The Climate of Tall Buildings
With increasing technology (such as elevators, air conditioning, and electric lightings) and development, the world has come to a decade where everyone wants modernized and attractive buildings (High rise buildings and or towers) to catch the attention of viewers, entrants and passers. Also, with the desire of most governments to expand their cities, most of which have highly occupied land surfaces, it is only possible that such expansions be executed by tall...
A smart building is defined as any structure or facility that uses automated processes to control the building’s operations. The key focus is on reduction in the use of non-renewable sources of energy and relying more on renewable sources of energy thereby reducing the impact on the environment. That apart, business benefits like optimized operations, better management, reduced operational costs, and less effort can accrue.
Though this definition encompasses various factors it is not...
Major countries across the world are shifting their focus towards the use of BIM (Building Information Modelling) for the construction of smart cities. One of the dominant features of such cities is smart building which has the capacity to automate processes for controlling its overall operation. Some of these processes are air-conditioning, lighting, heating, security, fire protection and more. In a smart building, these systems can converse with each other with the help of the Internet of...
The accuracy of BIM Quantity Take-Off and consequently material procurement!!!
If the estimation is not correct on a project, it will affect the business negatively. While underestimation of the cost leads to loss of money, the overestimation may result in failure at the bidding phase. Even though the direct victim of this issue in traditionally fixed price contracts is a contractor, the impact of poor estimation will be seen in the entire project.
The typical pain areas for BoQ’s...
How many times have you landed at an airport and been taken aback by the magnificent and complex structure? Some airports, mostly international, are more than just airports. They are more like small towns in themselves from cafes, restaurants, shopping malls to hotels – you name it, and they have it.
Over the years airports have evolved from being just a landing and take-off place for aircraft to becoming tourism, commercial, and cultural hubs for residents and visitors alike today....
The construction industry has seen a phenomenal change with the wholesome adoption of Building Information Modeling(BIM) in the public as well as the private sector. It’s fair to say that BIM has transformed the execution of construction projects by helping in decreasing the time and cost involved in the building process.
The governments across the globe took notice of the benefits of BIM technology and are mandating its use for public projects. Countries like the UK and...
Adhering to deadlines in a large-scale construction project is as essential as working within the budget. Every team working on a full-scale construction project, either public or private, knows the importance of completing and handing over the site on time. Anyone operating in the construction industry can vouch for the high pressure around sticking to the deadlines and minding the budget. None of the involved parties from builders, architects, labour, to management appreciate delays. But more...
A short walk anywhere in Liverpool is a treat for your eyes. Everywhere you look, you’re likely to be enamored by the buildings in this city. Every structure is a page that tells the story of Liverpool’s 300 year old history.When you’re in Liverpool, make sure you head over to these iconic buildings to get a taste of its rich architecture:
1. Bluecoat Chambers
Source: Liverpool One
A place famous for hosting programmes of visual art, literature, music and dance throughout...
Metal carports are not only designed for agricultural, industrial, and commercial purposes. On the contrary, the residential sector is vastly adoption installation of metal carports to produce strong, affordable, durable, weather resistant homes. However, most people want to retrofit their existing metal carports so they can be used as a living space. There are numerous benefits to doing this. They can save a huge amount of money converting the existing carport into a home instead of buying a...
No matter how old or new the house built is, one common problem with it is that of plumbing repairs. It may very much happen that you wake up one fine morning to find now water coming from the tap or the pipe is leaking. Such minor mishaps can spoil your whole day’s routine and can get you late in your daily work. These problems are a part of life and you surely need to find a service which can provide you with a good plumber who can take car e of all these problems whenever it is...
Working from home has become a common factor in the workplace, with thousands of people moving to home offices each and every year. The focus is to reduce the cost to the company, enabling business owners to manage their hours and increase productivity as a result.
Choosing to work from home isn't something you can take lightly, there are so many important factors to take into consideration, but of course the main one is how you can save money. Contact home office builders for unique ideas!...
At least eight people were hospitalized after several houses collapsed in Philadelphia Monday morning, apparently after an explosion, a fire deparment official reported.
A contractor was conducting rehabilitation work in a vacant House when it collapsed, Deputy Head of firefighters Robert Coyne told journalists. The two adjacent houses also collapsed, he said.
Witnesses told the media they heard an explosion and smelled gas after the explosion. Coyne said that the authorities were...
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