definition is true.From the civil engineers point of view, the superstructure is "the structure which is built on substructure".That means, we can say, the structure built above plinth is the superstructure.What is plinth?Plinth is a layer of cement-sand mortar…
  • Types of Mortar Joint Used to Make Masonry Wall

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Everyday we see the masonry wall here and there. Some appealed to us and some not. But did we notice how the joints are formed in wall?When we make masonry wall we just combine bricks or concrete block with mortar. This mortar can be cement mortar or lime mortar etc. Whichever mortar you use no matter, the mortar joint should be strong, water-tight, good looking and weather resistant.Read more: Traditional Brick Bond Patterns Used in Masonry Wall Construction The thickness of joint should be from 1/4" to 1/2". And it's done by a tool or a trowel.Below are some common types of mortar…
  • Components of "Sub-Structure" of a building, BCT-4

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    We have considered "Sub-structure" as 3rd work phase of building construction in our tutorial series. We left a "work-phase" that is "ground work". Because we discussed about that topic several times here in this blog. You can read them in following links -6 ground works to Prepare a Land for Building Construction.7 Preliminary Works to Do Before Starting Construction ProjectIn this post we'll discuss about sub-structure of a building.First of all, we should know "what is sub-structure"?"The structure below ground level can be defined as sub-structure".Someone defined sub-structure as "the…
  • Important Tasks of Construction Mobilization, BCT-3, PH-1

    31 Oct 2013 | 10:04 am
    Dear readers I'm extremely sorry for not publishing last posts in scheduled time. I was busy in some personal projects.In previous post of this building construction tutorial series, we divided complete building construction works into 8 work-phases. In this post we are going to discuss the first phase of building construction that is mobilization.Mobilization is the preliminary works of any construction project. In a board sense, construction mobilization refers to the processes and tasks that are undertaken before the actual groundwork begins. It needs the following important tasks to be…
  • 8 Work-Phase of a Building Construction Project, BCT-2

    14 Oct 2013 | 1:49 am
    In the previous post of this "building construction tutorial series" I briefly discussed about soil investigation, structural designing and planning of a building. After successfully completing that process, a contractor is selected by bidding process for constructing the building and a complete set of drawing is handed over to the contractor.Here some things should be explained so that you can understand the process clearly.Some construction company buy land and employ consultant to design and make plan for the building. This type of company doesn't need to go through the bidding process for…
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  •  How To Choose The Best Pool Fence Company

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Finding a good pool fence company is one of the most important things that you can do to protect your swimming pool.  It can also be vital for protecting the people you love.  This is especially true when it comes to installing and maintaining pool enclosures.  Having a durable pool fence installed can increase your peace of mind, especially if there are small children who live on the property or who regularly come by to visit.  Fortunately, there are a number of online resources that you can turn to when searching for a reputable provider to install a new pool fence and gate.
  • How Much A Pool Cost?

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
      Owning  a pool is not a cheap proposition. Whether you opt for an above ground or a built in variety, there are many costs associated wit having a pool. How much a pool  costs is contingent upon how much you plan to use it in the course of a year. Living in the temperate climates of California, Florida and Texas, the need to have a pool appears to be more urgent, then in other sections of the country.     Once you have decided the type of pool you want, the question of affordability should enter the picture. To have an above ground pool, the start-up costs are around $…
  • Benefits Of The Self-Closing Pool Gate Latch

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    If you have a swimming pool, one of your first concerns should be having a fence and gate latches that will keep out children.  Did you know that the #1 cause of death in toddlers is drowning?  Kinda’ makes you take a second look at your pool area, doesn’t it? Both federal and state governments have codes in place that require fencing and certain kinds of gate  latches in home pool areas.  To often there is no enforcement of these codes.  It is up to the homeowner to see that the codes are met.  This is to protect the homeowners as well as any wandering children.  Most kids…
  • Fitness Swimming Tips

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
      Swimming is an excellent exercise that benefits the whole body, and helps maintain an ideal body weight as well as improve overall fitness. Swimming is a challenge for people who are afraid of having water get into their nose, or who feel that it irritates their eyes. But once you get the hang of it, however, you will find it much easier to swim, and you can attain much greater speeds. There both indoor and outdoor swimming pool facilities, many of them with pool fence installed. How to Get Started Pace yourself when you first start out in swimming. Take it easy in the beginning and…
  • Make your backyard an outdoor oasis

