Construction mockup of pool.

Types and Purpose of Construction Mockups

Construction mockups are physical or virtual models of a building or structure that are used during the design and construction phases. These models are used to test the design, check the structural integrity, and validate the final product before the actual construction begins. This blog post discusses the different types of construction mockups such as Performance Mockup (PMU), Structural Mockup and Design Mockup. It also covers the purpose of these mockups and the contract documents that are relevant to them. By building a mockup, architects, engineers, and contractors can identify any potential issues before the actual construction begins, which can save time and money in the long run. This post will give you an understanding of the importance and benefits of construction mockups in the construction industry.

Construction Welds on a structural steel building in Hawaii

Understanding Construction Welding

This post is about the importance of Construction Welding in the construction industry. Welding is the process of joining two or more pieces of metal together by heating them to a high temperature and applying pressure. There are many different types of welding, each with its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. The six most common types of welding used in construction are fillet weld, butt weld, lap weld, T-weld, corner weld, and edge weld. Fillet welds are triangular in shape and are used to join two pieces of metal at a 90-degree angle, often used in structural steel fabrication, and can be found in a variety of building structures, including bridges and buildings. Butt welds, on the other hand, are used to join two pieces of metal that are in line with each other, often used in pipe welding, as well as in the fabrication of large structures such as tanks and pressure vessels. The American Welding Society (AWS) is an industry organization that sets the standards for welding and offers several levels of certification for welders. Additionally, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) offers a certification for welding procedures and personnel. Understanding the different types of welding, the specific purposes they serve, and the certifications required for welders, will help architects make informed decisions about the use of welding in construction projects.

AIA Contract Documents the Key to Construction Success

AIA Contract Documents: The Key to Construction Success

IA Contract Documents are a set of important forms and agreements used in construction industry, including key concepts and forms like the Request for Information (RFI) form, the Basic Services form, and Change Order form, which are used to ensure everyone involved in a project is on the same page. They provide a standard format for construction projects and are widely recognized and accepted in the industry.