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A Glimpse Into The Future Of Brick Construction

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Glimpse Into The Future Of Brick Construction

For a long time, red clay has been the primary material that bricks are made of. However, times have changed. Bricks used in the modern construction industry can be made of various other materials (e.g. plastic). As it is, there are numerous innovative ideas that have the potential to shape the future of brick manufacturing and by extension, the future of the construction industry. Below is a detailed discussion on three among the various innovative ideas. Brick Dust In Concrete Red brick dust has been used in voodoo and black magic for decades now. Ancient spiritualists used a solution of the dust and water to clean entrances/exits around their homes. It was believed that the dust was ‘powerful’ enough to repel evil spirits trying to force entry in one’s house through the entrances/exits. There’s little evidence to support this...

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Tips for Constructing Concrete Columns for Building Structures

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips for Constructing Concrete Columns for Building Structures

Concrete columns are vital to the construction of building structures. The columns may be constructed for support, and, in some cases, they are used in decorating the building to create a specific visual impression. In the olden days, concrete columns were used in beautifying the buildings. If you look at most historical buildings, you will discover that the concrete columns were used to enhance them. However, reinforced concrete columns are essential in giving a building structure well-founded strength. Several components, such as formatubes, are used in building concrete columns. Here are some tips for constructing concrete columns for building structures. Setting up a concrete base  A strong concrete base is required for column forming. Excavate a ditch to a depth capacity and construct a slab form that will be used as a base. You should make use of the polyethylene...

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What to Look For in a Laser Cutting Shop

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What to Look For in a Laser Cutting Shop

Many production facilities will send out pieces to be cut, as it’s often cheaper and easier to have a machine shop or specialty shop cut metal, plastic, and other materials than it is to invest in the ownership of certain cutting machines. Along with the cost of ownership, there is the cost of maintaining those machines and keeping a qualified operator on staff that needs to be considered. A laser cutting shop can be a good choice for a number of products and processes, but note what to look for from such a shop before you decide to work with them to get your materials cut. Note if they can accept your particular drawings or specs Many shops work from CAD drawings and such specs, but your drawings may have been made in a program that is not typically...

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Industrial Fittings: Selecting the Ideal Hydraulic Hose Couplings

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Industrial Fittings: Selecting the Ideal Hydraulic Hose Couplings

The hose couplings in your hydraulic industrial machinery will determine the efficiency of the equipment. If these fittings are weak or do not match the system, you will experience significant leaks. This could lead to unexpected failure and expensive repairs. Therefore, it is important to choose your couplings carefully when buying replacements during maintenance and repair. Here are simple considerations to help you identify the ideal hydraulic hose couplings for your industrial application. Material Choice The right coupling material for your hydraulic machinery is important in determining the durability, performance and general suitability of your fittings. Therefore, you should be diligent in evaluating and comparing different materials before choosing the perfect match. Steel is an ideal choice for general hose coupling application. The material is strong and durable, and you can choose the stainless steel alternative if you are...

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A Few Things to Remember When Choosing Custom Made Boxes

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Few Things to Remember When Choosing Custom Made Boxes

Custom made boxes can make shipping your items much easier for you, as they can cut down on the amount of filler material needed. They can also help to create brand awareness with your customers as well. When you’re ready to order custom made boxes for your product, note a few important tips to remember. This will ensure you get the right boxes and take advantage of the many features they offer. 1. Weight adds up The weight of your boxes will matter because most shipping companies charge according to weight, not just size. You need durable boxes that will provide support for your items, but if they’re thicker than what’s needed, you’re simply adding unnecessary weight to your shipments. You may not think much about this but consider that there are sixteen ounces in a pound; for every...

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Flex versus rigid ductwork for the HVAC system in your home

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Flex versus rigid ductwork for the HVAC system in your home

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) refers to the technology used to create indoor comfort within the house. The objective of a good HVAC system is to ensure that there is thermal comfort in the house, as well as quality air. The technology employs heating components, air conditioners, and ductwork to facilitate the flow of air from one point to another. The ductwork is as important as the other HVAC equipment, which makes it elemental for you to have an appropriate one installed. Here are some details on both flex and rigid ductwork to help you make the right choice regarding the ductwork for your HVAC system: Flex ductwork Flex ductwork for an HVAC system is made from thin aluminium foil or plastic. A long coil of wire or metal strap is used to support the whole cross section...

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