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The Advantages of Using Steel For Commercial Construction

Across our region, you can see many examples of impressive Houston metal buildings. Steel is now one of the most widely used materials because designers have more freedom to find new solutions to get past structural issues. Steel products, such as pipes, structural beams, flat bars, tread plates and heavy angles, offer elegance at a modest cost as ...
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Green Roofs in the United States and Around the World

Green roofs provide a way to reclaim ground space taken up by buildings' footprints, and they provide several important benefits. In Houston's urban areas, rooftops are simply unused spaces, and they make up approximately 25 percent of the city's topography. In Germany and France, green roofs are becoming increasing commonplace, but the United Stat...
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Concrete Paving vs. Asphalt

Streets have been paved with concrete since Court Avenue in Bellefontaine, Ohio, was famously covered with that substance in 1891. Conversely, asphalt paving predates that method as its first use in the United States occurred in front of City Hall in Newark, N.J., in 1870. Since then almost every Houston paving contractor has used both substances t...
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How Rebar Concrete Construction Has Evolved

Many construction materials do an excellent job when used in the construction of buildings. Any Houston concrete contractor will tell you that steel-reinforced concrete is an exceptional choice for many types of buildings. The concrete developed by the Romans has lasted for centuries without using rebar, but there were limitations to what they coul...
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When Does Concrete Construction Make The Most Sense?

Steel may be a popular construction material, but many other factors make concrete tilt-up construction a better choice. A Houston concrete contractor knows when to recommend concrete for the kind of building you have in mind. The size of the building is usually the predominant factor. Steel is always the cheapest option for structures measuring un...
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Environmental Benefits of Building with Steel

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The popularity of Houston metal buildings continues to grow. Just one reason is that steel is so versatile and can be used for many different types of structures, including shopping malls, commercial office buildings and even sports stadiums. Another reason for the increasing interest in steel is that it is flexible. This means that contractors can...
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Nanotechnology and the Construction Industry

Nanotechnology in Houston has the potential to change the construction industry in the very near future. Applications that are in the works are especially promising in the concrete industry. Opting for a Houston foundation contractor that keeps up with the latest technology allows property owners to reap the benefits of the latest nanotechnology. W...
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The History and Future of Concrete

Anyone who needs the services of a Houston concrete contractor will likely understand just how important and widespread concrete is to our society and throughout the world. Others may simply overlook concrete until somebody points out just how prevalent it is. The elementary school down the street was likely built with concrete. The hospital just p...
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LEED: The Green Building Construction Rating System

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED certification was initiated by the U.S. Green Building Council, or USGBC. There are multiple LEED rating systems for commercial properties. The most common rating levels are Silver, Gold and Platinum, and these ratings are periodically updated to ensure quality. Obtaining LEED certification is ...
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What Is Tilt-Wall Construction?

The tilt-wall, tilt-slab or tilt-up construction industry in America is growing rapidly, encompassing in excess of 650 million square feet in more than 10,000 new buildings every year. The combination of low capital investment, reasonable cost, fast construction, durability and low maintenance offered by tilt-wall construction contributes to its po...
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Foundations For Commercial Metal Buildings

The construction of steel and metal buildings in Houston is very similar to that of other types of structures, and solid foundations are essential to the integrity and ability of the buildings to withstand inclement weather and other conditions. An experienced foundation contractor will have several choices available, but all of them use concrete a...
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Different Types of Concrete Foundations

It is easy to admire the parts of residential and commercial buildings that are evident to casual observers in Houston. However, very little is said of the foundation, which is that part of the structure that distributes the load to the ground below, ensuring structural stability. An experienced foundation contractor will stress the importance of b...
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Benefits of Permanent Modular Construction

When searching for a contractor in Texas, it is important to utilize organizations that are willing to adapt to the changing times. Whether searching for a Houston foundation contractor or any other type of contractor, innovation is an important consideration. It is no secret that Texas has experienced tremendous economic growth over the past decad...
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Contact Houston-Area KCS Construction Services Today

At KCS Construction Services, we specialize in providing the most advanced and cost-effective solutions to meet the construction needs of our Houston clients. Call us today at 281-304-5885 to schedule a consultation with us.