18 February

Direct Construction Costs

What Affects House Construction Costs?
In creating a plan and pro forma for a new project, one of the key assumptions is the vertical construction costs of a home.  It is very common that our industry refers to these

17 December

House Foundations

Do Soils Affect Foundation Design?
As the term would imply, the foundation of a home provides the basis and stability for the rest of the house being constructed.  While the foundation type varies depending whatever region you might be

10 December

Construction Materials

Wood vs Steel Framing?
Especially in production housing, you do not often see steel framing in place of wood.  Reportedly, the steel has benefits of building straighter walls, lighter material, resistance to fire, and no termite issues.  And in

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