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Who Designs Formwork and Shoring?

16 Jun 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

When you see a finished construction problem, you are looking at the final product of hours and hours of labor, much of which is invisible to the eye. In some cases, equipment is used during the process that, when work is done properly, the average…

6 Ways to Test Concrete Strength On-Site

06 Jun 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Facts

If you’ve ever been responsible for quality control of new construction or assessing the condition of existing infrastructure, you know that on-site evaluation of concrete strength can be a major challenge. Most stakeholders will prefer non-destructive and non-intrusive methods of testing in order to avoid…

Hot Weather Concreting

19 May 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms Tips

Construction professionals who work with concrete know that environmental factors can impact concrete properties and the construction operations of mixing, transporting, and placing the concrete materials. One of the factors that heavily impacts this can be hot weather conditions. Understanding how heat, humidity, and even…

Large Aggregate in Concrete

12 May 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

When concrete is being mixed, the majority of the volume in the final mixture will be made up of a structural filler called aggregates. These aggregates are what cement paste coats and ultimately binds together, making it an important part of any concrete project. Before…

When Can You Remove Formwork on Columns and Walls?

05 May 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms

For any project involving concrete, formwork is a crucial step in the process. The formwork holds any concrete structures in place until it has fully set and can be stable on its own. This is especially critical in walls and columns that will need to…

How to Find a New Concrete Forms Supplier

21 Apr 2021, Posted by F.A. in Concrete Forms, Tips

When starting a construction project, you want to make sure you are using the best and most reliable materials and vendors. You’re building a structure meant to last and this relies on choosing quality suppliers, rather than something easy or familiar. Of course, sometimes accidents…

How Residential Booms Are Changing the Construction Game

14 Apr 2021, Posted by F.A. in News

Plaza Construction is a construction management firm based out of New York City that has spent recent years focusing on commercial construction projects. Now, they are relaunching their luxury division, Plaza Homes, in order to meet the surging demand in the residential sectors, as well…

How Would a Change in Minimum Wage Affect the Construction Industry?

07 Apr 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

The minimum wage has been in the news often lately. A failed provision in the latest Coronavirus relief package proposed a change to $15 an hour- the first change since it was raised to $7.25 in 2009. However, all indications are that Democrats in Congress…

Questions to Ask Yourself When Bidding on a Shoring Project

24 Mar 2021, Posted by F.A. in Tips

Any construction project is a big undertaking—not only are these projects financial investments, but they also require time, attention, and a lot of work. Shoring projects are no different and when you begin bidding for one, you can expect a lot of questions from the…

The Effects of the Pandemic on Construction Supply and Demand

17 Mar 2021, Posted by F.A. in News

For the last year, COVID-19 has been impacting communities across the world and cases are continuing to rise in some places. Despite many governments and companies’ responses, there are many industries still seeing the impacts of the virus. Construction is no different and has a…