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:28 am
    Outdoor Oasis Imagine stepping out of your back door into your very own outdoor oasis.  What better investment in your home than to creating an inviting outdoor space for you to enjoy everyday!  The options to creating this paradise are endless but here are a few ideas. 1.  Create a patio area.  Using natural stone, brick or decking you can create a floor space in which you can add exciting patio furniture.  Seating areas with chairs, couches and rugs help to create an inviting space to sit down to enjoy the outdoors.  You can also add such features as a fire pit for keeping warm on…
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    Formwork, Formwork Hire, Formwork Systems » News

  • Concern over lack of housing in England

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Formwork, Formwork Hire, Formwork SystemsEngland is still short of an adequate level of construction, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government, despite a recent spike in house building over the past 12 months. And the lack of new homes is something that concerns homeless charities and organisations that look after those without a permanent roof over their head. Building firms started construction work on 137,000 residential properties during the year to June, that’s an increase of 22% on the same period last year. But that figures is still far from the 300,000 new…
  • 5 Ways You Can Spot a Cowboy Builder

    20 May 2014 | 7:09 am
    Formwork, Formwork Hire, Formwork SystemsEveryone that falls foul of a rogue trader says the same thing. “How could I not see that coming?” Not only do they cause you huge upheaval but they can cost you thousands of pounds in the process. Massive costs, huge disruption and even court battles are just some of the things that can come about when you use “less than reputable” tradesmen. The majority of builders are honest, hardworking people. However some take advantage, some try to get something for nothing, and some will take you for everything you have if you let them. So what is the…
  • Construction output shrinks 2.8% in February

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Formwork, Formwork Hire, Formwork SystemsExtreme weather took its toll on the construction industry in the first quarter of 2014 as output fell by 2.8%  (£270m) compared with a month earlier, according the Office for National Statistics (ONS). But in the three months to the end of February, construction output grew 0.3% compared with the previous quarter. This means that despite signs of improvement, the construction industry remains 13.2% below its pre recession peak. The ONS said the wettest winter on record had caused delays in building work and that repairs of flood damage had not yet…
  • New Software Could Reduce Scaffolding Prices

    26 Mar 2014 | 7:11 am
    Formwork, Formwork Hire, Formwork SystemsNew guidance in the way that scaffolding is designed could slash costs for temporary structures. The latest technical guidance from the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has been hailed as a ‘step change’ that will drive up standards, enhance site safety and dramatically speed up the design process for the most common structures. It also includes a software package that can generate generic designs that automatically comply with European Standards and is a radical departure from the old ways of working. Until now, engineers…
  • Construction Starts on New Liverpool Exhibition Centre

    21 Feb 2014 | 6:50 am
    Formwork, Formwork Hire, Formwork SystemsWork has begun on a £40m exhibition centre and a £26m hotel on Liverpool’s historic waterfront, to be known as Exhibition Centre Liverpool (ECL). The development is being constructed in King’s Dock as part of the Liverpool City Council development, and plans to open by the summer of 2015. The complex, including a 216-room four-star hotel, will host national and international conferences, trade and consumer exhibitions and sports events and it’s hoped the project will create around 1,300 jobs. The project has been funded purely from…
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    Constructive Thinking

  • Unlikely partners in green building

    Michael McNally
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    News broke yesterday that the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council will be working together to improve LEED, the foremost green building certification system. That’s a partnership that personally matters a lot to me. Creating buildings that have minimal environmental impacts – and that even seek to improve the health of those living and working inside – requires more than just inspired clients, designers and builders. Doing so also requires manufacturers that are committed to producing harm-free building materials. But as you may recall, for too long the…
  • This Calatrava masterpiece comes to life – exactly as envisioned

    Skanska USA
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    This Saturday, Florida’s first STEM-focused college, Florida Polytechnic University, will mark its formal opening and the beginning of the 2015 school year. The Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Building that is the centerpiece of the campus was designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava and built by Skanska, as part of a collaborative team of numerous design and construction partners. You might be impressed by the project’s facts: this 160,000-square-foot structure was completed on-time and within the strict $60 million budget. This was accomplished despite such immense…
  • Sustainability as a core value: Why Skanska is a finalist for USGBC’s inaugural Best of Building Awards

