General

Pros and Cons of Concrete vs Asphalt

October 8, 2020

  Pros and Cons of Concrete vs Asphalt The Pros of Concrete Installation There are several benefits to building a commercial parking lot with concrete. These pros include: Better Suited for Hot Weather. — Concrete commercial parking lots tend to be better suited for hot weather. Unlike asphalt parking lots that…

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Commercial General Contractor

What to Consider Before Hiring A Commercial General Contractor

September 12, 2020

What to Consider Before Hiring A Commercial General Contractor Hiring the right commercial general contractor for your commercial project is an important decision. You want the project completed quickly, correctly, and efficiently. These are some things to consider before hiring a commercial construction company. Longevity The experience counts for a…

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Fluid applied

Fluid Applied air and vapor barriers

August 20, 2020

Fluid Applied air and vapor barrier A “fluid applied” material is simply a coating that is designed to be either roll, trowel, or spray applied to a wall sheathing. These materials are often supplied in various grades which are designed for either coating sheathing, sealing seams, flashing penetrations and window…

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ZIP System Moisture Barrier

July 30, 2020

ZIP System Moisture Barrier When planning your commercial construction project there are several options to use for moisture barrier protection when building. In this blog, which is 2 of a 3-part series we are going to discuss ZIP System for use as a moisture barrier. ZIP System sheathing system combines…

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Construction Specialties TPO vs PVC

June 18, 2020

PVC vs TPO Membrane Roofing Systems TPO and PVC have a lot in common. Both construction specialties are heat weldable roof systems that are typically white in color and have been around for a while. Their specifications are also similar and both roof systems come with warranties varying from 15…

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Building Construction Wood vs Steel

May 28, 2020

Wood vs Steel stud framing is one of the most common debates in building construction. There are pros and cons to both. Here is some essential information that can help you decide which type you should use for your project. Wood Stud The most commonly used material for framing on…

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Commercial Construction Stucco vs. EIFS

May 7, 2020

Commercial construction uses many different types of materials during a project.  Traditional stucco and External Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS) are two materials that are often used to waterproof and insulate a building.  In this blog we discuss the Pros and Cons of each. Stucco is a traditional style that…

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Commercial Construction Integration of Procore

April 16, 2020

ARC is excited to announce that we have integrated Procore into our commercial construction projects.  What does that mean for you as a client?  One of the biggest challenges in construction today is document management.  Most projects have 6 – 10 “stakeholders” with 3 – 5 design professionals involved, 3…

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