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Published: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:17:20 -0600


Precast Concrete Construction

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:21:46 -0600

In the mid-nineties, I was heading a civil design department for a large EPC contractor in South East Asia. We had received an order to build a paper plant. The primary building in a paper plant is the paper machine building.

How Can a Construction Company Take Care of Workers' Health?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:48:50 -0600

Construction companies are the most badly hit by accidents at sites. It leads to massive loss of productivity and revenue in addition to other perils like prosecution and bad press.

Construction Site Safety Checklist

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:31:48 -0600

A construction site safety checklist is a great way to minimize safety hazards that arise out of human errors and forgetfulness. By standardizing the procedure to do a task, the safety checklist makes sites safer, healthier and more efficient.

Why Should You Join a Scaffolding & Rigging Course? Here's What You Should Know

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:58:40 -0600

Needless to say, construction jobs are incredibly difficult to perform, but it's also high in demand. Considering the fact that new buildings and landscapes are being erected in nearly every other place, it's the best time to work on construction sites. But to be honest, it's easier said than done. People who work in construction have to undergo intensive training to be capable for the job, especially when it comes to scaffolding and rigging.

FRP Construction Products And Design Codes

Wed, 17 May 2017 08:39:40 -0500

Concrete infrastructure is of immense significance when it comes to the economic growth of a region. Civil structures should be designed and built with satisfactory materials and techniques so that they can stay in good shape for a longer life span without rehabilitation. Durable infrastructure systems such as bridges, highways, water systems, buildings play a vital role in building a healthy economy. The need for cost-effective and corrosion-free construction materials, therefore, has reached to an unprecedented level.

Outsourcing Engineering Services - Risk or Safeties?

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:31:59 -0500

Outsourcing has existed for as long as one can remember, but it has garnered greater attention due to the revolution brought in by the Internet. Outsourcing of engineering services has not reached the scale attained by the IT services Industry yet, but it has the potential to do so. The principle driver of outsourcing is the availability of low cost resources in developing nations coupled with competitive pressures exerted on organizations in developed nations.

Comparing Apples to Apples - Sign Packages

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:09:39 -0600

When shopping for a sign company to handle the next commercial real estate project, is your company comparing apples to apples? Shopping for the best bid package is wise for any developer, but be sure to know exactly what's in the proposal.

Tips for New Residential Construction

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:22:14 -0500

Here's some things you need to know about the entitling process for constructing new residential properties, including apartment builds and condominiums. In this hot market of new construction, developers should do their research before getting into different projects.

Green Buildings Are the Wave of New Commercial Buildings - Green Homes and Renovations Save Money

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:37:11 -0500

Green buildings are the wave of new building improvements. Green homes, home renovations and products also save money! It is my opinion that most people may be uninformed about the many benefits in green homes,green home renovations and eco-friendly products and practices. Building construction is evolving and becoming more in-line, in America, with how buildings are constructed overseas. It is our responsibility to build our homes and office buildings in agreement and respect for our planet. Environmental consciousness is a part of our perceived agreement to be aware of planetary and environmental health in consciousness to satisfy or hopefully,supersede our human responsibility by impacting the factors of our responsibility in the equation, for a healthier planet, while living in harmony with nature and the elements. Collective preservation is a gain in attaining an advantageous edge over the years of work that is needed to complete our life mission of global building change- beneficial towards a healthier planet for mankind, immediately and intensively for the betterment of nature, the elements,and humanity.

The Three Basic Services Offered by Lift Companies

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:38:47 -0500

Lift companies are usually sought out by customers to provide one of three basic services. Each of these is detailed in this article.

Reasons to Consider Hiring a Construction Cleanup Company

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 07:46:53 -0500

Construction sites are very hazardous and can get messy by polluting surrounding areas. For this reason care must be taken to ensure that construction sites are kept tidy and clean to avoid any accidents and to maintain a clean environment. How Do I Ensure A Clean Construction Site?

MEP Drawing Services Play a Crucial Role in the AEC World

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:13:09 -0500

MEP drawings play a crucial role in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry. Opt for 2d & 3D MEP drawing services to save 50% of construction cost and improve project delivery schedule.

