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Floor Joist Blocking

10/13/2014 by Hannes
I have a bouncy soft pine floor in the dining room of my 130+ year-old house. The soft spots are located near the legs of the table, so that when some...
Views: 330, Comments: 19
Last comment 10/15/2014 by old salt
 

DIY Floodwall

10/12/2014 by htesto
Lake in front of house rose about 12" above usual high level, first time in 21 years. Barely kept out of house (by about 2"!!) with sandbags and 4 pum...
Pathfinder Tags: Flood protection; flood walls.
Views: 300, Comments: 29
Last comment 10/14/2014 by CaptMoosie
 

Can I Save My Concrete Slab?

10/12/2014 by BHD CONST
I would like to know if it is possible to save my concrete slab by installing H beams underneath to help support it and then project a polyeurethane b...
Pathfinder Tags: concrete
Views: 462, Comments: 33
Last comment 10/17/2014 by old salt
 

Extraction Fan Causing Building Roof Implosion?

10/12/2014 by Anonymous Poster
For quick extraction of unbreathable gases generated during possible fire after the fire was extinguished, in big commercial buildings there are used...
Views: 297, Comments: 26
Last comment 10/19/2014 by Wrench twirler
 

Restrained Retaining Wall Design

10/11/2014 by CvSi
Hello, I'm working on the design of a retaining wall, on which a steel hall will be mounted. The retaining wall is not beneath the whole perimeter...
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Views: 192, Comments: 16
Last comment 10/14/2014 by Buttons
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GEA's Global HVAC Technology Blog

159 blog entries, 1211 comments (0 Viewing)

Manufacturing Cost Competitiveness is Changing Worldwide

10/10/2014 by larhere
Boston Consulting Group, BCG, just released a "must read" report "The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing" if your company manufactures in mult...
Pathfinder Tags: factory global hvac HVAC Business Strategy HVAC global sourcing factory ...
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Corrosion Diagnosis - Understanding the Environment

10/01/2014 by psikorsky
In my previous blog post I said we would take a more detailed look at each of the elements in the 6 step process I suggested for addressing corrosion...
Views: 129, Comments: 1
Last comment 10/03/2014 by Brave Sir Robin

HVACR Industry Sees Global Warming as Business Opportunity

09/24/2014 by larhere
Despite the huge costs the HVACR industry has incurred over the last few decades in response to the growing environmental threats industry is optimist...
Pathfinder Tags: global warming HVAC technologies New Refrigerants refrigerants
Views: 186, Comments: 10
Last comment 09/26/2014 by kramarat
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Plant & Facilities Engineering

108 blog entries, 599 comments (0 Viewing)

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...
Views: 132, Comments: 0

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: 338, 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...
Views: 394, Comments: 0
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Building & Design Blog

146 blog entries, 1224 comments (0 Viewing)

How a Geomagnetic Reversal Could Kill All Technology

10/01/2014 by HUSH
When Chinese scientists created the first compass sometime between 2 B.C. and 1 A.D., they failed to harness the most important application--directi...
Pathfinder Tags: compass geomagnetism magnetic pole magnetism compass ...
Views: 388, Comments: 9
Last comment 10/04/2014 by Rixter

George Lucas Scripts a New Museum

09/23/2014 by IHS GlobalSpec eNewsletter
It's no coincidence that the new George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago looks like something from out of this world. After all, the names...
Views: 156, Comments: 1
Last comment 09/24/2014 by Unredundant

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...
Views: 266, Comments: 0
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HVAC Blog

81 blog entries, 690 comments (0 Viewing)

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...
Views: 277, Comments: 4
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: 312, 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: 470, Comments: 10
Last comment 08/01/2014 by Tom_Consulting
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Construction Tools & Equipment

50 blog entries, 326 comments (0 Viewing)

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: 220, 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...
Views: 868, 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: 576, Comments: 0
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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: 575, 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
Views: 742, Comments: 31
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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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Views: 756, Comments: 2
Last comment 09/17/2009 by U V

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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Views: 940, Comments: 13
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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
Views: 701, Comments: 20
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