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What Is a Building Envelope and Why Is It Beneficial?

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.
What Is a Building Envelope and Why Is It Beneficial?

What Are Floor Joists and How Do They Work?

What Are Floor Joists and How Do They Work?

Floor joists are horizontal structural members that span an open space, often between beams, which subsequently transfer the load to vertical structural members. These joists, part of the floor system, carry the weight of everything inside a room, including walls, furniture, appliances, and even people.
What Are Floor Joists and How Do They Work?

Brick Dimensions Guide: Common Shapes and Sizes

Brick Dimensions Guide: Common Shapes and Sizes

Learn about specified, actual, and nominal brick dimensions and the most common brick sizes. Standard brick sizes vary from country to country.
Brick Dimensions Guide:  Common Shapes and Sizes

Rebar Sizes, Grades, and Types

Rebar Sizes, Grades, and Types

A rebar, or reinforcing bar, is a bar that’s used to reinforce and strengthen concrete under tension. It’s typically made of steel, though fiberglass is popular for certain projects because it doesn’t corrode and is non-magnetic.
Rebar Sizes, Grades, and Types

States Where the Most Home Development is Happening

States Where the Most Home Development is Happening

Rumors of a housing boom are abounding, but are they accurate? We've analyzed U.S. Census data to determine where the most building permits are being approved and what types of homes are being constructed.
States Where the Most Home Development is Happening

What Is a Shear Wall?

What Is a Shear Wall?

We tend to think of walls as components that hold things up (like roofs) or provide barriers for privacy or safety. But a shear wall, also known as a structural wall, has a different function.
What Is a Shear Wall?

How to Design a Net Zero Energy Building

How to Design a Net Zero Energy Building

The building sector emits such huge amounts of greenhouse gases that urgent action is necessary to avert climate disaster. Net zero energy buildings will play a big role in curbing global warming in the decades to come.
How to Design a Net Zero Energy Building

The Complete Commercial Building Renovation Checklist

The Complete Commercial Building Renovation Checklist

As you begin to familiarize yourself with the renovation process, you will find that renovating a commercial building involves many moving parts. Carefully executing each step of the process is crucial to the project’s success, so it’s important to stay organized and ensure that the project stays on track.
The Complete Commercial Building Renovation Checklist

American Infrastructure Statistics and Facts

American Infrastructure Statistics and Facts

We usually think about “infrastructure” as roads and bridges. But the label also covers other kinds of public works. There are many types of infrastructure that affect nearly everything we touch and everywhere we go in modern society.
American Infrastructure Statistics and Facts

Illegal Dumping Facts and the Consequences of Carelessness

Illegal Dumping Facts and the Consequences of Carelessness

Illegal dumping — also known as “fly-tipping” — has been a problem for both cities and rural areas for decades. Americans alone dump roughly 1.5 million tons of illegal waste each year, and the problem has only gotten worse during the pandemic. Illegal dumping refers to the act of discarding large amounts of waste in […]
Illegal Dumping Facts and the Consequences of Carelessness

How to Dispose of Concrete Properly

How to Dispose of Concrete Properly

The majority of all C&D waste is concrete. This guide highlights the ways you can safely dispose of your leftover concrete after a project.
How to Dispose of Concrete Properly

23 Construction Waste Statistics & Tips to Reduce Landfill Debris

23 Construction Waste Statistics & Tips to Reduce Landfill Debris

The construction industry is only second to manufacturing in waste generation. These construction waste statistics tell a story of tremendous strides made in the march toward sustainability.
23 Construction Waste Statistics & Tips to Reduce Landfill Debris

Types of Bridges

Types of Bridges

Bridges, from Sydney Harbor to the Tower Bridge across the Thames to the Golden Gate, connect us and bind us together. They’re gateways to discovery — and the way many of us get to work each day.
Types of Bridges

How to Understand Floor Plan Symbols

How to Understand Floor Plan Symbols

When you think of a floor plan, the first word that probably comes to mind is “blueprint.” The two are related, but they’re not exactly the same thing. But just what is a floor plan? And what do we need to know about its symbols?
How to Understand Floor Plan Symbols

4 Types of Steel: What Makes Them Different?

4 Types of Steel: What Makes Them Different?

Steel is an iron alloy, composed of iron and other alloying metals. There are four main classifications and many different subgroups, each with a unique purpose.
4 Types of Steel: What Makes Them Different?

