Continuing Education Requirements for Structural Engineers in Illinois

Illinois requires continuing education to help safeguard life, health, and property, and to promote public welfare. To demonstrate continuing professional competency, the licensed engineer must earn 30 Professional Development Hours (PDH) per renewal period, which is two years in the state of Illinois. Continuing professional activities which satisfy the professional development requirements are as follows…

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12 Tips for Overcoming Anger and Gaining Peace

Anger appears when one is confronted with frustration, unhappiness or hurt feelings, or when plans don’t turn out as desired. It also shows up when coming against opposition or criticism. Anger never helps anyone. It wastes your energy, and can hurt your health, spoil your relationships, and cause you to miss opportunities. Getting angry is…

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The History of Home Insulation

Anyone who has sweated or shivered all night trying to sleep in a poorly insulated house knows that insulation is necessary to keep a home at a comfortable temperature. Insulation works by stopping the transfer of heat from one material to another. This keeps warm air generated by a heater from escaping through windows, walls,…

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History Of Citrus

The pleasing appearance of citrus trees and the fruit was mentioned by many ancient travelers, even though the fruit of citrus trees had not evolved to the point as an important food staple, the fragrance of all parts of the citrus trees, including the flowers and fruit, were desirable perfumers of rooms and were thought…

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Lead – The Plastic Pipe Buying Guides

Lead and stainless steel pipe New copper pipe can be joined to lead pipe by using special compression fit¬tings; making a proper ‘wiped’ soldered joint is a job probably best left to a qualified plumber. If your house contains much lead pipe, consider stripping it all out and having a joint made near the main…

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How to Install a Wood Privacy Fence

There is no fencing material that has the natural beauty of real wood. Most people assume that a wood fence requires yearly maintenance and that it will not last very long. But that is certainly not the case. If a wood fence is installed properly there is actually very little maintenance and the fence can…

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The Independent Living Movement I

I will start off by informing you that there is no real difference between the words “disabled” and “handicapped,” except for the linguistic ones. They both refer to physically challenged people, who often need special living accommodations. Our Center Park of Seattle, Washington, USA, was founded by Ida May Daly, who had a diagnosis of…

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