Interior Post Construction Cleanup Tips

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:57:13 -0500

There is nothing worse than bringing contractors in to do a construction project only to find that once they have finished the job and they have left their mess behind them. Construction site clean-up is part and parcel of the construction industry and it's a messy job, but someone has to do it. You can make your life easier by cleaning as you go which should help reduce the end of the project cleanup process and help prevent injuries.

Infrastructure Planning for Townships

Mon, 23 May 2016 09:41:56 -0500

In any large-scale public or private housing township development, physical infrastructure such as earthworks, roads, drains, sewers and utilities are critically needed not only to enable the physical development of, but also support modern community living in the new housing estates. In fact, no development can function properly and effectively without the timely provision of adequate infrastructural facilities and public utilities.

Simple Ways to Reduce Erosion on Construction Sites

Mon, 02 May 2016 08:37:05 -0500

Among the main problems encountered during the cleanup of a construction site are filtering and sediment control issues. Construction projects produce twenty-two hundred tons per acres of erosion each year. It is an incredibly common concern for the construction industry, and it is important to know how to help prevent this event for the safety of the people around the construction site as well as the environment.

Introduction, Basic Definitions, Major Components of Scaffolding (BS 5973-1993)

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:59:50 -0500

Scaffolding is a basic temporary structure embracing an existent or future possible structure per design that aids the construction worker in having safe and ergonomic access to intended job and widely used in industries and private properties, to some extent. Scaffolding also ensures timely execution of construction projects and this article is about the basic idea, common scaffold components and their specification.

Get the Perfect Solution for Construction Sequencing Through 4D BIM

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:08:55 -0500

Reduce delay and construction rework by opting for BIM services. Choose construction phasing through 4D BIM and coordinate construction operation down to the last detail in time and space.

Shop Drawings Constitute a Significant Aspect of Workshop Fabrication

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 10:50:52 -0500

Shop drawings are important for workshop fabrication. Search for the best mechanical BIM service provider and prepare installation, block-out, sleeve, spool and other diagrams for removing clashes.

How Sediment Control Plays a Role in Commercial Construction

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 08:03:01 -0500

Sediment control is the process or implementation of strategies to combat soil erosion. Soil erosion can contaminate waterways and harm the environment. Not only is soil unnaturally entering streams and rivers a serious environmental concern, but construction projects often leave soil contaminated due to the chemicals involved in construction.

Is Micro Housing Just a Fad, or Is It the Future?

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:30:27 -0500

According to the National Association of Home Builders, in 2009 the size of the average American home was two thousand seven hundred square feet. That means for a family of four there would be, on average, six hundred seventy-five square feet of living space per person. Based on these numbers, a single person living in just five hundred square feet (the size of several micro homes) sounds perfectly reasonable, in fact, it sounds like what many people are already accustomed to.

Clash Coordination With BIM Software

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:59:45 -0500

Clash coordination is important for the contractors of the construction sector. Choose the right BIM software platform for your construction project and get complete clash resolution.

How a Clean Construction Site Can Enhance Construction Safety

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:07:35 -0600

Ensuring that a construction site stays clean means that you are ensuring the safety of everyone that enters the construction area, as well as everyone that works on the site. Any debris that is left lying around could be a potential threat to someone's safety and thus it is important that it should be cleared away as soon as possible. If the construction works with toxic materials and chemicals it is crucial that they should be disposed of properly.

Understanding Private Eminent Domain

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:57:41 -0600

The question is not whether the person or entity seeking enforcement of private eminent domain is good or evil. The question is the balancing of interests.

Personal Injury Cases Need an Expert to Sort Out

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 08:04:39 -0600

The loss of loved ones is a devastating and tragic event that no one should experience especially when the death is caused by needles fault of another. By knowing your rights and understanding the process of a wrongful life-loss claim lawyer can help you out from the trauma.

Business Owners' Advice for Public Ramps and Stair Lifts

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:15:57 -0600

If you are a business owner, and you have a commercial property that is open to the public, it is important that it is accessible by everyone, including those with mobility issues. Ramps, lifts, and more are wonderful features that promote safety and convenience for people in wheelchairs, elderly folk, and more.

