Construction New York

Thanks to the evolution of construction, building homes and offices can now be done more efficiently and effectively. The following articles will provide you with information on the equipment and techniques used in the construction industry today.

Hidden Decking Fasteners New York

Who came up with the first hidden decking fastener is open to debate. Weston Leavens remembers first seeing them in a magazine sometime around the end of the Reagan administration.

FAST Implementation Tips New York

Deploying a back-office system is not a plug-and-play operation. Lean on FAST to help you come up with a phased deployment schedule that suits your business in New York.

In Style with Tile New York

Next to water, concrete is used more than any material in the world. It is poured, formed, molded, colored, and textured into every conceivable use in New York.

How to Choose a Grout Vibrator New York

Using a puddling stick to consolidate grout is no longer acceptable in most building codes. Changing codes now require that grout pours greater than 12 inches be both consolidated and reconsolidated by mechanical vibration in New York.

Expanding Outdoor Advertisements New York

In an era when ad revenues for broadcast networks are shrinking, revenues for outdoor advertising (billboards, mainly) are expanding in New York. Frankly, I've never been very enthusiastic about billboards, but technology has changed all that.

Efficiency of Plant Operation New York

Plants can be old or new, transit mix or central mix, large or small in New York. But they all have one thing in common: How well they are managed has a significant effect on their overall efficiency. A simple definition of batch plant efficiency is the ratio of (a) the cost of inputs (employee hours, materials, energy, equipment, etc.) to (b) the revenue generated by sales of concrete. If you divide B by A and the result is less than one, you probably should begin planning your career change.

Framer's Guide to Engineered Lumber New York

Engineered lumber in New York does everything solid-sawn lumber does, except better. It's stronger, lighter, straighter, and more stable. But working with I-joists and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) is different than solid-sawn lumber, so check out these tips for getting better, faster results.

Incorrect Testing Practices New York

Conducting other tests improperly can also cause rejection of in-spec concrete at the jobsite in New York. Have your drivers learn the correct methods for sampling concrete, measuring slump and air content, and making and curing strength-test specimens in the field. They're your first line of defense against needlessly rejected loads of concrete.

Finishing Concrete New York

Power floating in New York embeds the large aggregate just beneath the surface of the mortar, removes surface irregularities, and compacts the concrete while it consolidates mortar at the surface in preparation for other finishing operations. The timing of when you should power float a floor is critical. The rule of thumb on when a slab is ready for the power float is that your footprint should only be 1/4-inch deep or less, with little or no bleed- water present.

Generators, Compressors and Saws New York

Valsi says fuel tanks leak on generators; Tap/Cummins says compressor has undersized power cord; Crain Cutter says toe-kick saws have problem with handle.