Pre-engineered buildings allow a large part of the construction activity to be carried out off-site, thus offering an economic solution by cutting down the project duration.
A mezzanine floor is located at a level intermediate to that of the main building floors. By using redundant headroom, mezzanines optimise space and increase the floor area. Mezzanine floors may also be used as observation decks overlooking a work space or creating area for storage systems. Their application is common in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Read this guide to fitting mezzanine floors for information on planning and construction.
Glass making is more than 5000 years old and can be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia. In a crude form, glass has been used as a decoration through history. It was brought to some perfection in the first century of the Christian era under the Romans. Stained glass for windows in churches really begins to appear in the seventh century.
One of the most famous man-made constructions is the massive Hoover Dam that was built in the 1930s. At the time of construction, it became the biggest dam in the world and took over 20,000 men to build it. Here is a brief story of the dam's construction.
The subject of the tallest building in the world should be simple, just measure the thing up to the top. This concept was working well until many different types of structures and buildings began being built.
The Egyptian pyramids were constructed to a basic design deriving from the step pyramid. They had a basic internal structure, which was then improved height wise by filling material and capping for visual effect. The stones were hoisted by means of ramps, the material being pulled up by human and animal power, using rollers to overcome friction.
The seven wonders of the modern world were selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers to reflect the greatest feats of engineering. Five are in America, with three in North America, one in Central America and one in South America. Two are in Europe, one in the Netherlands and one between Britain and France.
A new roofing construction is indeed important to complete your house renovation or extension. This article focuses on two types of roofing material, concrete and polycarbonate. It will focus on the pros of each type of construction and then, how they weigh against each other.
The Eiffel tower sits tall and high in the Centre of Paris and was erected over one hundred and twenty years ago. It took over three hundred men to put the tower together as the spire reaches three hundred and twenty metres in to the sky. This article explains the history of the world famous landmark in a timeline format of the most significant events.
Architectural practice involves a number of diverse design areas which includes not only the design of individual buildings, but also clutches of buildings and it even extends to designing the surrounding landscape and interior design. Architects are often employed to supervise the construction of their designs. This is but one of the reasons why this can be a great career option. Here is a guide to studying architecture.
This article lists a number of tips that one needs to consider when choosing an architectural firm that can handle a building project successfully. The considerations range from legal aspects, financial arrangements, previous experience to social relations and many other details. This article is a guide to choosing an architectural firm.
You will be able to search criminal records for free online, and this information can be found in many ways. If you would like to see if an employee has a criminal history, you can find this information when searching through databases such as criminal record checks. Overtime, the world has become a crime-ridden place, and there are many people that have been affected by crime in one way or another.
In modern times, if you happen to see bungalows and cottages, you will notice that the majority of them will be fitted with a 'Hipped roof' or a 'Hip roof'. This is because this style of roofing tends to evoke both comfort and practicality. Here follows a brief guide to this pretty architectural construction.
The website Building Designs Online UK (Bdonline.co.uk) is the online version of a UK weekly paper published by United Business Media (UBM). It focuses on architectural and building news, views, analysis, debates and blogs from around the country. In this article, BD online's content, design and layout will be reviewed and each will be given a rating out of ten.