March 26, 2020
building safe environments

Preparing for the coronavirus: building safe environments to live and work in

This is an article in the series adapting to the pandemic, where we intend to share useful tips for making it through these troublesome times. The coronavirus pandemic has changed how many of us used […]
March 25, 2020
Home Office

From Spare Room To Home Office: Designing The Perfect Workspace

For years now, many people have set up their own businesses at home. From eCommerce to freelance endeavors, startup owners have enjoyed the flexibility that working from home can bring. And with a range of […]
March 24, 2020

Important things to consider before you build a deck

Even though many people believe that building a deck will take a lot of time, you need to know that with the right knowledge and information, this task can be completed in just a couple […]
March 20, 2020
Accessory Dwelling Units

Accessory Dwelling Units: Benefits and Challenges

The housing market could face a crisis as home prices are on the rise and demand for housing is increasing. Historically, federal and local housing policies have favored single-family homes, but such homes make inefficient […]
March 18, 2020
structural design and MEP engineering remotely

Coronavirus pandemic; how to do structural design and MEP engineering remotely

This is an article in the series adapting to the pandemic, where we intend to share useful tips for making it through these troublesome times. Social distancing is a critical response to the coronavirus outbreak. […]
March 18, 2020
House Summer

Is Your House Summer Ready?

Summers are around the corner. Soaring temperatures, long days and short nights is something that everyone will have to prepare for. Due to the challenging change in the temperatures, it can be very difficult to […]
March 13, 2020
Smart Home

How to Remodel Your Property into a Smart Home

Smart technology is on the rise, with homes becoming increasingly advanced across the world. New build homes across the globe tend to have more technology implemented than ever before and the higher-spec builds are boasting […]
March 12, 2020
wood construction

Why is wood the preferred construction material in California?

In California, most construction involves the use of wood as the main construction material. If you intentionally clicked on this post, chances are you are curious as to why most houses in California are made […]
March 11, 2020
LED Lighting

Energy Efficiency Upgrades: LED Lighting

Investing in energy efficiency upgrades could be very beneficial to building owners. Reduction in gas and electricity bills together with an increase in the building’s value are some of the benefits. This way, homeowners can […]
March 4, 2020
heat load calculation

Think about the heat load calculation as an investment in the future

If you ever wonder what HVAC stands for, you need to know that it is an abbreviation of the words heat, ventilation and air conditioning. There are numerous disciplines involved in the engineering field called […]
March 4, 2020
as-built drawings

The importance of as-built drawings for both contractors and future homeowners

In order to visualize a project’s components, such as dimensions, location, and other important elements, owners usually request as-built drawings from the construction managers. All the important details regarding a future building are included in […]
February 27, 2020
title 24

Understanding the Energy Standards Required by California’s Title 24

The regulations that govern the construction of residential and non-residential buildings in California are all included in Title 24 of the California Code of Regulation, which can also be found under the name of California […]
February 26, 2020

You are paying double the price of a construction, here is why

The construction industry is unique in lagging. All other industries optimize their work and lower their costs while increasing quality – a typical example is the electronics industry where unit costs have continuously decreased while […]
February 20, 2020
HVAC Zoning System

How Can an HVAC Zoning System Help Your Home?

A good HVAC system in your home would ensure the heating and or cooling of the whole house, together with the controlling of the whole system from a single thermostat. Installing an HVAC system in […]
February 18, 2020
Load Bearing Walls

Removing Load Bearing Walls: Facts you can’t ignore

Removing load bearing walls and removing non-load bearing walls are two completely different tasks. The level of structural importance a load bearing wall offers is way more than that of a non-load bearing interior wall. […]
February 17, 2020
Deck vs. Patio

Deck vs. Patio – What is the best option for your needs?

So you have finished building your house but don’t know what to choose between a deck and a patio for the outdoor space. In this article, you will discover information that will help you make […]
February 14, 2020
LED Lights

Main Benefits of Using LED Lights When Compared with Traditional Lighting

When it comes to lighting, there are several advantages to using LED lights when you compare it to traditional lighting. Here is what you need to know. LED Lights Have Longer Lifespan One of the […]
February 13, 2020
Building Materials

What Building Materials are used in Construction?

When it comes to structural design, and there are several different materials that are used in construction. Common materials include steel, concrete, masonry, and wood. These materials have different strengths, weight, cost, and durability. The material […]
February 10, 2020
Building Permit

What is a Building Permit and why should I get one?

As a homeowner or a contractor who plans to execute a construction or home transformation project, you will need a little time to consider the changes you want to be done on your structure which […]
February 7, 2020
Structural Engineer

When do you need a Structural Engineer?

If you are as inquisitive as I am, there might have been a time you wonder, why some buildings collapse and those around you don’t? it is because of the amount of dedication put in […]
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