Architecture of Mesoamerica

Mesoamerican architecture is defined as the incorporation of architectural traditions by pre-Columbian cultures and civilizations of Mesoamerica. Their traditions are unmatched, known in the form of public, ceremonial and urban colossal buildings and structures. The word architecture comes from the Latin “architectura,” meaning chief, leader, builder or carpenter. It is the art and science of…

Review of Takeoff Software for Estimating Construction

So often people want to rush out and buy estimating software or takeoff software without first trying to define their internal estimating processes. Once the estimating process is clearly defined, then and only then, can you actually try to compartmentalize the process into segments. So often the segment is really quantity takeoff. Takeoff of what…

Internet Marketing – Building a Web Site

Nearly a lot of people, from the kids to the business-minded ones, think about having their presence felt or spotted on the cyber space. That is why even youngsters spend their time in building their websites. Are you also interested in coming up with a website of your own? If yes, better think about how…

Window Design Pressures for New and Replacement Windows

New Building Codes change the industry: The ever increasing demands of new building codes has significantly changed window and door design pressure ratings required for replacement windows, doors and sliding glass doors. This is especially true in wind-prone areas such as Florida. Not only are design pressures an important lifesaving issue for the everyday homeowner…

Bending Wood – Different Techniques Used

How often have you gazed in wonder at the beautiful intricate shapes of wooden architecture, marvelling at the sheer creativity of the workman? Such extraordinary shapes and designs can be made only with the aid of bended pieces of wood. So how can this bending be done? There are various methods that can be adopted…

Offshore Cutting and Dismantling

Offshore cutting and dismantling is usually undertaken as a result of decommissioning work on oil and gas platforms. In the UK this generally means in the North Sea. Because of the highly volatile nature of oil and gas and the potential dangers associated with working in such an environment, any offshore cutting operations have to…

Guide to Patio Door Types

Traditional or modern? Classic or contemporary? Varying tastes and different architectures throughout the years, as well as innovations and enhanced lifestyles, have given rise to the wide choice in patio door variations currently available in Britain. This article aims to describe the types of patio doors – their styles and functionality, similarities and differences, together…

Jimson Weed – Uses and Side Effects

Jimson weed is most commonly used as dried leaves, with or without tips of flowering branches. The ripe seeds and flowers without leaves are also used. Seeds are small, long, flat, and dark yellow to brown. Jimson weed’s primary action isanticholinergic, caused by 0.1 % to 0.6% atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine. All parts of the…

How to Weld Aluminum

Learning how to weld aluminum can be tricky depending on the process used and the thickness of the aluminum. There are three basic methods to weld aluminum; they are gas, mig and tig welding. How to gas weld aluminum. This type of welding is not common but will be found in several maintenance industries such…