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Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

Working with a client on a design-assist or design-build basis, as Englewood Construction is with the reimagining of Stratford Square Mall, allows the commercial contractor to provide valuable input during the initial planning stages. Design-assist is a bit of a hybrid of the design-build process. Chuck Taylor. Director of Operations. Tel: 847-233-9200 x712. Questions?

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Ductility of Building Structures for Earthquake Resistant Design

The Constructor

Ductility for earthquake resistant design is important for buildings, structures and building materials. Ductility and its importance in design is. Earthquake Engineering Earthquake Resistant Design Structural Design Structural Engineering Earthquake Earthquake Design Structural

Comparing Target Value Design and Value Engineering


Target value design is not a new idea, but it’s only recently that people in construction are paying some attention to it. construction collaboration construction value design construction value engineering That’s because it fits well with integrated project delivery and lean construction principles.

Project Management Tools for Design Build


The design-build project delivery method is unique in its demands on the contractor, but its advantages make it a viable alternative to the design-bid-build and construction-manager-at-risk methods. According to Penn State research, design-build is about 33% faster in delivery speed than DBB, with a 6% lower unit cost. Meanwhile, design-build is 23% faster than CMR, with a 4.5%

Stay Ahead of Risk and Avoid Construction Disasters

Most failures can be traced back to the designers' or builders' blatant disregard of codes or laws, but not every structural failure happens because of criminal negligence

Innovative Sustainable Tree House Design

Jetson Green

The Toronto based firm Farrow Partnership Architects designed and built a unique, modern tree house, which is made from sustainable materials, and doesn’t harm the tree in any way, or restrict its growth. The tree house has a curvy design, which was inspired by sailboat construction techniques. Conservatory House Built to Replicate the Design and Functionality of a Tree.

Segmental Retaining Wall – Types, Design and Advantages

The Constructor

Types, design and advantages of segmental retaining walls are. Retaining Wall Design Structural Design Structural Engineering Retaining Wall StructuralSegmental retaining wall is constructed of large number of dry masonry blocks.


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Concrete mix design is required to achieve target strength in structures. Concrete Mix design calculation of M20, M25, M30 grade of concrete are. Concrete How To Guide Mix Design Guide Concrete Mix Design Concrete Mix Design Procedure Concrete Technology Mix Design Mix Design Example

Bamboo Reinforced Concrete – Properties, Mix Proportion, Design and Construction

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Bamboo reinforced concrete mix proportion, design principles and construction technique with properties of bamboo as reinforcement in concrete is. Building Materials Building Technology Structural Design Structural Engineering Buildings Structural

How Working with a Design-Build Construction Firm Can Boost the Bottom Line

Commercial Construction

Interestingly enough, we have found owners for many of the commercial construction projects out-to-bid are looking to work with design-build construction firms. There are so many benefits to using design-build construction firms, it surprises me more owners and investors don’t hire design-build contractors for their new commercial construction projects. Financial savings.


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Before Design of Flexible Pavement by Group Index Method, let us understand What is Flexible Pavement? Pavement Design Transportation Pavements Transportation Engineeringtrue flexible pavement yields “elastically”.

Design of Geogrid Segmental Retaining Wall with Calculations

The Constructor

Details and design of geogrid segmental retaining wall with calculations is. Retaining Wall Design Structural Engineering Retaining Wall Structural Structural DesignGeogrid segmental retaining wall is used where tall wall is required.


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Concrete mix design is the process of finding the proportions of concrete mix in terms of ratios of cement, sand and coarse aggregates. Concrete Concrete Properties How To Guide Mix Design Guide Concrete Mix Design Concrete Mix Design Procedure IS 456:2000 Mix Design ExampleFor e.g., a.

Design & Construction Megatrends Revisited

ENR Construction

Louis Pasteur famously stated that "Chance favors only the prepared mind." When it comes to strategic marketing planning, how prepared is your mind? Understanding current and future trends is critical to developing strategy and setting direction for your firm

How corporate design keeps educational design relevant


There are many different terms used to describe learning and what method is best for today’s student and how school design supports each modality. However, when we break down each description— personalized, flipped, 21st century, project based, problem based—these teaching methods are simply designed to engage students and maintain an interest in learning. . Learning is a lot like working; it varies daily, ranges from individual to collaborative, formal to informal and from hands on to digital


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Concrete mix design is of two types: 1. Designed concrete mix Nominal concrete mixes are those specified by standard codes. Concrete Technology How To Guide Mix Design Guide Concrete Mix Design Mix Design Nominal concrete mix 2.

3 Golden Rules Of Proposal Design

Help Everybody Everyday

Proposal design is a challenging topic. As someone trying to get a proposal out the door, dealing with proposal design can be frustrating. Especially if the people with those opinions don’t have any graphic design training. So, today I’m going to give you the three golden rules of proposal design. The Purpose Of A Proposal Design. Easy To Read.


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Requirements of concrete mix design should be known before calculations for concrete mix. Mix design is done in the laboratory and samples from each. Concrete Technology How To Guide Mix Design Guide Concrete Mix Design Concrete Mix Design Procedure Mix Design

Regenerative Design in Practice

SAB Magazine

Building Case Studies Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability community’s re-greening program Jim Taggart Regenerative Design SabMagazine sustainable architecture and design The Vale Living with Lakes Centre the Vale Living With Lakes Centre for Applied ResearchThe quest for a sustainable architecture must ultimately embrace the challenge of ecological regeneration.

