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Ask the Expert: Drone Technology & Its Future in Construction

Drones currently have many uses on construction sites, but this technology is in the early stages of development within the industry. They currently provide development and construction teams with overhead views of job sites, creating images and videos to help optimize everything from grading plans to identifying differences between the as-designed and as-built plans. Current users of drones are primarily hobbyists, but as the technology and regulations evolve, they could play a major factor within the construction industry.

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Ask the Expert: Smart Buildings - What are they and what do they cost?

Driven by a new generation of affordable and powerful Internet of Things (IoT) devices, commercial building and industrial sites can now generate large amounts of valuable data for analytics and automation. Building owners and managers recoup the benefits and cost savings of these systems.

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Ask the Expert: How Construction Technology is Shaping Our Future

The construction industry is constantly coming up with technological advances in tools, equipment, and construction methods that improve the accuracy and efficiency of construction.

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Ask the Expert: Selecting Your Roof Today for Tomorrow (TPO vs. EPDM)

When selecting a solution for a commercial roofing system, there are two widely used methods today: TPO and EPDM. Compare them now.

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Ask the Expert: Bioconcrete, Bacterial Concrete or Self-Healing Concrete

The challenge over the years with any concrete product is protection - not from cracking, but how to repair cracking at the early stages before failure. The industry has developed some creative solutions, including “self-healing” concrete.

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Ask the Expert: Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS)

Often, we see a newly constructed building and we admire the exterior appearance of the structure without giving much thought to what makes the building so appealing. We are impressed with the color and/or the design, but we don’t stop and really take a good look at the exterior finish. There are numerous building materials that make up the overall “look” of the building. One of those materials you are looking at could be Exterior Insulation and Finish System or EIFS.

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Ask the Expert: The Building Permit Process

Anyone desiring to improve their property or construct a new building must know how to navigate the quagmire commonly known as the building permit and inspection process. Let’s begin with the basics. What exactly is a building permit?

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Ask the Expert: Cold Weather Construction

We do continue to build through the winter months. It presents challenges, but we can usually find a way to keep the project moving forward. Believe it or not, we are thinking about cold weather construction when projects start in the summer months.

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