Building Exterior, Expansion And Contracting Issues

Property owners, building management, engineers and architects are plagued with the issue of expansion and contracting within a building. Regardless, whether the building is a commercial, industrial or residential structure, the edifice is constantly expanding and contracting related to the ambient temperature. As the temperature increases the building expands, temperature decreases the building contracts. When…

Certified IPC-A-610 Training Course

The IPC-A-610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies is a worldwide standard for the inspection of electronic assemblies published by the IPC. This certification program will help you meet customer requirements as well as develop any company dedicated to ISO-9000 or other quality assurance initiatives. The IPC-A-610 training and certification provide certified IPC trainers with training materials…

Star Of India – 150 Year Old Floating Museum

Launched from the yard of Gibson, McDonald & Arnold at Ramsey, Isle of Man, as the fully-rigged ship Euterpe on 14 November, 1863, the Star of India, as she has long since been called, lays claim to being the oldest merchant ship still afloat. She lies in San Diego, California, her iron hull and rig…

Comparing Insulated Precast Foundation and Poured Wall

Which type of foundation is stronger? How these two types of foundations are distinct from each other? These questions are usually coming from home buyers who seek answers to a stronger foundation that could enhance the durability and energy efficiency of their home. When it comes to building a home, consideration of what type of…

Top Barriers to Effective Listening and How to Overcome Them

Effective listening is every bit as important as effective speaking, and generally much more difficult. Although numerous barriers to effective listening can make the practice difficult, there are several habits one can adopt that will lead to a higher level of listening proficiency. Listening is the most important part of the communication process. However, listening…

Fireproof File Cabinets Are Business Savers

Do you have important documents that must remain onsite? Are you concerned about them becoming damaged in the event of a fire? Fireproof file cabinets are the answer. Make sure it is fireproof though. These are great for the home, the office, or the home office. It does not matter where or what the location…

Cleaning Wallpaper

After installing wallpaper, you can get the best of it by keeping it well-maintained. Making sure that your wallpaper is taken care of helps in retaining its colors and lengthens its life. Taking care of your wallpaper, needless to say, entitles cleaning it every once in a while. Most wallpaper manufacturers include instructions on how…

The Importance and Practicality of Fireproof Gun Safes

Gun safes are used by people who own weapons and ammunition, and in places where weapons are stored, like police stations. The primary use of these safes is to prevent weapons from getting stolen, and to avoid unauthorized access. These safes are particularly useful in shops that sell guns, clips and magazines. However, in the…

The RV Awning

The RV awning is one of those have-to-have accessories that at 3 am, with a howling wind, you may wish you did not have! Who can remember the half-dozen or so steps required to lower the thing under these conditions? Have you ever awakened after that midsummer overnight thunderstorm and your awning is sagging alarmingly?…

Types of Retractable Awnings

So you want to buy a retractable awning for your outdoor living space? Congratulations, they're a great investment in your home and quality of life that will increase the value of your property and make your outdoor living area pleasant, even during the warmest months of the summer. But before you give anyone the numbers…