Construction Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Levi's Stadium: Home to the Super Bowl 2016
The Superbowl 2016 Stadium was delivered using BIM and IBDB approach. More than 80,000 cubic yards of concrete, a special mix of concrete to reduce carbon footprint.

Types of Electrical Conduits - EMT, PVC, RMC and More
7 of the Most Used Electrical Conduit Types. Learn the differences between these seven electrical conduit types and their applications.

Self-Compacting Concrete Applications and Advantages
Self Compacting Concrete Uses, Applications, and Factors to Consider. Self-compacting concrete is also known as self-consolidating? concrete.

Types of Rebars - Applications, Uses and Specs
5 Different Types of Rebars and how they can be used and install in different applications. Epoxy-coated, stainless steel and even wire mesh can be used.

Kitchen Countertops Trends, Ideas and Solutions
Trendy kitchen countertop surfaces for you to choose from. These are the most avant-guarde trends in kitchen design and kitchen countertops.

Installation Height for Tower Rings, Mirrors and Dryers
Towel ring holder recommended installation height. There are guidelines in regards to toilet paper holder, hand dryers, cabinet, mirrors, soap dispenser and grab bars.

Types of Subfloor Materials
There are several recommended types of subflooring, each with unique qualities. Learn the advantages of the different types of subflooring material.

House Wrap Installation Guidelines
House wrap installation tips for construction professionals. Types, advantages and problems associated with HouseWrap installations.

Understanding Home Wiring Basics (Common Tools & Terms)
Terms and tools used on wiring diagrams that will help you become a master on electricity 101. Service head, short circuit detectors and electrical meters explained.

The Best Kitchen Countertops
List of the Best Kitchen Countertops. These article also highlight the pros and cons of kitchen countertop materials.

Top Circular Saws (With Reviews)
Circular Saw: Top Circular Saw, Reviews, Pros and Cons

Tips to Pour Concrete in Cold Weather
Pouring concrete during winter can be quite challenging. These professional tips will help you pour concrete during below-freezing temperatures.

PlanGrid App Review: Construction & Field Engineer App
PlanGrid: One of the best construction apps that you must have. Great app for the field engineer.

Application for Payment Forms Used in Construction
Construction industry application for payment basic form: This payment application can be customized to fit your construction project.

Installing, Sealing and Protecting Marble Tile Flooring
Tips and sealing information for marble tile floors, including a look at different types and qualities of sealants and the methods of tile production.

Fiberglass Reinforced Panels (FRP) Advantages
Learn more about Fiberglass Reinforced Panels: Advantages and some questions answered about fiber reinforced panels.

Epoxy Floors: What are Epoxy Floors, Advantages and Applications
Epoxy Floors: What are Epoxy Floors, Advantages and Applications. Learn how to apply epoxy coating and the advantages of this type of flooring.

6 Flooring Types Recommended by Home Builders
Learn about these flooring types, used by contractors and builders, and how you can choose the right one for your construction project.

Guide to Installing Cork Flooring
Cork flooring is available in different colors but can have some limitations in certain areas of the building. The average cost of installation should be about $6/sf.

Avoiding Common Electrical Problems During Remodeling
Ten of the most common electrical installation problems find during electrical remodeling. Make sure to follow these recommendations to avoid these problems.

Toilet Features and Buying Guide Tips
Toilets are one of the most important pieces of a bathroom. Learn more about the different types of toilets and stay informed with our toilet buying guide.

Guide on How to Choose the Right Plumbing Pipe
Guide on How to Choose the Right Plumbing Pipe. 6 Types of Plumbing Pipes to Choose From and their Applications. PVC, PEX, Copper, Brass, and Cast Iron Pipes.

Standing Seam Roofing is One Great Metal Roof Option
Standing seam is a type of metal roofing that will add value to your property. It can be installed easily and the material is environmental friendly.

Vapor Barriers Installation Tips and Recommendations
Vapor barriers placed along the building's perimeter needs to be properly sealed along the wall-floor joint. and when possible attached to insulation.

What Is Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (ACC)
Aerated Concrete, aka Autoclaved Aerated Concrete, is a precast alternative to substitute CMU, a lightweight material with great thermal properties.

Roof Trusses Used in Construction: Types and Cost
There are many roof truss types and variations, here we present some of them and their pros and cons.

Construction Bids and RFP Opportunities for Contractors
These are the sites and tools used by contractors to receive bids. Favorite tools and resources used by builders to obtain bid opportunities.

How and When to File a Mechanics' Lien
Learn When and How to file a Mechanics' Lien. Everything You Need to Know Before Filing a Mechanics Lien. The process will allow you to get paid by the services tendered.

Types of Electrical Transformer Tests
Electrical transformers should be tested prior to arrival on site. Are you aware of theses types of testing an electrical transformers should have?

Types of Utility Locator Tools
Utility locators can be a proven solution before you start digging. Theses are some of the methods used to locate utilities.

Installing Gypsum Board in Cold Weather
If you're installing gypsum board, you should be aware that cold weather can pose challenges during the process. Avoid problems with these tips.

How to Compact Granular Soils
Different alternatives when compacting granular soils. Granular soils have zero cohesion between particle but can be achieved using one of these tools.

How to Paint Using An Airless Paint Sprayer
How to Use an Airless Paint Sprayer instead of traditional roller and brush method. The Airless paint sprayer can save labor costs and time.

Builders Can Verify Ventilation and Design Using HVAC ASHRAE Apps
These three apps from ASHRAE will avoid extra costs and will facilitate your work while your crews are on the field. These apps can be used to check for accuracy avoiding rework.

Steel Fiber Concrete Flooring Uses and Benefits
Steel fiber concrete can provide superior resistance to minimize cracks in hardened concrete, as well as maximum resistance to withstand heavy loads.

Radiant Ceiling Panels: An Economic Heating Alternative
Advantages and Reviews of Radiant ceiling panels. Radiant ceiling panel systems can be used to retrofit buildings earning points toward LEED certification.

