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Home Building Tips

There are more and more prefab home builders in the market nowadays. These people would specialize in the work of construction of the modular homes. The modular house
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Efficient Floor Plans

Not every pre-designed or stock comes with “Green” features and Energy Savings. But, you can easily add features and products to the plan to make it “Green” and efficient.
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Architectural Styles

The following is an article written by Trish Stukbauer and published in the January/February 2009 issue of Today’s Custom Home magazine. Frank Snodgrass is known for creating timeless
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A Great House

A great house does not have to be big. I would rather see a small house with good architectural detailing than a huge house that has absolutely no
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Building a Zero Energy Home

Zero energy consumption houses utilize their own energy and are not dependent on other energy resources. They produce the amount of energy required to be use, making it
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Self Sustaining Homes

For the last recent years, the projects and demands of self sustaining houses or zero houses has been increased. Such building contractors, professionals and experts have been handful, listening to
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Septic System Alternatives

  Septic system is a small-scale sewage treatment scheme general in areas with no connection to main sewage pipes provided by local governments or private corporations. Septic systems are the
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Uses of Prestressed Concrete

There are a huge number of uses: • Railway Sleepers; • Communications poles; • Pre-tensioned precast “hollowcore” slabs; • Pre-tensioned Precast Double T units – for very long
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Methods of Prestressing

There are two methods of prestressing: • Pre-tensioning: Apply prestress to steel strands before casting concrete; • Post-tensioning: Apply prestress to steel tendons after casting concrete.   Pre-tensioning
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