Things to Ask at the Time of Selecting a Contractor for Your Project

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:18:05 -0600

Hiring a contractor is not an easy task. There are a lot of things involved. At the time of selecting a contractor, you must take care of a few important things. A right selection can bring your success easily.

Ways to Reduce Common Construction Site Hazards

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:59:21 -0600

The need for safety is huge on a construction site. Whether the crew is building a house or a sky-rise building, the people and equipment moving around it make that area a high potential for injury. The some of the most common injuries are falling from heights, a scaffold collapse, electric shock, and failure to use proper personal protective equipment.

Top 5 Facts About Commercial Contractors

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:13:47 -0600

Keeping pace with the globalization and modernization, the demand of commercial contractors is increasing day by day. A vast of majority of people are highly interested in hiring commercial contractors for the successful implementation of their projects. They want to get it done under the supervision of expert and experienced commercial contractors to give their constructions more strength and power to combat against various weather attacks like storm, rain, snowfall, hailstorm, and earthquake. The tendency of getting general contractors is increasing gradually. Under their supervision, you are sure to get the most modern construction that can stand you out from the crowd. They can create a different identity for you by providing you with cutting-edge solutions at the most competitive prices.

3 Tips for Buying Commercial Real Estate Short Sales

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 06:15:47 -0500

Commercial short sales, which work in much the same way as foreclosures, used to be a fairly unattractive prospect. While you could pick up a property fairly cheap, you would often then have to find somebody to help you fix it up and turn it into a commercial premises that could actually be used, which pushed the cost up.

The Intricacies of Scaffolding - Here's the Lowdown

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:16:30 -0500

Scaffolding - one of the most relevant aspects of construction - needs a lot of careful segregation of features before work is initiated. Yes, there are specific features that you should be focusing on for scaffolds. This article talks about them with brief explanations.

Paya Lebar Central: One of the Vibrant Commercial Hubs in Singapore

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:34:34 -0500

Paya Lebar Central has been emerging as one of the vibrant commercial hubs in Singapore. The land bank offers more than 12 ha of land for commercial and residential property development. Both national and international property investors can come to invest here.

Should Floor Tiles Be Pretty or Practical?

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:27:32 -0500

Making tile choice decisions should always start wearing your "practical" hat, ask the right questions, and then you can compromise with your heart "if necessary" knowing that you have reached you decision based on the right core criteria. By following this simple guide you will end up with tiles that will reduce slip fall injury and litigation risk.

Simple Ways to Improve Construction Site Safety

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:29:34 -0500

Construction site safety is an all-important facet of the construction industry. It is important to ensure the safety of the workers and staff on the construction team, whether it is building a new structure or demolishing an old one. It is crucial that they are protected from hazardous and toxic wastes.

Tips for Recycling Construction Site Debris

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 06:28:56 -0500

Construction site cleanup is an essential aspect of all construction-related work when you consider the large quantities of waste materials that are generated. Whether it is new structures that are being built or old structures being demolished, there is a lot of debris which has to be disposed of in a careful manner. Construction site cleanup should be done in a way that is eco-friendly, safe, and cost-effective.

Is Your Construction Recruitment Agency Befooling You?

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:57:20 -0500

The market today has both good and bad construction recruitment companies. This content is an attempt to make the readers understand what the difference between the two is. Presently, the construction industry is witnessing its golden era; therefore, more and more people are trying to be a part of it.

$277 Million to Save the Statue of Liberty From Rust!

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 07:25:51 -0500

In an article in The Times on 11th April 2015, it was highlighted that $277 million was spent on trying to remove the rust. No matter how you look at it. $277 million is a lot of money; I wonder how and why an all-American (albeit French) icon was left to get into such a state in the first place?

Benefits of Consulting a Construction Recruitment Agency

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:03:42 -0500

The construction industry is considered as one of the most budding sectors in any economy. As, the construction sector contributes to the infrastructural development, which in turn contributes to the overall growth of an economy. Thus, people galore are now trying their luck in this respective sector, but not all of them are lucky enough to make it that big.

Who Wants Variations?

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:20:40 -0500

Do you think that builders want variations? Do you think that builders are looking for ways to "screw" their clients? Do you think builders will do anything to make that extra dollar out of their clients?

