What is Involved in Architectural Ironmongery?

Ironmongery is a term used to describe products that are made from iron, or products with fittings made of iron for use in construction. The word Ironmongery has its heritage in the iron industry. Its significance in building a structure cannot be disregarded, as iron is one of the essential building components used in construction…

Searching for the Perfect Painting

One day I was sniffing about in the Accademia in Venice, with a silly smile on my face, having taken my fill of some truly magnificent Venetian masterpieces which included 'St. John the Baptist 'by Titian, the truly remarkable' Transport of the Body of St. Mark 'by Tintoretto and sighing over the Bellini's and Tiepolo's!…

Lighting and Energy Efficiency

As a former educator and former psychotherapist, I have continually had a common notion about people reinforced: We are creatures of habit and change doesn’t come easy for any of us. With respect to our living environment, this is particularly true. It generally takes some kind of jolt or “smack in the face” to get…

Barriers to Strategy Execution

Recent studies have shown that organizations that have gone through the effort of developing a written strategy fail miserably at execution. According to Paul Niven in his book "The Balanced Scorecard": • Only 10% of organizations execute their strategy • Only 25% of managers and executives have incentives linked to strategy • 85% of executive…

Choose to Love

The movie, Fireproof, leads a disastrous marriage down a triumphant path through a series of selfless acts, which are detailed in the spinoff book, The Love Dare. The husband’s father dares him to perform specific acts of love for a period of time rather than give up on his marriage, which appears to be doomed.…

Know Your Janitorial Supplies – Find Eco Friendly by Seeking Green Seal Products: 6+ Reasons Why

Greenwashing is prevalent. It is hard to discern what is really sustainable and eco-friendly in today's market place. This becomes extremely important when you are seeking to market your green janitorial cleaning service; select safe and green janitorial supplies for your operation; or developing green janitorial specifications for your service providers. To help you there…

Finishing the Basement by Installing a Ceiling

After you have your walls constructed in a basement remodel, you may want to consider finishing off the look of the ceiling. Here are a few options that you can use to add that finishing touch, and there should be a solution here to fit any budget. Drop Ceiling Installation By far the most popular…