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Thin Concrete

12/16/2014 by mike8man
I want to waterproof a 3.3m x 4.4m horse stables floor, which has concrete block walls around it, apart from the door entrance. The stable floor has a...
Views: 437, Comments: 24
Last comment 12/18/2014 by old salt

Quality Comparison of Primary and Secondary Produced Steel Reinforcements

12/11/2014 by jags
Dear Friends, As you aware that the Physical and Chemical properties are the major factors in reinforcements for consideration of usage in Building c...
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Last comment 12/13/2014 by CaptMoosie

Floor Joists, Part Deux

12/06/2014 by Hannes
As I got so many great responses to my previous question about floor joists, I thought I'd tap the wisdom of CR4 once again. After going through the...
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Last comment 12/15/2014 by C-Mac

Earth Resistance

11/30/2014 by Muazam Khan
Hey!! Can any one guid me what Bristish/IEEE standard shall I follow for measuring Earth/Ground resistance. What is the minimum value of earth resis...
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Last comment 12/17/2014 by cuba_pete

Crack in Masonry Load Bearing Wall

11/26/2014 by ranoo
what would you do if you have a crack in a mansorny load bearing wall of 3m height ?
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Last comment 12/14/2014 by 8o88y
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Korea Constructs "Cloud World" for Scientists

12/16/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
A global "Cloud World" of science is about to be established in Korea. Facilitated by an award winning design, the IBS, or Institute for Basic Scienc...
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Last comment 12/18/2014 by adreasler

Hudson Yards is Transforming West Side Manhattan

12/02/2014 by HUSH
"Air rights" isn't a term that's likely well-known beyond those who use it: primarily property owners, real estate brokers and civil engineers in co...
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Sky Rise Over Miami

10/24/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
From out on the ocean, the new Sky Rise Miami might appear to be a giant water-slide made of glistening steel and glass. But what will soon be the...
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Last comment 10/25/2014 by Anonymous Hero
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Plant & Facilities Engineering

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BYOD Enhances Performance But Requires Data Protection

11/17/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
It's more than a catchy acronym - bring your own device (BYOD) represents a growing movement in industrial facilities that allows employees to gat...
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Small Adjustments Equal Big Results for Lean Operations

10/03/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Even the best efforts to improve processes throughout a facility will leave areas for improvement. Fortunately, seemingly minor adjustments can ha...
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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...
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Last comment 09/17/2014 by The.Tinkerer
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HVAC Movie Stars

09/28/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec 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

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: 375, 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: 530, Comments: 10
Last comment 08/01/2014 by Tom_Consulting
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Construction Tools & Equipment

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Earth Movers Make Way for James Bond Film Studio

09/20/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
Pinewood Studios is a British film company best known for its James Bond action movies. Now the firm is breaking ground near Atlanta, GA for an an...
Views: 299, Comments: 1
Last comment 09/22/2014 by adreasler

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...
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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...
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Water Chiller Performance Calulations-Basic Cycle

12/10/2014 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
Water chillers are commonly employed to chill water for air conditioning systems. This chilled water is circulated thru cooling coils. Air is passed o...
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Last comment 12/13/2014 by Noudge79

Conquering Information Overload

11/19/2014 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
Who isn't battling Information Overload? According to Daniel Levitin, McGill University psychology professor " Americans took in five times as much...
Pathfinder Tags: business consulting business effectiveness improving employee satisfaction
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Last comment 11/20/2014 by PWSlack

Corrosion Analysis: Understanding the Equipment

11/05/2014 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
Back again. Today we'll discuss the third step in the corrosion evaluation/mitigation process 1. Identify the corrosion mechanism. 2. Understand the...
Pathfinder Tags: Corrosion corrosion analysis corrosion consulting HVAC corrosion
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Last comment 11/12/2014 by psikorsky

Reshoring Gains Momentum

10/29/2014 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
Earlier this month we highlighted a BCG study ("The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing") showing the dramatic changes in manufacturing competi...
Pathfinder Tags: China factory Global global manufacturing global sourcing
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Trane Introduces HFO1233zd in Series E Centrifugal Chillers

10/22/2014 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
Trane introduced the first chiller using R1233zd at the Chillventa Expo last week in Italy. Air conditioning manufacturers are scrambling to comply wi...
Pathfinder Tags: gwp HFO HVAC announcements New Refrigerants
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Manufacturing Cost Competitiveness is Changing Worldwide

10/10/2014 posted in GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog
by larhere
Boston Consulting Group, BCG, just released a "must read" report "The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing" if your company manufactures in mult...
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