Speed-to-market construction plans cannot be executed well without a great construction project manager at the helm. No matter how well conceived the design and the schedule, the project manager will be the kingpin that ensures project standards are met and finished on time. Project managers must juggle a combination of flexibility, accountability, and clarity of communication to hit timelines and meet developer expectations.
The decision of choosing building materials for speed-to-revenue construction projects, including concrete, will generally reside with the construction design team (to be eventually approved by the owner). As those within the construction industry can attest, some design teams are set in their ways and generally stray away from new adaptations to traditional construction methods or materials. That said, project owners should be aware of their available options in addition to suggestions made by their chosen designers.
Topics: Speed To Market
We’ve consistently discussed topics involving moisture mitigation and rapid-drying concrete, but identifying the symptoms of flooring riddled with moisture-related damages is the first step towards finding a proper solution. Very often, those flooring failures are the result of moisture trapped in the concrete slabs below the flooring itself, a hidden threat that isn’t always solved by add-on moisture mitigation solutions used within the construction industry.
For millennia, concrete remains a centerpiece of construction science and still provides the foundation for thousands of structures around the world. Its naturally-curated strength and durability beget its universal popularity, yet its frequent mishandling has seen the destruction of countless facilities. While many components play into the quality of a particular concrete mix, one specific factor trumps all others — the management of moisture.
Topics: Moisture Mitigation
In many projects, moisture mitigation is an afterthought but in reality, it should be one of the first aspects of a project that you think about. Treating a traditional concrete mixture with a moisture mitigation treatment after a floor failure can not only be costly in and of itself, but can also cause costly construction delays and overruns.
More often than not, moisture-related concerns and issues will arise during many construction projects, but they don’t have to. Typical concrete mixtures dry from the top down instead of uniformly. Because of this, concrete is really never dry. When your concrete foundation isn’t dry or hasn’t reached an optimal level of dryness, failures like bubbling, curling, and buckling can occur after flooring has been laid.
The decisions that you make at the start of construction can have the greatest effect on the success of the entire project. Because building owners and developers are responsible for completing projects on schedule, on budget, and safely, it’s imperative that each material used during construction contributes to that goal and withstands the elements.