Common Techniques for Building Demolition
Implosion, Selective Demolition, Crane and Ball and High Reach Arm are the main, most common methods used for structure/building demolition.

Why You Should Start Using Climbing Formwork
Climbing formworks can generate seamless walls reducing labor costs. Benefits highlighted in this article will be enough to offset the extra cost.

Acoustic Emission Testing Benefits in Concrete
Acoustic Emission Testing is a non-destructive test that can be used to estimate potential corrosion in reinforced concrete. Pipelines and tanks can also be tested with this procedure.

Expert Recommendations on How to Reduce Overhead Costs
9 Things builders can do to reduce overhead costs. Expert tips and recommendations to minimize costs and increase business opportunities.

Save Money By Being Smart: How to Negotiate with Building Suppliers
Expert tips on how to save money during contract negotiations. Pay discounts, volume discounts and long term contract can save you big bucks.

Situations That Might Trigger a Change Order Request
Here are some common situations that a builder must analyze before making a request to adjust their schedule and costs.

Advantages of Using Slipform Concrete Curb Machines
Slipform Concrete Curb Machines are fast and will reduce labor cost in your project. The slipform curb machine will create just the right finish.

Built-Up Roof: Types, Advantages, Applications
Benefits and Drawbacks of using a built-up roofing system and the basics on how to repair built-up roofing.

What is Soil Nailing? Construction Guidelines and Tips
Understanding the process of soil nailing. Soil nailing is a technique used to bring soil stability in areas where landslides might be a problem,

Top Ten Largest Construction Projects in the World
A list of the top 10 largest construction projects.

Expert Tips on How to Prevent Cracks in Brickwork
Expert advice on how to avoid or reduce cracks when using bricks. Learn how to create the right joints in bricks to avoid later problems.

How to Prevent and Treat Termite for New Construction
Brief summary on how to prepare an area termite-free and how to prevent termite to attack your building.

Wood Framing: Common Wood Framing Errors
Typical Framing Mistakes and Tips on How to Avoid Them. Learn How to Frame Like a Pro.

Understanding the LEED Certification Basics
How the LEED certification system works. There are five main categories and many ways to earn credits towards the LEED certification.

Individual Wastewater Disposal System
Wastewater Disposal: Three common individual wastewater sewer systems.

Directional Boring: Used to Install Underground Pipes
Directional boring is a commonly used technique in the construction industry. It is used to install conduits and pipes without disturbing​ the ground surface.

Understanding Builder's Risk Insurance
Understanding Coverage and Exclusions of a Builder's Risk Insurance. The insurance covers construction projects that it are being constructed.

Installing an AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter)
AFCI: When is required? What Is? Introduction to an Arc Fault Circuit Interupter.

Benefits of PEX Plumbing Manifolds: How to Install It?
PEX Plumbing manifolds can offer great advantages compare to traditional trunk and branch installation. Learn how to install a plumbing manifold.

Are Low-E Windows Suitable for All Climates? Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Factors to consider when choosing Low-E Windows. Low-E Windows installation is related to the building orientation and the local climate.

Roof That Generates Power? Why You Must Use Solar Shingles
Solar shingles can now be installed as your only roofing material. Some shingles can reduce the amount of roof penetrations by more than 10%.

How to Control Erosion on a Construction Site
Means and Methods to Control Erosion on Construction Projects. Six ways to prevent erosion from affecting your construction site.

Uses and Benefits of Low-E Windows
What You Need to Know About the Advantages of Low-E Windows. Warmer climates should install windows with a lower SHGC and cooler climate should install windows with a lower U-factor.

Bidding on Commercial Construction Projects
An in-depth explanation of how commercial construction job bidding is conducted, and how to prepare a competitive construction bid for a commercial job.

How to Become a Deconstruction Expert - Costs, Tax Breaks and Tips
Deconstruction techniques and procedures on how to receive tax breaks from the IRS when reusing material. Check out this three deconstruction techniques.

2016 Construction Trends
2016 Construction Industry Trends and Projections. Are you ready for a challenging 2016 in the construction business? Learn what you can do and where the hot markets are

Benefits of Drones (UAV) With Smart Sensors Used in Construction
Benefits of Drones (UAV) With Smart Sensors Used in Construction. Drones can be collect data, track equipment, material and other cool stuff in construction.

Rotary Laser Level: How to Use it and its Applications
Self-Leveling Rotary Laser: Rotary Laser Level Explained, Benefits and Applications. Learn how many types of rotary laser levels are available and how you can get the most out of it.

Types of Rebar Support and Rebar Chair Spacing
Best rebar chair products available on today's market. Rebar chairs are needed to obtain the right concrete cover but be careful when installing them.

Deco Pro Mid St Steel Toe Boot: Great Product at an Affordable Price
Review of the Hi-Tec Deco Pro Mid ST Working boot. The Deco Pro Mid ST is a durable boot with a steel toe, making it ideal for all-day comfort.

Expert Tips and Procedure on How to Estimate Insulation
Learn how professionals estimate how much insulation is needed. After this, you will learn how to estimate insulation, reducing your construction cost.

Expert Guide on How to Install Floor Tile
Follow these steps for a great floor tile installation process. Prepping, layout, mortar mixing, grout and sealing process explained from A to Z.

Responsibilities of a Construction Safety Officer
The construction safety officer manages site safety, works with safety agencies and ensures that the work environment is free of hazards.

Heaters for Construction: Heating Solutions for a Jobsite
Heating solutions for your construction project. These are the different alternatives used to heat construction sites.

World's Highest Rail Bridge
Located in the Himalayan mountains, this bridge will become the world's highest bridge. This bridge will be even taller than the Eiffel Tower and more than 80 meters higher than the record holder.

Right Way to Build an Asphalt Driveway- Cost and Tips
Placing hot mix asphalt shall be performed at the right temperature and using high quality materials. This article present some best practices related to hot mix asphalt placement.