How Can Ready Mix Construction Materials Benefit The Builders?

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:47:20 -0500

Ready mix construction materials have set up a new trend in the construction industry. The name itself tells the story.

Property Development Metrics - Finding The Right Site

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:30:59 -0500

Property development can only be successful if you get your metrics right! What does this mean? If you intend to become a property developer or you are looking for a site to develop, before you need to know what you are looking for, you need to know why you are looking for it.

Real Estate Prospecting Calls - Getting Conversions

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:52:34 -0500

Finding leads and actually converting them into legitimate appointments is one of the most difficult parts of the job for a real estate agent. There are a number of ways that they can go about advertising their services, with the particularly proactive choosing to undertake prospecting calls in the hopes of bringing a potential client on board or at least getting them face-to-face for a conversation.

Commercial Real Estate Closing Checklist

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:50:49 -0500

One of the main reasons that a commercial property transaction might fall through when it is near to closing is because one of the parties has forgotten an important aspect of the transaction that needs to be considered before the relevant documents can be signed. With that in mind we have created a small checklist of things that you need to keep in mind when closing on a commercial real estate property, to make sure that you cover all of the bases. Acquisition Documents You need to ensure that all of the documents relating to the purchase...

5 Handy Commercial Construction Tips

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:58:10 -0500

You might have been put in charge of a commercial construction project recently, and though you appreciate your boss's stamp of approval on the work you are capable of doing, you might not know all of the components that go into the project. Here are some handy tips to keep in mind as the project progresses.

Commercial Construction Tips - Facts About Construction Projects

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:57:31 -0500

Commercial construction is often an arbiter of changing economic conditions. Construction projects mean both an improving economy and a way to improve the economy of a given area. Read on to learn more interesting facts about commercial construction.

Commercial Construction Tips - Things You Need to Be Aware Of

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:02:29 -0500

Commercial construction is a vastly different process than residential construction is. The scale is completely different, and the bidding/permitting process is unique. There are more factors to consider and more environmental impacts to account for at each step along the way. There are some special components to contemplate when it comes to commercial construction - let's take a look at some of them.

Commercial Construction Tips - Completing the Project On Budget

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:59:18 -0500

There are times it feels like it's newsworthy to announce a commercial project that came in either on budget or even under budget. But the truth is most projects are undertaken with the expectation that they will be completed on budget, even though that can also be the hardest aspect of the project to complete. Here are a few tips to keep in mind so you, too, can bring your commercial construction project in on budget.

The Only Commercial Construction Tips You Will Ever Need

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:58:35 -0500

Commercial construction can feel overwhelming when you start to try to break down each of the steps that go into the process. You might wonder exactly where to start. Or, you might have questions about commercial construction in general. Read on to find the best commercial construction tips there are.

Commercial Construction Tips - Is the Project Feasible?

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:58:01 -0500

Getting a construction project off the ground can be very tricky, as there is a lot that needs to be considered before you even lay the first brick. Making sure that the project is actually feasible in the first place is extremely important, and it should be the first thing that you do when you decide to start work.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Keep the Project On Schedule

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:57:27 -0500

Successfully completing any construction project on time and in budget is dependent on a number of different factors. If each of these factors align as they should you will find that the project goes much more smoothly. If they don't, delays will be inevitable.

Resourceful Marketing Ideas for Construction Companies

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:23:46 -0500

Hands-on strategies are important to attract and retain customers for your engineering, architectural or construction businesses. Continuously changing marketing techniques now-a-days makes it difficult for companies to adhere to one strategy for long.

Steps to Take to Find a Commercial Lendor

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 05:58:29 -0500

When you are looking to finance your next commercial real estate project, you need to find a commercial lender. Why, you might ask? You need someone on your side who is an expert in the nuances of the kinds of loans that are a part of commercial real estate. But finding one can be kind of tricky. Here are a few tips to help you find a great commercial lender.

