Archive for the ‘Construction & Technology’ Category

White Washing Techniques

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

White washing can be done either by you or a professional painting can be hired for this purpose. Whoever does it, if applied correctly can give your house a subtle look, and can enhance the beauty of the furniture or other substances to which they are applied. There are many methods of performing the task but you have to carefully choose the one which suits your needs the best. White washing can give your house an aged and historic look and it gives a soft and almost chalky finish to the walls. It can have a refreshing look. By hiring professionals to do this you can get a professional looking room.

It can be done on drywall, wood, brick and many other substances or surfaces. This method usually involves the usage of lime and water, but it can also be done with the help of thinned paint, plaster or any other substance designed to create the special effect. Some of the ready made products are just perfect to be used as they are while the others require substances to be mixed in them. So you must read the instructions carefully.

White washing can be done in various ways. You can thin down an acrylic paint with water and apply that to the wall. The best way to get the good results is to apply it on a small space for testing. If you have chosen the lime and water mixture then you must wear gloves as it can harm tile grout. If the mixture comes in contact with any substance then it can cause damage. You can use a thick brush which is either soft or has hard bristles according to the look that you want to give. If you do not want to end up with a sponged look then you should not apply the white wash too heavily.

New age constriction design technology

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

New home constrictionThe latest age is the age where economically there is a crisis. Thus the construction industry is coming up with latest designs to make sure that the cost of construction is reduced largely. Every designer is coming up with latest ideas to cut short the cost of construction. The latest in the design technology is going modular. There are modular kitchens, modular buildings and many other modular way of constructing.

The latest idea of designing new buildings is using the metal buildings. These buildings give a great amount of advantages. With this building you can change the design at your will as it is highly flexible. Apart from it the items used in these buildings can be recycled thus saving you a lot of money. This will also help the environment as no items are used that can harm the environment in any way. These metal buildings are the trend that is followed around for commercial buildings lately.

Road construction essentials

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Road construction, construction tipsThere are some differences in construction equipments for road construction when comparing it to construction equipment for housing. One of the essential construction equipments for roads is the pneumatic operated concrete mixing and batching plant. It has aggregate buckets, bulk head gates and is powered by a cell of 4 load capacity on a mounted screw conveyor. Its functional parts are the control panel, the plant control cabin, the radial scraper and most importantly the cement and water weight measuring component. Also necessary is the hydrostatic sensor paver. It is used not only for road construction but also for bridges, highways and roads on all terrains.

Soil compactors are also among the basics for road construction. They have in them oscillating joints at the centre, articulates steering, hydrostatic systems and indicators for oil pressure, fuel gauge, engine temperature and much more. Also essential to road construction is proper signs that are required to detour traffic on roads infested with cars all the time.

Plastic tubing: DIY installation

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

tubes, primer, cleaner, paint brush, miter box, PTFE Plumber’s Tape, channel locking plier, screwdruver, solvent cement, silicone rubber cement, clean clothes, knife, fine tooth saw, nut driver, plastic pipe cutter, hand cleaner and a flarinf tool. Platsic tubding has a close relatioship with DIY plumbing.

The plastic tubes are relatively easy when it comes to cutting and joining and they are also accepted widley by the codes of plumbing. There are two ways in which plastic meant for plumbing are avilable. They are the pipe sizes and the tubing sizes. Both of the variants are normally sixed in accoprdance with the inner diamter. The pipes would go by with the iron and the tube sgo with copper. The tube sand the oipes and the fittings of the two must not get interchganged even with the sizes that are designated same.

Facts about vapor barriers

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Cleanliness is next to godliness. A clean home is the sign of a fresh, happy and healthy environment. Keeping every corner of your house clean at all times not only makes your house look good but also keeps many diseases as well. If you have crawlspace, then you need to take extra care to keep them clean. Mostly we leave crawlspaces unattended. Mold, mildew, dust, debris, insect activity and bad insulation of the area may lead to several problems like weakening of the housing base material, allergic diseases and ventilation problems.

