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Predictions: The Smart Home

Predictions: The Smart Home
In recent weeks, we've begun a blog series looking at general technology trends, the digital infrastructure needed, and specific technologies that will impact construction. We've also explored what the worker and customer want and how that affects construction, with last week's focus on cities of the future. Today, let's focus on the house of the... ↪ read more...

When you need to restore your roof? How you can know it?

When you need to restore your roof? How you can know it?
Roof restoration can be very important, especially when you want to give your property a beautiful look and increase its value. It's not uncommon for inclement weather to occur, and your roof has to deal with the most basic problems. Roofs are the most susceptible to damage and wear and tear. There are various visible signs that can help you know if your... ↪ read more...

What do you need to know before replacing siding?

What do you need to know before replacing siding?
Your home is your primary protector against nasty weather. Over the years, however, it does need to be repaired.While a house may last you a hundred years or more, different parts of it do have a shorter lifespan. One of the most important components of your home is siding. Siding protects walls from damage while enhancing the appearance of your home.It's... ↪ read more...

How to choose a home office design in 2021: the main recommendations of experts and conclusions

How to choose a home office design in 2021: the main recommendations of experts and conclusions
Recently, the world has changed too rapidly, and also changed the way we work. Forty-two percent of people in the U.S. worked from home for at least some time in the entire past year. And many in 2021 continue, or want to continue working from home. As more people now work this way, we're starting to look at the home office differently. People used to be... ↪ read more...

How important it is to have a happy, motivated team

How important it is to have a happy, motivated team
An entrepreneur always faces a serious number of challenges. Starting a project, the process of implementing it, and finding the right professionals who can bring ideas to life.Once the project is on its feet, it is important that you are able to execute your plans in order to grow with the team. It is imperative that in any startup, the team stays motivated... ↪ read more...

4 main risk factors in a construction project

4 main risk factors in a construction project
Any project is subject to different levels of risk. The ability to find these risks and reduce the likelihood of their realization requires certain knowledge and skills. When potential risks turn into reality - they can hinder the successful implementation of the project. The right manipulation can lead you to the ability to manage risk, increase profits and... ↪ read more...

House equity line or loan of credit (HELOC). Personal house renovation loans

House equity line or loan of credit (HELOC). Personal house renovation loans
Interest rates are lower on house equity loans and HELOCs than unsecured signature loansWith HELOCs, you pay interest just in the quantity you draw downWith a property equity loan, you have got a repayment that is predictable with equal monthly premiumsMight have upfront charges, including application or loan processing fees, assessment charges, document... ↪ read more...

City of the Future: A Case for Mass Timber Construction

City of the Future: A Case for Mass Timber Construction
Our civilization is in the midst of both housing and environmental crises. According to the United Nations, 68% of the world population will be living in urban areas by 2050. The implications of this in terms of climate change are considerable based on the fact that urban areas rely greatly on use of concrete and steel. In terms of the environmental... ↪ read more...

Takeuchi’s TB220e electric excavator will come with fast-charge pack

Takeuchi’s TB220e electric excavator will come with fast-charge pack
Takeuchi’s TB220e on display at ConExpo.Takeuchi made a splash at ConExpo 2017 with its e240 electric excavator, then one of the few electric machines seen by show attendees.The company brought back an electric excavator to the 2020 show, but this time with a different concept. This year’s show machine, the 4,277-pound TB220e, is completely designed and... ↪ read more...

5G: The Impact on Construction Technology

5G: The Impact on Construction Technology
As many of you know I have a strong opinion that 5G is going to have a big impact on many industries as I have been talking about over on Connected World and The Peggy Smedley Show. Therefore, it should come as no surprise than that I believe 5G is going to change the way the construction industry conducts business—for the good I might add.5G is all about... ↪ read more...

Advantages of Prefabricated Construction

Advantages of Prefabricated Construction
Prefabricated Construction is a process of constructing buildings where components are manufactured separately and transported to the construction site where it is assembled, instead of being manufactured directly at the site. This new method of construction is being implemented more often and is available on a diverse range of budgets. The article presents... ↪ read more...

Great Spots To Install Hidden Home Security Cameras

Great Spots To Install Hidden Home Security Cameras
Need to find a way to make your home or business much safer and healthier? Normally, almost everyone today would believe that the home is completely safe through a successful surveillance process every time they can detect the cameras set up. Well, investing in covert video clip surveillance cameras can be one of the best problems you've ever experienced, so... ↪ read more...

Top Innovative Construction Materials

Top Innovative Construction Materials
Following are the Innovative Construction MaterialsTranslucent Concrete:The concrete structure is known more for its stability than their great lighting. That was until translucent concrete started to make its way on to the market.Translucent concrete is manufactured by using glass fiber optical strands, which create a solid but sheer block. LitraCon, known... ↪ read more...

7 Examples of Buildings Around the World Using BIM to Meet LEED

7 Examples of Buildings Around the World Using BIM to Meet LEED
Constructing a building takes massive coordination, but constructing one that meets LEED standards is an entirely different challenge. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is one of the most popular green-building certification programs in the world. It requires collaboration between stakeholders at all stages of construction to ensure a... ↪ read more...

Augmented reality in building design and construction

Augmented reality in building design and construction
Augmented reality (AR) — superimposing computer-generated images on the user’s view of the real world — is increasingly used in a variety of applications today. From smartphone games and social media filters to furniture design and classroom education, this technology is being utilized across virtually every industry, and building design and... ↪ read more...

The world's most anticipated buildings completing in 2018

The world's most anticipated buildings completing in 2018
From a multi-colored Lego House in Denmark to a South African art museum inside a disused grain silo, 2017 produced its fair share of eye-catching architecture. And 2018 is already shaping up to do the same. Some of the biggest names in the industry, including Thomas Heatherwick and Kengo Kuma, have designed buildings that are expected to complete in the... ↪ read more...

Winterizing Your Swimming Pool

Winterizing Your Swimming Pool
Once fall ends and winter begins to rear its ugly head, it will be time to shut your pool down.  When shutting your pool down, the first step will be the water.  You should begin by checking your pH level, and making sure that it is around 7.5.  If it isnt, simply add some dry acid.  You should also check your chlorine as well, and use a... ↪ read more...

What You Need For Your Pool

What You Need For Your Pool
When summer arrives, its time to get cool and enjoy the fun of summer.  Like other homeowners, you may be thinking a swimming pool. Pools are great to have, although they require a lot of work and maintenance - whether you have an in ground or above ground swimming pool.  Before you rush out and buy your pool for summer, there are a few things you... ↪ read more...

Safety Supplies For Your Pool

Safety Supplies For Your Pool
A swimming pool is a great thing to have on your property, although you need to keep in mind that drowning is one of the most common deaths with children.  In the cases where swimming pool drowning is involved, the cause is most likely due to a lack of supervision.  A child can drown in a matter of seconds, which is less time than it takes to make... ↪ read more...

Building contractor fined for `ignoring` HSE notices

Building contractor fined for `ignoring` HSE notices
A Kingswinford building contractor has been fined £15,000 after disregarding a number of enforcement notices from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).  During a routine HSE inspection at the former Timbertree Primary School in Cradley Heath on 14 January 2015, issues with scaffolding and other work at height practices were outlined. The... ↪ read more...


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