Design and Build Contracts, Advantages and Disadvantages

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:32:31 -0500

Anyone who has spent time working in the UK construction industry is likely to have strong opinions about Design and Build contracts. In the immediate future, it's likely that activity within the sector is going to increase, and whilst the exact political flavour of the Conservative government has yet to be confirmed they have at least promised to invest heavily in house building. With that in mind the following points highlight some of the thorny issues associated with design and build contracts.

Tips for Managing Construction Cleanup and Debris

Wed, 13 May 2015 06:07:28 -0500

Construction sites generate a lot of debris and waste, most of which is hazardous to human health. Some of this waste is generated directly as a result of construction activities while others are created indirectly. The non-hazardous waste materials on construction sites can range from bricks, rubble, wood, concrete, insulation and wiring waste, nails and rebar, etc.

Five Key Elements for a Quality Asphalt Driveway

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:42:02 -0500

Learn about the importance of proper asphalt driveway paving for commercial properties. These five key elements are the most important factors to driveway paving and installation.

Estimating Projects, 10 Things To Consider

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:12:46 -0500

We find ourselves with a Project to Bid. Though we have done this type of work before, there is always a new twist such as Porous Pavements, Swirl separators, Municipal codes, and Clients who want to make a statement with their Projects. How do we begin?

10 Great Commercial Construction Tips

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:59:27 -0500

Commercial construction can be a big undertaking, both literally and figuratively. You might think you have it all under control, but do you really? Here are ten tips that will help make your next commercial construction project a success.

Role of a Contractor in Commercial Construction

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:49:52 -0500

You may have been told that you should consult a contractor for your commercial construction project, but were never really told why. You thought about all of the components and felt that someone in your office could handle the job just fine. There are a lot of components to a construction project, however, and it is important for all of them to be met. Here are just a few of the main things a contractor will do for you on your next project.

Project Management Vs Construction Management

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:36:50 -0500

In the midst of deciding on (and budgeting for) the kind of leadership needed for a real estate project, a question we often hear is: "What is the difference between a project manager and a construction manager?" A real estate project management firm deals in all aspects of the real estate development process from the initial assessment/conception phase, until the final move in, and beyond. A construction manager, on the other hand, is concerned solely with the construction aspect of the project.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Ensure Your Contractor Is Doing a Good Job

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:42:07 -0500

You've no doubt heard some of the nightmare stories of contractors and projects gone awry. You have probably also heard of some contractors who do really good jobs. How do you know which one is which? Read on to see how to check on your contractor and make sure you're getting a quality job.

Commercial Construction Tips - Are the Project Goals Realistic?

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:40:42 -0500

Defining your commercial construction project involves a lot of details. Desired outcomes, goals, and milestones all have to be considered. How can you make sure that the goals you have set forth are realistic? Let's look at some of the factors that should go into the goal setting process so you will have a more successful plan.

Hiring Construction Equipment

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:32:36 -0500

Construction projects can be demanding whether they are small or big. It is a process that can be tedious, especially if you are not sure how to go about it or don't use the help of the right professionals to give you peace of mind. A well-managed construction project can however give you the time to relax and have the best outcome at the end of it all. One of the things you might find important to consider with your construction is hiring necessary equipment.

Revealed Top Reasons Behind the Ubiquitous Use of Ready Mix Concrete

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:22:53 -0500

Ready mix concrete has become a necessity for any construction project irrespective of whether it's a small or large project. This article gives an overview of important factors that leads most of the construction company to use ready mix concrete.

6 Benefits of Maintaining a Clean Construction Site

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:31:13 -0500

During the construction process, lots of debris and materials can be found all over the place, and proper construction cleanup is essential in order to successfully complete the job. Without the help of a construction site cleanup crew it can be close to impossible to fully clean up all of the debris, especially if you want the job to be done quickly and in a professional manner. Here are six worthwhile benefits of using professional construction cleanup practices: Eliminate Trash, Debris, and Dust Dust, debris and trash can accumulate quite a lot during the construction process,...

The Cost and Benefit of Hiring a Real Estate Project Manager

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:50:27 -0500

A company that is planning a move, a renovation, or a complete out-of-the-ground construction, and that wants assurance of the project's delivery by its targeted completion date and within its budget, is more likely to hire a 3rd party project management firm to oversee the whole project from start to finish. Project management should be the core competency of the project management firm you hire since they will have the most direct experience and no conflicts or other interests at stake. The additional cost of bringing in an outside expert will be more than offset by the speed and quality...

