Construction History

an old drawing of a bridge

People have always been building. Throughout the years, new building techniques and new tools have helped humans to create ever grander and more useful structures. Ancient builders were able to accomplish amazing feats of engineering and construction even with the limited tools and knowledge they had. In our modern era, who knows how much more we will be capable of? We must continue to innovate to find new ways to build.

Green Building

a solar panel roof

A major focus in the construction industry of today is environmental construction. People are becoming more and more concerned about the kind of effects industry and technology are having on the environment, and government leaders are urging builders to come up with new and effective ways of building structures that use less energy than older buildings do. Building designers have answered this call and created very energy-efficient new structures.

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    June 3rd, 2014

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  • Role of Construction Project Managers

    May 29th, 2014

    People who work in the construction industry are exposed to a wide diversity of job duties and functions when they are working. While many of these jobs may be labor intensive, others are geared more toward managing and overseeing the entire project. People who hold project management construction, Vail, CO, positions are responsible for a diversity of duties including acting on behalf of an individual or group that has hired them. One of the most common is working on behalf of the builder. Because every project that they oversee is different, they are [...]

  • Benefits Of Switching To A Tankless Wate...

    May 27th, 2014

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating water for things like washing dishes, taking a shower and cleaning clothes makes up approximately 15 percent of the average household’s energy use. Part of the reason that percentage is so high is that most homes heat water in a traditional storage tank. With a storage tank system, you’re paying to heat water 24/7, even when you’re asleep or at work and school. Installing a new tankless water heating system can help to reduce that waste of money and energy. However, saving money and saving energy aren’t the [...]

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Tools and Techniques

a worker and his tool belt

We now have some amazing tools at our disposal to help us build. Cranes, bulldozers, digging machines, and other mechanical creations have helped us to make construction even faster and more effective than ever before. Along with these tools, we have learned new techniques, such as green building, that have assisted our skill with building. Architects and builders have taken projects to new levels thanks to these helpful tools and techniques.

Continued Research

two contractors going over some blueprints

Building designers and architects are capable of great things in the industry today, but with continued research into new building methods and techniques, who knows where we will be in the future. We must continue to discover better ways to design and construct buildings. A focus on improving the quality of life should drive researchers to come up with answers to the problems that currently plague builders. The future will look brighter as new building ideas come into play.