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What if you could downsize and de-clutter, save money, and have a place that was all your own… and do so in house smaller than many people’s garages? In this week’s Blog, we review the new book The Joy of Tiny House Living: Everything You Need to Know before Taking the Plunge by Chris Schapdick and question whether or now tiny house living is right for you.
It’s no secret that extreme weather is impacting homeowners and builders across North America. With climate change continuing to affect weather patterns, extreme weather events such as hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves and floods are becoming more commonplace. This week’s Blog takes a look at what homeowners and builders need to consider when choosing the exterior of a home and how it will perform under extreme weather conditions.
Not every architectural wonder has to be vast. Scale is just one part of appreciation – and small can be simply wonderful. This week’s Blog takes a look at 13 small architecture examples from around the world; all winners of the prestigious Architecture MasterPrize and all doing remarkable things at the smaller end of the scale.
The Rick Hansen Foundation and Athabasca University recently announced their partnership to offer a unique online RHFAC Accessibility Assessor training course, which will be available later this fall and use immersive technology to improve the accessibility of buildings and spaces across the country. This week’s Blog takes a closer look at the RHFAC program and at what participants can expect.
Cintec International is a globally recognized leader in engineering of structural masonry reinforcement and anchoring systems. Merging creative thinking with solid engineering principles, its reinforcement anchoring systems have solved thousands of client problems worldwide. This week’s Blog takes a look at how Cintec’s fire resistant anchors make buildings safer, particularly when those buildings are being retrofitted, restored, or modernized.
This reluctance to be honest with ourselves or others plays a big role in our security and happiness in life and at work. And the tendency of most leaders to ignore these fears in the workplace has a significant impact. This week’s Blog from noted business advisor Mark Breslin looks at how leaders need to address workers’ anxiety and fear, fostering a workplace that supports a safe environment, as well as the real benefits in doing so.
Contemporary Exterior Design Trends are Warming Up for 2019 Written by Steve Booz, Vice President of Marketing at Royal Building Products, A Westlake Company Arguably, the biggest trend we are seeing in contemporary exterior architecture is the move toward modern design, emphasizing crisp lines, warm neutrals and balance. What used to only be found in […]
Used in Europe since the 1800s, zinc roofing relies on a time-proven, dependable material that provides an attractive patina as it ages. Even now its design flexibility, sustainability, and natural beauty continue to make zinc a highly desirable product for roofing. This week’s Blog takes a look at the versatility of zinc and the products offered by RHEINZINK America, Inc.
Designed by a lighting company and not a generator company, the triple award-winning Beacon LED Tower is delivering on everything it promises; bright LED lights, durability, and innovation. This week’s Blog takes a look at Lind Equipment’s revolutionary light tower and the attention that it has been receiving, both on and off the jobsite.
As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but pictures can also be worth thousands of dollars when used for documenting progress on a jobsite. This week’s Blog takes a look at Brinno’s “Trio Bundle Pack” that is greatly strengthen long lasting outdoor photographing functionality and is helping to make jobsite progress documentation simpler, easier and hassle-free.