Time-Lapse Camera: BCC-100
Time-lapse cameras shall be located at the south of a project to get the most benefits from the sunlight. The BCC-100 offers the advantages of battery backup and it is wire-free.

UAV's or Drones Are Being Used in Construction Projects
Drones can help the construction industry in many arear. Drones are used to inspect roofs, bridges, real estate showings and surveying.

2015 Standards for Water Heaters: What Every Builder Must Know
New high efficiency standards for water heaters will require some important changes to installed water heaters. Learn what will you as a contractor or builder will need to know to be in compliance with this new standard.

Construction Matting Applications - All About Matting
Construction mats can be customized to meet your specific needs. Matting can be used at construction sites to improve access, prevent damages while providing a solid working surface.

Hydrovac Excavation: What is It and Where It Can Be Used
Hydrovac is a fast and reliable way to excavate in congested areas. Hydrovac works by injecting water into the ground through a ‘hose’ liquefying the soil.

AEC Cares: Covenant House Georgia
CMD, AIA and Hanley Wood Media have started the process to revitalize the Covenant House of Georgia (CHGA) for AEC Cares’ fifth annual project.

Great Source for Architectural Ready-Made House Plans
Houseplans.com is an industry leader of architectural ready home design able to meet the most demanding request. Houseplans.com provides thousands of architectural ready-made house plans.

Repurposing Materials: A Builder's Guide to Reuse Material
Repurposing is such as wide process, and almost everything can be reused. Almost every construction material can be repurposed and turned into different ideas.

Construction Equipment Winter Care Maintenance Tips
Important Care and Maintenance tips for your construction equipment during winter. Keep you equipment running by following these important and helpful tips

Bosch DDH181X-01 Drill/Driver Review-Toughness and Safety Combined
The Bosch DDH181X-01 Drill/Driver is a combination of toughness, speed and safety that will meet the most demanding working conditions. Great tool, great performance.

KWIPPED: Online Rental Equipment Platform
KWIPPED is an online rental equipment platform offering services to the construction industry. KWIPPED can actually become the Uber of Construction Rental Marketplace

Uses and Applications of Skid-Steer Loaders
Skid-steer loaders a valuable equipment for your site. Different Types of Skid-Steer Loaders: Uses, Applications and how to choose the right one.

Understanding Rebar Lap Splices
What is a Lap Splice? What is the code-required overlap length? This article outlines the basic International Building Code requirements as of 2016.

How to Install Clay Roof Tile in 7 Steps
Information on how to install clay tiles including types of clay and selecting the right tile, requisite slope, roofing underlay and types of mortar.

How to Install a Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP)
How to install reinforced concrete pipes (RCP). Learn about lubricating the gasket and find tips to avoid common mistakes during the RCP installation.

How to Build Foundation Walls
Providing support for the entire structure being built, foundation walls should be planned and constructed carefully.

Wall Tiles: How to Install Wall Tiles
Wall tile: As simple step by step tutorial on how to install them. Learn how easy it is to install wall tiles.

How to Install Backer Board in the Floor
Floor tiles should be installed over smooth, flat surfaces. In order to achieve the ideal surface, you must learn how to install backer board.

Partition Walls: How to Build A Wall
Learn how to build a partition wall. Information about what you need to do and how to build a partition wall.

Use of Vibroflotation to Improve Bearing Capacity
Vibroflotation is a simple way that can be used to improve bearing capacity. There are 3 types of this simple process that can save you money.

Avoid Warping of Doors: Options, Tips and Solutions
How to Prevent Doors from Warping. Why doors warp and how can exterior doors should be treated to prevent them from warping. Door installation tips.

Geotextiles:The fastest way to improve soil conditions
Geotextiles: A fast solution to improve soil conditions.

Bond Breakers And Their Effective Uses
Bond breakers are responsible for cutting down construction times for new developments and decreasing costs, without affecting concrete appearance

What Are Radiant Heating Manifolds- Sizes and Coverage
Different Sizes and Coverage Area for Radiant Heat Manifolds. PEX Manifold can be designed as simple as a 2 branch system and as large as 12 branch system.

CoolBox: Much More than a ToolBox
Coolbox is a toolbox that not only provides space to organize your tools, it also features some great tech gadgets. Coolbox is a toolbox which comes with a host of fixtures, fittings, and features

How to Make a Safe Room Within an Existing Structure
A safe room can sometimes be difficult to build. The only option could be to retrofit an existing space providing that safe area within the structure

How Much Does a Radiant Floor Heating Cost?
A radiant floor heating system installation cost can vary between $7 to $19 per square foot. A key factor during the estimating process is the accessibility to the subfloor.

Uses and Applications of Paint Thinner
Paint thinner can be used to clean your tools once you have finished your job. Paint thinner can be used to 'thin' or reduce the viscosity of paints.

How to Safely Cut BackerBoard: Tools, Techniques and Safety Tips
Backer Board must be cut carefully to avoid potential issues with your installation. Learn how to make straight cuts, round cuts and the tools needed for a great cut.

Professional Tips on How to Choose the Appropriate Drywall Mud
These are some of the drywall mud options (joint compound) that many professional drywall installers use in their installations. Learn how to choose the appropriate mud.

Grab Bars: Grab Bars in Commercial Bathrooms
All You Need to Know About Grab Bars in Commercial Bathrooms

How to Safely Use a Jackhammer
Jackhammers are used to demolish concrete and pavement fast and easy. Check out these tips and hints when using a jackhammer.

Different Types of Water Pumps
Water Pumps Can Be Classified in 2 Categories: Centrifugal and Positive Displacement. Learn When to Use These Pumps, Applications, Uses and Tips

Multimeter: What is a Multimeter?
Learn the benefits of digital multimeters over analog multimeters. What type of readings can a multimeter provide? When Do You Need to Buy One?

Differing Site Conditions: Protecting Against Differing Site Conditions
How to recognize differing site conditions, and how to deal with these issues without delays in your construction project.