    Skanska USA
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    At Skanska, we’re proud of our commitment to sustainability. It’s one of our core values, and because of this, we not only build environmentally-friendly buildings but do so while practicing sustainability at the highest levels: from mitigating our environmental impacts, to being an ethical and fair employer, to working with small- and minority-owned businesses, and otherwise actively engaging with our communities. Sustainability is so important to us that all parts of Skanska USA meet the stringent standards of ISO 14001, an internationally-recognized environmental management standard.
  • Decades with Skanska: Some of our longest-serving colleagues share their stories

    Skanska USA
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    It used to be common for employees to stay at a job for twenty years or more. Today, the average length in one job is 4.4 years, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now consider that at Skanska, we have numerous employees who have stayed with the company nearly ten times the average – spending four decades with our organization. Here are some of their stories: Making the most of an opportunity Jack Carter, Superintendent, Virginia Beach Jack Carter After graduating from the University of Florida in 1974, Jack Carter took a systematic approach to finding a job. He headed to Norfolk,…
  • Celebrating four decades – or more – with Skanska

    Skanska USA
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    In today’s mobile society, it can seem only natural to change employers every few years. So Skanska is fortunate to not only have many long-time employees, but to have numerous colleagues who have spent decades working for us. This week we will be celebrating and sharing the stories of a few of our colleagues who have dedicated their time and talent to Skanska for at least forty years. All in the family Jeff Barber, Senior superintendent, Seattle Jeff Barber Jeff Barber represents three generations of Skanska service: his father, Don, spent 33 years with Skanska (beginning when it was still…
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    Vancouver General Contractors

  • Which Hardwood is right for me; Solid or Engineered?

    Nufloors Canada
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
    So you are renovating, and you have always wanted hardwood flooring . How do you decide between solid or engineered hardwood? Each has their pros and cons and the decision can be a tough one if you don’t know the difference between the two. Here are some of the particulars of both solid and engineered hardwood, and a couple key points to think about before making your decision. Solid Hardwood Solid hardwood is a solid piece of hardwood from top to bottom. Solid hardwood thickness can be 3/4″ to 5/16″ and can be used on grade or above grade. Solid hardwood is best used in family…
  • Technology in the Home

    Hussain Khatheer
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Written by Hussain Khatheer Love it or hate it, technology continues to progress into a category of its own, in our basic needs pyramid. While there was a time when the technologies were simply too expensive and out of reach for the general population, these same devices are becoming increasingly more intuitive and economical; all the while, presenting us with feasible options to add simplicity and safety to our lives and homes.   Home systems do have a wide-range that scale between $2000 to $1million with choices from remote-controlled lighting, swimming pools, security cameras, window…
  • Pinterest Picks of the Day: Artfully Antique

    17 May 2014 | 8:53 am
    Trends may come and go, but there’s something about those antique styles that make them truly classic. It’s just a matter of balancing antique motifs with more contemporary looks to ensure that no one mistakes your home for a time capsule! In this edition of Pinterest Picks of the Day: Artfully Antique; we’re happy to show you how!   The kitchen shown in this pin has a mix of classic country style and old manor house refinement. Elegant silver towel racks, faucets, and other hardware combine with glass servingware to give the space an upscale appeal. Wood countertops and cabinets…
  • Whites and Woods: Beautiful Neutrals

    11 May 2014 | 8:41 am
    So you’re looking for a home style that’s simple and timeless…something that will make you and guests feel comfortable and refreshed. Achieving such a look is easier than you think. All you have to do is rely on a trusted foundation of whites and woods. These beautiful neutrals have a way of balancing each other out: white provides crispness, freshness, and cleanliness, while woods of any type add earthy charm, texture, and warmth. In this post, we’re showing some of our favorite examples of rooms that have pulled off this theme perfectly. My Paradissi The living room shown above is…
  • Fun with Vancouver’s Marimekko

