Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death in the construction industry? Every year, more than 40,000 Canadian workers get injured because of fall-related accidents. It’s no wonder fall arrest systems are required whenever workers are at risk of falling 6 feet or more from a working-walking surface1.
How much do you know about composite floor joists? They offer numerous advantages, particularly in terms of building mechanics, budget, and work schedule. Yet, this option is still relatively unknown. Discover how this engineered solution can help optimize your multi-storey structure.
Choosing the right building expansion technique requires some thought. Can prefabricated products be used to expand a construction built using traditional methods? If so, will the exterior cladding match? What are the advantages? Are they cost-effective? Do they speed up construction? We have answers to all your questions!
We’ve all been there: you’re in the middle of a construction project, and something invariably goes wrong with one of the components. Often, it boils down to a design problem or conflict that went undetected during the very early stages – and now, as you scramble to find a solution, you’re officially running behind. As a knock-on effect, scheduling delays usually lead to budget overages: it costs money to fix mistakes on the fly, and the…
In Canada, most warehouses are built using a joist girder system because it is believed to be more cost-effective. In reality, open-web steel joists are far more advantageous than their traditional counterparts. Discover why.