Byzantine Mosaic Technique

Right at this moment, there are two known methods used by mosaic artists – the direct and indirect method. But did you know that there is in addition the so called Byzantine technique? This technique was used centuries ago by mosaic artists. Even though the Byzantine Empire no longer exists, you can nevertheless employ the…

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New Pool Finish Care

Ok, so you passed on the new big screen TV, gave in on the weekend fishing trip with your best buddies and worked some extra hard hours so that you could get the pool resurfaced. After all you must put into priority what really counts most, right? Well never the less your pool has a…

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Maintenance of Crystal Chandeliers

If you have a crystal chandelier, then you may enjoy its elegant look. But you should also think that you have to properly maintain the look of the chandelier if you want it to be kept elegant. When it comes to cleaning a chandelier, this can be more difficult than the other lighting fixtures. With…

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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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