Professional Tips on Cold Weather Painting
Professional guidance on how to paint during winter. Tools, tips and rollers are essential when planning to paint during cold weather. Make sure you use the right products for cold weather

How to Winterize Plumbing Pipes
Learn how to winterize plumbing by following these steps to protect your pipes during cold winter conditions and avoid costly burst pipe issues.

Kitchen Countertops: How to Repair Kitchen Countertops
Quick guide to solve common problems and how to repair kitchen countertops

Building History of the Sistine Chapel
Beyond the famous paintings, art and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the structure itself also has an interesting and architecturally storied history.

Lockout/Tagout Procedure: LOTO Procedure
Lockout/Tagout Procedure: Complete lockout/tagout procedure and some really helpful tips

Safety, Installation and Removal of Formwork
Cast-in-place formwork general design and removal recommendations are covered as well as safety guidelines for erecting and removing formwork.

Valves Used in Plumbing
Different Types of Valves Used in Plumbing

Interesting Facts About Christ the Redeemer
Interesting facts about the origin and maintenance of the Christ the Redeemer statue, one of Brazil's attractions in the Tijuca National Forest.

How to Properly Insulate a Home
Guide on how to properly insulate all parts of your home, including where to insulate and what type of insulation to use for best results.

Tips on How to Protect Property During a Remodeling Process
Tips that you must follow to avoid additional damages to property when remodeling. These tips will reduce the cost of remodeling and will minimize additional claims when remodeling.

Different Types of PEX Fittings and Connections
PEX piping can be installed using different types of fittings. Depending on the application, PEX fittings will allow you to save time while repairing plumbing pipes.

Recycling Concrete: How and Where to Reuse Concrete
Tips and Ideas on how to recycle concrete. Reusing of concrete is now possible in many applications in the construction industry.

How to Fix Nail Pops in Drywalls
Nails pops are very common in drywall. This article will show you how to fix nail pops and what you can do to prevent pops from showing up.

Avoid These Common Plumbing Mistakes
This article presents some of the most common mistakes plumbing contractors faced when doing their work. Be sure to check the Uniform Plumbing Code for the latest regulations.

Turbidity Barriers: Cost and Installation Tips
Turbidity barriers are BMP's and considered as supplemental sediment control methods. The average cost and installation tips are hereby explained.

Tuckpointing: How to Tuckpoint?
Tuckpointing tips basics. Learna about tuckpointing and how to do it.

How to Choose the Right Mortar Mix
Technical guide on how to choose the right mortar mix. Mortar mix types can be classified as N,S,O and M type, where N is the common purpose mortar mix.

PPE Required for Construction Workers During Winter
What A Construction Worker Wear to Be Warm During Winter? Learn about the type of socks, safety shoes, layers and clothing to wear during winter

Right-to-Work Act - Union Labor
Right-to-Work Act needs to be understood by construction professionals. Pros and Cons of Right-to-Work Act and how this might change your business.

Backfilling Methods and Alternatives Used in Trenches
How to Backfill foundations and trenches? These are some of the most common used techniques to backfill. Learn when to use water-jetting and other means.

What is Underpinning? How to Repair Foundations
What is Underpinning? How to Repair Foundations. Methods, tips and underpinning process. See how you can repair that existing foundation.

Common Types of Grout, and How to Choose the Right One
What is grout, exactly? There are three major types: Sanded, Epoxy and Non-Sanded. Learn how to use any of these different types of grout.

Required ADA Guidelines for Parking Standards
The following ADA guidelines for parking standards present requirements that must be met on most construction projects.

PEX Plumbing Pipe Information
PEX pipe is a new pipe material that is cheaper and easier to install than other forms of plumbing pipe. Learn more about the use of PEX pipes.

Mixing Mortar Tips - Mix Like a Pro
Tips on how to mix mortar. Learn when the mortar mix has obtained the desired consistency and some tips about when to use the right mortar.

How to Become a Licensed Contractor in California
California Contractor License: Requirements and Information on How to Become a Licensed Contractor in California

How to Choose the Right Bathtub: Material and Costs
How to Choose the Right Bathtub? There are many options to choose from like fiberglass, cast-iron and copper tubs. See which one is the right type for your project.

Construction Dewatering - Definition and Description
What is Dewatering? Techniques on how to perform dewatering and methods used during the water removal process.

New York State Crane Licensing Requirements
New York crane operators must meet strict requirements, demonstrate knowledge and experience with cranes in urban settings. Here are the details.

Solutions to Common Water Faucet Problems
If your faucet drips, leaks, makes strange noises or has low water pressure, here are some tips for troubleshooting and solving the issue.

How to Solve Water Hammer Issues
Water hammer is a common plumbing issue where water changes direction suddenly, and the the change of momentum results in pressure and loud noises.

Four Different Alternatives of Copper Tubing
Four Copper Pipe Types: How do you choose the right copper pipe? Learn the differences between K, L,M and DMV copper piping.

Arizona Building Codes - Specific County Requirements
Summary of Arizona state building codes. This is a list that contains the most relevant building codes enforced in the State of Arizona. Be sure to verify local and county regulations for the latest updates.

What Are General Conditions in Construction Contracting?
General conditions are costs of a project not related specifically to an activity. There are a fraction but important piece of a project execution.

What is Glulam? Applications and Advantages of Glulam
What is Glulam? It is a short term for glue laminated lumber and ideal for long span or curved areas. Learn about the different types of glulam.

How to Install an Electrical Transformer
Consider these tips when installing an electrical transformer.

Differential Settlements Definition
Definition of differential settlements.What they are and how they affect structures.

Uses and Application of a Rockfill Dam
A rockfill dam can be very economical to build because materials can be acquire locally.The dam height can be increased by adding more rocks easily.

How To Estimate Debris Removal
Debris removal can be a costly process after a construction project. These methods can help you calculate an estimate on what to expect in fees.

