Understanding Concrete Formwork Pressure

It is important to know and understand the factors that can affect concrete formwork pressure to ensure a successful pour. When placing concrete, we will consider the different factors that play a role in determining the placement rate and height of pour. Unit Weight of Concrete The unit weight of concrete, which can vary geographically,…

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Cast Iron Radiators Back in Fashion

Cast iron radiators are an increasingly popular home improvement. An otherwise plain and boring household item is transformed into an objet d’art, creating an instant and stunning visual effect. This is an easy and cost effective improvement to your family home. It is usual to have radiators attached to a heating source as a means…

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

For most of us our homes are our most valuable asset. Now that fall is upon us and it is the perfect time to do a thorough inspection of your home. Detecting and correcting problems before they become emergencies can save time and money. Making your home more energy efficient can help reduce high-energy bills,…

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Architecture Through the Ages

CLASSICAL – a style developed by ancient Greeks and Romans. Classical buildings are made by layering stones on top of one another or by placing beams across columns. Classical buildings often include arches, domes and vaults. Example: Pantheon; Rome, Italy; completed around 128 A.D. GOTHIC – a style that began in Europe in the 12th…

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Antique Drafting Tables

If you are looking for a large table to work on and you also want it to be an enhancement to your existing furniture in the house, antiques drafting tables are ideal selections. The surface of a drafting table is very big so it makes it very easy and comfortable for the users. For professionals…

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Best Affiliate Network

An affiliate network provides a place for both merchants and affiliates to interact in business. There are many such networks that claim to be the best in its kind, but many of them just say that in order to advertise their businesses. Affiliate marketing is a very simple marketing technique. It promotes a product or…

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Ambient Light Installation

If you are looking for a more budget-friendly alternative by which you can change the appearance of your room, then you may consider giving more thoughts on your ambient lighting. Ambient lighting, also known as general illumination, is a lucrative means of making a boring space to look more detailed and alive. This general lighting…

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Accent Lighting

Accent  lighting  is a new trend. It started, as a luxury mean of enhancing the interiors and exteriors of hotels, high-class restaurants or corporate buildings and it is now an affordable home design technique. There are enough  lighting  fixtures you could use for interior design, but the ones that could provide for the most spectacular…

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How to Survive a Wildfire

This summer, wildfires have eaten up our country like never before. Nearly 7 million acres across the USA have burned down, a number that breaks 2006’s previous record, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. The situation got out of control, because too many fires were spreading too fast for firemen to stop them. At…

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