New Trends in Construction and Building
Building information modeling

Building Information Modelling takes into account the most crucial thing in a construction project: Collaboration. To put it simply, BIM refers to a collaborative method of working which is based on the generation and exchange of data and information between the various project parties.

Project management software

Like various other industries, construction has realized the potential of implementing a project management software. Real-time project management software has been continuously advancing in order to draw more insights from data.

VR and AR

Compared to augmented reality, virtual reality is a much more common tool in construction. It is often used in BIM. Its biggest benefit is the ability to provide virtual walk throughs in order to sell property and pitch architectural ideas to clients. The possibility to virtually show clients what their investment will look like beforehand, makes VR a very attractive technology.

Robotics

Robotics and Automation have revolutionized various industries. Its arrival in construction has been slow but it’s here now and rapidly spreading. There has been much technological advancement made in robotics. One such example is MIT’s Digital Construction Platform which uses 3D printing to create form structures.

Drones

There has been much talk about Drones and the numerous advantages they provide to a construction project. It is extensively used in mapping the construction site (thereby gathering data of the entire site), reporting the changes and updates of the project to clients, and monitoring and inspecting job sites.

Modular construction

Modular buildings or prefabricated buildings is the development of a building structure off-site, and then transporting it to the desired site without compromising on quality. There is no change in building materials and supplies, and the job is done in less time.

Green construction

One of the most significant change observed in the construction industry is the growing interest in green construction. There has been a global change in the way people consume. Consumers have started to change their lifestyles.

In short, 2018 holds

A lot of excitement for the construction industry. From BIM to VR to Green Construction… we will see a lot of progress in all of these sectors. Lets keep a look out and see where the industry is next year.

Risk management plan in construction

Intense competition for available work
Expectation to produce a high return on all invested funds
Intense pressure to save as much money as possible as well as time
Consistently low margins and lower profits
A high number of litigation cases as well as disputes
Safety issues

What Type of House Foundation is Best?

You may have special challenges in building your lot. You will want to employ an engineering firm to drill test holes in the ground to assess the form of soil at various depths, its moisture content, and its compaction, until you are sure of the soil conditions. The analysis can turn up clay or sandy soil, deep underground bedrock, or a high water table, results that affect the type of foundation that is right for your home. Here are the benefits of the three basic type of house foundation researched by foundation sealing in Cleveland, OH.
Slab
The most popular are also concrete slabs, the least costly option; they are found on slightly more than half of the new homes constructed today. That is because they are simple to create and require minimal excavation. In warm climates where frost is not a concern, slabs are the basis of choice; they dominate new construction in the South. In colder climates, they might not be the best option. It can cause the slab to crack and move as the ground freezes and thaws through the seasons.
Since they are built directly on the ground, the soil under a slab foundation must be level, often over a bed of gravel, otherwise the slab will crack or break down. Slabs are therefore an unlikely candidate for a steeply sloping lot (a crawlspace may work better there). But on lots with high water tables where building a basement will be troublesome, they could be the foundation of choice.
Crawlspace
In contrast with a slab, the advantage of a crawlspace base is that you can reach mechanical, plumbing, and even electrical systems with relative ease. That's because these systems are run through a crawl space, usually at least two feet wide, so you can get to do the job under the house. Your contractor pours foundation footings with a crawlspace foundation and the house is backed by walls. On the top of the footing and between the foundation wall and framing, local codes can call for the installation of a capillary break.
Basement
Of course, installing and maintaining mechanical systems in basements is much simpler. They make heaters, air conditioners and electrical equipment an ideal location, especially when carefully insulated and conditioned. Fun entertainment areas such as wet bars, family rooms, guest suites, and even sports courts can also be kept!
Like all living spaces inside the house, basements need to be handled so that they are not cold and damp. Basement walls should be cloaked with foam insulation that is air-tight. The concept is to prevent cold basement surfaces from touching humid, moist interior air. Otherwise, the effect is condensation and wetting. It has also been shown that having rigid insulation under basement floor slabs increases comfort and avoids exposure to moisture. The Building Science Corporation recommends that a polyethylene vapor barrier be added to the rigid insulation and to the concrete slab in direct contact. On lots with high water tables or shallow bedrock or boulders, you do not want to create a basement.

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14 May 2021

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Friday, May 14, 2021