Posted on 2/11/2021 By Shingobee
There are many new alternative energy technologies available today that can impact construction costs, both at time of construction and over the course of the life of the building. Many of these technologies are already available today, and others are still being developed and tested. The two that are currently most widely used are geothermal and solar.
Posted on 1/8/2021 By Shingobee
Since its creation, OSHA has focused its resources where they can have the greatest impact in reducing injuries, illnesses, and deaths in the workplace. And to do that, one of their most recent initiatives is the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program.
Posted on 12/7/2020 By Shingobee
The insulated concrete form (ICF) is a system of formwork for reinforced concrete usually made with a rigid thermal insulation that stays in place as a permanent interior and exterior substrate for walls, floors, and even roofs. Find pros and drawbacks of using ICF here.
Posted on 10/28/2020 By Shingobee
Drones currently have many uses on construction sites, but this technology is in the early stages of development within the industry. They currently provide development and construction teams with overhead views of job sites, creating images and videos to help optimize everything from grading plans to identifying differences between the as-designed and as-built plans. Current users of drones are primarily hobbyists, but as the technology and regulations evolve, they could play a major factor within the construction industry.
Posted on 10/9/2020 By Shingobee
Driven by a new generation of affordable and powerful Internet of Things (IoT) devices, commercial building and industrial sites can now generate large amounts of valuable data for analytics and automation. Building owners and managers recoup the benefits and cost savings of these systems.
Posted on 8/3/2020 By Shingobee
The construction industry is constantly coming up with technological advances in tools, equipment, and construction methods that improve the accuracy and efficiency of construction.
Posted on 7/2/2020 By Shingobee
When selecting a solution for a commercial roofing system, there are two widely used methods today: TPO and EPDM. Compare them now.
Posted on 5/5/2020 By Shingobee
The challenge over the years with any concrete product is protection - not from cracking, but how to repair cracking at the early stages before failure. The industry has developed some creative solutions, including “self-healing” concrete.
Posted on 3/3/2020 By Shingobee
Often, we see a newly constructed building and we admire the exterior appearance of the structure without giving much thought to what makes the building so appealing. We are impressed with the color and/or the design, but we don’t stop and really take a good look at the exterior finish. There are numerous building materials that make up the overall “look” of the building. One of those materials you are looking at could be Exterior Insulation and Finish System or EIFS.
Posted on 2/13/2020 By Shingobee
Anyone desiring to improve their property or construct a new building must know how to navigate the quagmire commonly known as the building permit and inspection process. Let’s begin with the basics. What exactly is a building permit?
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