Category: Building Plans/Designs

#NtaPropertyConnect: Damage & Repair of Brick Walls in Construction

It gives a sense of stability to see brick buildings. Homeowners have welcomed exposed bricks on their homes, but they are not without problems. Brick walls often have cracks in them. Although cracked brickwork does not necessarily indicate a serious structural issue, it can lead to water damage and mold growth. Damage of Brick Walls […]

Damage & Repair of Brick Walls in Construction — Construction Cost

#NtaPropertyConnect: Various Brick Testing Methods in Construction

Constructions made of bricks are considered to be the world’s oldest and most useful building material. It is imperative to determine the suitability and quality of bricks used in such constructions, considering their immense importance. So, to be sure the structure is strong and stable, several tests must be performed on brick. Various phases of […]

Various Brick Testing Methods in Construction — Construction Cost

#NtaPropertyConnect: The 10 Types of Concrete Used in Construction

Concrete is made up of a mixture of coarse particles called aggregates. As they combine, the result is a hardening material. A concrete’s strength, durability, heat resistance, and workability depend on the amount of water and cement it contains. With fresh concrete, you can create any shape you like: circles, rectangles, squares, or other shapes. […]

The 10 Types of Concrete Used in Construction — Construction Cost

#NtaPropertyConnect: What you need to know About Floor & Wall Tiles

In terms of size and thickness, wall and floor tiles differ primarily based on the materials used in their production and the type of glossy finish they have. Materials used to make floor tiles and wall tiles may differ. However, each tile serves a different purpose. Since the floor is subject to heavy traffic and […]

What you need to know About Floor & Wall Tiles — Construction Cost

#NtaPropertyConnect: Tests to Determine the Crushing Strength of Aggregates in Construction

The mechanical strength of a road-stone is one of the major requirements. It is used to determine aggregates’ ability to withstand stress caused by moving vehicles, namely crushing by moving vehicles. As well as providing sufficient resistance to crushing under the roller, the aggregates should also resist crushing under the rigid tires of heavily loaded […]

Tests to Determine the Crushing Strength of Aggregates in Construction — Construction Cost

#NtaPropertyConnect: The Uses; Grades of Concrete in Construction

Concrete grades according to its strength and composition, as well as the 30-day minimum strength. Mpa is the unit of measure for the grade in concrete, with M denoting mix weight and Mpa denoting overall strength. Different kinds of mixes (M), which consist of cement, sand, and fine aggregate, differ in the proportions of their […]

The Uses & Grades of Concrete in Construction — Construction Cost

#NtaPropertyConnect: Sci-Fi Tip: Futuristic Construction Technologies

My Ph.D. thesis, Design in the Digital Age: In Search of a Collaborative Paradigm, was all about finding novel ways to help designers interact with their clients. I had envisioned a tablet-based Virtual Reality environment with Augmented Reality elements for the client, thus allowing them to better understand what the architect or designer was trying […]

Sci-Fi Tip: Futuristic Construction Technologies — Nicholas C. Rossis

#NtaPropertyConnect: Modular Construction for Affordable Housing

There is a critical need for affordable housing across Canada. Ontario is no different from many other provinces, with ONPHA and the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (Ontario Region) estimating that 69,000 affordable rental homes and 30,000 supportive homes are needed over the next 10 years. A Success Story – British Columbia Modular technology has […]

Modular Construction for Affordable Housing — MODUULAR

Top 10 Benefits of Modular Construction

Modular buildings are fast becoming the construction method of choice across the UK. More and more people are looking to build modular for the ultimate in fast, cost effective and efficient construction. The modular building process is revolutionising the way that the world builds – here are our top 10 benefits of modular construction: 1. […]

Top 10 Benefits of Modular Construction — MODUULAR

#NtaPropertyConnect: The Future of Construction – Why Modular Construction will take over the World

The future of architecture is not worth considering without also considering the future of the construction industry as a whole. With a few exceptions, construction suffers from inefficiencies that detrimental not only to clients’ time and money, but the well-being of the environment. Material waste, high labor costs, long construction times and onerous levels of […]

The Future of Construction – Why Modular Construction will take over the World — MODUULAR