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The Impact of Floor Vibration on Steel Buildings

  
  
  

One of the challenges in designing any space for human occupancy is creating and maintaining a comfortable environment, including vibration reduction in the floor. You may have been sitting at your desk when someone walked down the aisle on the other side of the partition, and you felt every footfall.

Challenges Facing Today’s Construction Managers

  
  
  

Managing construction is a lot like herding cats. Everything you are responsible for is moving in a different direction, and you need to wrestle it back in line. You have to deal with:

Go Green with Steel Buildings for Self-Storage

  
  
  

Green building using sustainable resources to decrease the human footprint upon the Earth has been going on since steel became a favored construction material. Sometimes, you just need to remind everyone of that…especially when humans need more space to put their stuff.

Bolt-Up (Conventional) vs. Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

  
  
  
pre-engineered steel building

A bolt-up steel building, according to several resources, seems to be what is now called a pre-engineered steel building, but it could also be considered conventional steel building construction.

The Difference between Post-Frame and Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

  
  
  
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The big difference between post-frame and pre-engineered metal buildings is that a post frame steel building uses wood in its make-up. Yes, wood framed buildings can still be considered steel buildings.

Weld-Up Steel Buildings vs. Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings

  
  
  
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What is the difference between weld-up construction and a pre-engineered steel building?

If you look at a completed structure, you might not be able to tell, at least not right away. But if you take away everything but the frame, you can easily see the differences. Below is a comparison of the two construction methods for steel buildings. Each has its pros and cons.

What Type of Door Do You Need for Your Metal Building?

  
  
  
metal door metal building

There are a lot of reasons to recommend a steel door for your building. Here are just a few:

  • They are lighter in weight than their counterparts made of other materials.
  • You have flexibility in door types; metal doors come in an amazing number of configurations.
  • Like metal buildings, they come in an endless variety of colors and textures.
  • Metal doors are durable, rust-proof, and environmentally friendly.

Construction Worker Misclassification: Stay on the IRS' Good Side

  
  
  
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There may be nothing sure but death and taxes, but that hasn’t stopped some people from pursuing that great American pastime: avoiding taxes.

One of the most common ways businesses use to skip out on paying taxes is to misclassify employees as independent contractors, which happens to be illegal. Worker misclassification is also known as payroll fraud.

Build Your Business: Develop Your Construction Company

  
  
  
construction business development

You need to bring new projects continually on board to stay viable as a company, but how do you do that when it seems like everybody is getting into the construction business?

Differentiate Your Construction Business from Your Competitors'

  
  
  
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The construction business grew steadily over the past couple of decades, and the number of contractors tripled. However, the effective net amount of construction has barely budged.

How do you stand out from the crowd to win projects and grow your business?

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