    2 May 2014 | 9:09 am
    It’s no big secret that Vancouver, BC is one of the most trendy, progressive cities in Canada. Walking along its streets, you’ll see luxurious townhouses, contemporary loft homes, and more inspiring abodes. Here, contemporary home design brands thrive, like Marimekko. Marimekko is bold, fun, and always ahead of the curve. This makes it one of our design team’s favorite places for finding eye catching new accents to incorporate into homes across the city. Take a peek below to see some of Marimekko’s delightful design offerings! Marimekko Canada   Marimekko Canada Marimekko Canada…
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  • The Drones Are Coming! The Drones Are Coming! (To The Construction Site)

    Kendall Jones
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    In the very near future, drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), will be flying over your construction site if they aren’t already…and that’s a good thing. Drones are expected to have a positive impact on the construction industry in a number of ways such as improving jobsite safety, providing detailed 3-D models of construction sites [...]
  • Construction Data’s Hot Projects For The Week Of August 18 – 22, 2014

    Kendall Jones
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of August 18 – 22, 2014. 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 as well as high value [...]
  • Seven Ways Your Construction Fleet Can Benefit From Telematics

    Kendall Jones
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Telematics systems combines GPS technology, on-board diagnostics and monitoring sensors to track, log and report data via cellular networks on the performance and operation of your construction equipment. Telematics systems are similar to way a black box records flight data on airplanes. Whether you’re using it for your on-road vehicles, off-road heavy equipment or both, [...]
  • Construction Data’s Hot Projects For The Week Of August 11 – 15, 2014

    Kendall Jones
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of August 11 – 15, 2014. 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 as well as high value [...]
  • ClockShark – Construction Time Clock Software & App Review

    Kendall Jones
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    For the past week I’ve had the opportunity to test-drive and review ClockShark, a new time clock software and mobile app designed specifically for construction companies. ClockShark is a cloud-based software so you can access it from any desktop or laptop with an Internet connection. The mobile app, which turns your employees’ smartphones into personal [...]
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    Construction Informer Blog

  • Infographic Offers Surprising Details About Skyscrapers (Duane Craig)
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Chase Culpan at the Calgary Window and Door Guys did up a fascinating infographic on skyscrapers. Besides listing the tallest skyscrapers, the graphic details the cities with the most buildings over 300 meters (984 feet) high, the most iconic buildings in this class, the first skyscraper, the evolution of the skyscraper and illuminating facts about these very […]Related Posts:Info Graphic Tells Surprising Story About MBA Degree ValueIt’s All In The DetailsAttending to the Nuclear DetailsShort -Form Contracts Offer Speed But Attention To the Details is a MustAGC Economist Offers…
  • Choosing Between Laminate and Luxury Vinyl Tile (Duane Craig)
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    (Thanks to Selby Carpets for providing and sponsoring this post. Selby offers every type of carpet and flooring in the London area for both commercial and business premises. Whatever type of flooring you go for, and whether you’re looking for commercial flooring or something for the home, you’re assured of a durable, cost-effective purchase.) With all the flooring […]Related Posts:Building Green Luxury: Part 2Building Green Luxury: Part 4Building Green Luxury: Part 3Luxury Homebuilder Shares Green PerspectivesConsider the SRI When Choosing Cool Roofing Materials
  • An Ancient Material Finds a Place in the New World Trade Center (Duane Craig)
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Many people probably don’t know the One World Trade Center shares a characteristic with Roman Empire roads, railroads, and 18th century masonry work in Europe.  That characteristic goes by the unassuming name of “slag.” Slag, the leftovers from the metal smelting process was a key component used as a base material in Roman roads. And […]Related Posts:Glass Countertops Put Old Material To New UseDon’t Care Attitudes Drive Up Material CostsHemp May Be Prime Material For Truly Sustainable BuildingsAll-Silicone Air & Water Barrier Tackles Material…
  • Virtual Reality Stimulates Interest in Construction Careers (Duane Craig)
    6 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    There isn’t much exciting about a hammer, especially to a young person. And running a shovel can’t be nearly as engrossing as running a backhoe. But hammers and shovels are the construction of yesteryear. Problem is, many kids don’t know that. Add in our nation’s preoccupation with the “four-year degree,” and you’ve got a recipe […]Related Posts:Robotics in Construction Projects Moves Closer to RealityEngineer Careers In Greatest Demand For LEED AP AccreditationThe Coming Green Building Reality CheckNothing New in the Mortgage Interest Deduction…
  • Five Ways to Research Your Next Construction Employer (Duane Craig)
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    If you are unsatisfied working at your current employer and you don’t see anything changing anytime soon, then you’ll have to be the one to make the change happen. And, now is a pretty good time to do just that. By most accounts, construction is in for a period of labor shortages because many people left the […]Related Posts:Construction Websites Have Many Ways of Being WinnersSocial Media’s Problems and the Top Four Ways Construction Can Use ItTake Time To Identify the Ways You Can Differentiate Your Construction BusinessThree Ways Contractors Still Cheat Each…
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    MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing

