Concrete Contractor

Concrete outperforms wood as a construction material, and won’t burden building owners with constant repair and maintenance costs. Versatile, long-lasting and durable, concrete is a cost-effective, sustainable choice for both residential and commercial buildings.

When it’s built with concrete, it’s built to last.  Concrete is a  building material that gains strength over time. Concrete’s 100-year service life conserves resources by reducing the need for reconstruction. Concrete is durable – it resists weathering, erosion and natural disasters, needs few repairs and little maintenance, adding up to a solid investment.

Operational energy requirements typically represent 85% of the total energy a building uses over its service life. Concrete provides one of the most efficient and cost-effective means of constructing energy-efficient structures.

A sustainable concrete building can yield life cycle savings of more than 20% of total construction cost. Much of the savings come from concrete’s thermal mass, which can harvest natural energy sources such as the sun, and can also capture thermal energy from lighting fixtures and other equipment in the building.

When combined with active radiant heating and cooling systems, the thermal mass of a concrete structure can reduce heating and cooling energy requirements by 29% and more.

The Cobalt Engineering Report shows heavy frame buildings (concrete) generate average energy savings of 20% to 25% over light frame buildings (wood) in various locations across California.  The Stantec Consultants Report compares annual energy use in a building constructed in the 1960s with one built using modern energy-efficient thermal mass concepts. A monitored study of such a concrete building at the University of British Columbia demonstrated a 59% energy saving over older designs of similarly occupied buildings that didn’t integrate active energy systems with the thermal mass effect.

Concrete is safe, secure and healthy for building occupants. Being an inert construction material, concrete does not burn. It also does not feed rot and mildew. It does not off-gas any volatile organic compounds and provides excellent indoor air quality. Superior quality of  construction helps prevent the entry of pollen, dust and other airborne pollutants.

Concrete is a known quantity to designers, engineers and builders. Construction techniques have been refined over time and are well understood , unlike new materials or systems which could compromise health and safety.

The structural integrity of concrete provides added protection against earthquakes and severe weather. Thanks to solid construction and the benefits of thermal mass, concrete provides superior protection against the effects of outdoor temperature swings, which means a draft-free interior environment and consistent room temperatures, year-round.

A peaceful and quiet building enhances the comfort of occupants and provides a sense of privacy – solid walls and floors make all the difference.

Go Green Home Design create spaces through advice, support and guidance with the best standard of honesty, quality and professionalism, to discover together with our clients prior to the construction of any project wants, and that is what makes us be proud of each and one of our previous jobs.

 

 

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