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Know If Your Contractor Is Doing a Good Job

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:36:21 -0500

Big construction project or little one. An historic renovation in the heart of old downtown or a new retail center. No matter what kind of construction project you are undertaking, you want to feel assured that you have chosen the right contractor for the job. But how do you know that your contractor is doing a good job?

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Avoid Going Over Budget

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:34:41 -0500

A commercial construction project can seem like a never-ending balancing act, like keeping a series of plates spinning. One plate represents keeping the project on schedule. Another spinning plate is ensuring that construction is completed properly and safely. And still another spinning plate is containing the project budget.

Commercial Construction Tips - Tips For Getting the Most Out of Your Project

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:28:07 -0500

Starting a construction project is always an exciting time, with the prospect of the eventual completed project going a long way to keeping everybody involved motivated and on task. This is why there are few things as disappointing as when the final product doesn't meet expectations for whatever reason. As such, getting the most out of your project is vitally important and with these tips you should be able to ensure that the project is a success.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Keep the Project On Budget

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:24:01 -0500

Keeping a construction project on budget can be a very difficult task, especially because there are so many variables that could affect the overall running of the project. The key is to not only take the potential for such issues into account but also to ensure that the project is run as efficiently as possible, allowing you to save money without skimping on quality. With that in mind, here are a few tips for ensuring the project gets done on budget.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Stay on Track

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:13:19 -0500

So you've landed a big commercial construction job but are now feeling the pressure when it comes to making sure everything gets done on time and within budget. It can be a little intimidating and your company's reputation will be affected based on the outcome of such projects, so it is important to get everything right to ensure you have the best possible chance to get the job finished.

How to Estimate the Cost of a Commercial Construction Project

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:24:00 -0500

To gain a commercial construction project it is often important to demonstrate that you are adequately able to estimate the costs involved in the project. This usually requires putting together a detailed tender that shows exactly what needs to be spent and where. Estimating these costs can be quite difficult and a number of factors need to be considered before sending a quote or tender.

Commercial Construction Tips - Completing the Project on Schedule

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:31:21 -0600

Construction projects are tricky when it comes to placing a timescale on things. After all, there are a lot of things that could cause issues during the course of the project, which in turn leads to delays. Sometimes these issues are unavoidable but there are a number that can be eliminated from the equation with proper planning. Follow these tips and you will have a much better chance of getting your construction project completed on schedule.

How to Choose an Aerial Video Company

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:08:46 -0600

Aerial video collected by UAVs carrying cameras is becoming an important part of the project management of commercial construction and commercial development projects. Aerial video has many uses for commercial construction:

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Come in Under Budget

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:08:34 -0600

If you are relatively new to the commercial construction business you might still have some things to learn. One of those things ought to be how to stay within your budget. If you do not have a plan for doing this it could become a constant and unnecessary battle for you. The key here is - having a plan in the first place. We are going to give you some ideas on what costs must be accounted for in your plan in order to determine what your individual project budget will be. Then you can proceed to plan how to meet that budget.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Stay On Budget

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:04:21 -0600

Keeping a commercial construction project on budget requires determination, vigilance, creativity in problem-solving, and diplomacy. It begins almost at the moment a project is conceived and continues throughout the entire construction period.

How the Recession Is Affecting the Commercial Construction Industry

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 05:33:55 -0600

The 'Great Recession' theoretically lasted about 18 months, from 2007 to 2009. Recovery has been agonizingly slow in many industries but we are now in 2015 and the construction industry is more rapidly shrugging off the residual effects of the recession.

Commercial Construction Tips - How to Stay on Schedule

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:05:33 -0600

If you are the owner or manager of a commercial construction company you well know it is crucial to stay on schedule when completing a project. When you fall behind on a project you tend to rush everybody who is working on it. As a result the workers and the bosses feel pressured.

Commercial Construction Marketing Tactics

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:30:26 -0600

If you are a commercial construction company owner you may be interested in our article. In it we will give you some tips on great strategies for growing your business. This information is taken from the advice of people who are in the industry and are successful. We hope you find it helpful.