  • Metal Roof vs. Shingles – What your Regular Roofer will Never Tell you!

    Metal Roofing Pro
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Your home is your most prized possession, and no other roofing system can keep it better protected than a metal roof. For discerning homeowners who want to make a long term investment into their home, and to be sure that they are getting a premium roofing material, metal shingles are a top choice. While they […] The post Metal Roof vs. Shingles – What your Regular Roofer will Never Tell you! appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • Residential Metal Roofing Prices

    Metal Roofing Pro
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Introduction: In this guide, we cover the history of residential metal roofing in the US, along with important environmental considerations, side-by-side comparisons, and the latest consumer pricing information. Historical Background: Believe it or not, there was a time when residential metal roofing was pretty much unheard of in the United States. Then, came along the […] The post Residential Metal Roofing Prices appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • Water Collection Systems for Standing Seam Metal Roofs

    Metal Roofing Pro
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:27 am
    Have you ever considered getting a rainwater collection system for your home? A standing-seam metal roof with its smooth surface provides an ideal platform for harvesting rainwater using a sloped metal roof. Englert Inc., a metal roofing and leafless gutter manufacturing company committed to the environmental cause is now offering a 3 in 1 fully […] The post Water Collection Systems for Standing Seam Metal Roofs appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • Tin Roof Pros and Cons – What Metal Roofing is All About

    Metal Roofing Pro
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    A notion that installing a “tin” roof over your house may seem old fashioned, or be somehow associated with the unattractive tin roofs on industrial warehouses, could not be further from the truth when it comes to modern metal roofing. Tin metal roofs are one of the oldest, most reputable roofing systems in the world, […] The post Tin Roof Pros and Cons – What Metal Roofing is All About appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • How to Install Metal Roofing

    Metal Roofing Pro
    22 Jun 2014 | 5:39 am
    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 appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
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  • Series #6—Creating Your Outdoor Living Space: Child’s Play Area

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
        Are your kids getting older, but the backyard keeps staying the same? Spice things up in your landscape by adding a play space for your kids. You don’t have to spend a whole lot to get the creative retreat your kids are begging for, either. Loads of DIY ideas are floating around, making it easy to update your yard to match your growing family.   Backyard Games Playing games outside is one of the best parts of being a kid—and sometimes the best part of the homestead for a tired parent! Kids are very good at inventing outdoor games, including simply taking a ball outside…
  • Be a 2014 Stone Trendsetter

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
        Wonder what a “stone trendsetter” is? It’s you! Using natural stone in your landscaping this summer and fall, you can be at the height of landscaping fashion. Just what are these trends? We’re glad you asked. There are so many creative things landscapers are using stone for, we just had to write a blog post about it!     Fire & Water This year, the “fire and water” concept has risen in popularity. Poolsides with candles atop columns, hot tubs with bowls of fire flickering in the evening light, and other fire-and-water combinations create a dramatic…
  • Series #5–Creating Your Outdoor Living Space: Backyard Paradise

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
        Do you long for the lazy days of vacation, the wind billowing through linen curtains as you swing in a hammock nearby? We all do, of course! But what if a beach or mountain getaway isn’t possible because of a time crunch at work? The solution: make your home a vacation destination—specifically, the back porch. Whether it’s a roofed addition or an open deck, creating your very own “staycation” spot is not as far out of reach as it might seem.   What’s a staycation? You can probably tell that the term “staycation” is a combination of “stay” and…
  • Why Is the Grass Always Greener?

