A Guide to Building Close To Trees

Building close to trees presents its own challenges for foundations as highlighted in a previous article, but ground heave is the focus here.What’s Ground Heave?It refers to the upward movement of the ground typically associated with the expansion of clay soils that swell when wet. Since the ground is unable to expand either sideways or … Read more

How 3D building models can aid construction projects in sustainability

When we think about the construction industry we often think about a ‘bricks and mortar’ type situation where development runs rampant, often at the expense of the environment. However, advances in digital and virtual technology, particularly within the sphere of 3D modeling and building information modeling (BIM), have a strong capacity to influence the ‘tides … Read more