All about 3D Printing for the Construction Industry

3D printing technology has been steadily advancing over the last decade. Also called additive manufacturing, it is now being harnessed and developed specifically for use within the construction industry. Perhaps you are wondering how construction printing services could be utilized in your next project. Here you will find an overview of 3D printing in the construction industry, its advantages and …

The 6 Largest Construction Projects of 2018

When it comes to large-scale construction across the globe in 2018, the standout theme is transportation. Some of the biggest projects keeping commercial excavating contractors busy right now are airports and rail infrastructure projects. Some projects have opened this year, many won’t be completed anytime soon, and a couple are so large they qualify as mega projects. Let’s take a …

5 Deepest Excavation Projects Ever Completed

Despite the rumors floating around your local elementary school, it’s not actually possible to dig a hole so deep so as to come out the other side. It’s not even possible to drill to the center of the Earth as Jules Verne might have led you to believe. But human beings have nonetheless proven to be an intrepid bunch and …

Which Is Better: Underground or Above Ground Utilities?

Installation of new utility cables and power lines often sparks up a heated debate between those who support installation above the ground and those who prefer it to remain underground. While each system has its own advantages and disadvantages, underground installation is usually preferred as it is a safer option. However, underground service equipment is more costly, and as such, …

What Is Involved in Commercial Parking Lot Construction?

Before deciding on contracting for excavation and grading of a commercial parking lot, there are numerous factors to consider. Making the right choice is imperative because a wrong decision in this area can cost your company lots of money. Moreover, the condition of your company’s commercial parking lot speaks a lot about the company’s brand. From your clients to your …

Storm Sewers: How Do They Work

We’ve all seen them before, but most likely never paid too much attention to them. When crossing the street in any city or town, storm sewers are discreetly placed under sidewalks. At times they are even in the middle of a crosswalk, but did you ever wonder how important storm sewers are when it comes to keeping your city safe …

Preparing a Site for Concrete Placement

Everyone checks out the finished product of company concrete construction. But few give much thought to how a site is prepared for concrete placement. Both the site preparation and the actual pouring demand precision concrete construction. What’s Required for Site Preparation If you’ve ever tried to create even a small cement pad or a short driveway, then you know the …

A Guide to Commercial Concrete Finishing

When it comes to commercial concrete companies Milford, customers look for a company that focuses on and has expertise in just that one area. They want a company others have used and have confidence in the firm’s abilities. Concrete finishing is a task that requires a meticulous touch. What’s Involved in Concrete Finishing? Concrete finishers are skilled, trained tradespeople. They …

Selecting Support Systems for Deep Excavations

If your project involves electing significant digging, then you need to consider a specialist in the area. You need a proven excavation equipment company MI Deep excavations must be made carefully, or like the proverbial house of cards, they will simply collapse into themselves. This requires a company not only with excavating expertise but also several excavating and earth-moving machines …

What Factors Affect Trench Stability?

The main reason for a trench during the construction excavation stage is the repair or installation of utility lines to connect the site to the public system or to enhance the public system as the surrounding population grows. Prior to the trench excavation, the civil engineer looks to the surrounding slopes; i.e., retaining walls, man-made or natural ground slopes, that …