Lean Construction: Principles Shaping the Future of Construction

Lean Construction: Principles Shaping the Future of Construction

As environmental regulations change and building materials evolve, going lean could mean setting yourself up for industry success by creating a culture built around innovation and efficiency. Resource scarcity continues to shape construction trends and influence how the industry might change in the coming decade.
Lean Construction: Principles Shaping the Future of Construction

How to Read Construction Blueprints

How to Read Construction Blueprints

Blueprint reading is an essential skill that workers in the architecture design and construction industry need every step of the way.
How to Read Construction Blueprints

Adaptive Reuse Explained With 3 Imaginative Examples

Adaptive Reuse Explained With 3 Imaginative Examples

Adaptive reuse involves transforming an old space to serve a new purpose. Learn more about this process with imaginative renderings.
Adaptive Reuse Explained With 3 Imaginative Examples

6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

Learn more about the latest trends in construction wearable technology, including smart boots, hard hats, and watches.
6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

What Are “As Built” Drawings in Construction?

What Are “As Built” Drawings in Construction?

Also known as “as builts,” as built drawings show the changes made to a building plan during construction.
What Are “As Built” Drawings in Construction?

15 Must-Read Construction Articles

15 Must-Read Construction Articles

As we’re more than halfway through 2020, we’ve seen some major shifts in how the construction industry is operating. From early year industry predictions and trends, to job market shifts and impacts of COVID-19, we’ve compiled a list of 15 articles that highlight the current state of the construction industry and future projections.
15 Must-Read Construction Articles

What Is Value Engineering in Construction? 

What Is Value Engineering in Construction? 

Value engineering refers to a systematic process aimed at increasing the value of a product. It focuses on improving functionality while keeping costs low.
What Is Value Engineering in Construction? 

How Are Roller Coasters Built

How Are Roller Coasters Built

Learn how roller coasters are built, from the design straight to construction.
How Are Roller Coasters Built

Reimagining Kids’ Construction Drawings in Real Life

Reimagining Kids’ Construction Drawings in Real Life

Take a look at how kids' drawings of famous landmarks would look like in real life.
Reimagining  Kids’ Construction Drawings in Real Life

American Wasteland: Which States Produce the Most Trash?

American Wasteland: Which States Produce the Most Trash?

Where are the landfills in our state and all the others? Are they open or closed? What kind of trash do they accept? Does our trash stay in our own states, or does it get trucked to somewhere else — and why?
American Wasteland:  Which States Produce the Most Trash?

How to Build an Underground Bunker in 9 Steps

How to Build an Underground Bunker in 9 Steps

Learn how to build an underground bunker in 9 steps.
How to Build an Underground Bunker in 9 Steps

What Is America Building When Stuck at Home According to Google

What Is America Building When Stuck at Home According to Google

Americans turned to home improvement to occupy their time while staying at home. Read more on what they built and where these projects were most popular.
What Is America Building When Stuck at Home According to Google

Types of Foundations Found in Construction Projects

Types of Foundations Found in Construction Projects

The types of foundations used when constructing homes, bridges, skyscrapers, or superstructures differ substantially. Learn about the types of foundations from shallow to deep foundations.
Types of Foundations Found in Construction Projects

What Is Commercial Construction?

What Is Commercial Construction?

Commercial construction is made up of building, renovating and even designing of commercial structures like office buildings, hospitals, and skyscrapers. Learn what goes into each type of project and how the bidding process works.
What Is Commercial Construction?

The Oldest Buildings in America

The Oldest Buildings in America

Some of the oldest buildings in America have the most unique construction. Take a tour with us through U.S. history and visit these historic landmarks.
The Oldest Buildings in America

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