Posts Tagged ‘Construction and Maintenance’

Creating the Perfect Log Cabin Style Home

LOG CABINWAre you seeking the perfect and charming log cabin style home? Have you saved up to find the perfect place to relax and spend your days reveling in the smells of pine and hardwood? But how can you get from the unknown to dream log cabin style home? Follow these steps to help create the perfect log cabin style home. Continue reading “Creating the Perfect Log Cabin Style Home” »

The Growth Of Modular Construction

Too often when people consider a new construction project they imagine the process in too narrow a scope. Classic construction is a matter of raw materials assembled in front of your eyes. These days, however, modular construction has become a legitimate option for both commercial and residential projects. Continue reading “The Growth Of Modular Construction” »

5 Common Problems With Above Ground Pools

Above Ground PoolMaking the decision to put in a pool is fun and exciting. A pool can offer your family hours of enjoyment and fun. But above ground pools can come with some problems that you need to be careful to watch for.

The pool could be unlevel. You need to be very careful to make sure that your pool is going to sit level. This means taking extreme caution if you are installing the pool yourself or making sure that the company that you hire is qualified and knows what they are doing. Having an unlevel pool is not only an eyesore but places undue strain on the walls of the pool.

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Steel Buildings

Steel-Building-ManufacturersIf you have purchased a steel building recently, you should contact your steel building manufacturer or supplier to ensure that you understand all aspects relevant to the delivery of your structure. The delivery process is not as simple as you think! Your building will be delivered to your job site once the design and fabrication has been completed at the factory. Delivery is normally handled by a third-party carrier although some steel building companies will deliver using their own trucks. The building order documentation determines the delivery arrangements for your structure. Any special accommodations needed for shipping should be determined before purchase of the building, as this may affect the overall price. If you make any changes to shipping arrangements close to the scheduled shipment, it may be expensive for you.

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Construction Industry Jobs

155604654_271132f38a_zThe last two years have been a tough time for people working in the construction industry. The outlook for new jobs in this sector is not looking too great, and the industry can’t afford to take another big hit anytime soon. Many on the Green side think that the energy efficient, sustainable or green movements will enhance the jobs in home construction. Although I am not entirely optimistic about this idea, it certainly is a possibility. Government projects will certainly help aid large scale construction projects, although the impact would not be as large in the residential housing industry. Many home builders have gone back to building the lowest price home possible.

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Green Building Services for a Green World

Recycle BuildingAs the reality of Global Climate Change has been increasingly accepted around the world, it’s presumed effects have prompted examinations of how we live out lives. One of the principal changes that have been quick to take hold to cope with the new realities is the emergence of Green Building. This is the application of the adage ‘reduce, re-use, recycle’.

Traditional construction processes generate enormous waste streams, and now many green building services are emerging as a result of a gap in the market. If we move toward employing more environmentally sensitive design and construction techniques and materials, it would have a huge impact on a wide range of areas. Reducing the construction-related solid waste streams that are now routinely buried in landfills and using renewable resource-derived building materials and energy efficient appliances and lighting would result in lowering the carbon footprint of our homes and vacation retreats.

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