How To Perfom a Time Impact Analysis
A time impact analysis is used to determine the extent of the possible delay in the construction activities.

How to Choose the Right Glulam Steel Bolts Connectors
How to Make the Right Glulam Connection? Tips when connecting glulam members with steel bolts, nuts, bolts and washer sizing

Highly Recommended Ways to Cure Concrete
Curing concrete can be done in several ways, including options used when water is not available or temperature or other conditions are not optimal.

Tips and Techniques on How to Paint Wood (or Even a House)
Tips and Tricks on How to Paint Wood. Unpainted surfaces or repainting needs should follow specific recommendations, but always sanding in between coats.

Using Design-Build Contracts
Essential elements of a design-build contract which has a single point of contact and can provide cost-saving options throughout the project.

I-Joists Installation and Handling Tips
I-joists offer advantages over conventional lumber products. Follow these handling tips during your next project for proper I-Joist installation.

Contractors - Learn How to Request a Time Extension
How Contractors Can Request a Time Extension. Sample Letter for a time extension request, the process, how to's, and what to do to start the claim.

How to Choose the Right Sandpaper: Applications and Uses
How to Choose the Right Sandpaper and How to Identify other materials needed. Ceramic, garnet and silicon carbide are just a few options.

Best Alternatives to Repair Concrete Floors
Concrete Floors: The Best Alternatives to Repair Concrete Floors

Ready Mix Concrete Ordering Tips
When ordering ready mix concrete, be sure to understand the slope, additives and other characteristics of the concrete before putting in an order.

Solar Shingles Benefits, Issues and Installation Guide
Solar shingles benefits, drawbacks and applications. Some shingles can reduce the number of roof penetrations by more than 10%.

How, When, and Where to Use Saw Cuts in Concrete
Can I saw cut concrete anywhere? Learn how, when and where concrete must be cut to generate joints. Concrete needs to be carefully cut otherwise....

Avoid Cracked Plaster With Stucco Control Joints
Information on usage of stucco control joints including one and two piece joints, along with installation and joint spacing specifications.

Fiber Cement Siding: Installation Cost and Tips
Cement siding or HardiePlank can be the best option for your siding project. Learn why and how it should be installed.

Fiber Cement Siding Installation Tips
Fiber Cement Siding Installation Tips. Learn how to install, tolerances, where to install it and the type of mail recommended to install fiber cement siding.

Tips on How to Vibrate Concrete: How, When and Where?
Structural and code-compliance reasons for vibrating concrete; three vibration methods; recommendations and tips on vibrating concrete effectively.

Micro-topping: What is it, Benefits and How to Apply It
Micro-topping can be used to repair old concrete surfaces. Learn how to apply it and its advantages

How to Apply Self-Leveling Concrete
Self-leveling concrete are flowable polymer-modified toppings that can be self-leveled without troweling. Self-leveling concrete are normally used to create smooth surfaces.

Lead Abatement Practices: How to Safely Remove Lead-Base Paint
Lead abatement practices, how to work safely and how to notify. This article will provide useful information when performing lead abatement works.

World's Largest Civil Engineering Project
Jubail II world's largest industrial project. Jubail II is the second on the list of World's Largest Construction Projects totaling more than $80 billion in development

World's Largest Projects: Dubai Parks & Resorts
World's largest theme park. Dubailand is now Dubai Parks & Resorts and will be one the world's largest theme park. Construction process and facts of the Dubai Park.

Public Private Partnerships Benefits and Disadvantages
Public Private Partnerships (P3) offer both benefits and drawbacks. In general, however, they can save money and bring projects online faster.

Expert Tips and Tools Needed to Remove Old Caulk
Learn how to remove old caulk without damaging the existing surface. These are some of the best tips and tools used by construction experts.

SR 520: The World's Longest Floating Bridge
The longest floating bridge in the world is the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. It spans Lake Washington from Seattle and Medina in Washington state.

Expert Tips on How to Cure Concrete in Cold Weather
Expert Tips on How to Cure Concrete in Cold Weather. Are You Using the Right Cement When Curing Concrete During Winter?

Types of Concrete Joints and Placing Tips
Contraction, expansion, and construction are concrete joints, but do you know why they are different?

Solar City Tower - Brazil 2016 Olympic Games
Learn more about 2016 Olympics Solar City Tower amazing structure. The Tower as designed will not be built.

Florida Contractors Licensing Requirements
Requirements and Regulations on How to Become a Florida General Contractor. Learn the types of licenses available for builders and contractors.

Common Abbreviations in Construction Drawings
Common used abbreviations on a construction drawing. The following list provide an overview of the most common used acronyms in construction.

Expert Tips on How to Install a French Drain
A french drain needs to be installed with the right materials. Gravel and perforated pipe are only some of the components needed for the installation.

Weatherstrip: Weatherstripping Types
Learn about these four different types of weatherstripping. Where to install them, cost, applications, pros and cons.

Shanghai Tower: China’s Tallest Skyscraper
Shanghai Tower: China’s Tallest Skyscraper is now officially the second tallest building on Earth. Burj Khalifa still is the World's tallest building.

Types of Roof Water Drains, and How to Size Them
Roof water drains protect your roof and structure from rain. Here is a list of the most commonly used roof drains and how to size your roof drain.

ADA Ramp Construction Guidelines
ADA Ramp guidelines. Learn how to build a ramp following ADA guidelines. This article summarizes the most important factors to consider when building a ramp.

Eyewash Station Requirements - Regulations on Eyewash Stations
Eyewash station shall be installed very close to where the workers are exposed to hazardous material. An eyewash station has to meet certain design characteristics in order to be effective.

Can You Fire a Construction Worker that Uses Medical Marijuana?
Learn what you can do if a worker test positive to medical marijuana. The drug prescription is causing some changes in how builders and contractors establish drug-free work zones.

Warm Mix Asphalt Cost and Benefits
Warm mix asphalt is a relatively new process of creating asphalt pavement that reduces greenhouse emissions and is safer for construction workers.

