Different Types of Caisson Foundations and the Benefits

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Types and benefits of caisson foundations

Caisson foundations are vastly different from the standard slab of concrete. You might lie down to support a structure like a home. These specialized foundations are most often used for bridges, piers, dams, or other structures that need underwater support. Here we discuss the different types of caisson foundations and their benefits. First of all,… Read more »

4 Tips for Effective Construction Project Management

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Tips on effective construction project management

Any construction project requires a lot of knowledge about the industry, not to mention the right skillset for project management. From the time the foundation construction begins to adding the finishing touches to the home interior and an inspector placing a seal of approval on the completed structure, a lot could go wrong. Even a… Read more »

5 Safety Tips for Your Construction Site

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Safety tips while on construction site

Different types of jobs entail different potential health and safety hazards. Even someone working in an office setting could slip on a wet floor or suffer repetitive motion injuries from slumping over a keyboard all day. However, there’s no denying that certain jobs have higher risk factors for accident and injury. Jobs in the construction… Read more »

How to Incorporate Eco-Friendly Techniques in Construction Projects

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Large constructions projects inherently impact their local environment, but there are plenty of ways to incorporate green techniques to be eco-friendly.

Many construction businesses, from drilling companies all the way up to roofers, have started to look for ways to incorporate eco-friendly practices into their operations. This is not just about saving money or doing the right thing for the planet – it also has to do with consumer demand. Growing crises concerning global warming, habitat… Read more »

How Drones Are Changing the Construction Industry

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The wide availability and adoption of drones in the construction industry provide new and exciting benefits to all types of projects.

Some people have adopted drones as an amusing pastime – a toy to be played with. Others see them as a nuisance and a threat to their personal privacy. However, it didn’t take long for a vast array of businesses to see the potential conveniences inherent to utilizing drones in a professional capacity. Amazon jumped… Read more »

Emerging Trends in the Construction Industry

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The construction industry is picking up steam again as the economy rebounds from the Great Recession, leading to great opportunities in the industry.

The construction industry has undergone a lot of changes in recent years. The housing downturn, on the one hand, substantially reduced the demand for new construction across America for some time (decreasing yearly revenue by 150 billion dollars in just two years from 2008 to 2010), while innovation like 3D printing are giving experts speculating… Read more »

5 Ways to Keep Your Construction Project on Time

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Avoid going over budget and off schedule on construction projects with these tips to stay on track.

New construction necessarily involves a lot of moving parts, including the developer and/or homeowner, the architect, the construction company or contractor and crew, material manufacturers and suppliers, and a variety of other vendors. More importantly, many of these players are interrelated, relying on others to get their jobs done before subsequent activities can proceed. What… Read more »

Common Causes of Foundation Failure

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Be aware of the most common causes of foundation failure so you can take the right steps to prevent potential threats to structures.

We all know how home foundations got their name – they form the solid basis on which to build a reliable and lasting structure. While the vast majority of foundations last for many lifetimes with nary a problem, it is not entirely unheard of for foundations to fail in some way. The result, in most… Read more »

The History of Caisson Drilling

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The history of caissons is long and storied, beginning more than a century ago. Today, it has changed the way we engineer bridges and buildings.

Caisson drilling is a process by which open chambers are created under water or in the earth in order to reach soil or bedrock that is stable enough to support a massive structure above, such as a bridge or a large building. In this way, concrete (or other materials) can be used to fill in… Read more »

The Benefits of Caisson Drilling

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Although caisson drilling is often associated with projects like bridge construction, it is beneficial for all types of large structures.

A strong foundation is the basis of any construction project, whether you’re building a single-family home, an apartment structure, or an office high rise.  Foundations either sit on top of soil or they are embedded in the soil (sometimes both). For small structures like primary residences, foundation pads placed on top of the soil are… Read more »