All About Concrete Mixer

A concrete mixer, as the name states is a tool, which mixes cement with water and other additives like sand and gravel. Ranging from big profitable concrete mixer trucks to moveable mini mixers, this power-driven device usually comprises of a motor, a revolving drum and a chute. The materials used in creating concrete spin around…

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Acid Staining Concrete – Tips for Success

Concrete acid stain can be applied to new or old, plain or colored concrete surfaces. They are available in 10 basic colors. Although they are often called acid stains, acid is not the ingredient that colors the concrete. Metallic salts in an acidic, water based solution react with the concrete to permanently color of the…

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How to Specify an Overhead Bridge Crane

Specifying and getting the correct overhead bridge crane for your application requires upfront work but getting the right piece of material handling equipment for your facility will be worth the effort. Often putting a bridge crane into your new or existing building is an afterthought in the overall scope of work. Following is a list…

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Architecture of Mesoamerica

Mesoamerican architecture is defined as the incorporation of architectural traditions by pre-Columbian cultures and civilizations of Mesoamerica. Their traditions are unmatched, known in the form of public, ceremonial and urban colossal buildings and structures. The word architecture comes from the Latin “architectura,” meaning chief, leader, builder or carpenter. It is the art and science of…

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Offshore Cutting and Dismantling

Offshore cutting and dismantling is usually undertaken as a result of decommissioning work on oil and gas platforms. In the UK this generally means in the North Sea. Because of the highly volatile nature of oil and gas and the potential dangers associated with working in such an environment, any offshore cutting operations have to…

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Guide to Patio Door Types

Traditional or modern? Classic or contemporary? Varying tastes and different architectures throughout the years, as well as innovations and enhanced lifestyles, have given rise to the wide choice in patio door variations currently available in Britain. This article aims to describe the types of patio doors – their styles and functionality, similarities and differences, together…

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