Building Contractor Secrets: April 2017

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Top 10 Construction Companies in USA

bechtel group inc, san francisco

Looking for a good construction company in the United states of America? On this post, i am going to make it easy for you as an individual, Organization to be able to get to know about the 10 Globally Recognized Construction companies in the United States Of America.

The truth is that there are miriads of construction companies in the entire US, but i am going to list the 10 very best construction companies.
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

13 Most Commonly Used Building Materials In Nigeria

So you want to build a home in Nigeria but do not actually have an idea on the kind of building materials that is commonly used in Nigeria?

Now you also would like to know the list of 12 most common building materials used in the construction of Homes in Nigeria.

Well, the Most common building material you'll find in Nigeria are:

1. Timber, Planks (Necessary for Earth support, Shoring, Slabs, Lintel and scaffolding)

2. Sandcrete Blocks (could be 125mm, 150mm, 225mm)

3. Reinforcement Rods (8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 20mm, 24mm, etc)

4. Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) (Depending on the nature of the job and the pocket of the Client or Owner) this could be made by Dangote or Elephant or Unicem (the 3 most popular cement manufacturers in Nigeria.

5. Granite ( Necessary for Lintel works and Over site Concrete)

6. Boulders (for Filling stations and some German concretes)

7. Gravel ( for works where less strength is required)

8. Bamboo (Used as shoring materials or supports for form works during the construction of slabs.

9. Aluminium Roofing sheets (long and short span)

10. Zinc ( used for most small structures, residential buildings, etc.

11. Water ( All Construction Activities need water, Concreting, Brick laying, German flooring, P.O.P, painting, etc.

12. Paints for finishing.

13. Tiles (could be ceramic, Terrazzo, Etc)

14. Sharp Sand (needed for everything about the building except Roofing in most cases. Could also be used for filling depending on the specification of the Engineer)

15. Laterite (for filling and backfilling)

16. Mix-Mud ( almost like the sharp sand, but has smaller particles than the sharp sand. Used for plastering or Rendering)

So these are the 13 most common building materials you'll come across if you're going to have a home built for you in Nigeria.

On my next post, I'll be talking about how you can buy a solid sandcrete block for your building construction.
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Friday, 14 April 2017

Where Can I Buy Genuine Piece Of Land In Warri, Nigeria

Hello once again. I know you may have found the contents in the blog very useful cos as I can see, you keep coming back for more. That's a good thing, I'm glad to have a reader like you.

Today in Building Contractor Secrets, I want to talk about where you can buy a genuine plot or parcel of Land in Nigeria.
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Friday, 7 April 2017

The Importance Of a Construction Foundation For All structures

construction foundation

I know you're ready to build your home, you've gathered all the money required to start off the project and now you'll like to know where to begin isn't it? You also know that the most appropriate way to begin a construction is to excavate site of all topsoil in order to make way for the foundation. But along the line, what is actually the meaning of a foundation? How would you define a foundation?
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Thursday, 6 April 2017

What is Earth Work In Civil Engineering

what is excavation

For most construction sites, there is need for earth movement especially at the onstage of the establishing the site. This is most obtainable for Building construction sites, Road Construction sites, Etc.

Now Lets understand the meaning of Earth Work
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