Category Archives: Construction





How to Detect a Solid Foundation

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Whether historic or new construction, recently renovated or in need of rehab — the key to a great house is a good foundation. Foundations rarely draw homeowners’ or homebuyers’ attention. A healthy foundation does its job quietly, supporting your home and freeing you to focus on other upgrades and aesthetic details. But a bad foundation affects your whole house like ... Read More »

Yard Club: Construction Industry Meets the Future

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It’s been awhile since I posted about construction and since this news is both applicable to DIYers and my fellow construction workers I thought it would make the perfect post! The construction business has always been one of boom and bust. Everyone from independent contractors to multi-national heavy-equipment distributors know the perils of being in a business that waxes and ... Read More »

House of Clicks: The Future of Architecture?

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Have you ever wondered what the perfect house would look like? Well, thanks to two Swedish architects – Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård – you may now have a visual. These men joined forces with popular Swedish property portal Hemnet to collect and analyze data from over two million Swedish individuals. After compiling the mountain of information, they built Sweden’s ... Read More »

Wearable Technology in the Construction Industry [Building Blok]

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Technology has been making a big impact in the construction industry. Cloud services allow easy access to documents and the use of construction management software increases efficiency. The latest tool making a difference in the industry is wearable technology. Its full potential remains to be seen, but what’s available now is promising. To read more about how wearable technology is ... Read More »

What to Consider When Building A Granny Flat

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Over the last years, a larger number of people have considered adding a granny flat to their property. These self-contained living areas located on the grounds of a single-family home provide the so much needed extra accommodation to families with aging parents, permanent caregivers or young adults without having to compromise comfort or privacy. Granny flats can be independent or ... Read More »

5 Tips to Remain Accident-Free on a Forklift

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Forklifts provide tons of utility around the workplace, helping businesses across all verticals maximize their productivity on jobsites and in warehouses across the country. But like any other piece of machinery, accidents can occur if forklift operators are careless. Believe it or not, there are more than 850,000 forklifts in operation today in the United States. While that number is ... Read More »

What You Can Learn from the 5 Worst Engineering Projects of 2014

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There’s great engineering, and then there’s awful engineering. While 2014 brought with it a host of amazing construction projects around the world, not every project turned out the way builders and engineers thought they would when they set out to create the blueprints. Bad engineering and construction projects drain finances, take longer to complete than scheduled, and usually disgust property ... Read More »

Yes, These Are the Drones You’re Looking For

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In research laboratories and factories across the globe, the future of the construction industry is being molded, and the question doesn’t seem to be “What If?” but rather, “Why Not?” Read my latest article on Building Blok about how drones are revolutionizing construction and what we can expect to see in the near future. Below is a snapshot of what you’ll ... Read More »

Taking Concrete Cues From the Romans

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When you step into a nicely cooled room on a sweltering summer day or can warm up your house without having to build a fire in every single room as the snow piles up, you’re probably glad you live in modern times. Building materials have advanced to allow for much better insulation, strength and durability than that of the ancients. ... Read More »

Why You Need Construction Equipment Telematics

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Read my latest article on The Blok about construction equipment telematics. Just to give you a snapshot, read below: “Equipment telematics provides the opportunity to use radio frequency identification to track machines, and even to learn how to better use equipment for greater efficiency. General contractors, subcontractors and most other principals in construction projects can benefit from equipment telematics. The ... Read More »

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