Nature Inside

Effective Ways to Bring the Outdoors Inside

It is no secret that the typical American spends most of their time indoors.  In fact, we spend nearly 90% of our lives inside according to a report by the EPA.  Despite this, biophilia, which is a desire to interact with nature, is becoming far more commonplace among the general population. Thankfully, the urge to be closer to Mother Nature can be…
Read more

home renovating

6 Tips for Surviving a Home Renovation While Living Onsite

After living in the same house for many years, the interiors may no longer suit your tastes and preferences, and you may choose to renovate the house. However, renovation is a long and costly process. While renovating, you will have to hire a contractor and workers, pay for construction equipment, and deal with extra costs that occur during the project….
Read more

Construction Management

All You Need To Know About Construction Project Management To Get Started

Tall skyscrapers, tourist attractions, factories, homes. Even infrastructure projects like roads and sewers.  None of this would be possible without efficient and careful construction project management planning and construction managers. Construction project management plays a vital role in ensuring that all the buildings around us are built safely and on time. The goal of every construction project management is to…
Read more

Warning Signs Your Roof Needs Help

Roof maintenance is an important aspect of home ownership. Many people tend to overlook it and may not notice issues arise. A bad roof can lead to water getting into your house, causing damage to its interior while also increasing your energy costs. Replacing a roof may be expensive; however, a new one will last you years. Here are just…
Read more

air conditioning units

6 Care and Maintenance Tips for Your Air Conditioning Unit

Now that summer is here, many homeowners now realize the importance of their AC units. However, summer is also a time when many people have problems with their units, from strange noises to poor performance. AC repairs can be quite costly, so it’s always best to do everything you can to avoid them. That’s why we’ve put together this list…
Read more

Commercial Building

Important Things to Know Before Building a Commercial Building

No matter the industry, a lot of companies need a building. Whether it is a small storefront or a large warehouse, there are certain things that every commercial building will need to have. However, every building is also highly dependent on each business’s particular needs.  Though you won’t be able to know everything before building a commercial building, constructing a…
Read more

What Contractors Need to Know About Surety Bonds

If you want to be a contractor, being licensed and bonded will have a major impact on your ability to work in the city and state where you live and work. Many state and local governments require that contractors who perform work above a threshold amount obtain licenses. One of the key requirements for licensing is to purchase a surety…
Read more

Residential Siding

Residential Siding: 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Material and Color

Whether you just bought a new home or want to upgrade an existing one, installing new siding can help you add lasting beauty to your space, boost curb appeal and increase your home’s resale value. However, picking the right color and material can be challenging with the various residential siding options in the market. Read on for five tips to…
Read more

Insulated Concrete Forms

A Comprehensive Guide to ICF Construction

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are hollow foam blocks stacked into a building’s exterior wall shape, strengthened with steel rebar, and filled with concrete. It combines Expanded Polystyrene, a fine insulating material, with steel-reinforced concrete, a strong structural building material. This creates a wall system of unrivaled energy efficiency, comfort, noise reduction, and strength. ICF construction offers thermal and structural components…
Read more

indoor air quality

Proper Ventilation: How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is an issue of increasing concern. An Environmental Protection Agency test found that 96% of American homes have indoor air quality problems. These findings made the agency declare indoor air quality among the top five risks affecting public health. Indoor air pollution has several detrimental effects, such as aggravated allergies, sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing, and severe health…
Read more