Tag: Construction

Construction Bonding
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Construction Bonding

To provide an expert’s view on construction payment and performance surety bonds, I sat down with Ellen Neylan, the owner of Surety Bond Associates, a WBE surety bond agency and consulting firm that provides specialty surety services to small, minority women and veteran owned contractors. Often projects presented accompany a bonding requirement – too many...

The Three Phases to Post Construction Cleaning
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The Three Phases to Post Construction Cleaning

Post construction cleaning is highly beneficial to general contractors, builders, and property owners. They are commonly outsourced after extensive or wide-spread construction work is completed, such as new construction home building, reroofing, drywall remodels, commercial demolitions, and more. Although these services range from light to full-service cleans, they all involve three particular cleaning stages. Continue...

Development of FRP Composites As a Sustainable Construction Material
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Development of FRP Composites As a Sustainable Construction Material

Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites or advanced composite materials were first used in the civil engineering during the late 1960s to build composite buildings. The construction industry at that time was of the opinion that composite materials should be used as concrete reinforcement. However, it was not until the mid-1980s when the structural design engineers...

Construction Management: Planning And Scheduling
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Construction Management: Planning And Scheduling

Construction management is a broad term that deals with various key steps in a construction project. Scheduling, for instance, is a management tool that helps leaders make informed decisions about different activities on a site. We often use terms planning and scheduling interchangeably. However, there is a considerable difference between these two components. Planning is...

Types of Construction Projects
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Types of Construction Projects

Construction is defined as “a process that consists of the building or assembling of infrastructure.” (See 1. below) On the other hand, a Construction Project “includes all material and work necessary for the construction of a finished structure for occupancy by End Customer. This includes site preparation, foundations, mechanical, electrical work, and any other work...