Three Basic Sales Tips for Property Developers

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 07:26:15 -0600

Selling a property can be a daunting task for those who are new to the industry. This article lists down three basic sales tips for professionals who have just entered the real estate and property development industry.

3 Common Accidents In the Commercial Construction Industry

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 09:03:13 -0600

If you are either looking for work in the commercial construction industry or are new on the job; you might be wondering what kind of dangers you face. Actually it makes more sense to ask this question before you begin your search. But whether you did this or not, the answer to your question is that there are some accident risks you should be aware of.

Commercial Construction Basics

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 08:42:37 -0600

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a top level supervisor for a commercial construction company? If your answer is yes, that is fine and dandy. However, we strongly urge you to start at the beginning of your possible new career. Before you become a leader you must be a construction worker; then gradually earn your way to the top. The only way you will succeed in doing that is if you learn the basics of commercial construction along the way. The purpose of this article is to get you on your way to doing that. Along those lines we have some helpful tips for you. Continue reading in order to see what they are.

Tiny Houses

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:17:33 -0600

Tiny houses or commercial spaces are popular. "Small spaces allow for a small budget!", claims Vera Smith of St. Louis, Missouri. I want a small home, one that I can pay off in a few years.

Ordering Concrete? Tips to Build It Right

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 09:02:50 -0600

There are many points that one need to consider while buying ready mix concrete. Read this entire article to get useful information on things to consider while ordering ready mix concrete and how using ready mix concrete can be beneficial for any construction project.

How to Speed Up Commercial Construction

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:51:19 -0600

"In commercial and residential construction, cost-effectiveness, speed and safety count and functionality dominate over prestige." This is an excellent and pertinent quote. While factors like cost-effectiveness and speed definitely do count in the world of commercial construction; SAFETY CAN NEVER BE SACRIFICED!! Safety is the number one concern in all commercial (and residential) building projects. In this article we will look at how to speed up the commercial construction process WITHOUT sacrificing safety.

Commercial Construction Techniques

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:01:50 -0600

In this article we will explore some old and some new construction techniques that are considered by experts in the industry to be alternative techniques. Perhaps this information will inspire some future innovative building designs. The techniques discussed here are in random order and are not intended to display any particular construction preferences.

Different Types of Commercial Construction For Your New Business

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:41:39 -0600

Commercial construction is defined as the creation of any buildings for any type of commercial purposes. These projects include supermarkets, restaurants, various types of office buildings, your local malls, schools, and many more that you probably see all the time in your city or town. Also included in this genre of construction are industrial commercial projects such as power plants or manufacturing plants. In this article we shall discuss some of the more important ones.

Best Ways to Improve Sediment Control

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:19:06 -0600

The process of development normally includes the modification of topography, vegetation removal, and the coverage of formerly vegetated surfaces using impermeable cover including driveways, buildings, and roads. These alterations to a landscape might lead to soil erosion as well as the sedimentation of bodies of water since soil travels to rivers, lakes, and streams in water runoff during storms at the improved velocity because of vegetative cover insufficiency. The vegetative cover removal as well as its root system affects the capability of vegetation to stabilizing soil, reducing runoff velocity, shielding soil surface from rain, and maintaining the ability of the...

The Importance of Foam Insulation in Commercial Construction

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:31:42 -0600

It used to be that building "insulation" evoked images of rolls of fiberglass batting material in either pink or white/yellowish color. Since the late 1930s, long strips of fiberglass batting have been cut to fit between wall studs and sandwiched between the exterior wall and the sheetrock interior.

How Weather Plays a Part in Commercial Construction

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:30:49 -0600

The end of 2013 and the start of 2014 marked a period of exceptionally bad weather across the United States. New housing construction dropped to the lowest monthly total ever recorded, even when the Great Recession was at its lowest point. And as 2014 ends, early-season arctic air and snow blasts have set records across the country from the Pacific Northwest to the East Coast.

How the Recession Has Affected the Commercial Construction Industry

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:28:34 -0600

For some time, I have asked myself (and others), "What was so great about The Great Recession?" This economic crisis has been deemed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the worst world-wide recession since World War II. Its impact has been felt in nearly every industry imaginable, and particularly in the construction industry. It ran its course for 18 interminably long months, between 2007 and 2009; the worst period occurred at mid-year, 2009.