IAC Building: Frank Gehry's Majestic Structure
IAC Building, in New York has the world's first glass curtain wall to be cold-warped. IAC Building is home to many companies.

Low-Flow Fixtures: Types, Benefits and Costs
Low-flow​ fixtures can save money during the building operation and are a sustainable solution that can be used to earn LEED points.

Benefits, Tips and Information About Triple Glazed Windows
Triple glazed windows offer great benefits and cost saving solutions when compared to double glazed or traditional windows.

Supreme Steel Framing: Better Drywall With Supreme Steel Framing
Supreme Steel Framing Sytems will offer a better product. Supreme Steel Framing offers a wider flange for faster screw installation

Roof Coatings Can be Used to Save Money and Reduce Maintenance Cost
Reflective roof coatings can be very useful to provide a pleasantly indoor environment. Reflective roof coatings are available in a wide array of colors.

Optimum Value Engineering: Wood Framing Value Engineering Technique
Optimum Value Engineering Framing Can Provide Significant Savings. Optimum Value Engineering will reduce construction costs.

Gypsum Board Finish Level Descriptions
Gypsum Board finish level descriptions. Learn how to obtained different levels when finishing gypsum board.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Required in California
Carbon monoxide detectors are being required on new construction per the California Building Code Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010.

Expert Tips and Techniques for Applying Caulk
Expert recommendation on how to caulk using paintable and non-paintable caulk. Follow these tips to caulk cracks or joints up to inch wide.

Expert Recommendations on How to Install Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood Flooring Installation Tips and Tricks Provided by Experts. Avoid some cuts and start working from left to right for a better installation

Cold Weather Masonry Instalaltion Tips
Recommended tips when working with masonry under cold weather. All masonry materials should be completely covered to prevent wetting by rain or snow

Before You Choose the Right Stucco Mix
What a Builder Needs to Know Before Choosing the Right Stucco Mix. Stucco can be finished with natural color or can be mixed to produce any preferred color.

Tips to Finishing Drywall Joints
Learn how to finish drywall joints.Tips to Finishing Drywall Joints

Popcorn - Drywall Textures Removal and Application
How to Remove and how to apply Popcorn Texture

How to Create A Slap Brush Texture (Drywall Surfaces)
How to Create the Slap Brush Texture? Expert guidance on how to create the slap brash texture, estimated cost, benefits and drawbacks of the drywall texture

Why You Need to Prime Before Painting. Types of Primers
Do ou really need to prime before painting? How Many types of primers are available? Check them out and choose the right one for your application.

MetLife Stadium Amazing Construction Facts and Techniques
Construction facts of the Metlife Stadium, home to the NFL's 2014 Super Bowl. Metlife stadium is one of the most amazing football stadiums ever built.

Storm Windows: Hurricane Resistant Windows Cost
How Much Cost Will A Hurricane Resistant Window Add? Hurricane windows will add a small extra cost to your project but can provide great benefits.

2-Hour Fire Protection Gypsum Area Separation Walls
Gypsum separation walls provide a 2-hour fire protection and also serve as noise reduction between neighboring units.

The Basic Components of a Critical Path Method
Learn the basic components of the critical path method. CPM scheduling is a powerful tool that must be used in every construction project.

Types of Hold Harmless Agreement and When to Use Them
A Hold Harmless Agreement is a way to protect your business, but did you know there are three different types of Hold Harmless Agreements?

Should I Choose Fiberglass Doors Over Wood Doors?
Many builders are using fiberglass french doors as entry doors but also on garages and many other areas around the house as they offer great advantages.

Develop a Storm Preparedness Plan
How to develop a storm preparedness plan for a construction site. Learn how to protect your assets, equipment and tools as required by insurance companies.

How Payment Bonds Work on Construction Projects
Payment bonds are required on many construction projects, it guarantees that all sub-contractors, laborers, and material suppliers will be paid.

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Benefits
Structural Insulated Panels can reduce your construction costs. Using Structural Insulated Panels a faster and air-tight building can be build.

How to Install Insulation - Tip and Tricks
Learn the different tricks and tips when installing faced-batt and unfaced batt insulation. Tips for insulation Joists and walls.

Concrete Mix Attributes, Instructions and Slumps
Concrete Mix Basics. Learn how to design a great concrete mix using a variety of standards and techniques.

Opening, Installation, Hardware and Finishing a Door
Learn how to prepare the rough opening, level the jamb, install shims and how nails should be placed during a door installation.

California Mechanics' Liens Law
Summary of California new Mechanic Lien Law Changes

Using a Time and Materials Contract
Time and Materials Contract: Things to know when using a Time and Materials Contract

10 Types of Door Hinges. Are You Using the Right One?
How to choose the right hinge. Every hinge has its own recommended application. Learn how to pick the right one.

Benefits of Argon Gas Filled Windows
Argon gas windows are energy star rated and will offer better insulation than natural windows because the gas inserted between panes. These windows will last very long.

Fixing Common Door Hinge Installation Problems
Here are tips on how to solve common door installation problems caused by door hinges. Solve everything from uneven doors to loose screws to squeaks.

How to Use the Pull Planning Approach to Save Money
Pull planning is a new approach to project scheduling, that starts defining activities and working from the end towards the starting date of each activity. Pull planning is not the typical CPM schedule.

Hard Costs in the Construction Industry
Construction hard costs are related to tangible assets that form part of the construction project, Everything that is quantifiable and can be altered by the architect is considered a hard cost.

Tips on How to Prepare a Gantt Chart for a Project
How a Gantt Chart might help your construction project. Gantt Charts are good cannot be used all the time. Learn how to create a Gantt chart easily.

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Sustainable Development: The Research Support Facility Green Building
Sustainable Development: The Research Support Facility Green Building. A LEED Platinum certified building.

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Longest Suspension Bridges in the World
List of longest suspension bridges. Top five Longest Suspension Bridges in the World.

