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Steve’ Build Blog (SBB) is all about the challenges building faces and the solutions being developed. Overtime SBB will be introducing BuildUSA (BUSA), the Prototype Initiative (PI) and Optimized Building (OB), combined they offer solutions to forward looking, integrated and collaborative, Building Teams.  

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Throughout 2023, SBB will organize content via a “Monthly Theme”. Building, encompasses an extraordinary amount of topics, and “Monthly Theme is intended to make the content more useful. If you have any suggestion, please reach out and let us know.

January 2023 Monthly Theme:

Hospital, Data & the Cloud: The importance of data structure and accessibility, and how they supports useful and beneficial analysis & reporting.

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DYK- Old Tools That Are Better Than New

Three old tools that are better than new tools Did you know that three tools are significantly better than new tools. Planishing HammerFraming SquareBevel Gauge

DYK- 57 Storey Skyscraper

Chinese Skyscraper Did you know that a construction company in China built a 57-Storey skyscraper in just 19 days? The engineers stated, "With the traditional method, they have to build a skyscraper...

DYK- Sand Mandala Art

Making of Sand Mandala Art Did you know that back in the day monks would use precious stone in place of coloured sand?

DYK- Air Pollution

Air Pollution Did you know that in the United States four out of ten U.S residents (135 million people) are living in counties that have unhealthy levels of air pollution?

DYK: Recycled Materials

DYK: Recycled Materials

Recycled Materials Did you know that all the materials that come from a building site for reuse are recycled building materials. For example, brick, wood, insulation, glass, plastics, building, wall...

DYK – Green Floors

DYK – Green Floors

Floors Did you know that bamboo and cork floors are becoming more popular choices because of their resemblance to traditional hardwood floors. The main problem with traditional hard woods -- like...

DYK – Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

DYK – Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs & Mercury Did you know that compact fluorescent bulbs have a small amount of mercury? It has an average of four milligrams in each bulb. Because compact...

DYK – Recycled Glass Countertops

DYK – Recycled Glass Countertops

Recycled Glass Countertops Did you know that recycled glass countertops are eco-friendly? Most of the finished countertops are made out of recycled glass that contains about 70% to 80% recycled...

DYK- Customer Relations

Increase Customer Retention Did you know that studies have shown that 61% of customers tend to stop buying from a company if they face a poor customer experience? Therefore, companies that do a...

DYK – Insulation

DYK – Insulation

Insulation Did you know that consumer reports say that heating and cooling costs comprise 43 percent of the average homeowner's utility bills [source: Consumer Reports]. According to the...

DYK: Buildings Kryptonite… Time

DYK: Buildings Kryptonite… Time

Did you know that 3 out of 4 construction businesses (77%) say they are happy with how quickly they finish a job, and a majority (53%) are happy with how quickly they get paid for their work? This...

DYK: Rising Construction Costs

DYK: Rising Construction Costs

Did you know that construction costs for the 12-month period through the end of August 2021 rose by 4.5 percent, with material costs leading the way with a whopping increase of 23.1...

DYK: Demands of The Building Industry

DYK: Demands of The Building Industry

Did you know that the industry needs to build 13,000 buildings each day between now and 2050 to support an expected population of 7 billion people living in cities. It also...

Web 3.0 The Future of The Web

View Post We are currently in a huge paradigm shift in history as the world begins to enter Web 3.0 - this video provides some...

DYK: Web2.0 vs Web 3.0

DYK: Web2.0 vs Web 3.0

Did you know that there are different versions of the web? Web 1.0 or the original version of the internet (Netscape) was the primary game in town during the early 2000's. This was the first...

DYK: Not Just a “One Off”

DYK: Not Just a “One Off”

Did you know that the global average value of a construction delay dispute is roughly $54.3 million. Where the average length of these disputes are 13.4 months! Further 9 out of 10 projects...

DYK: A Century’s Hidden Gem

DYK: A Century’s Hidden Gem

Did you know that modular construction was actually implemented in the U.S. and is over 100 years old! Modular construction was actually integrated in the 1600's when English settlers brought well...

