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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?


The Constructor

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

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.

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

Concrete Mix Design as per IS 10262-2009 – Procedure and Calculations

The Constructor

Procedure for concrete mix design calculation as per IS 10262-2009 based on strength and durability, workability, economy is discussed in this. Concrete Design Guide How To Guide Concrete Mix Design Concrete Mix Design Procedure Concrete Technology Mix Design Mix Design Example

Soldier Pile Retaining Wall – Components and Design

The Constructor

Components and design of soldier. Retaining Wall Design Structural Design Structural Engineering Retaining Wall StructuralSoldier pile wall consists of steel beams and is used to retain earth backfill temporarily at construction sites.

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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.

Artificial Island Construction Methods, Design and Advantages

The Constructor

Construction methods, loads, design and advantages of. Artificial Island is an artificially man-made structure that has not formed naturally. Construction Engineering & Management Construction

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.

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.

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

The Constructor

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

Enhancing healthcare facility design with VR/AR


Virtual Reality is the new medium for design communication and is changing the way architects work. As architects, we are always looking for ways to improve communication with clients and shorten the feedback loop, allowing for a speedier and more lightweight design process

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The Constructor

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

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16 design trends from Gensler’s 2017 Design Forecast


The process of anticipating what the future will hold and then designing and developing methods to minimize the effects of future events is known as future-proofing. Gensler’s 2017 Design Forecast deals with this concept and how the firm is implementing design strategies to create functional spaces for the future

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The Constructor

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 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.

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

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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

The future of hotel design: Human-centered


Change is inevitable and it impacts on everything, not least on the way we design. Benjamin Franklin once said there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Well, I’d like to add a third one: change. Over the past 60 years, we have seen a rise in consumer culture, individualism and globalisation.

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The Constructor

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.

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.

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Passive House Design:

SAB Magazine

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


The Constructor

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.

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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Libraries: Design for evolution


The library of the future barely resembles the library of the past. Today’s libraries cease to be the hallowed temples of book-bound knowledge protected by an army of (albeit welcoming and helpful) guards. No longer are libraries the gatekeepers of access to information. This centuries-old tradition was usurped by the smart phone and our Internet-everywhere culture.

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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.

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

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.” Based on research, case studies and industry input, DBIA has identified design-build best practices. “ Architects Designers

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.

Designing an inclusive, automated city


Seattle is booming—the city has more cranes than any other American city right now. At the same time, the city is dealing with a homeless crisis that is mirrored by other major US cities

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


The Constructor

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.

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

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

The transformation of outpatient healthcare design


Hospitals across the country are moving into uncharted territory as healthcare delivery in the U.S. is being reinvented. Hospitals and patients have been affected by the new Affordable Care Act (ACA) healthcare reform that rolled out nationwide in 2012. Hospitals are now faced with shrinking reimbursements and patients are seeing high deductibles.

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