Steel Beams Vs. Wood Beams for Your Residential Building Project

If you’re building a new home, or deeply renovating the one you have, you may wonder whether to use steel beams vs. wood beams. The answer depends on your budget, design goals, construction schedule and sustainability preferences. Each material enjoys certain benefits and a few disadvantages. So, let’s take the four categories and go over the pros and […]

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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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8 Reasons Concrete Construction is a Sustainable Building Material

With the green revolution fully underway, the question of concrete as a sustainable construction substance has to arise sooner or later. Should architects and engineers now consider alternatives in order to comply with the global demand for low-impact building materials? Science, historical data and common sense all say no. Just the opposite is true. Concrete’s […]

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