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February 23, 2024
What Is Estimating in Construction?

The estimation process is one of the most important in construction because it leads to the budget preparation, project cost controls and a variety of other processes throughout a building's lifecycle. Estimators create estimates that are accurate to current costs, but the buildings they're estimating will likely be built long after their own estimates have […]

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February 23, 2024
What Is Backfilling in Construction?

Backfilling is the process of placing fill material over or around a foundation to create a stable, durable, and long-lasting support system. This is an essential step in construction for several reasons, including restoring stability to the site post-excavation, providing load-bearing capacity and preventing soil erosion, water drainage, and future foundation problems. This article will […]

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February 23, 2024
What Happens If You Forget to Turn Your Car Off?

We’ve all been there: you get out of your car after an exhausting day, rush inside to collapse on the couch, and forget to turn off the engine in the rush. Unfortunately, it can be a dangerous mistake. For one thing, idling engines produce harmful emissions that contribute to air pollution. In addition, idling for […]

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February 23, 2024
What Are Purlins in Construction?

Purlins are crucial to the structural integrity of a building, distributing roof loads and enhancing stability. However, many people don’t know what purlins are or what role they play in construction. This article will explore the different types of purlins and their uses, as well as the different forms they can take. Choosing the Right […]

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February 23, 2024
How to Fog Up Car Windows For Privacy

A foggy car window is frustrating, especially during colder weather. It limits your visibility and makes driving hazardous. The reason windows fog up is due to the warm air in your car colliding with cold glass. The warm air contains water particles that are cooled to form condensation, which is what causes the fog. Luckily, […]

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February 22, 2024
How to Get Tire Shine Off Car Paint

If you love the look of shiny, clean car tires, you may want to use a tire shine product from time to time. But if you’re not careful, the tire shine can end up on your paint. That can be unsightly, and it could damage the paint on your vehicle over time. In this article, […]

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February 22, 2024
What Is Dead Load in Construction?

The term dead load in construction is a big deal. It’s the weight of all those permanent fixtures like walls and roofs that stay put—it’s important to keep this in mind while designing a structure because if it can’t bear its own weight, it’ll collapse. Taking dead load into account allows engineers and architects to […]

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February 22, 2024
What Does a Foreman Do in Construction?

The foreman in construction is a key figure who serves as the bridge between the granular details of day-to-day tasks and the larger project goals. They are responsible for planning, assigning work, scheduling, resolving conflicts, and generating progress reports. They collaborate with a range of other onsite management and leadership personnel, including project managers, engineers, […]

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February 22, 2024
What is Lime Used For in Construction?

Lime has been used to create hygienic surfaces and improve comfort conditions within buildings for thousands of years. It is caustic and has the ability to disinfect water. It is a very reactive material that reacts with carbon dioxide from the air to form calcium carbonate which gives it cementing properties. It is also a […]

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February 22, 2024
How to Adjust Straps on a Britax Car Seat

How To Adjust Straps on a Britax Car Seat The harness system in a child car seat is designed to keep your child snug in the car seat’s shell and protect them from injury in an impact. The harness distributes the force of the crash over 5 points – two at the shoulders, two at […]

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February 22, 2024
What to Do If Your Car Dies When Put in Drive

If you have ever had your car die while driving, it can be very scary. It can also be very confusing as to why the vehicle shut off. Luckily most cars will give you some clues as to what is going on before the engine just shuts off while driving. Most of these clues are […]

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February 22, 2024
What Does Turnkey Mean in Construction?

When you build a home, there are many costs involved. You need to pay for the materials and labor that go into building your house, as well as various other fees related to planning, permits, and inspections. If you are looking for a way to minimize the amount of work that goes into developing and […]

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February 22, 2024
Car Jerks When I Turn Corners

Car jerks when I turn corners: When you turn your car's steering wheel at low speeds, it causes the front tires to not be traveling around the same radius point. This is called a fishtail & can cause the front wheels to grab & jerk. You can fix this by backing off the throttle (i.e. […]

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February 22, 2024
What is a Front Clip on a Car?

When people talk about the front clip on a car, they usually mean everything forward of the doors. This includes the inner fenders, core support, and loaded header panel. They can also include the bumper. A lot of this stuff comes right off at the junk yard and is stacked on large outdoor shelves for […]

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February 22, 2024
What Are Girders in Construction?

A girder in construction is a metal beam that can bear large loads and act as the primary support for a structure. It can be made from various construction materials including concrete or steel and can be categorized in different ways, depending on what it needs to do. For example, a steel girder is typically […]

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