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What a Construction Supervisor Should Know About Rebar in Concrete Construction

Now that the burst housing bubble and long recession seem to be in the rear view mirror, a new building boom along Colorado’s Front Range has set the construction job market ablaze. If you’re moving up the ladder in the construction industry, what vital aspects of rebar in concrete construction do you need to know? […]

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7 Ways Post Tensioned Concrete Saves Money on High Rise Builds

According to the ENR Mountain States 2017 Regional Forecast, 2016 brought a busy year to the Colorado construction industry. By the end of November, $16.6 billion new construction starts had been recorded. 2017 seems to be on track to meet or beat those numbers. While companies enjoy the boom, labor, material and cost efficiency demands keep the […]

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Foundation Footing Systems: Grade Beam vs. Spread Footing

When thinking of the system that supports houses or commercial buildings, most people think it begins with the foundation. But even a foundation system needs a foundation, so the very first element when preparing the vertical support scheme is the foundation footer. While not all footings require reinforced concrete, we’ll concentrate on two types that […]

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How Stainless Steel Rebar is Used in Reinforced Concrete Construction

At first blush, it may seem that stainless steel rebar would be far too expensive for use in any large concrete structure. Why go to such expense when ordinary rebar has worked so well for so long? In certain applications, though, the end result over the life cycle of the edifice can mean greater economy when stainless steel […]

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What Is Rebar Fabrication and What Is It Used For in Colorado?

What do you get when you combine the compressive strength of concrete with the tensile properties of steel? Answer: A marriage made in heaven. These two impressive building materials are the superheroes of construction, each with their unique powers. However, used alone, the brittle nature of concrete can mean an early structural demise under constant […]

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Build With Polished Concrete Floors? Yes, Please!

Seen in a variety of building environments, polished concrete floors leave a lasting impression. Better in most applications than hardy epoxy-coated systems and far more impervious than waxed surfaces, polished concrete opens up a whole new array of residential and commercial opportunities for builders and remodelers. From the basic factory floor to hotels, retail complexes, museums, lobbies and […]

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5 Advantages of Using Steel Frame Building Materials for Your Next Construction Project

Steel frame building materials are growing in popularity, and in some places around the world, steel is actually displacing timber as the primary framing material for both residential and non-residential buildings. In the United Kingdom, for instance, 90% of one-story industrial buildings and 70% of multiple story industrial and commercial buildings make use of steel […]

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