Category Archives: Projects

We’ve all heard of nanobots and nanotechnology, and the many advantages they’re providing in both the medical and technology sectors, but nanostructured concrete? A team of scientists at Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) has created a building process that utilizes nanostructured concrete. “The concrete is capable of increasing the load-carrying capability by more […]

Have you recently invested in a historic property? Are you preparing to renovate a building that’s been around for decades or centuries? As buildings age, so do the materials used in their construction. Believe it or not, even well-built structures erode and wear down over time. Before taking any steps to correct the problem, it’s […]

Now that spring is here, it’s time to get out into nature and enjoy some fresh air. Whether you’re heading up into the mountains for a weekend camping trip, or are jetting out to Hawaii in the coming weeks, you’ll want to make sure you have a hammock. There’s something special about this simple hanging […]

If your business landscaping features a lawn, trees, bushes, or flower beds, you’re probably spending quite a bit of money watering and maintaining them. Sadly, the EPA estimates nearly 50% of the water utilized for these processes goes to waste. Yes, you read that correctly: 50%. What if there was a way to not only […]

Have you been working in the construction industry for years or even decades? At some point do you want to strike out on your own, and maybe even establish your own business? A new market analysis suggests that 2017 is the perfect year to do so. Why? Well, let’s take a closer look at the […]

According to Bizjournals.com, The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs issues over 50,000 building permits every year, but the process isn’t exactly cut and dry. Thanks to a variety of checks-and-balances, hundreds of sheets worth of paperwork, and agency bureaucracy wait times and the process, in general, were just getting to be too much. The […]

You might not realize it, but there are a number of factors that play into every building project. While major challenges like securing the right permits and acquiring the right talent to do the job often get the most fanfare, even seemingly insignificant minutiae can change the course of a construction project. Case and point? […]

A recent post at ForConstructionPros makes a good point: if you’re going to be driving a truck or vehicle that has a plow mechanism on the front end this winter, it’s especially important to take necessary safety precautions. Follow all rules of the road. Whenever you drive, you’re supposed to follow all rules of the […]

America’s infrastructure is in the news a lot these days. Roads are old and decaying, national monuments are cracking and chipping and bridges all over the country are beginning to creak and sway. While the politics and budget issues surrounding these projects are a topic we’ll leave for another time, the unique technologies being used […]

Construction work isn’t just mentally challenging, it’s physically grueling and often leaves workers nursing bruises, sore muscles and a myriad of other health problems on the weekends. There’s lifting involved, working with heavy machinery, manual tasks like digging and chopping, laying concrete etc. And that’s just scratching the surface. Over the years, wear and tear […]