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Civil Engineering

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Computer Simulation vs Facts

09/14/2014 by geraldpaxton
Last night I watched a documentary on Netflix '911:in plane site' and I have questions...How could 2 civil engineering firms do and publish computer s...
Views: 363, Comments: 26
Last comment 09/15/2014 by europium mkII

Grillage For Atmospheric Storage Tank

09/11/2014 by Anonymous Poster
What shall be the extension of grillage on bottom plate of storage tank? Whether it shall be extended up to outside diameter of base plate or shall m...
Views: 85, Comments: 6
Last comment 09/11/2014 by Unredundant

How Would You Stabilize this Drystone Retaining Wall?

09/08/2014 by curiousgeorge1
How would you stabilize this bulging bank wall of drystone in mid-central Maine? Pictures: I want to push the stones back in...
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Views: 394, Comments: 33
Last comment 09/11/2014 by old salt

Square Washer "Pinned" for Slotted Holes

08/25/2014 by hiphop
Hello, I was asked to make a steel members connection with long slotted holes (AISC360), where instead of a High Strenght Bolt connection is used a s...
Views: 313, Comments: 12
Last comment 08/26/2014 by Doorman
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Plant & Facilities Engineering

107 blog entries, 599 comments (1 Viewing)

Train, Retain, and Motivate: A Guide to Finding and Keeping Maintenance Talent

09/14/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A combination of retiring personnel and tightening budgets has led to a shortage of maintenance technicians. Add to that a shallow talent pool, and...
Views: 221, Comments: 19
Last comment 09/17/2014 by The.Tinkerer

Industrial 3D Printing: Friend or Foe of Manufacturing?

07/20/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A recent report indicates that two-thirds of manufacturers surveyed are adopting 3D printing for experimental, prototype, and even final product...
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Best Practices for Software Patches: Keeping Your Facility Safe

06/04/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Updating your plant's software takes time, expertise, and patience - all of which can be tested when it feels like patches are coming out at every...
Views: 283, Comments: 1
Last comment 06/04/2014 by BIN95
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GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog

156 blog entries, 1200 comments (0 Viewing)

Six Steps To Solving Your Corrosion Problems

09/10/2014 by larhere
Quite a while ago, I wrote a blog post about dealing with corrosion problems in HVAC equipment. In that post I outlined a six step process to resolve...
Pathfinder Tags: Corrosion corrosion consulting HVAC corrosion
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Water Side Pressure Drop in Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

08/26/2014 by larhere
In previous posts I have presented the methods and equations used to design flooded evaporator and water cooled condenser tube bundles for specific he...
Pathfinder Tags: engineering evaporators HVAC technologies water pressure drop
Views: 181, Comments: 0

U.S. EPA Moves to Phase-out Familiar HFC'S

08/20/2014 by larhere
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has now formally proposed to limit certain potent greenhouse gases from use in air conditioners, refrigerato...
Pathfinder Tags: Environmental Update GWG gwp New Refrigerants
Views: 359, Comments: 36
Last comment 08/25/2014 by tcmtech
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Building & Design Blog

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Manhattan's Hudson Yards Undergo Major Redevelopment

09/05/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A transformation is underway in New York City's Lower West Side. What was once a depressed area of crumbling structures is about to become the new...
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Museum Expansion Expresses Green Commitment

08/25/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
The Williamstown, MA, Clark Art Institute is home to one of most impressive French impressionism collections in the world. It's now also attractin...
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Manhattan Subway Project a Modern Marvel

07/25/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
New York City is famous for its subway system. One the first international cities to utilize an underground metro rail commencing in the late nine...
Views: 492, Comments: 2
Last comment 07/26/2014 by Andy Germany
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Where are the Techs?

08/28/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Business is booming in the HVAC industry as efficient new designs, wireless thermostat installations, upgrades to attain LEED certification, and o...
Views: 234, Comments: 7
Last comment 08/30/2014 by markar

Not Licensed? Not Cool!

07/29/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Unlicensed HVAC contractors are more than just an annoyance; they're actually doing so much damage that the industry's credibility is under threat...
Views: 424, Comments: 10
Last comment 08/01/2014 by Tom_Consulting

Winds of Change Blow Ductless

06/27/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Ductless technology just keeps getting more popular. Shipments of ductless units increased 46% in 2011, and all over North America, contractors sa...
Views: 557, Comments: 11
Last comment 06/29/2014 by vsar
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Construction Tools & Equipment

50 blog entries, 325 comments (0 Viewing)

Under Your Home

06/15/2014 by Chelsey H
Have you ever thought about what was under your house? In London, many people are finding still-functioning digging machines in the hidden depths un...
Views: 825, Comments: 15
Last comment 06/16/2014 by dj95401

Itsy Bitsy Termite Building Machines

04/17/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
We can learn a lot from termites. Or so says the Harvard University School of Engineering which is currently conducting research on the newest an...
Views: 510, Comments: 0

New Mobile Crane Hits the Highway

03/20/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
One of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy-duty cranes is about to introduce a 135 ton/150 ton mobile rough terrain crane onto the global heavy...
Views: 511, Comments: 1
Last comment 03/21/2014 by PWSlack
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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...
Views: 454, Comments: 23
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.
Pathfinder Tags: bridge Caption this engineering images fail funny images
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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...
Pathfinder Tags: Houston levee subsidence subsiding urban well
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