A frost wall is a type of wall that adds no structural integrity to the building, but acts as an insulator. It is typical to see frost walls placed in basements since most basements are made of nothing more than cement a... More »

Cross wall construction is a technique of building using pre-cast and custom built concrete components and fabrications in specific projects. This technique of construction is faster and suited for building cellular stru... More »

With proper construction, concrete block walls are stronger than poured concrete. Builders can increase the strength of block walls by filling them with concrete and reinforcement steel. However, concrete blocks can suff... More »

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A multi-story building is a building that supports two or more floors above ground. There is no formal restriction on the height of such a building or the number of floors a multi-story building may contain, though talle... More »

Create and print a blueprint digitally by using architectural design software such as Smart Draw or Draw Floor Plan, which allows you to compile and share building layouts. It is also possible to make a printable bluepri... More »

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A "green" design is a building plan that intentionally makes use of natural materials, according to BusinessDictionary.com. The goal is to minimize the use of non-recyclable building materials that clog landfills, replac... More »

It depends upon the municipality and local zoning and building laws as to whether a homeowner can build a private water tower. Many towns and communities enforce strict laws, and construction permits may need to be obtai... More »

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