Passive House Design:

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Too often we equate energy efficiency with sustainability, overlooking considerations of form and design. EcoHouse Casa Luca DLP Architecture ecoHouse Canada Lucio Picciano Architect nergy efficiency and ethical building practices passive house

Design of Flexible Pavement by Semi Empirical Method

The Constructor

There are various methods of flexible pavement design such as empirical and semi-empirical methods. Flexible pavement design by semi-empirical method. Pavement Design Transportation Pavements Transportation Engineering


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Factors that affects the concrete mix design strengths are: Variables in Mix Design A. Concrete Technology How To Guide Mix Design Guide Water/cement ratio B. Cement content C. Relative proportion of.

Flat Slab – Types of Flat Slab Design and its Advantages

The Constructor

Types of flat slabs, its design and advantages. Slab Design Structural Engineering slab Slab design Slabs Structural Structural DesignFlat slab is a reinforced concrete slab supported directly by concrete columns without use beams.

5 innovations in high-rise building design


The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has named two winners and three finalists of its 2013 Innovation Award. Body Image: read more.

10 Design-Build Best Practices


The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has released “Universally Applicable Best Practices Applying to Any Project Type, in Any Market Sector, of Any Size.” Architects Designers

Wellness by design


On July 25, Lendlease moved into its new global headquarters, Tower Three of the 277,200-sm International Towers Sydney in the Sydney, Australia, suburb of Barangaroo. These towers are in the process of becoming the first buildings certified under the International WELL Building Institute’s Core and Shell health and wellness standard. Tower Three is shooting for Platinum, IWBI’s highest certification level

Steel Connection Design at NASCC

BIM & Beam

Their they educated hundreds of structural engineers, detailers, fabricators and builders about their BIM-centric steel connection design solution. Together with Autodesk, they presented a workshop called “Connection design – Reinvented” where they showcased BIM-based steel connection design workflows for today’s structural engineering practice. Learn more here… NASCC news

Site design: Wellness extends beyond building walls


And while our industry often focuses on the built environment, the impact of these values on a project extend beyond the physical walls of a building and should be part of the site design We’re talking about a lot more than green buildings these days. The environmental values in green building today are sustainability, resiliency, and wellness.

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Structural Flexibility in Buildings- Adaptable Building Design & Construction

The Constructor

There is a need for structural flexibility in buildings, i.e. design and construction of adaptable buildings which can be modified based on. Building Technology Structural Engineering Buildings Structural Structural Design


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Designing and building formwork effectively requires a basic understanding of how concrete behaves as it exerts pressure on formwork. Building Technology Formwork/Shuttering Concrete Technology Design cosiderations formwork Concrete exerts.

Skilled Labor Fund launches at Design and Construction Week

Constructor Magazine

The Skilled Labor Fund announced its formation at a press conference held today at Design and Construction Week, along with a request for funds to support its goal. Fund seeks $5 million to fund trade school scholarships, alleviate industry labor shortage, and build a stronger future for the housing industry. read more. Training Opportunities

Creative developments in experiential bathroom design

Constructor Magazine

By Tim Schroeder. This newly-defined bathroom space and its developments significantly impact the role of the plumbing contractor. read more. Bath/Kitchen

Types of Design Loads for Masonry Lintel with Calculations

The Constructor

These loads must be identified & calculated for design. Design Guide How To Guide Loads masonry Structural DesignVarious types of loads act on masonry lintels which are provided on wall openings.

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RCC Slab Design Guidelines: a) Effective span of slab: Effective span of slab shall be lesser of the two 1. L = clear span + d (effective depth. Design Guide How To Guide Slab Design Structural Engineering reinforced concrete Slab design Structural Design

Awesome Tiny House Designed in South Africa

Jetson Green

The latest example of tiny home architecture done right comes from South Africa in the form of the lifePOD, designed by a team of architects called Collaborate000. They were assisted by product designers Dokter and Missses. By using light colors for the furniture and fixtures inside, the designers also managed to convey a greater spaciousness to the home.

How To Get Good Design For Cheap

Help Everybody Everyday

That’s where I learned the difference between me, a person who could use graphic programs, and a true graphic designer. The difference between me and a true graphic designer is just that. But when you see a true graphic designer at work, it is something to behold. However good we are at pushing buttons or using programs, most of us will never be graphic designers.

CEU Article: Designing buildings for real performance

SAB Magazine

The next great leap in the design of sustainable buildings is measuring and reporting the operational building performance. Traditionally design teams have ensured buildings are built as designed but have had limited involvement in the operation of a building.

Inclined Columns Design – Loads and Bending Moment in Inclined Columns

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Inclined column design is. Structural Design Structural Engineering Column StructuralInclined column is not vertical which is used in many construction works for aesthetics and architectural requirements.

Where data centers meet design


“How do you get excited about designing a space that’s for machines and not for people?”. I’ll never forget being asked that question years ago at the end of a presentation about a data center project. It’s a valid question about what it means to be an architect for data centers – buildings that are typically considered more engineering-focused than design-focused. Here are three ways Gensler proves that our role as an architect is essential to the successful design of data centers: