Bob Stupica, a plumber in the Chicago area, has bailed out weekend DIY warriors countless times. “There have been some unusual problems, like the time a guy connected his toilet to a hot water line.
The new buzzword in sustainability circles is “resilience.”
Originally founded as a shared workspace provider, WeWork has brought innovative construction management practices to the forefront of public consciousness. The successful company was among the first to recognize that mode
There are buildings that can harness the power of the sun, sway along with high winds and shake to the rhythm of earthquakes. Now there are at least a few that can eat smog.
Traditional construction managements usually takes one of two paths: an owner either signs a contract with an architect or engineer to develop a design and produce construction permits, or initiates a contract with a gener
Walk onto most any job site and you'll likely find one of the construction industry’s most recognized feature: the job site trailer. This is where supervisors and managers meet to discuss project details, where paychecks
Consider this: the United States discards approximately 11 million tons of asphalt shingles each year.
When working with brick, tile or concrete, these tips will help weekend warriors master basic techniques and avoid masonry missteps.
Repairing brick walls: Choosing a repointing technique
Plants need air, water, nourishment and daylight. So do humans, who also need fitness, comfort and support for their cognitive and emotional health.
When retrofitting an office space, designers focus on three main objectives: increased sustainability, improved ergonomics, and enhanced wellness.
A good glue joint is usually stronger than the wood being joined. In other words, it’s more likely the wood will break before the glued joint fails.
In spring and summer, issues with working in the cold give way to issues with working in the heat.
The Challenge: You need to cut pipe, re-bar, sheet metal or dimensional steel in an area where there isn’t much room.
The Challenge: There’s a tree that needs to come down and you need a quick and dirty way to make sure it’s not going to hit a power line, wall or anything else when it falls.
An estimator is a vital part of any construction team, whether it’s a general contractor or subcontractor.
Laser tools are advanced technologies that are easy to use for a wide variety of applications on the job site, replacing traditional tools in many instances.
Construction has struggled for decades to keep pace with the productivity gains seen in other industries. In fact, the global construction sector has actually lost productivity.
Apartment developers and owners have enjoyed a robust multifamily market since the housing bubble burst in 2008.
If you ask Felipe Engineer-Manriquez with McCarthy Building Companies, Lean construction principles can make a good project even better, shaving time off the schedule and thereby improving profitability.
Brownfields suffer from reputations that might be described as toxic. These urban landscapes, often abandoned industrial properties, come with environmental concerns and often, blight and crime.
Workers in industries such as construction, utilities, and agriculture use processes that can produce dust, particulates, fumes, or chemicals. For example, combustible dust exists as a potential explosive in grain elevator
Mold and fungus are big problems on construction sites. Of course, mossy growth, black splotches and OSB resembling bark mulch are effects, not causes.
As sustainable construction continues to evolve, many jobsites have started to explore new methods for minimizing water usage, conserving energy, protecting air quality, and decreasing waste.
The sleep lover’s least favorite day of the year is approaching: Daylight Saving Time (DST).
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a multi-layer process for designing, planning and spec-ing a project, and for managing and sharing information about it across stakeholders and throughout the project lifecycle.
For both general contractors and subcontractors, any potential new project starts with a cost estimate. Whether it is part of a competitive bid or the jumping off point for a negotiated job, it has to be precise.
One way to make maximize resources and minimize the cost of construction materials is to dispose of these materials as efficiently as possible — or not at all. Try these tips for starters.
Everyone hates potholes. Drivers can make dangerous, sudden moves to avoid them. If a street is really loaded with potholes, they slow down traffic.
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't appreciate saving a little time during the workday.
Future infrastructure spending is anyone’ s guess — if Donald Trump’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan comes to fruition, cranes could be dotting the skylines and dozers lining the roads of countless tow
U.S. construction spending has been more or less on the rise (with a few dips along the way) for years. And while December data isn’t yet available, it looks like 2016 was a good year for the industry.
How much money are you losing every year due to mismanaged tools?
Factory-built modular construction is growing in popularity as advancing technology makes it easier to design, move and assemble components.
Deliver the top quality product your customers expect while saving time, money and effort with lean construction tools and techniques.
Prefabricated elements or entire buildings can be produced faster, more safely and for less money, especially when paired with computerized design and planning.