Safety Rules for Summertime

As temperatures hover above 110-degrees, it is important for construction workers to minimize their risk of heat-related illnesses, and even more important for them to understand the importance of prevention. Heat is a frequently underestimated occupational hazard, as thousands of construction workers each year continue to become sick, due to not taking the necessary steps […]

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Drywall is Recyclable!

What Is Drywall? Drywall is made of an inner layer of gypsum including various additives, sandwiched between two outer layers of paper with varying designs for weight, strength and soundproofing depending on the product’s usage. Gypsum drywall is commonly referred to as gypsum wallboard or sheet rock. Drywall is available in a large variety of […]

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Structural Fireproofing Materials

Structural fireproofing is not only a great preventative measure, it’s mandatory for preserving and protecting the structure, as well as ensuring personal safety. Structural fireproofing materials, such as those listed in the following section, are clearly an asset for both commercial and residential buildings. Here’s what you should know in regards to structural fireproofing materials: Structural […]

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Virtual Technology and Design

Far more effective than two-dimensional renderings, virtual reality (VR) devices and software afford architects and contractors the ability to plan, collaborate and coordinate, estimate, model, and finally build a design. Virtual reality technology is bridging the gap between an builder’s design and a client’s perceptions of that design. A builder can share their visions with […]

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Water-Absorbing Concrete

Water is essential to our daily life. We drink it, bathe in it, cook with it, and use it to clean with. But, water in large quantities has the power to devastate both the environment and our health, as evidenced by this past year’s monsoon season. Drainage systems are our biggest defense against flooding. To […]

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Preventing Heat Illnesses in Outdoor Workers

Remember these three words: water, rest, shade. They are part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) campaign to prevent heat illnesses in construction workers. Ensuring adequate water, rest, and shade is especially important due to the fact that heat illnesses can be deadly. What is Heat Illness? “Your body normally cools itself by […]

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Soundproofing Exterior Sound

Let’s try to keep it quiet! As you’re probably already aware a quiet environment is essential for your well-being and safety. But what you may have not known, until now, is that studies have shown a direct link between noise and adverse health effects. Common health effects associated with increased noise pollution include stress related […]

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What 3D Printing Means for the Construction Industry

When you are at home and you want something for quick reference, whether that something is a document, recipe or email, you print it. But what if we told you that you could print the house you reside in? With rapid advancements being made in 3D printing technology, companies are building everything from playable music […]

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Hiring a Drywall Contractor? Here’s What to Look For!

Licensed and Insured: Arizona requires all contractors to be licensed, bonded and properly insured. Licensing ensures that the contractor is approved by your state of local agencies – in this case the Arizona Register of Contractors. Insurance makes it so that the contractor will be financially responsible for errors – thus providing you with the […]

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