When you are interested in starting any construction project, one of the things you often need to look out for is the use if the proper materials for the job. This can determine a lot, including whether or not it will last long and how much it will cost you to maintain the building. Buildings […]

When you are interested in starting any construction project, one of the things you often need to look out for is the use if the proper materials for the job. This can determine a lot, including whether or not it will last long and how much it will cost you to maintain the building.
Buildings that are built using high quality materials are also easier to certify. This means that when you use this logic to construct one, you will have very few problems as far as the law is concerned. When thinking of doing such construction and are interested in getting it right, there are a few principles you might need to work with including:


Avoid skimping on the use of the right materials
You will definitely be tempted to try and use products that are of low quality or which are not certified for this type of construction. For instance, you may find yourself buying aluminum hex lag bolts that are not the A325 structural type, which are usually the ones that are mainly used for this type of construction. However, once a high quality contractor has told you what to buy for the construction, it’s always a good idea to try and do as much as you can to get what is expected of you. This will go a long way in ensuring that the construction proceeds as planned.
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Consult the local building regulations before starting the project
Before starting such a construction project, it’s always a good idea to check the laws that you need to adhere to in order to get it right. For instance, there might be minimum specifications about issues such as the types of aluminum hex head screws you can use for construction of various parts of the building. Ensuring that you find out what your obligations are regarding this will make it easier for you to comply to them.
Always make sure that the construction is custom made
It might be very easy to find out what other constructors have done before in putting up a similar building, and then simply copying it. However, you need to remember that each building has its own unique characteristics. You need to take into account issues such as the ground on which you are planning to do the construction as well as the environment it will be in. This will then guide you on choosing the right products such as fasteners to use to reduce the risk of failure.
Always have a few assessment policies in place
During each stage of the building process, you should be able to do an assessment to show you how you have progressed and whether you have achieved your goals. This way, it will be easier for you to revise any problems that might have arisen, and it will also be cheaper for you to build the house in the long term as well.
In summary, constructing a sound building is an issue that needs you to be focused and employ the right raw materials for it, especially when it comes to the use of materials such as fasteners.

About the Author

Larry Melone
By Larry Melone
President

Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.

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