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
        If you own your own home or maintain your own lawn, you probably ask yourself this question every time you drive down the street. Why do the neighbors’ lawns always looks so much more lush? Do they pump a gallon of Miracle-Gro into the sprinkler system every morning? Something like that. But it’s really less complicated to maintain a soft, vibrant green lawn than it looks. It may seem like the ones who are retired or at least work less own the best lawns, but you can have it just as green—with less time—with a little know-how.   Proper Mowing Technique Did you know…
  • Series #4—Creating Your Outdoor Living Space: Garden Mazes

    2 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
        Are you tired of the same traditional pattern for gardening—a raised bed here, a flower bed there? One very intriguing way to spice up your garden scene is to landscape a garden maze or labyrinth. Mazes can be elaborate and time consuming to maintain, especially the ones that involve lots of evergreen hedges. But they don’t have to be. In fact, you can add a garden maze without walls–a labyrinth–which makes it more of a winding footpath, but still makes for a garden with a twist—literally.   What It Can Look Like Never seen a garden maze before? Sure you…
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    Norbord - North American Products Blog

  • Preventing Sub-Floor Squeaks Part 1

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Contrary to popular belief, squeaky floors are not just an ‘old home’ problem. Most squeaks originate in the finished flooring (especially from poor installation of hardwood) but occasionally they can be in the sub-floor system if the proper care is not taken during installation.  Sub-flooring systems built to minimum code requirements are more susceptible to squeaking over time. Minimum code can allow for joists depths to be smaller and thinner sub-floor panels but the cost to build to higher than minimum code requirements is not a lot. Keep in mind that finished flooring like ceramic…
  • Duct Leakage Costs you Twice

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Duct leaks are insidious and are one of the three biggest energy wasters in most homes. While leaks cost you through the loss of conditioned air, when these duct leaks cause negative indoor pressure, unconditioned air will be pulled in from outside and you will waste even more energy keeping your home comfortable. A study by the Lawrence Berkley National Lab found that on average, about 10% of initial supply air and about 12% of return air is leaked. Other studies put this number as high as 40% while Energy Star rates it more modestly: “In a typical house, however, about 20 to 30 percent of…
  • Old Habits Die Hard

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    A builder called today upset that he had been supplied OSB that was the wrong size. They measured 47 7/8” x 95 7/8” and should be 48”x96”.  This “manufacturing defect” was going to cost him a lot of money to correct the framing and result in him losing money. He proceeded to tell me that after decades of building homes he knew what he was doing. This was bad material because the panels were miss-manufactured because they didn’t line up with his stud layout and this was the manufacturer’s problem. I explained that unless the unit was stamped, “Full Face”, the material…
  • 5 Ways to Get People to Remember Your Construction Company

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    One of the constant responsibilities of the construction industry manager is soliciting new business. Word of mouth can bring in a good amount of business, but you must augment your good reputation with marketing methods that work. Selecting marketing that will give you a good return on investment will help you to reduce your costs. Take advantage of Existing Opportunities When you are working on a house, ensure that you place a lawn sign out front and that you have signage on your vehicles. This way, you are getting free advertising and neighbors may strike up a conversation that could lead…
  • Why Turning on the HVAC during Construction is a Good Idea

    7 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    The rising costs of gas and construction materials, as well as increased competition mean that small to medium construction companies have to work hard to keep costs to a minimum. One of the ways to do this is to conserve energy and water onsite. However, there are really great reasons why you should turn on the HVAC and leave it on for the duration of your build. Meet ASTM Compliance Levels One of the most important reasons for keeping the HVAC on is moisture control. Leaving the HVAC on will establish the home’s ambient moisture and temperature conditions. This will allow for the increase…
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  • Refinishing Hardwood floors – Step by Step Instructions

