How Precast and Custom Concrete Buildings Are Made

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Large precast concrete blocks laying next to each other on a job site

Take a look at any industrial, commercial, or even residential area, and you’ll see concrete everywhere. It’s one of the most popular building materials in the construction world because it’s high strength, low maintenance, and … Read More

Commercial Construction: Cement vs. Concrete

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Cement trowel laying on tile

Cement and concrete are two terms that people innocently use interchangeably in conversation. While they look, feel, and act similarly, cement and concrete are two very different building materials. Cement is actually an ingredient in … Read More

Commercial Construction: Concrete Walls

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Concrete building under construction

Concrete is one of the most in-demand construction materials on earth, with billions of pounds produced each year. The aggregate mix is so durable and reliable that it’s now a staple in commercial construction projects … Read More

Is Steel Stronger Than Concrete? Which Is Best?

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Steel building against blue sky backdrop

Steel and concrete go head to head as two of the most popular building materials for commercial structures. Whether you’re building a standalone shop, a 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse, or a neighborhood rec center, concrete … Read More

Concrete Piers vs Steel Piers

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I-beam installed into concrete ground

Piers and footings are among the most important parts of a building’s foundation. Drilled deep into the ground below the foundation, piers support the weight of the building for decades, withstanding normal use and often … Read More

Metal Building Insulation Guide For Commercial Projects

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Stack of insulation sheets

Surprisingly, the most essential part of a building’s structure isn’t visible to the naked eye. In wooden structures, it’s tucked behind a layer of drywall. In metal structures, it’s behind steel panels. We’re talking about … Read More

Tilt-Up Concrete Pros and Cons

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tilt up concrete

Tilt-up concrete is a simple commercial construction process, often used to erect large concrete warehouses. You’ve likely witnessed this construction process firsthand without realizing it. But if your company’s in the market for a new … Read More

How to Understand a Construction Schedule of Values

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Man wearing denim using a calculator placed on a desk next to a yellow tape measure

Commercial construction projects are multi-million dollar investments that, understandably, send mounds of paperwork to your company’s financial department. Bidding documents.  Blueprints and architectural drawings. Work orders and construction contracts. But to construction industry outsiders, one … Read More

FMP’s Commercial Construction Glossary

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Birds-eye shot of four contractors wearing hard hats looking at blueprints on a table

As your commercial construction project transitions from an empty dirt lot to a fully functional building, one thing will become quite clear: There’s a lot of confusing jargon! Those weekly chats with your project management … Read More

Custom vs. Standard Metal Structures

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Metal warehouse interior

Metal structures are far from a “new” construction trend. In fact, the first-ever metal building dates back to 1796, a last-ditch effort for a British cotton industry desperate to prevent mill fires. But today, major … Read More

What to Look for in Commercial Construction

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Do you know what to look for in commercial construction? What does quality construction look like? Where are the best places to find skilled contractors? If you want to know the answers, you’re in the … Read More

9 Things to Know About Metal Buildings

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metal-buildings

Custom metal buildings are among the hottest trends in the construction industry, with revenue expected to increase a startling 33% from 2012 by 2022. But what is it about these steel-framed, industrial-looking buildings that’s captivating the attention … Read More