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July 17, 2018
convert basement into apartment

Convert a Basement into an Apartment

Have you got an unused basement in your house? If your answer to that is yes, converting the basement into an apartment is a really great move because it’ll increase your home value. When you […]
July 12, 2018
Ranch style homes-House plans 2000 to 2500 sq ft.

Ranch style homes – 10 Attributes to Go After in House Plans 2000 to 2500 square feet.

There are two major scenarios, with respect to size, that makes a house undesirable with time. They are too little or too much space. When couples get newlywed, the common trend is to get a […]
July 10, 2018
Green Buildings California

How Green Buildings are transforming the Construction Job Prospects in California

Global warming is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. To combat this self-created menace that cuts across numerous industries, innovative approaches have been developed over the last few decades. In the United […]
July 3, 2018
New home construction methods - structural and architectural design

5 common home construction methods

The latest materials for use in building any home requires important coordination with builders and architects. Once you have a custom home plan, a number of items can be easily framed on-site and completed alongside […]
June 28, 2018
Future of the structural engineering

Where is the structural engineering leading us?

Structural engineering has been hailed as an integral part of the construction industry. This would’ve not have been accomplished without the efforts and input of the highly skilled structural engineers and architects who are involved […]
June 20, 2018
BIM + MEP Engineer in California - Building Information Modeling

Why you should switch over from CAD to BIM and the advantages for MEP engineers

The base transition from CAD to a BIM style program is working to empower various engineers and transform the accuracy of building system design. Coordinating between architectural elements, construction, electricians and more can all be […]
June 19, 2018
General Contractor and construction manager

The Difference Between Construction Manager and General Contractor

There are numerous companies across the globe and the stakeholders of a construction project. In other words, every individual involved in this kind of project- the architect, construction manager, general contractor, and others have different […]
June 11, 2018
Multifamily home dwelling -Multi-family housing

Why multifamily housing plays a prominent role in the building industry?

By the end of World War II, returning US veterans seeking to start a family needed a place to start one. The Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village was mainly constructed to appeal to these set of […]
June 10, 2018
Traditional Architecture versus Modern Architecture

Traditional Architecture versus Modern Architecture

Traditional architecture is a dynamic concept that has changed over the years addressing the many existing issues of housing in our society. It is the way of building a house using recognizable symbols of a […]
June 5, 2018
Northern Californian highway

Northern California’s Highway 101 Moves Up and Out of Floodplain

The 2.5-mile portion of Highway 101 was recently opened in April and this decision has been hailed as progress for the usually congested Marin-Sonoma track popularly called The Narrows. The project is one of a […]
June 4, 2018
US construction industry

What is the Future of the US Construction Industry? The Future is Bright and Clear

ELFF, the Equipment Leasing, and Finance Foundation are regarded as one of the industry’s main stakeholders and they’ve proved their worth with the recently released report tagged Vertical Market Outlook Series- Construction. The summary of […]
June 4, 2018
Home addition in California - US

Home Addition: What to Consider Before Starting A project?

Thinking of a way to increase the square footage of your home? A home addition is what you need. Generally, home additions are easier to undertake when compared to home remodeling. If planned and executed […]
June 3, 2018
Energy Efficiency Opportunity for Multifamily Housing

Energy Efficiency Opportunity for Multifamily Housing

Annually, over $20 million is spent on energy for the different types of buildings such as apartments and condos that exist in the United States. There are over 18 million of these types of buildings […]
May 31, 2018
Remodeling your home in California - home remodeling

Remodeling your home in California

According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), over $200 billion is spent on home remodeling projects yearly. This figure is very probable considering the numerous home remodeling projects in California and other parts […]
May 28, 2018
Multi-family homes in California - the US

Comparing Investment in Multi-Family Homes and Single-Family Homes in California

When it comes to property investment in California, it is relatively easier to just focus on deals that lie within your niche. While this might look effective, in reality, it shrinks the pool of opportunities […]
May 23, 2018
architectural house plans

Architectural House Plans

Before building a house, an architectural house plan is one of the necessary plans that must be designed. This architectural plan is used to show the design, specifications, and time-planning of a building. There exist […]
May 21, 2018
Home additions in California - US - First photo

Types of home additions and their benefits

As families continue to expand in the California area, they are outgrowing their home space. What is even worse is that some of these families are deciding to grapple with the little space they cannot […]
May 15, 2018
single family home renovation in California-US

The Role of Structural Engineers in Single Family Home Renovation in California

Most of the time, when single families grow tired of their home outlook or wish to modify their homes to meet new requirements, they opt for a single-family home renovation. California is well known for […]
May 8, 2018
Home renovation - Home remodeling in California

Improve Quality of Home Remodeling in California

After making the decision to undertake a home remodeling project in California, most homeowners become over-enthusiastic and rush into getting things done. Most of the time, they end up being disappointed either because their budget […]
May 1, 2018
Efficiency and cost effectiveness in architectural design and construction

Efficiency and cost effectiveness in architectural design and construction

As more and more people consider building their own houses, efficient and cost-effective architectural design and construction are becoming a growing concern. The reason is when a construction project goes above the anticipated budget or […]
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