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    28 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Hardwood floors demand a fairly frequent refinishing whenever you feel that they are losing their luster. All you need to do is repair and re-sand the wood, along with some coats of refinish over the wood. Here is the step by step procedure: Step 1. Identify what kind of wood your floors have. Mostly oak, […] The post Refinishing Hardwood floors – Step by Step Instructions appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
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    19 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    So you are a bath junkie, looking for a new beautiful tub to soak in? It is easy to dive into the endless possibilities of bathtub looks, styles and finishes, and lose track of such important considerations as cost, comfort, quality, and fit. Between your budget, personal needs, space limitations, materials and aesthetic design preferences, […] The post A Guide to Selecting your Dream Bathtub appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
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    18 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Kitchen remodeling is perhaps one of the most rewarding remodeling decisions you can make, especially if you’ve just purchased your home recently, and your kitchen looks like it is still 1950s! Or perhaps, it has been ages since a last major remodel in your kitchen. In this guide we will explore some creative kitchen remodel […] The post How to Give your Old Kitchen a New Look on a Budget appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • Top Baby Shower Decoration Ideas 2014

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    23 Jun 2014 | 1:43 pm
    If done right, decorations for a baby shower can give the whole event that special feeling of exciting anticipation of the coming baby, highlight the warmth and love of family and friends, as well as celebrate the sweet joy of motherhood. To achieve the right mood and to set the tone of the party, decorations […] The post Top Baby Shower Decoration Ideas 2014 appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • Top Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Trends 2014

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    22 Jun 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Are you thinking about renovating your living space? Then, consider starting from your kitchen! The kitchen is the center of your home, where you spend most of your time eating, preparing meals, and interacting with your family. If you are looking for fresh kitchen remodeling thoughts, consider these ideas and design trends popular this summer. […] The post Top Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Trends 2014 appeared first on - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
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  • Labor Day Facts Worth Knowing

    Kelly Lignos Ziv
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    By the time Labor Day rolls around, everyone working in construction – from the office to the field – deserves to blow off some steam. Summer is the industry’s high season, and there aren’t too many laborers working harder than construction workers! Before heading off to the barbecues and beaches, we’ve dug up some Labor Day facts you might actually want to know. (Bonus: These facts are sure to make you one of the only people at this year’s BBQ who actually knows what this holiday is all about). 1.) Labor Day Started as a Protest In 1882, 10,000 workers…
  • New Trends in Prefab Construction

    Angie Mansfield
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Prefabrication isn’t a new technique in construction. It’s been a big help in putting together lower-cost housing and speeding the construction of modular homes for years. It’s also sometimes associated with lower quality. But today contractors and designers are taking prefab to new places, and proposing exciting new uses. Here are just a few ways prefab is expanding into the construction industry. Using BIM + Prefab to Help Subcontractors Using the handy 3D design tools that BIM offers, many small- to mid-size subcontractors are finding ways to cut waste and costs by…
  • How Subcontractors Rule the Jobsite

    Daryl Lang
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    We recently counted up the number of different companies involved in single, real-life construction project where FieldLens is being used as the main communications tool. We counted 45 companies from a variety of different trades involved—and most of them would be considered subcontractors. Subcontractors are vital to construction, providing the expertise, manpower, and flexibility that keeps the industry humming. They also account for the highest number of individual businesses and people employed in construction. By one estimate, subcontractors represent about 71% of the workforce…
  • Could Google’s “Project Tango” Tablet Revolutionize Construction?

    Daryl Lang
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today’s tablet computers are handy for staying connected from the field. But they might be about to get much, much more useful. Imagine a tablet that knows its exact position in space and can generate a realtime 3D map of everything around it. Image via Speck Design Google wants to sell you one, maybe as soon as next year. Right now it’s known as Project Tango, part of Google’s Advanced Technologies and Products (ATAP) group. If it works as promised, the Tango tablet could radically reset our expectations for computers on construction sites. Here’s what we know so far about this new…
  • 7 Construction Songs We Love (And 1 We Love to Hate)

    Jason Veduccio
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let’s face it, without music, life would be pretty lame. Well so would construction sites. We can’t guarantee your crew will work better listening to these songs but we do recommend that you crank up the volume when the boss is around. And please—no ladder dancing! If I Had a Hammer—Pete Seeger I know, I know, who needs some guy alone on a guitar when we have auto-tune and Karaoke machines. But this is one of those songs everyone’s heard too many times—just not in fifty years. Give it another try; this is the original workingman brotherhood song. Brick by Brick—Arctic Monkeys…
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  • Spray Foam Prevents Wind Damage to Roof

