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  • Word-of-the-Month: Slurry

    A slurry is a semi-liquid mixture made of water and pulverized insoluble particles, such as cement, coal, or lime. The thick and sloppy substance hardens as it dries, which increases its strength and durability. Cement slurries are used in construction to build foundations, structures, and sidewalks. The flowable mortar is.. More

    29 Sep 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Girder

    A girder is a large horizontal support beam used to frame buildings and bridges. It is one of the most common structural support systems. Smaller beams transfer their weight-bearing loads onto girders, which then transfers the concentrated load onto the structure’s vertical columns. Fun Fact All girders are beams, but.. More

    8 Sep 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Integrated Project Delivery

    Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is an approach to teamwork as well as a contractual production method that integrates owners, designers, contractors, engineers, facility managers, systems suppliers, and the best industry practices into one highly-collaborative process. It harnesses the talents, experience, and perspectives of all   the participants early in the.. More

    3 Aug 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Guy-line

    A guy-line is a tensioned wire cable used to support and stabilize large construction cranes. It diagonally connects the top of the crane’s mast to the end of its horizontal boom. The lines counterbalance the crane and allow it to withstand heavy loads while resisting the effects of wind. If.. More

    3 Jul 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Pediment

    A pediment is a decorative element used to crown a door, window, or monument. It is most commonly found in classical, neoclassical, and baroque architecture. Pediments often consist of a portico, apex, gable, tympanum, cornice, entablature, and relief sculptures. Portico – roof or entrance supported by columns Apex – tip,.. More

    5 Jun 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Conduit

    Conduit is a pipe or tube through which wires, cables, or liquid passes. It protects and routes electrical wiring and water to and within buildings. Most conduit is hard and rigid in order to provide a secure passage. It is often made of metal, plastic, or fired clay. Fun Fact.. More

    2 May 2017 |
  • PIP Chapter 4

    Introduction: A Strategic Approach to Getting the Most Out of Your Investment The following White Paper series outlines the considerations hotel owners must weigh before implementing a Property Improvement Plan. Evaluate Your Property Hotels best equipped to provide a comfortable and customized experience will thrive in the highly-competitive hospitality market. Work.. More

    26 Apr 2017 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Green Roof

    A green roof is contained space on top of a building used to grow plants. Vegetation is planted above grade and incorporated into building designs for its aesthetics, sustainability impact, and community health benefits.Green roofs are often modular in design with interlocking grid systems. Grid systems allow for easy installation.. More

    5 Apr 2017 |