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What Is a Building Envelope and Why Is It Beneficial?

A building envelope is everything that separates the internal building from the external environment, including a roof, doors, windows, floors, and walls.

What Are Floor Joists and How Do They Work?

Floor joists are horizontal structural members that span an open space, often between beams, which subsequently transfer the load to vertical structural members. These joists, part of the floor system, carry the weight of everything inside a room, including walls, furniture, appliances, and even people.

Brick Dimensions Guide: Common Shapes and Sizes

Learn about specified, actual, and nominal brick dimensions and the most common brick sizes. Standard brick sizes vary from country to country.

Forklift Mast Types: How to Choose the Right One

Forklifts, while not overly large, can lift loads that weigh in the thousands of pounds high in the air. However, there are different types and styles of forklifts available, so how can a business choose the right forklift?

What is a Crane Boom?

When you see a crane on a construction site, the first thing you probably notice is the long arm stretching into the sky. This part of the crane is called the boom, and it is one of the machine’s most noticeable and important features.

How Do Generators Work?

Understanding how generators work can help you identify problems, perform routine maintenance and choose the right generator to suit your specific needs.

How To Get Forklift Certified + Common FAQs

Learn what standard forklift training programs include, find out who certifies training, and know who should get forklift training.

Creating an Effective Site-Specific Safety Plan (SSSP)

A site-specific safety plan is a risk management document written and maintained by the contractor to manage the health and safety of the construction site.

Forklift Accident Types, Stats, and Safety Protocols

888,220 forklift accidents were reported between 2011 and 2019. Most recently, forklift accidents caused 79 deaths and 8,140 nonfatal injuries in 2019.

Big Data is Taking the Construction Industry to New Heights — Here’s How

Big data is being used in every stage of the construction process to increase efficiency and productivity.

30 Construction Startups Emerging as Industry Leaders

The construction industry is notoriously slow when it comes to innovation, so construction startups are taking advantage of the rising need for digitization to get the industry up to speed.

What is Building Automation? 4 Environmental Benefits

Building automation regulates systems like HVAC, electrical and security, and controls them from one central hub to improve a building’s efficiency.

Construction Schedule Template (Free Download)

We’ve created downloadable weekly and daily construction schedule templates to streamline the scheduling process and help keep your team organized.

7 Steps to a Successful Project Closeout

In construction, project closeout is when a project is completed and its assets are transferred to a new owner. Each step is critical to ensure your project wraps up without significant delays.

Change Orders for Construction Explained

Change orders are updates to a project’s original scope in a construction contract, which is important because of the dynamic nature of construction projects.

Women in STEM Statistics to Inspire Future Leaders

Women make up half of the total workforce, but they represent much less of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM fields.

Survey: Trade School Perception Improves During Pandemic

We surveyed 1,500 Americans and found that opinions about trade school are changing favorably due to the pandemic.

The 10 Best Construction Jobs For Your Career

the 10 best construction jobs include construction management, elevator installer, electrician, plumber, sheet metal worker, carpenter, equipment operator, mason. glazier and photo installer.

How Climate Change Is Affecting Construction Jobs

Find out how combating climate change is affecting the construction job outlook.

The Science of Hurricane-Proof Buildings

Hurricanes cause immense destruction to our communities. We cover the science and technology of hurricane-proof buildings and how structures are built to resist winds, floods, and debris.

Rebuilding After a Disaster: Do You Stay or Leave?

Once a hurricane, wildfire, tornado, flood, or earthquake has passed, there’s one main decision many people have to make: After losing everything in a disaster, do you rebuild in the same area or pack up and head somewhere safer? Here are some major factors to consider when trying to answer such a question.

How to Choose the Right Telescopic Boom Lift Height

The right height of telescopic boom lift is essential for the safety and efficiency of your workers. The following are some factors you should consider to choose the best boom lift for your company.

When and How to Use a Mini Excavator

It’s important to understand the differences between compact and standard excavation machines. Mini excavators offer some benefits compared to regular excavators that make them better suited to certain jobs. Standard excavators are also useful machines in their right. You need to make your choice depending on the job at hand.

Single vs. Double Drum Roller: When to Use Each

Do you need to prep some ground for a large project? You may need to smooth uneven land before breaking ground. You also might flatten soil or asphalt. Whatever the job, you should use a drum roller. This machine comes in two forms, and you just need to pick the right one. Here’s a guide on when to use single or double drum rollers.

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