The Basics of Drawing Blueprints for Commercial Construction Projects

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:20:28 -0600

There are aspects of commercial building projects that everyone can take notice of. There are the various phases of construction, the finished building, the landscaping on the outside. But do you realize that no construction process even begins without first drawing up blueprints? That is an absolute fact! This article will discuss different facets of reading and drawing up blueprints.

New Construction Methods - Innovations in Commercial Construction

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 08:19:57 -0600

Did you know about the existence of new and innovative commercial construction designs, services and products? It is absolutely true that there are such things. Some companies are committed to utilizing dynamic science to lead to the discovery of and development of new and innovative products. Additionally these companies have come up with new products and integrated systems that have the industry as a whole continually reinventing itself. We will examine some of these more closely in this article.

Commercial Construction - How to Breakdown the Costs

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:49:30 -0600

The first thing to do when breaking down the costs of commercial construction is to find out everything you can about this specific project and its geographical location. You must know exactly what kind of a building it will be and what types of businesses will occupy it. Next you must know everything you possibly can about the location it will be in. What kind of architecture is prevalent there? What is the weather like? The answers to this question are important because you must ensure your project will safely accommodate any type of people that will frequent it. You should also be familiar with any local ordinances that may dictate what kind of structure it can be. Once you have the answers to these questions you can estimate the different costs that will be involved in constructing it. What are those individual costs? We will now take a look at them.

The 3 P's to Having a Safe Construction Site

Wed, 05 Nov 2014 05:30:33 -0600

Maintaining a safe construction site requires constant diligence, from the planning stages to the final cleanup. Many construction companies develop a culture of safety in which managers and workers cooperate to create the safest workplace possible. This is possible when there is adequate communication and respect onsite.

5 Reasons to Build a Green Commercial Building

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:53:58 -0500

Being Earth-friendly has become more than just a fad, it's an actual movement. More and more people are realizing how important it is to be kinder to the planet. This movement has even gone so far as to include commercial and office buildings. Green construction utilizes modern architect designs as well as green and/or recycled materials. Your return on investment is almost 10 points higher than a standard building, and who wouldn't want that? Let's look at some of the reasons it's good to go green.

Four Reasons It Pays to Maintain a Clean Construction Site

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:45:33 -0500

When planning any construction project, it is important to plan the set up, completion of the project and cleanup of the site. When looking at cleaning up a construction zone it is important to address the final cleanup as well as the ongoing maintenance and cleanup needs that will be faced daily. There are several benefits of ongoing and effective construction site cleanup which include: added safety onsite, greater productivity, a better reputation in your community and better cost savings per project.

Flipping Commercial Real Estate

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:58:47 -0500

Home-themed TV shows make it sound easy: buy a house, update it, quickly resell it, and bank the profit. But look behind the scenes of flipping commercial real estate and you may discover that this simple process requires (some) money, careful budgeting, strategic planning, and a certain amount of luck and skill.

All Basics You Need to Know About Ready Mix Screed

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:47:29 -0500

Choosing ready mix screed against on-site screed mix, you can save labour cost and time taken to build a floor screed, which in turn saves you a large chunk of money. On top of all, it is the consistent, high-quality that makes ready mix floor screed the first choice of contractors and builders.

MEP Drafting: The Various Drawings That Are Generated in the Process

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:08:15 -0500

When we talk about MEP drawings it consists of all kinds of mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings. These drawings are developed with the help of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers including the CAD drafters.

Different Software Used in the Execution of Pre-Construction Engineering Services

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:29 -0500

This is true that technology is ruling the current times.And same the condition of the construction industry. Here also all the pre-construction engineering services are executed with the assistance of the software like AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks etc.

Common Flat Roofing Problems

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:45:33 -0500

Why, despite the knowledge, decades of experience in the design and construction of roofs and the use of increasingly sophisticated materials, do flat roofs still bring doubts and worries to many property owner's minds? The answer to this question lies in these three factors: Design, Construction and Operation.