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Top Remodeling Trends for 2016

Whether you are remodeling your home or having one built from scratch, it pays to have an idea of what’s the latest in design trends. If you’d rather focus on remodeling, take note of this year’s trend in design, architecture and construction. Low Maintenance In a survey conducted by Consumer Reports, and participated in by 18-to-35-year-olds, low maintenance is one …

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Your Next Best Move: Embracing Green and Sustainable Architecture

The environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s resulted in architects embracing Green Design principles. But back then, Green Building is a niche sector, reserved only for a small market. An eco-friendly home or office was an alien concept to many. Today, construction industry stakeholders recognize the benefits of Green Building capabilities and practices. The major trend in housing and …

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Alternative Kitchen Countertop Materials to Consider

Are you planning to give your kitchen counter a facelift? You might want to use eco-friendly alternatives. Say kitchen countertops, and you’ll probably think granite. It is, after all, the most popular and widely-used material for kitchen counters, and for good reasons. As a natural stone, no two granites are exactly alike, which means every surface it is used on …

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Not Just Structural

When thinking of concrete many think about cast in place concrete which is transported in an unhardened state (typically in a concrete truck), primarily as ready-mix, and placed in forms. This type of concrete is ideal for retaining walls and foundation walls. However, concrete has come a long way. Concrete is not just being used to build solid foundations and …

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Okanagan Green Roofs & Rooftop Gardens

Green roofs and rooftop gardens have become a common feature to many apartment buildings and homes in the Vancouver area and around the world. They provide a range of environmental benefits including: Energy conservation (improve buildings insulation and energy efficiency) Aid reduction of the urban heat island effect Form a noise buffer Houses an area for biodiversity to flourish Provide …

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2016 Construction Trends

The construction industry grows and changes every year. To stay on top of the competition and achieve long-term success, construction experts must be aware of the latest building trends and adopt these practices. Property owners, meanwhile, must learn about innovative building materials and methods in order to know how to be cost effective and how to incorporate new trends in …