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Different Soils and How They Affect Foundations in Construction

From a general standpoint, the term “soil” refers to the loose layer of earth that covers the surface of the planet. The soil is the part of the earth’s surface that comprises disintegrated rock, humus, inorganic, and organic debris. For soil to form from rock, it takes an average of 500 years or more of …

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Most Important Questions to Ask an Interior Designer

An interior designer is a professional who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages projects concerned with the construction, decoration, and design of residential or commercial spaces. They work closely with architects, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, and builders to ensure that the finished product meets their client’s specific needs and wants. Interior designers must have a strong …

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The Purpose of Construction Standards

Construction standards are regulations that ensure the safety of buildings, bridges, and other structures. They provide guidelines to ensure that construction projects meet minimum requirements for health and safety, while also ensuring they are built in a way that protects the environment. Construction standards exist to protect both workers on site and the general public …

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5 Different Types of Bricks for Building Construction

Regarding building construction, bricks are one of the most popular materials. Bricks are relatively small, cuboid-shaped building material that is glued together using mortar to form larger construction elements like walls. They are one of the most common traditional construction materials. A standard brick measures about 200mm*105mm*75mm in length, width, and height respectively. They are …

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How you can Turn Your Bungalow Into A Storied House

The land is one of the most valuable resources that a person can have; it’s the base on which we build a shelter for ourselves and our children. However, with the current global population in excess of seven billion, there exists an ever-increasing demand for land to be used to construct shelter for the ever-increasing …

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How to Eliminate Health and Safety Risks on Construction Projects

Construction risks/ hazards are present and on-site situations that pose a threat to the health and life of the construction team and the surrounding environment. It is of great importance to identify and eliminate these situations, as mentioned in The Most Common Health & Safety Risks during Construction. This article outlines viable ways to prevent health …

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The Most Common Health and Safety Risks During Construction

A building site is a piece of land where construction projects, for example, building, repairing, or demolishing a building, are taking place. To accomplish these projects, employing heavy equipment, working at heights, and interacting with hazardous materials are ever-present activities that pose considerable construction risks. A workplace risk (hazards) is a situation that has the …

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Questions To Ask Your Home Builder

From our years of experience in the construction and design of homes, we have over the years developed a simple questionnaire for homeowners and developers to use to gauge whether the team builder they are considering has the adequate requirements for the task at hand. Besides the usual questions of “How much does it cost?,” …

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