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Technology to Look for When You're Hiring Marine Contractors

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If you’re looking for marine contractors to handle a project, you may want to find a company that offers the latest technology. In recent years, marine contracting has embraced a number of new elements, and in many cases, their technology even makes it cheaper to build along the sea than to build on land. Here are some of the technologies and abilities you may want to look for. 1. Dredging Capabilities Read More»

Why Choose 3D Modelling for a New Home Design?

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When you’re ready to have a new home designed and built for you, it’s good to consider having an architect create a 3D rendering of the home before you sign off on your plans. There are some very important reasons to consider a 3D rendering versus a standard blueprint or even two-dimensional sketches and drawings; note a few of those reasons here so you know your new home will turn out exactly as expected. Read More»

Student Plumbing Solutions

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Living as a student is one of the most enjoyable things you will ever do. The freedom to study, party, meet new people and see different parts of the country is incredible. However. with it comes student loans, dodgy landlords and very little money. Fortunately enough students are often quick thinking and intuitive, especially when it comes to saving money and living a little on the rough side. This guide will give you a few quick and cheap solutions to help make your university experience a little more bearable when things go wrong with the plumbing. Read More»

Two signs that it's time to replace the seating in your heavy construction equipment

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The seating in a piece of heavy construction equipment needs to be replaced at least once every couple of years (or even more frequently, if the equipment is used on a daily basis). Here are two signs that it’s time to replace your equipment’s seat system. You experience back and neck pain after operating the equipment for more than a few minutes The truck seats in forklifts, excavators and other types of heavy construction equipment usually have lumbar and neck cushioning. Read More»

Why Scaffolds Are Useful for Your Construction Project

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It’s difficult to imagine any construction project today without the use of scaffolding. Scaffolding offers more than just support to workers on the construction site. It also enables workers to access those hard-to-reach areas, and it provides a platform for the placement of tools such as drills, hammers, and nails. Scaffolding hire can give you access to various types of scaffolds for your project. It allows you to drive your construction forward without incurring the hefty costs of purchasing brand-new scaffolds. Read More»

5 Tips to Remember When Working With Custom Home Builders

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If you’re thinking about getting a custom home, you may be wondering what is involved with the process. The steps can vary slightly depending on the builder you choose and the type of property you want, but ultimately, there are always a lot of similarities. So you’re prepared for the process, you may want to keep the following tips in mind. 1. Choose the Lot First Before you start looking at plans, you may want to narrow in on the lot you want to use. Read More»

Tips to Market your Electrical Repairs Contracting Business

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There is no question that when the economy is not performing well, the electrical construction market hurts. The main reason is that electrical contracting companies are highly fragmented. Notably, there are well established electrical repairs contracting businesses fighting for market share. Competition forces a substantial number of small electrical contracting firms to fight for the scraps. Therefore, it is critical to market your business correctly to ensure growth during lean economic times. Read More»

Want a Skylight That Opens? Check Out These 5 Options

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Skylights add more light to your home, but if you opt for opening skylights, you can vent your house as well as letting in more lights. There are numerous design options you may want to consider. Take a look at these ideas: 1. Large Retracting Roof Rather than just doing a few windows, consider going for a dramatic effect and choosing a large retracting roof. This costs significantly more than just putting in skylights that open, but if you have an indoor space that you want to be able to completely open to the sky, this is a great option to consider. Read More»

Types of Solutions Offered by Piling Contractors

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Pilings can be described as either posts or massive stakes which are installed during construction to offer support to superstructure foundations. Huge buildings require pilings for their stability. The pilings are created deep within the ground for added strength. Piling contractors provide various piling techniques depending on the construction method used. Some of the processes are further addressed below. Cast-in-situ Pile Foundations – These sort of piles are built from concrete. They are created by drilling holes into the ground according to required measurements. Read More»

CNC machining is the ultimate technology for repair and restoration work

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Ever heard of 3D printing? The ability of 3D printers to bring abstract materials to life has become an increasingly popular industry. CNC machining works in a similar way, but it is a slightly different concept. By definition, CNC machines are electrochemical devices that are used to manipulate tools using inputs that are programmed by a computer. CNC actually stands for Computer Numerical Control. In much the same way as a 3D printer, CNC machining works to generate prototypes from digital software files. Read More»