Archive for February, 2017
Working with heavy machinery requires quite a bit of skill and prior training. Some people live for the thrill of operating enormous machines, and enjoy the part of their job that finds them working in close proximity to any number of large machines or other heavy equipment.
There are those who discover their personal knack for a career in construction or the construction equipment industry, and there are those boys and girls who grow up with an innate fascination with the big trucks, towering cranes, and other powerful machinery. Whatever the case may be, the huge market for such equipment remains one of the largest in the world, and those who find themselves making a livin
Everyone wants their home to look its best — whether you’re planning on staying in your particular house for the foreseeable future, or you’re looking to sell soon. Often, what ups the value of a home isn’t so much its size or even its high tech features, but how it looks. There are certain aspects of a home that just scream luxury and the finer things in life, without being over the top. Of course, what used to look nice a few decades ago might not have the same sheen today. This is why many homeowners have started looking into remodeling in recent years. Trends are rapidly changing, and with the popularity of channels like HGTV making people all the more aware of what’s in and what’s out in terms of interior decorating, lots of homeowners want to stay on trend to avoid looking dated. This isn’t to
A team at Cornell University is aiming to revolutionize recycling by changing the chemical makeup of plastic. Geoffery Coates, professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and his team worked with a group from the University of Minnesota to create a new polymer, which essentially leads to a tougher, more sustainable material.
Of the 78 million tons of plastic used for packaging annually, only 2% actually gets recycled and reused in a similar manner, according to the Ellen MacAurthur Foundation. The vast majority of these materials end up elsewhere. Nearly one-third seeps back into the environment, 14% is used for waste incineration and energy recovery, and 40% is thrown away as trash in landfills.
Due to the nature of the plastic, the packaging materials aren’t able to be re-purpos
Are you in the process of renovating your home? If so, you’re probably in the process of exploring several options for each room’s flooring. While some people may choose hardwood floors for their dining room, living room, and bedrooms, others prefer to have carpeting. Ceramic tile continues to be a popular choice in bathrooms, kitchens, entryways, and sun rooms.
A recent Houzz flooring survey showed that 47% of homeowners prefer to have hardwood installed throughout their home. Approximately 34% of these participants’ homes already had hardwood flooring. Since there are different hardwood floor types, patterns, and textures, there are quite a few design options available.
If you’re renovating in order to sell your house, you may be interested to know that many prospective hom
Sometimes children see things most clearly. A child’s drawing of a house shows the important things: roof, walls, windows and doors. All of these create shelter and safety, making the home a secure place for the family. Homeowners make the same discovery, and find that keeping the roof and siding for homes in good condition can help prevent problems and emergencies.
Roofing contractors provide full services for home exteriors, from shingles and metal rooftops to gutter inspection and window replacement. From installation and inspection to emergency repairs, a roofing company can he
Everyone loves a nice, refreshing dip in a clean and welcoming pool on a hot summer day. If you are fortunate enough to have your own personal swimming pool, you know just how wonderful the feeling can be. Without having to drive across town to the beach or local pool, and avoiding crowds and excessive sand, you can catch a break from the harsh rays of the sun on the warmest of summer days. However you also know that having a pool requires a good amount of upkeep. Depending on the size of your pool and your daily schedule full of work and other responsibilities, sometimes taking the time for proper pool cleaning is not a very feasible option. For this reason, it is a good idea to look up local pool cleaning services when you first install your personal swimming pool, or when you are first preparing to open it up d
How is your air conditioning holding up in the cold season? Are you hearing any strange noises coming from your system or does it not seem to be working like it used to? Whatever your unique brand of issues may be stemming from, quality HVAC repair can cover all the basics and more. Air conditioning is a necessity during the harsher seasons, doing everything from keeping us warm to keeping the air safe to breathe. It’s easy to overlook commercial air conditioning repair throughout the busy work week, so take a gander at the list below to learn why you should give it another check-up in the next few weeks.
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