A task force expected to impact the construction industry was created following the Executive Order recently signed by US President Barrack Obama. While the Obama administration maintains it is meant to prepare the country from the effects of climate change, the EO still drew negative reactions from sectors that are worried it may touch on [...]

The recent typhoon that devastated the Philippines left thousands homeless and an entire city wiped out. Having garnered global attention, aid has started to come from all over the world. The flash floods in India and Nepal and Central Europe earlier this year yielded billions of dollars in losses. In the hurricane-prone parts of the [...]

Grout is the construction material (mixture of water, sand and cement) used to seal joints like in tiles. Much like mortar, it hardens over time. Because they easily pick up dirt, grout can get very unsightly, hence the need to clean them when need be, or better yet, regularly. It’s a sure fire way to [...]

To the uninitiated, getting a variety of estimates for your tile installation can be very confusing. Why are these tile contractors giving you different estimates for the exact same job? As much as it is important to seek second opinion to confirm a medical condition, so you should feel the need to get different estimates [...]

Oh no, don’t throw all that sawdust. It’s a shame that for some people, sawdust does not belong anywhere but the trash can. If you have no idea how to dispose those piles of sawdust in your work place, read on. Or, do Mother Nature a favor and just give it to someone who knows [...]

It isn’t normal practice to include God in the same sentence as the construction industry. After all, roads and buildings are man’s handiwork and divine intervention is not part of the equation. But really, there should be a reason why the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries to be in. To understand [...]

There is no overlooking the importance of choosing the right flooring for your home. It is such a key part of the home that guests easily take notice. The floor normally covers the largest portion of the entire home, which is why people put heavy thoughts on what type of flooring to have. The key [...]

It is a given that construction is one of the more hazardous industries to be in. A construction site poses more danger than any other work site and accounts for a huge number of injuries and fatalities in the work force every year. Injuries can go from lacerations caused by a diamond blade cutting tool [...]

A countertop is a prominent fixture in any kitchen. More than a design statement, it can be viewed as a link to other kitchen furniture. You can make it stand out, or use it so that another piece of furniture stands out. Designing your own countertop entails some careful planning because there are many things [...]

Living green is now fast becoming a trend when it comes to home improvement and do-it-yourself craft. The beauty and efficiency of natural materials tremendously adds value to your home making it a healthier and more livable place for the whole family. A popular option when it comes to environment friendly construction is hard wood [...]

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