New Technologies in Building

Drones, VR, AI, 3D printing and scanning: how can all these new technologies help design the buildings of tomorrow?

DYK: An Industry Favorite

DYK: An Industry Favorite

Did you know that concrete is the most widely used building material in the world? Check out this article for a detailed history of building materials since the stone ages!...

DYK: The Prophecy Has Ended

DYK: The Prophecy Has Ended

Did you know that the Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest structure in the world for over 3,800 years?

What is BuildUSA?

What is BuildUSA?

This Blog Explores: BuildUSA, and its component parts and characteristics.  . . So, what is BuildUSA?  BuildUSA (BUSA) was originally a technology start-up in the...

Time is Money

Time is Money

The Blog Post explores: How the timing and timeliness of decision-making impacts the overall quality and cost of a project.  . How the timing and...

The Building Orders-Optimized Building

The Building Orders-Optimized Building

This Blog Explores: The meaning of Optimized Building.    In the blog post “The New Order” , were introduced.     Boutique projects that offer...

Performance, Business Markets, & Quality = Value

Performance, Business Markets, & Quality = Value

This Blog Explores: Understanding the basics of Value and making the case that understanding Value as it pertains to Building is a key to push building into a brighter future.  ....

Non-Optimized Building is Still Critical

Non-Optimized Building is Still Critical

This Blog Explores: The reality that, for the decades to come, non-optimized, “Boutique” building, will remain a critical tool in solving countless building challenges... . The Build...

Agility & Adaptability

Agility & Adaptability

This Blog Explores: How finalizing the details of a building design or working cloud based eco system, is less important than ensuring that the framework and parameters that define these environment...

DYK: Soaring in The Clouds

DYK: Soaring in The Clouds

Did you know that the global cloud computing market is expected to reach $623.3 billion by 2023 and according to cloud computing growth stats, the industry will grow at a CAGR of 18%. In 2018, the...

DYK: Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Building

Did you know that AI has the potential to increase industry profits by 71% by 2035? 5 Disruptive Changes of AI: Construction Workflow Transformation Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality...

DYK: Height Wars – The Battle of The Heavens

DYK: Height Wars – The Battle of The Heavens

Did you know that there currently is a new world's tallest building being built? Currently the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, stands at 2,722 feet tall and took six years to build. So what is this tower?...

DYK: Do You Hear Something?

DYK: Do You Hear Something?

Did you know there has been a 239 percent growth of drone use in the construction industry in the past year?

DYK: Tower of Terror

DYK: Tower of Terror

Did you know that the world's fastest elevator located in Shanghai Tower and goes 40 feet per minute!

IPD, UBP, CIPO, PI, CAM’s and the BCE

IPD, UBP, CIPO, PI, CAM’s and the BCE

The title of this blog post may sound like bureaucratic acronym speak, but I promise you each capital letter is meaningful.  IPD or Integrated Project...

DYK: Rattleshake

DYK: Rattleshake

Did you know that Snakes can help predict earthquakes!?

DYK: Rise & Shine

DYK: Rise & Shine

Did you know that Space missions have been using solar energy to power spaceships since 1958, including the International Space Station?

DYK: Letting The Bubble Pop

DYK: Letting The Bubble Pop

Did you know in 2009 after the housing market crash a small business filed for bankruptcy every eight minutes?

White Paper One: Building is Changing Are You?

White Paper One: Building is Changing Are You?

One of our greatest public works yet, White Paper 1, will uncover all the current problems in the building world today and present solutions through industry changing innovation and widespread...

What Is the Meaning of Optimized Building?

What Is the Meaning of Optimized Building?

Both industry professionals and members of the general public often  have a hard time describing what constitutes a great building. Typically, people...

DYK: Noah’s Ark

DYK: Noah’s Ark

Did you know that Global warming is causing the sea level to rise in two ways??? First: the glaciers and ice sheets worldwide are melting and adding water to the ocean. Second: the volume...

DYK: Powered by The People

DYK: Powered by The People

Did you know that there are 30.2 million small businesses in this country? Small businesses comprise 99.9% of all United States businesses

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