Annual archives: 2021

10/20/2021

Construction Site Errors: Why Bad News Early On Can Be Good Information

Construction Site Errors: Why Bad News Early On Can Be Good Information

If you work in construction long enough, you’re all but guaranteed to run into a problem on-site. However, that doesn’t mean your project is done for. In this piece, Canam’s experts discuss situations in which bad news is good information!

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09/27/2021

Transferring diaphragm forces: What are my options?

Transferring diaphragm forces: What are my options?

Shear connectors, perimeter angles — there are two main ways to transfer diaphragm forces from the steel deck to the collector beams. Learn more about the pitfalls to avoid and factors to consider when choosing a transfer method so you can facilitate your design.

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07/30/2021

Steel Construction Compared to Concrete and Wood: Which is Best?

Steel Construction Compared to Concrete and Wood: Which is Best?

 Steel, wood, and concrete are the “big three” materials when it comes to multilevel construction. Do you know what makes them unique? Our experts break down the benefits and drawbacks of each one to help you save money, work quickly, and build to last.

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07/1/2021

Health and Safety: Reducing Risks on a Construction Site

Health and Safety: Reducing Risks on a Construction Site

When working on the structure of a building, there are many on-site risks to avoid. The more complex a project is, the more people it requires and the greater the risk of potential accidents. Workplace health and safety presents a significant challenge, here are some tips for reducing risks. 

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06/7/2021

Construction and Materials: How to Avoid Unexpected Costs?

Construction and Materials: How to Avoid Unexpected Costs?

The instability of the market, paired with a massive increase in demand for construction presents numerous challenges. How can you ensure availability of materials on your work site while also respecting your budget? How can you avoid prolonged delays in the work? By getting your sub-contractors involved from the start. 

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