Newsroom Posts Tagged: construction

  • Word-of-the-Month: Spandrel

    Spandrel A spandrel is the triangular space between the outermost part of an arch and the framework. Usually found in pairs, the architectural element can be found on arches, bridges, domes, and doorways. Ornate spandrels are most commonly found in grand architecture from the medieval period onwards and incorporate decorative.. More

    3 Jan 2019 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Mock-up Room

    Mock-up Room A mock-up room is a single, full-sized model built within a multi-unit facility, such as a hotel or multi-family apartment building that is used as an example for the expanded team to review, adjust and utilize as a template for further construction. The prototype is meant to test.. More

    3 Dec 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Open Web Steel Joist

    Open Web Steel Joist An open web steel joist is a lightweight structural engineering element that provides direct support for roofing and flooring. The steel truss consists of parallel chords and a triangular web system that spans the length between bearing points. This helps the truss to transfer the weight.. More

    1 Nov 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Curtain Wall

    Curtain Wall Unlike a traditional wall, a curtain wall does not provide structural support to the roofing system of a building. It is mainly utilized to keep the weather out and the occupants in. Traditionally, a curtain wall is an architectural element of a building that is designed to span.. More

    1 Oct 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Nosing

    Nosing Nosing is the edge of a step or stair tread that projects beyond the riser and usually adds a rounded edge to the stair. It improves the safety of a staircase as it provides extra space to place your feet and, typically, additional traction. Fun Fact The National Safety.. More

    4 Sep 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Telescoping Seating

    Telescoping Seating Telescoping seating maximizes the available floor space in an area while providing a tiered seating area for spectator viewing. It can condense into itself for maximum storage in a limited amount of space. The most common type of telescoping seating are bleachers in a gymnasium. Fun Fact The.. More

    1 Aug 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Concrete Pumping

    Concrete Pumping Concrete pumping is the transfer of liquid concrete by a machine. For larger construction sites, a boom concrete pump is used because they are capable of pumping at very high volumes, therefore, creating less physical labor. The boom concrete pump uses a remote-controlled robotic arm to place the.. More

    2 Jul 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Porte-cochere

    Porte-cochere A porte-cochere is an entrance structure of a building that allows a vehicle, or horse and carriage, to pull up for people to get in or out while protected from weather.   Fun Fact The French term meaning “coach gate,” was a popular building element during the Renaissance period.. More

    1 Jun 2018 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Shoring

    Shoring is the process of installing temporary supports. In new construction, horizontal or vertical supports (or shores) made of either timber or steel can be placed to support walls, usually at a 60˚–70˚ angle. They are also used during renovations to hold up something unstable or weak.   Fun Fact.. More

    1 May 2018 |