Tips on how to pour concrete in cold weather
Ceramic tiles will expand and contract, so it is important to create movement joints about ½ inch to avoid cracking and other related failures.
Brazil needs to overcome a very serious situation: complete four World Cup Stadiums in three months. With less than 100 days before the opening ceremony at the 2014 Soccer World Cup, organizers are still optimistic they can complete four stadiums before the opening day. One of the major challenges authorities are facing is because the infrastructure cannot be completed on time and even contractors are working on stadiums on which concrete has not cure yet in order to have everything completed on time. In addition to these challenges, airport facilities and highways are yet to be completed complicating things to World Cup organizer. Brazil authorities are indicating that they are still on track to meet FIFA deadlines.
An international research firm has released a report indicating that the biggest construction trend in the upcoming years is about senior housing. The report from Lux Research indicates that elderly housing could be investing more than double to $127 billion in 2023, an 8% rate increase. All types of healthcare facilities, housing and transportation facilities are changing to accommodate senior citizens needs. New buildings using materials that reduce allergens and infections will drive investments along with natural disaster barriers. The construction of stronger sea walls and levees are projected to soar to a $9 billion business by 2030, according to Lux Research's findings.