Monthly Archives: April 2014

Is it Possible to Protect Homes from Damaging Tornados?

While architects are continuing to make strides in designing large commercial buildings that can provide more protection from natural disasters, the powerful EF4 and EF5 strength tornados that have occurred through parts of Alabama, Missouri, and Oklahoma over the last … Continue reading

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How Telebelts and Portable Belts Assist in Projects

As highly experienced commercial concrete contractors, we recognize the need for projects to finish on time and on budget. This is why we continue to purchase and utilize the most up-to-date equipment, which helps us to successfully fulfill our commitments. … Continue reading

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Architectural Concrete Design

An important element in building design is the use of architectural concrete. It permits a broad versatility of design that could not be achieved without it. It has the ability to provide an aesthetic finish while still retaining all of … Continue reading

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Growth in “Green Building”

Now that the U.S. economy has moved past the worst of the recession, the construction industry is starting to recover and is showing signs of some interesting trends. One of those developments has been the increase in green building projects. … Continue reading

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Methods to Measure Sustainability

The growing demand for green buildings has been invigorated by green building programs such as the LEED rating system. With new construction projects, owners and builders alike are looking for materials that offer reduced operating costs, improved health benefits, and … Continue reading

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Using Tower Cranes to Build Skyscrapers

In order to build the super tall skyscrapers of today such as the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, huge tower cranes are used. Tower cranes are capable of lifting very heavy loads of steel, concrete, generators and other building … Continue reading

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Structural Concrete Design

Concrete framed buildings are one of the most common types of construction in the U.S. and offer many advantages over other materials. Concrete does not require additional fireproofing and is safer than other buildings in the event of natural or … Continue reading

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