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December 3, 2019
Structural design of wood-framed single-family homes

Structural design of wood-framed single-family homes

In the United States, the conventional construction technique for residential buildings (single-family homes) is that of light-wood framing. Additionally, dimensional wood lumber has economical and environmental properties such as: It is readily available It can […]
November 27, 2019
HVAC services - restaurant design

Commercial HVAC Services for Restaurants

HVAC services ensure proper ventilation, heating, and air conditioning. It is public knowledge, the unpredictability of weather all over the world. Therefore, quality HVAC services are necessary for indoor comfort. Restaurants should provide comfort for […]
November 19, 2019
timber frame building wood frame structure - wood frame construction

The environmental advantages of wood frame construction

Wood frame construction: Although steel has been the most widely used building material since the mid-twentieth century, wood has been utilized to assemble structures for quite a long time. In any case, recently, we’ve seen […]
November 12, 2019
Steel I Beam

STEEL I BEAMS: MODERN CONSTRUCTION

Structural steel is a high strength construction material, which can be made into different forms. However, the strength of the steel does not change with its shape. In structural engineering, it is common practice to […]
November 6, 2019
DISTRIBUTION OF SHEAR WALLS FOR LATERAL LOAD RESISTANCE

Distribution of shear walls for lateral load resistance

Seismic load (Earthquake) and Wind loads have a history of causing severe structural and non-structural damages. Therefore, from design stage, it is important to fortify structure, so as to minimize these damages. A structure must […]
October 30, 2019
3D PRINTING IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

THE FUTURE OF 3D PRINTING IN BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

Although 3D printing was initially created for product prototyping purposes, its use for 3d printing building construction has increased over the years. Since its inception, 3D printing has found many applications in various industries like […]
October 1, 2019
Using hot rolled steel sections in the light gauge (cold-formed) framing building

Using hot rolled steel sections in the light gauge steel framing

Introduction: The basic principle of light gauge steel framing is that lightweight galvanized steel sections are used to form the structural members to carry vertical and lateral loads. It can be either used for the […]
August 10, 2019
How to Speed Up the Building Process by Working with a MEP Engineering Team

How to Speed Up the Building Process by Working with a MEP Engineering Team

Nowadays, new construction projects can be completed in a timely manner and their completion timeline is dependent on key factors such as project location and size, as well as other factors that have been in […]
July 30, 2019
Building Design - Construction industry - Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues in the construction industry

Ever since the dawn of the industrial revolution and the invention of the internal combustion engine in the 19th century, environmental pollution has skyrocketed to unimaginable rates. This is because with the development of the […]
July 24, 2019
What is MEP engineering

What is MEP Engineering?

MEP engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing systems of a building. MEP engineers research to find the best design and develop specifications for installers, mostly surrounding […]
June 21, 2019
Get into Green Architecture

How to Get into Green Architecture

Green Architecture has become a popular concept in recent years among other important disciplines. This is an architecture that advocates the reduction of the number of resources used in building construction and minimizes the negative […]
May 21, 2019
How to Build a Flood-Proof House

How to Build a Flood-Proof House

Though very common, flooding is one of the most expensive weather disasters experienced in the U.S., as reported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It costs American citizens over $260 billion from 1980 […]
May 1, 2019
Fireproof Homes

Fireproof Homes – The Answer for Building in High Fire Areas

Several deadly firestorms have taken place in fire prone areas around the world in the past and many will still happen in the nearest future. It is on record that the United States of America […]
April 15, 2019
How Earthquake-Proof Buildings Work

How Earthquake-Proof Buildings Work

Natural disasters happen most of the time without giving any warnings or signs. Earthquake is one of these deadly incidents that lead to the collapse of a building but can it be avoided? Well, after […]
April 4, 2019
Integrating Architecture and MEP Design to Maximize Energy Efficiency 3

Integrating Architecture and MEP Design to Maximize Energy Efficiency

Traditionally, the building design process has followed a linear approach, where MEP installations are specified with completed architectural drawings. However, there are significant opportunities to improve building energy efficiency if architects and engineers follow a […]
January 22, 2019
Traditional method vs Design-build method

Why Design-build method is so Effective.

When it comes to the quality, economics and speed of a construction project, the design-build approach stands tallest of all building construction methods. Building a house involves three key components. An architect to provide the […]
December 17, 2018
Modern House Design Architectural design

Getting into the Details of Modern House Design and its Affordability

Introduction to Modern House Design Of recent, the attention is given to ‘modern house design’ has gotten to a record high. Everywhere one visits, be it the local store, HGTV shows, design magazines, and even […]
December 4, 2018
Mediterranean architecture in USA

An overview of Mediterranean architecture in the USA

For about a century, Mediterranean architecture has become a trend, particularly in the United States. In fact, Mediterranean house designs were first seen in the United States during the 1920s and its popularity started to […]
November 20, 2018
EARTHQUAKE PROOF BUILDING DESIGN

How to design earthquake proof buildings

A bottleneck that most structural engineers face when designing buildings in earthquake-prone areas is the vagueness of just how earthquake-proof the prospective structure should be; this is because earthquakes vary in magnitude and causes, ranging from […]
November 6, 2018
Floor framing - Load bearing wall

How second-floor walls are supported – Floor framing

In this article, we are going to provide you with at least six different ways you can frame a floor for a wall that is going to be above it, whether it’s a basement first […]
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