    Jake Jacobson
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Image Courtesy of DAS Products Inc. A home’s roof is exposed to a variety of weather-related challenges and threats, at all times of year. While residents in certain parts of the country tend to worry more about the threat ice and snow pose to their roof, in reality the wind associated with warm season storms can cause significant property damage in many regions. While hurricanes batter tropical and coastal regions, even areas that aren’t in primary hurricane-prone zones can still experience severe wind and rain that can put a roof at risk. As noted in a past issue of Spray Foam…
  • Spray Foam Equipment Has Active Role in Passive Homes

    Jake Jacobson
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    Image Courtesy of KM COATINGS MFG Passive housing is becoming the latest “green” building buzzword. Passive housing refers to a home that is so well-insulated and nearly airtight that it can be completely or mostly heated by passive solar energy combined with the heat generated inside the home by people, electrical appliances and other items. If a heating source is needed, it’s a small heat source which is used as sparingly as possible. Passive housing may seem trendy, but it has actually been around for quite a few years. However, the early incarnations of solar-focused housing were…
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    25 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Professionals in the spray foam industry or construction business will want to make sure they hurry and register for next month’s 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference. Presented by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, this conference offers a variety of useful content and other valuable resources for anyone who works with spray foam, insulation, coatings or related products. Conference organizers recently announced the keynote speaker for the conference. Vivek Wadhwa, an author and entrepreneur, will share thoughts on developing future…
  • Spray Foam Equipment Renews University Landmark

    Jake Jacobson
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Image courtesy of National Coatings The University of Missouri’s Memorial Union is a well-known campus highlight. It’s also considered a local historical landmark, one that’s treasured by area residents and University alumni. The bell tower and Gothic design are certainly striking, but the real importance is the significance of the structure as a memorial to the school alumni who were killed in World War I. Needless to say, when it was discovered that the building was suffering from serious structural issues due to aging and soil erosion, this caused a lot of anxiety among many…
  • Spray Foam Helps Separate Home from Attached Garage

    Jake Jacobson
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Image Courtesy of KM COATINGS MFG Attached or “indoor” garages can offer several convenient advantages. Probably the most popular thing about attached garages is that you can get in and out of your car without being exposed to the elements. This is especially true if you live in an area with a lot of rain, snow or other messy weather. The ability to get in your car and start it up without scraping, shoveling or getting soaked is indeed a nice perk. An attached garage also gives you a place to keep your vehicles sheltered and secure, in a location close enough to the house that you can…
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  • Download Advanced Building Technologies for Sustainability by Asif Syed [PDF] Book

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    1 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Over the last few years, there has been significant publicity, in the media of the building industry and in the general media, highlighting the need for sustainable and energy efficient buildings—but a lot still has to be done.  "In the United States, buildings use about 40 percent of the total energy consumed and about 68 percent of the electricity produced." Buildings are essential to
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    A leading Construction company requires services of the following staff for the Building Project in Lahore / Sheikhupura & Other Stations with relevant experience. Positions and Qualifications: BSC-CIVIL BSc. Civil having 10/15 years experience of handling projects independently. DAE Civil DAE in Civil with minimum 10 to 15 years experience in Building works and Billing. Civil
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    31 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Mughals Pakistan (Pvt) Limited was founded in 1968 by its present Managing Director Mr. Muhammad Akram Mughal. The Company started business as a small family concern in Chittagong by constructing factory building for Glaxo Laboratories. In 1970, in view of the conditions prevailing in Bangladesh, the office of the company was shifted to Karachi. Employer/Company / Organization Hiring:
  • DAE(civil) Associate Engineer (civil) required at Maple Leaf Cement Ltd.

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    31 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    We are looking for self motivated, dynamic and result oriented individuals, who can perform in cross-functional teams in order to attain optimum results, CVs are invited for following positions in Reliability Centered Maintenance Department (RCM), based at Maple Leaf Cement Ltd Plant Site Iskanderabad, District Mianwali, Pakistan. Employer/Company / Organization Hiring: Maple Leaf Cement
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    SAP is an acronym of Structural Analysis Program, the complete name of the software is SAP2000. SAP2000 is a general purpose finite element program which performs the static or dynamic, linear or nonlinear analysis of structural system. What is SAP2000? SAP2000 is among the top structural engineering softwares used by civil engineers for the analysis and design of structural systems, ranging
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