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Why Use Glass Fibers to Reinforce Concrete?

07/23/2015 by piolenc
I keep seeing articles about this - about how to do it, but nothing about why to do it. I assumed for a while that glass had a higher modulus of elast...
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Last comment 07/26/2015 by CaptMoosie

Slab Bearing Capacity

07/21/2015 by shene
hello , can anyone help me please in calculating the bearing of slab which is already existing , but we don't have a drawing for this slab so that we...
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Last comment 07/24/2015 by CaptMoosie

Fiber Glass Water Proofing

07/17/2015 by saeedmoin
Is it a good idea to use fiber glass for water proofing bath rooms in multi stores building or not? if so what should be the fiber glass technical spe...
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Last comment 07/21/2015 by phoenix911

Where Can I find it?

07/10/2015 by flyinghigh
Where can I find Sectional Properties for Light Gage Cold Formed Structural Members?
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Last comment 07/21/2015 by PWSlack

SS Welding to Steel

07/05/2015 by joe reeves
I have some stainless steel bar joists with a quarter inch thick seat that i need to weld to old structural steel beams on a job i am on . What is the...
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Last comment 07/07/2015 by omw7
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Uber-HVAC: Friend or Foe?

07/24/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Uber, the on-demand car service, uses an app that directly connects riders to drivers-and it's been hugely successful for investors. Is this busin...
Views: 231, Comments: 7
Last comment 07/28/2015 by Hilton

Virtual Audits Take Off

03/25/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Commercial buildings spend more than $100 billion on utility bills each year in the U.S. alone, and anywhere from 30% to 50% of that energy use is...
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HVAC Movie Stars

09/28/2014 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Bruce Willis crawling through air ducts in Die Hard. Nerve gas getting released into the HVAC system in 24. Scores of movies where ducts are used fo...
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Last comment 09/29/2014 by Hilton
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Building & Design Blog

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Humongous Buildings: The New Space Race?

07/23/2015 by Cygnet
- Ego-driven Craziness? - Having visited Dubai several times I started wondering why they have built so many humongously tall buildings. After all it...
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From Hollow Rock to LEDs

07/16/2015 by Cygnet
The first lamp was invented around 70,000 BC. A hollow rock, shell or other natural object was filled with moss or a similar material that was soaked...
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Last comment 07/19/2015 by Cigarshaped

Beasties... but not timorous

07/10/2015 by Cygnet
beastie pronunciation: biːsti noun SCOTTISH humorous plural noun: beasties an insect or other small animal. Personally I do not like beast...
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Last comment 07/13/2015 by Andy Germany
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GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog

180 blog entries, 1238 comments (0 Viewing)

Corrosion Analysis: Monitor Results

07/22/2015 by larhere
To mangle Dr. Seuss a little; The time has come, the time is now, to wrap up our 6-part series "A Real Corrosion Story", by discussing the final step...
Pathfinder Tags: Corrosion corrosion consulting HVAC corrosion
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Last comment 07/23/2015 by texasron

US Ruling Gives Supermarkets A Year To Switch From High-GWP Refrigerants

07/15/2015 by larhere
EPA ruling will see R404A, R422D and R507A prohibited as early as July 2016 in supermarket systems as US takes more radical stance than Europe over h...
Pathfinder Tags: global warming gwp New Refrigerants refrigerants
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Last comment 07/16/2015 by Graycav

U.S.' Most Energy Efficient Cities-How Do They Do it?

07/01/2015 by larhere
Mayors and local lawmakers in America's largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses, increase...
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Views: 237, Comments: 0
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Construction Tools & Equipment

55 blog entries, 333 comments (0 Viewing)

Big Crane Makes Big Wind Turbine Installation Look Easy

07/18/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
One of the world's largest tower cranes successfully completed the installation of a wind turbine rotor assembly at a new wind farm being construc...
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Last comment 07/19/2015 by pnaban

E-dynamic Crane Climbs Mountains

06/27/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Construction of Italy's new Mont Blanc cable-car system might have initially seemed entirely out of reach. But with employment of a unique e-dynamic c...
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Last comment 07/20/2015 by piolenc

Mosque Moved in Heavy Lift

04/19/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
When the Saudi Arabian National Guard located in Jeddah made plans to expand five hospitals, they had a 2,400 ton problem standing in their way. That...
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Last comment 04/20/2015 by Wal
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Plant & Facilities Engineering

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Stop Poor Communication Patterns in Their Tracks

05/02/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
"What we've got here is failure to communicate." The iconic line from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke may have been delivered by a warden to a prisone...
Views: 243, Comments: 14
Last comment 05/15/2015 by fixitorelse

Sensing the Future of Smart Buildings and Transportation

02/10/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
An article at makes the point that deploying sensor-enabled IoT nodes to monitor infrastructure elements such as bridges a...
Views: 118, Comments: 0

Transition from Manager Mode to Leadership Level

01/18/2015 by IHS Engineering360 eNewsletter
Your job title may say manager, but are you also a leader? It's a loaded question, especially if you believe you are a leader but feedback from em...
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How Would You Fix It? Garage Foundation

08/27/2014 posted in Workbench Creations
by SavvyExacta
The photos below are of a pre-1900 building that was most recently used as a garage. As you can see, there is a problem with the foundation. A plan f...
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Last comment 09/02/2014 by Doorman

Caption This for 06/14/13

06/13/2013 posted in Caption This!
by Kaplin
This week's image: Be sure to vote for your favorite caption! Thanks to Usbport for submitting this image.
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November 13, 1927 – The Holland Tunnel Opens

11/13/2009 posted in "On This Day" In Engineering History
by Steve Melito
On this day in engineering history, the first of 51,694 vehicles drove through the Holland Tunnel, a dual-tube structure that passes beneath the H...
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DIY Grape Arbor (Part 1)

09/14/2009 posted in Workbench Creations
by U V
Well, it has been a busy summer. I built this grape arbor for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Then I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee last...
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Prepare for the Juan De Fuca Disaster

03/27/2008 posted in Rockaholic Adventures
by Shawn
The Juan De Fuca Plate is the modern-day cause of volcanic activity, earthquakes and tsunamis in the northwest quadrant of the continental United S...
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Houston, We Have a Problem: Our City is Sinking!

03/20/2008 posted in Rockaholic Adventures
by Shawn
Poor land development choices and fresh water problems plague Houston, Texas. The coastal metropolis, located near the Gulf of Mexico, is like New...
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