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

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

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

Full Commercial Building Renovation Checklist [+Template]

Full Commercial Building Renovation Checklist [+Template]

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.
Full Commercial Building Renovation Checklist [+Template]

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

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

3 Imaginative Adaptive Reuse Projects To Inspire You

3 Imaginative Adaptive Reuse Projects To Inspire You

Adaptive reuse involves transforming an old space to serve a new purpose. Learn more about this process with imaginative renderings.
3 Imaginative Adaptive Reuse Projects To Inspire You

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?

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

What Is Commercial Construction? Full Guide

What Is Commercial Construction? Full Guide

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? Full Guide

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

13 Fun Construction Activities for Kids + Printables

13 Fun Construction Activities for Kids + Printables

Construction play is a valuable learning tool for kids. We share 13 printable building activities for kids that teach them important STEM skills.
13 Fun Construction Activities for Kids + Printables

9 Types of Infrastructure Construction Projects in 2020

9 Types of Infrastructure Construction Projects in 2020

The United States’ construction infrastructure costs are on the rise in 2020, which can be good for the entire construction industry. The Census Bureau released a report on construction spending, showing that 2019 annual rate estimates ($1,345 billion) were under predicted for 2020 ($1,369.2 billion), and readjusted to meet financial demands. This means that there […]
9 Types of Infrastructure Construction Projects in 2020

Space Construction: The Industry’s New Frontier

Space Construction: The Industry’s New Frontier

Check out how advancements have made space construction a reality.
Space Construction: The Industry’s New Frontier

The 4 Different Types of Construction Contracts

The 4 Different Types of Construction Contracts

Understanding the different types of construction contracts is essential, as they determine what you pay, what you’re liable for, and many other aspects of the job.
The 4 Different Types of Construction Contracts

The State of America’s Infrastructure

The State of America’s Infrastructure

The United States’ physical infrastructure is an essential asset that, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, drives “growth, jobs, safety, and global competitiveness.” But even the U.S. Chamber of Commerce agrees that the nation’s public infrastructure, which consists of bridges, waterways, airports, railroads, drinking-water systems and wastewater systems, is in need of maintenance and […]
The State of America’s Infrastructure

How Are Subways Built

How Are Subways Built

Check out the careful planning of how subways are built.
How Are Subways Built

Survey: Can Americans Recognize Cities without Their Skyscrapers?

Survey: Can Americans Recognize Cities without Their Skyscrapers?

Do buildings make up the city or can people still recognize a city even if the most recognizable building is removed? We decided to find out in this survey.
Survey: Can Americans Recognize Cities without Their Skyscrapers?

The Anatomy of Earth Sheltered Homes

The Anatomy of Earth Sheltered Homes

Learn about the different types of earth-sheltered homes, and how the environment is impacted by them.
The Anatomy of Earth Sheltered Homes

How Are Skyscrapers Built

How Are Skyscrapers Built

Skyscrapers are modern day marvels of industrial innovation. Find out just exactly how skyscrapers are built with this animated guide.
How Are Skyscrapers Built

15 Interesting Construction Facts

15 Interesting Construction Facts

Read and learn about 15 different and interesting construction facts.
15 Interesting Construction Facts

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