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World Tallest Building- Kingdom Tower- The World's Tallest Building
Rendering and images of what will be the World's Tallest Building.

Install the Soffit
How to install the soffit against the receiving channel and the fascia.

Finish the Installation
How to finish the soffit installation by applying utility trim and making sure everything has been fastened.

Soffit Installation: Open Eave F-Channel
Open Eave soffit installation procedure. F Channels or J-Channels can be used as receiving channels.

Soffit Installation: Open Eave J-Channel
Substitute the F-channel for a J-Channel during the soffit installation

Over Enclosed Soffit Installation: Receiving Channels
Over Enclosed Soffit Installation: When to Use J or F-channel.

Insert the Soffit Panel
Soffit Installation: How to Insert the Panel

Soffit Installation: How to Turn a Corner
Soffit Installation: How to Turn a Corner

Complete the Soffit Installation
How to complete the soffit installation for over enclosed eave method.

Cost of Soffit Installation
Actual costs and items to take into consideration when working with soffits.

Soffit Installation: When To Consider the Over Enclosed Eave Method
Soffit Installation: When To Consider the Over Enclosed Eave Method

Enclosed Eave Soffit Installation
Enclosed Eave Soffit Installation. Details on how to install the soffit over enclosed eaves

Sacramento Kings Arena Site
Construction progress of the Sacramento Kings Arena. The Arena will be the smallest arena among NBA basketball courts. The NBA Kings arena will be ready by 2016.

Sacaramento Kings Demolition Fall 2014
Construction progress of the Sacramento Kings Arena. The Arena will be the smallest arena among NBA basketball courts. The NBA Kings arena will be ready by 2016.

Sacramento Kings Demolition January 2015
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Construction progress of the Sacramento Kings Arena. The Arena will be the smallest arena among NBA basketball courts. The NBA Kings arena will be ready by 2016.

Sacramento Kings Arena March 2015
Construction progress of the Sacramento Kings Arena. The Arena will be the smallest arena among NBA basketball courts. The NBA Kings arena will be ready by 2016.

Sacramento Kings Arena Entrance
Construction progress of the Sacramento Kings Arena. The Arena will be the smallest arena among NBA basketball courts. The NBA Kings arena will be ready by 2016.

Sacramento Kings Construction Team
Construction progress of the Sacramento Kings Arena. The Arena will be the smallest arena among NBA basketball courts. The NBA Kings arena will be ready by 2016.

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Construction progress of the Sacramento Kings Arena. The Arena will be the smallest arena among NBA basketball courts. The NBA Kings arena will be ready by 2016.

Sacramento Kings Arena Update
Construction progress of the Sacramento Kings Arena. The Arena will be the smallest arena among NBA basketball courts. The NBA Kings arena will be ready by 2016.

Soffit Installation: Prep the Area
Initial preparations before installing the soffit. Remember to remove or reattach any other material or component that might affect your soffit installation.

How Much Soffit Do I Need?
How to Calculate the Amount of soffit required for your installation.

Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium
Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium. The stadium will be home of the NFL SuperBowl 2015. The image gallery presents interesting facts of the stadium's construction process.

Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium
Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium. The stadium will be home of the NFL SuperBowl 2015. The image gallery presents interesting facts of the stadium's construction process.

What Is Soffit?
What is Soffit? Soffit can be solid, perforated or a combination of both. This tutorial will help you understand how to install it.

Choose the Installation Method
Soffit Installation, Which method to follow? Open or Enclosed Eaves.

Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium
Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium. The stadium will be home of the NFL SuperBowl 2015. The image gallery presents interesting facts of the stadium's construction process.

Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium
Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium. The stadium will be home of the NFL SuperBowl 2015. The image gallery presents interesting facts of the stadium's construction process.

Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium
Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium. The stadium will be home of the NFL SuperBowl 2015. The image gallery presents interesting facts of the stadium's construction process.

University of Phoenix Stadium SuperColumns
Construction Facts of the University of Phoenix Stadium. The stadium will be home of the NFL SuperBowl 2015. The image gallery presents interesting facts of the stadium's construction process.

Tomb of the Unknow Soldier: World's Best Memorial Day Monuments
Learn how some of the World's Best Memorial Monuments were built.

Washington Monument: World's Best Memorial Day Monuments
The Washington Memorial monument is one of the most famous structures visited during Memorial day. Learn how some of the World's Best Memorial Monuments were built.

Korean War: World's Best Memorial Day Monuments
The Korean War Veterans Memorial built in 1986 adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial.Learn how some of the World's Best Memorial Monuments were built.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: World's Best Memorial Day Monuments
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial monument lists more than 57,000 soldiers who lost their lives during the conflict. Learn how some of the World's Best Memorial Monuments were built.

Types of Culvert: Box Culvert
What is a Culvert? Learn how many types of culverts are available and which one is the most suited for your project

Types of Culverts: Arch Culvert
What is a Culvert? Learn how many types of culverts are available and which one is the most suited for your project

Types of Culvert: Pipes
What is a Culvert? Learn how many types of culverts are available and which one is the most suited for your project

Culvert Installation and Selection Tips
What is a Culvert? Learn how many types of culverts are available and which one is the most suited for your project

Other Considerations
What is a Culvert? Learn how many types of culverts are available and which one is the most suited for your project

What is a Culvert? How to Choose the Right One
What is a Culvert? Learn how many types of culverts are available and which one is the most suited for your project. Culverts vary on size and shape.

7 Wall Anchor Types: Uses and Application of Hollow Wall Anchor
Learn how to choose between the different types of hollow wall anchors. A builder's guide to hollow wall anchor and their applications.

15 Tools Every Concrete Contractor Must Have
15 Tools Every Concrete Contractor Must Have. These tools are essential to have if you are a concrete contractor.

15 Tools Every Concrete Contractor Must Have
15 Tools Every Concrete Contractor Must Have. These tools are essential to have if you are a concrete contractor.

