Great Suggestions For Your Finished Basement

Finishing a basement іѕ a superb method tο give a nеw living space tο уουr house. Sοmе home owners don’t mаkе thе mοѕt οf thіѕ floor οf functional space, a basement сουld bе renovated аt half thе price οf building аn addition onto уουr house, wіth nο lack οf valuable yard space. A basement сουld…

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Basement Finishing Obstacles To Prevent

Bе Careful Safeguard Yourself frοm Getting Burned It’s sad, bυt trυе. Dο іt yourself contracting іѕ dаngеrουѕ business … mοѕt lіkеlу thе riskiest business іn thе usa. Consider: People іn america spend over $120 billion еνеrу year οn dο іt yourself projects. Issues wіth dο іt yourself companies rank within thе top three groups οf…

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The Building System

The building will keep its occupants comfortable any time of year by means of its body and added systems which function by themselves with natural solar energy only. The building is cost effective and durable. Description of Parts of the System Rammed earth blocks with various earthen and cellulose plasters for protection and insulation, coatings…

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The Planet Housing Project:

A unique and powerful resource network and market for developing basic housing . An infrastructure for environmentally produced, basic housing projects: Information and Internet services. Collaborative workspaces. Marketplace & transactions. Technology: Worldwide selection of environmental construction technologies. Licensing arrangements for construction materials and technologies. Technology transfer and technology exchange system. Funding: Match funders with projects….

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Eco-Solar Expo & Tours

With the continuous growth in the city of Calgary (and surrounding area), the high energy costs, the signing of the Kyoto Protocol and the increasing destruction of the environment there is an immediate need to share all the information that is available for consumers to make good decisions regarding their purchases, homes, lifestyles, health, finances…

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Cellulose Composites by Construction Technologies

In response to pressures on existing construction materials and practices, there has been increasing interest in cellulose composites. It is becoming evident that new types of building materials have the potential to make buildings which offer lower operating costs and increased durability in an environmentally friendly way. On a per project basis, these new materials…

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Services Offered by Construction Technologies

Services Offered by Construction Technologies We have helped our customers meet energy and environmental goals in construction for 17 years in Alberta. Passive Solar Insulation Active Solar Energy Systems Fire-Rated Assemblies Rammed Earth Straw Bale Construction Commercial Residential New Construction Retrofits Renovations Additions Environmental Building Materials Project Managment and Contracting Consider our unique and exclusive…

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Addressing Changes in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is one of the most conservative industries in terms of change. Yet, the industry is facing the potential for a dramatic shift. Why? Our main conventional methods are the result of a culmination of incremental changes, but the state of the art has reached a plateau in performance and quality, while the…

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Four Different Types of Concrete

To the everyday man on the street, concrete is concrete. The professional knows better. There are many kinds and mixes of concrete, each one intended for a specific purpose, and with a particular application in building and contracting. Image of a Concrete Arch Concrete Wall “Regular” or “normal” concrete is the term used for the…

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A Brief History of Concrete

Concrete is a compound mixture essentially made of cement, sand, rock and water which creates a strong, hard surface. Its durability makes concrete the preferred material for many construction projects, from a simple patio or garage base for the homeowner to skyscrapers reaching several stories high. Over the years, the sophistication of mixing and creating…

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