Elevator Installer Apprenticeship – Stepping Stone For Becoming an Elevator Engineer

Skilled workers assembling and installing elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, as well as moving sidewalks, elevator installers are in high demand year round. Reasons for such demand are that almost every commercial enterprise has one of these instruments in place. Even government offices and residential establishments also have such technical vehicles for the convenience of users. However,…

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The Pressure Cooker

Are you feeling the pressure? Are the constant deadlines, competing priorities, excessive workload, longer hours, frazzled nerves, testy co-workers, etc., driving you nuts? A Recipe for Trouble Many businesses are responding to the currently difficult economic and competitive conditions by engaging in a frenzy of activity, much of which is non-productive. Simultaneously, they’re attempting to:…

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Why Oak Flooring Planks Cup and Other Misbehavior

Oak Flooring, Cupping and Moisture Properly dried and manufactured oak plank flooring should be stress free and contain a moisture content between 6-9%. That’s the industry standard. But, that’s not suitable for every installation. Some environments require flooring that has a higher or lower moisture content. And, since oak flooring is hygroscopic, it will adapt…

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Key Components of a Strategic Plan

You all know the saying that any road will do as long as you don’t know where you are going. And it is certainly true when it comes to achieving company goals. If you don’t have stated goals, have them written down, well communicated, and measured, there is a very high probability you’ll never achieve…

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Accessible Building Design – Tactile Indicators on Handrails – Walkways and Walls

In this article “Accessibility” refers to the indicators for the disabled people in structures. This includes parking spaces, elevators, and restrooms. Every public building must have accessible building design to facilitate the disabled persons. It does not only help the handicapped get access to their desired destination also it will somehow help them become useful…

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How To Install A Porch Railing

Installing a porch railing for the first time is a tricky job; it needs a lot of planning and proper designing to get it right the very first time. Proper planning here means, accurate measurements and maintaining adequate supply of equipments required for the installation. A lot of parts are required to put together a…

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A Creative Patio

Did you move into a house with an empty back yard? What you need is a nice deck or patio to enjoy the out-of-doors. Of the many choices is a wooden deck, a concrete slab, a fieldstone floor with planters or a multi-level redwood deck with benches. Let’s take them one by one. The common-place…

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Why Stretch Before Exercise

It cannot be emphasized enough how great the benefits of stretching are. Just because we don’t see the immediate benefits of stretching doesn’t mean that it is not important. When we stretch properly it does a number of things, one of the most overlooked things is that it signals the muscles to get ready for…

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NFPA 110 Requirements for Transfer Switch Maintenance

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) develops and maintains minimum safety standards for commercial and large residential buildings. Expressed as safety codes, the standards address the safety of various building systems, including emergency power supply systems (EPSS). Requirements for EPSS maintenance inspections are contained in the NFPA 110, which also addresses generator testing. Below are…

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What Is a Tenant Representative?

A tenant representative provides an outstanding service opportunity for a business. This professional is a commercial real estate agent who works exclusively for a tenant. In business, having the right location can make or break the company’s success. A tenant representative works to ensure that your business avoids pitfalls and improves on its economic opportunities.…

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Visiting Puglia – The Breadbasket of Italy

When it comes to Italy, the question isn’t whether you can find enough things to do, but whether you’ll have enough time to see and do everything on your ‘must-do’ list. (Chances are you won’t!) Because of the wealth of choice available, picking a region and itinerary of attractions can be a somewhat overwhelming endeavour,…

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