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How to Design Bird-Safe Buildings

There are a number of ways to address the problem, from screens to etched or fritted windows to minimizing lighting that can distract and confuse migrating birds. These are just a couple of characteristics of some bird-safe buildings, but the true definition is more detailed than that. So, before we go any further, it would behoove us to define exactly what a bird-safe, or bird-friendly building is.

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How To Become a Crane Operator

If you’re looking for a career that is challenging, pays well, and doesn’t require years of advanced study and mountains of student loan debt, then a career in the construction industry as a crane operator might be just what you’re searching for.

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Architectural Acoustics: The Art of Sound Design

When you think of acoustics, you probably think of concert halls. But musicians aren’t the only ones who benefit from good acoustics. Architectural acoustics are essential in ensuring sounds are transmitted clearly and effectively. They matter when it comes to keeping things quiet in places like libraries or museums, or in making sure loud noises aren’t too loud, in places like casinos.

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Types of Concrete Blocks Used in Construction

There are two primary concrete block categories: hollow and solid. Both of these concrete block types are typically used during the construction of walls, but can be used for other purposes as well.

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Contractor vs. Subcontractor: What Are The Key Differences?

Business owners might choose to hire general contractors, independent contractors, and subcontractors for a variety of different construction projects. However, deciding which type of contractor is the best fit for a project requires understanding the key differences between each type.

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What Is an Air Change Rate and Why Is It Important?

Why is this important? If your air change rate is too high, you’re losing air that you’re paying to heat or cool. If the rate is too low, your air is becoming stale and stagnant, which can also lead to a buildup of toxins, viruses, pathogens, and the like.

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Constructing the City of the Future

As the global population grows and more people flock to urban areas, new methods to build efficient, sustainable cities could drastically change the urban landscape in just a few decades.

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Commercial Construction Cost Per Square Foot in the U.S.

To give you a better idea of how much you can expect to spend on a commercial project, we’ll go over the most common types of commercial buildings and break down the average cost in the western, eastern, midwest and southern U.S.

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Electric Construction Equipment: The Future of Heavy Machinery

The push for more sustainable construction practices has intensified in recent years, and electric heavy machinery is now joining the ranks of electric cars and public transportation as an eco-friendly alternative.

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What Is a Building Envelope and Why Is It Beneficial?

A building envelope is everything that separates the internal building from the external environment, including a roof, doors, windows, floors, and walls.

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How To Get Forklift Certified + Common FAQs

Learn what standard forklift training programs include, find out who certifies training, and know who should get forklift training.

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Creating an Effective Site-Specific Safety Plan (SSSP)

A site-specific safety plan is a risk management document written and maintained by the contractor to manage the health and safety of the construction site.

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