So installing vapor barriers in your crawlspace is a smart choice. They help fight toxins, molds, mildew, moisture, air leaks, pest, and insect activity. Reduce your extra costs by keeping your home clean as the repairing and renovating and even medical bills will be huge if care isn’t taken. Having the right kind of knowledge about cleaning every part of your house individually always goes a long way.

Expandable steel buildings are a witty choice

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Expandable steel has been gaining a lot of popularity these days. Buildings made of expandable steel like the prefabricated telecom buildings, are being considered to be highly efficient. They are flexible and the framework is made from the highly useful expandable galvanized steel.

The flexibility in these types of buildings is a big factor. This is mainly because the size, the shape or even the appearance of the building can be changed to just the way you want it. These building are made from this special kind of expandable steel which is non-combustible and lightweight. The well designed framework actually increases the building’s age and makes it last longer. These building are even less prone to damage from minor quakes and storms, therefore making them the perfect choice for building today’s new age homes. So go for it to get your dream home that’s also safe at the same time.

Best way to choose a construction contractor

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Construction is one of the toughest jobs on the street as it involves innovation, calculative approach, keen observation and loads of experience. Not everybody can be a good constructor, especially when it comes to building massive towers, houses and skyscrapers. So, when you are building the best, you need the best pair of hands.

When you get on the street to choose a contractor, always aim for the one with maximum exposure and resources, which are necessary to get the project done in an effective manner. Look into the completed projects of a constructor first to understand their scope and skill-set. A well-known contractor with a good history is always the one to go with. One should not negotiate or compromise on the budget while dealing with the best.

A good constructor should be able to provide you with the maximum number of options and ways to build the project. It’s always wise to go with the best.

B2b content in construction

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The world is fast being seen as content-driven. Even the business leads are found through newsletters and the virtual behemoth called the internet (which again is content driven and SEO operated). Construction industry largely looks up to the content sites for bombarding their idea and plans to the people. Without business to business content flowing, the constructors will be paralyzed in absence of a bridge. What would then unite the contractor with the supplier, the engineer with the promoter, the raw material hoarder with the large chunk buyer? The answer is self-explanatory.

For the given purpose, many newsletters, websites, blogs are in operation. They provide a meeting place for the exchange of business to business content. Dynamic and with hyperlinks, the contents can be updated with alacrity ensuring that you get to know each thing you want to. From production cost to bidding prices, from raw material strength to the time gap required for meeting logistic needs, every thing is worked via B2b.

White House- a beautiful piece of construction

Monday, July 5th, 2010

White house is a thing of beauty. History suggests that it had been expanded by 30 percent in its blue print on suggestion of rev. George Washington. James Hoban, its architect, thought of myriad buildings, holding influence that time, prior to starting his construction efforts. Château de Rastignac and Leinster House were his inspiration at the time of putting up this great architectural monument. The building had to look dignified as well as beautiful, elegant as well as resplendent, solemn and yet awe-inspiring. Quite remarkably, it possesses all these exemplary qualities.

White House is built in white sandstone. Rose and garland and fish scale orientation is a piece of artistry. Cost came in between and thus the house was relegated to a size one-fifth of the originally visualized one. Rice glue, lime and lead have strengthened the sandstone walls on all sides. The white house was built in 8 years starting from the year 1792.

New York- major portion based on swamps

Friday, June 25th, 2010

The city of New York lies in the extreme eastern flank of North America touched upon by the Atlantic Ocean. The Great Patterson Swamp stretching for 24 square kilometers is a major part of New York City. This creates the inland wetland scene so often manifest by the region. Somewhere in excess of 40000 people reside in the watershed. Ice pond in the swamp can be reached by a road largely made of filth.

Legend has it that there was a time a ledge at the centre of the swamp was utilized by fabricators to print duplicate currency notes. However it had been, New York treated its swamp as a water reservoir even as it let go of a land tilling opportunity if the swamp could be drained and converted into a cultivable land. Colloquially, children from the swamp part of New York were referred to as swamp rats.