The Concrete Advantage: Benefits of Commercial Builds

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 10, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Enhanced Durability and Longevity

Concrete is known for its exceptional durability and longevity, making it an ideal choice for commercial builds. Unlike other construction materials, concrete can withstand heavy loads and extreme weather conditions without deteriorating. This means that your commercial building will remain structurally sound for many years, reducing the need for frequent repairs and maintenance. Additionally, the longevity of concrete can contribute to the overall value of your property, as it provides a solid foundation for long-term investment.

In addition to its durability, concrete also offers enhanced resistance to wear and tear. It can withstand high traffic areas, heavy machinery, and constant use, making it a reliable choice for commercial spaces such as warehouses, factories, and retail stores. With concrete, you can have peace of mind knowing that your building will stand the test of time and continue to serve your business needs effectively. Using the ET&F® (a BECK brand) Aerico® 90 System for your commercial build will secure your peace of mind!


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Tools, ET&F, steel framing, power tools, commercial building, construction, concrete, Aerico® 90 Nailer, steel construction, concrete pins




Pro Tips for Fastening to Steel and Concrete

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 28, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Some jobs are harder than others, and as a builder, you probably have a few jobs on your list of least favorite things to do. For many builders, those least favorite jobs include driving fasteners into steel and concrete. When you’re working with wood, drywall, or other, softer materials, you can leverage nail guns to make it quick and easy to drive fasteners. Where steel and concrete are concerned, however, it often requires a lot of time and hard work.

Below, we’ll explore the difficulties you’ll face when using traditional fasteners with these materials. We’re also going to show you a better way to fasten to steel and concrete: The ET&F® (a BECK member) Model 710 fastening system, which is designed for steel and concrete—and offers the same ease of use that you’d get from a nail gun.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, building, fasteners, Tools, ET&F, steel framing, construction site, outdoor construction, power tools, fastening system, commercial building, construction, concrete, trimfast, nail system, nails, steel construction, concrete pins




Commercial and Industrial Construction What Sets Them Apart?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 23, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Construction falls into several different categories. Residential, infrastructure, commercial, and industrial are the biggest. Residential construction is obvious: Homes, multi-family units, apartment buildings, and so on. Infrastructure is pretty simple, too. That category covers everything from roads and bridges to airports, water, wastewater systems, and more.

But what’s the difference between commercial and industrial construction? Here, things are a little less clear.

We’re going to explain what separates commercial and industrial construction. We’re also going to talk about the Aerico® 90 Strip Nailer, which is a tool made to drive collated pins into steel and concrete—two common materials that are often worked with in both commercial and industrial construction.


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Topics: building, fasteners, Tools, pallets, construction site, power tools, staple systems, fastening system, commercial building, construction, fastener system, nails, Aerico® 90 Nailer, steel construction, industrial construction




How Steel Framing Enhances Your Building’s Earthquake Resistance

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 29, 2023 7:00:00 AM

While it doesn’t always get a lot of attention, earthquake resistance is a crucial facet in architectural design—and steel framing can enhance your building’s earthquake resistance. How?

We’re going to explore that topic in depth. With that, we’d also like to showcase the ET&F® (a BECK brand) fastener systems, which are ideal for working with steel structures. Let’s get started by examining what makes steel a good choice for earthquake resistance.


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Topics: Steel Studs, Tools, ET&F, steel framing, power tools, commercial building, construction, fastener system, steel construction, steel structure, earthquake resistance




Make Your Commercial Building More Sustainable

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 3, 2023 7:30:00 AM

Whether you’re in the business of building new commercial buildings, or you own one, sustainability is likely something you’ve been considering for a variety of reasons. For starters, today’s consumers want to know that the companies they’re purchasing from are as environmentally friendly as possible—and that includes measures to make facilities more sustainable. Sustainability helps you save money on energy and resources, too.

So how can you make your building more sustainable? There are many things you can do. If you’re a builder, for example, you can focus on steel or modular construction—and use a nailer like the ET&F® (a BECK member) AERICO® 90, which is designed for use with sustainable construction methods like steel and modular construction. But that’s just the beginning. Let’s dig deeper!


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Topics: subfloors, fasteners, Tools, steel framing, collated fasteners, power tools, fastening system, commercial building, construction, fastener system, sustainability, durability, nails, retrofit, commercial structure, Aerico® 90 Nailer, wood sheathing, steel construction





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