4 Types of Toilet Partitions
Metal, Plastic, Stainless Steel and Powder Coated are the four favorite bathroom partition types. Cost can very between layout, but the metal one is the cheapest option.

Reviews of the Best Hammer Drills
Looking for the best hammer drill for the most value for your job? Here are reviews of the top hammer drills available with the pros and cons of each.

Hammer Drill: Bosch 1191VSR
Hammer Drill: Bosch 1191VSR. Construction.

Hammer Drill: Makita HP1641
Hammer Drill: Makita HP1641. Construction.

Hammer Drill: Dewalt DW511
Hammer Drill: Dewalt DW511. Construction.

Hammer Drill: Milwaukee 5376-20
Hammer Drill: Milwaukee 5376-20. Construction.

Hammer Drill: Makita HP 2070F
Hammer Drill: Makita HP 2070F. Construction.

Framing Spacing for Curved Drywall Surfaces
Step 3 Drywall Framing Spacing. Learn how close framing members need to be when bending or working with curved drywall

How to Create Curved Drywall Surfaces
Step 1: Know Your Drywall. Step by Step on How to Create Curved Surfaces Using Drywall

Remove Excess Moisture of the Drywall
Curved drywall needs to be dried and moisture should be be driven out with ventilation, either natural or mechanical.

Wet Bending Drywall
How Much Water can the Drywall Absorb? How Should it Be Applied? Learn how to do it and how a roller might help you.

Drywall Bending Radii
Step 2: Drywall Bending Radii. Learn how much you can bend drywall in both directions length and widthwise.

Common Dump Trucks: Standard dump trucks
Dump trucks are available in many configurations and sizes so here we are presenting the most common dump trucks available in the construction industry.

List of Largest Projects for 2015
This list contains some of the largest and most important projects for 2015. Keep an eye on these projects as they could turn out to be very important projects for the construction industry.

Storm and Runoff Water Control Solutions
List of Effective Storm and Runoff Water Control Products and Solutions. These products will help you decrease water pollution and will help you maintain a good runoff water control.

5 Common Dump Trucks For Construction Projects
Dump trucks types, volumes, and sizes. This article presents 5 of the most common dump trucks used in the construction industry.

Common Dump Trucks: Off Road Dump Trucks
Dump trucks are available in many configurations and sizes so here we are presenting the most common dump trucks available in the construction industry.

Common Dump Trucks: Transfer dump truck
Dump trucks are available in many configurations and sizes so here we are presenting the most common dump trucks available in the construction industry.

Common Dump Trucks: Side dump trucks
Dump trucks are available in many configurations and sizes so here we are presenting the most common dump trucks available in the construction industry.

Other Dump Trucks
Dump trucks are available in many configurations and sizes so here we are presenting the most common dump trucks available in the construction industry.

Solving Drywall Texture Problems: Common Problems When Texturing Drywall
Common problems when texturing drywall and how to avoid them. This list shows the most common issued a builder faces when finishing or applying texture over drywall surfaces.

Must-Have Earth Moving Construction Heavy Equipment
Must-have construction equipment at your site. These are the heavy equipment that you will find at your jobsite. Learn how to get the most out of them.

Top Commercial and Residential Siding Options
List of Top Commercial and Residential Siding Options. Choose between stone, cement, wood, vinyl and brick siding for your project.

Drywall Types, Applications and Uses
There are many different types of drywall. Learn when to use blue drywall, white, green, purple and even sound-proof drywall, plus much more.

Decking: Types of Decking Material
Decking Materials: List of common decking materials, their costs and benefits. Guide to pick your decking material.

Common Concrete Problems in Construction
Guide to common concrete problems and how to avoid these common problems

How to Repair Stucco
Learn how to repair stucco. Construction.

How to Repair Stucco
Learn how to repair stucco. Construction.

How to Install Stone Veneer like a Pro
Stone Veneer Installation Recommendation, Tips and Ideas. Follow this easy step by step tutorial to have a hassle-free professional installation.

Stone Veneer- How to Install Stone Veneer
Stone Veneer installation tips. Step by step on how to install stone veneer.

Stone Veneer- How to Install Stone Veneer
Stone Veneer installation tips. Step by step on how to install stone veneer.

Stone Veneer- How to Install Stone Veneer
Stone Veneer installation tips. Step by step on how to install stone veneer.

Stone Veneer- How to Install Stone Veneer
Stone Veneer installation tips. Step by step on how to install stone veneer.

Stone Veneer- How to Install Stone Veneer
Stone Veneer installation tips. Step by step on how to install stone veneer.

Stone Veneer- How to Install Stone Veneer
Stone Veneer installation tips. Step by step on how to install stone veneer.

Stone Veneer- How to Install Stone Veneer
Stone Veneer installation tips. Step by step on how to install stone veneer.

Stone Veneer- How to Install Stone Veneer
Stone Veneer installation tips. Step by step on how to install stone veneer.

How to Repair Stucco
Learn how to repair stucco. Construction.

How to Repair Stucco
Learn how to repair stucco. Construction.

How to Repair Stucco
Learn how to repair stucco. Construction.

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

How to Repair Stucco
Learn how to repair stucco. Construction.

How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair
How to Build a Stair: Step by Step on How to Build a Stair

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

How to Repair Stucco
Learn how to repair stucco. Construction.

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

Pavers- How to Install Pavers
Step by step on how to install pavers.

Guide to Installing a Sewer Pipe
A step-by-step guide to installing a sewer pipe yourself. This DIY how-to provides pictures to help keep you on the right track during installation.

Sewer Pipe Installation: How to Install a Sewer Pipe
Sewer pipe step by step installation guide

How to Install a Sewer Pipe - Slope
Now that you have both elevations and the pipe length, we need to calculate the pitch or fall of the sewer pipe run.

Sewer Pipe Installation: How to Install a Sewer Pipe
Sewer pipe step by step installation guide

Sewer Pipe Installation: Lay the Pipe
Sewer pipe step by step installation guide