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BIGFOOT SYSTEMS® FOOTING FORMS

Bigfoot Systems® are pre-engineered footing forms used as pier footings with construction tubes. Manufactured from recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE), Bigfoot can be used in all situations where pier footings are required. Bigfoot is used not only as a pier footing but also acts as an anchor to prevent uplift in areas subject to high-velocity winds. Because of this, our product has a superior advantage in areas subject to hurricanes. Other important features of Bigfoot Systems® Footing Forms: Easy one-day installation, saving time, money and aggravation. Traditional wooden form boxes can take up to three days to install. Engineered design offers footings with greatly increased stability, safety and convenience. Bigfoot’s advantage rests with its shape – a bell shaped footing with a round base – which uses the natural laws of physics to evenly distribute the entire load’s weight, solidly securing the footing to the earth, something a square footing just cannot do.


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Santa Monica seeks to pass America's most extensive earthquake retrofit plan

Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles has done by requiring not only wood apartments and concrete buildings to be retrofitted, but also steel-frame structures.

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A Designer's view on zoning by-laws in Toronto

City by-laws are a crucial part of any qualified designer’s career and certainly any negligence towards them can result in catastrophic consequences.

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A look at the 10 tallest buildings under construction in the world

Developments in building technology and a surfeit of construction projects in Asia makes the title of tallest building more temporary than ever; none of the buildings on this list of the ten tallest in waiting are in North America.

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Insitu Contractors announces the launch of our consulting division Insitu Geoscience Consultants

With the creation of Insitu Geoscience Consultants our expertise in the field of hydrogeology will be available to Planners and Developers, Municipal and Regional Governments, Landowners, and the Consulting Industry.

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Designers float plan to cover Toronto’s CN Tower with clip-on condos

Design firm Quadrangle has come up with a new vision for the 1970’s building: to cover it in modular Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) condominiums. The wooden residential pods would cling to the outside of the tower between wind-shielding wings.

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Call for Presentations: CDBI National Design-Build Conference

The CDBI invites you to share your best ideas, implementation successes, tips, and proven project solutions by presenting at this year’s conference.

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Hole in spillway at America's tallest Dam keeps growing

Earlier this week, chunks of concrete flew off the nearly mile-long spillway, creating a 200-foot-long, 30-foot-deep hole. Engineers don't know what caused cave-in that is expected to keep growing until it reaches bedrock.

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Survey: Canadian & American architects, engineers and construction professionals earn more than European counterparts

Architects, engineers and construction professionals working in North America earn far more than those in Europe, according to a new global salary survey.

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Technology: Check out this bridge in The Netherlands that is made of hemp

Designed and built by a team of researchers and students in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, the structure is made of hemp and flax fibers embedded in resin and covering a bio-based polymer core.

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San Francisco's $750 million Millennium Tower is sinking....who is going to pay to fix it?

While the best method of fixing the building's tilt won’t be known until an engineering firm hired by the developer completes its investigation— and perhaps not even then— the cost is certain to be millions, and perhaps hundreds of millions, of dollars. 

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Army Corps of Engineers to 'proceed with the easement' necessary for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

The directive is in line with President Trump's Jan. 24 memorandum encouraging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the review and approval process.

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BONE Structure® launches its Real Estate Marketplace with BONE Living

BONE Structure®, Canadian designer and builder of luxury custom homes, using a proprietary patented light steel frame building technology, launches BONE Living, a Real Estate Marketplace that brings together new developments, unique lots and INCOMPARABLE homes, while showcasing the possibilities and creativity of the BONE Structure® building system.  

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Data shows that construction of most nuclear-power reactors is behind schedule

Building reactors is not an easy business proposition. Two recent additions to the world’s nuclear fleet, in Argentina and the United States, took 33 and 44 years to erect. 

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Study: Safety codes can lead to over-built bridges, higher building costs

A UBC researcher says bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being ‘overbuilt’ and may still suffer extensive damages after a major earthquake.

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How technology is helping engineers visualize building blueprints

Using the HoloLens engineers can overlay a design onto a real world bridge or building (or vice-versa), making inspections simpler and safer.

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