Construction firms should devote more time and fund to developing young people for the construction industry in the UK. This is a call made by a group of parliamentarians who came up with a report with findings and recommendations to ultimately help generate construction jobs for the young people in the UK. This comes as [...]

“Homeless but not hopeless.” The sign mightily stands amid the ruins. The year 2013 wasn’t a very good year for the Philippines having struck by one typhoon after another, the most notorious of which was, of course, Typhoon Haiyan. As we earlier reported, it left thousands homeless and an entire city wiped out. As if [...]

A huge part of the danger in the construction site can be summed up in one word: Dust. Dust can take the form of natural minerals or man-made mineral fibers. When released to the air with such common construction tasks as cutting, drilling, grinding, or blasting, dust can be inhaled by the worker and cause [...]

There is nothing quite like hardwood as floor covering. But if you want to go the cheaper route, there’s laminate flooring, which is basically synthetic flooring that underwent a lamination process. It is designed to simulate wood and has both strengths and weaknesses. The following list of its pros and cons might help you with [...]

Over time, the mortar between bricks will wear out, and if unfixed, water will be able to flow through and cause the mortar to degrade even further. To the unfamiliar, repointing is simply the process of repairing the mortar on your brick wall. For something very important, it is a fairly easy thing to do, [...]

In a previous blog post we showed you a couple problems commonly encountered when using a diamond core bit and how to deal with them. As promised, below are a few more, including ways to troubleshoot. Keep in mind that the diamond core bit, as with any tool, should be handled with utmost care, taking [...]

Bottom-line is to minimize overall effect of the building environment on the environment and the human health. Greener structures or green building is geared towards responsible and resource-efficient construction of a structure with utmost consideration of the environment.  The designer, architect and the engineer works hand in hand to ensure that the building is environmentally efficient [...]

Safety is the first and top priority in any construction project.  In the United States alone, 6.5 million workers are working at any given day in almost 250 thousand job sites across the nation.  Fatal injury is highest in the construction industry as compared to any industry for this matter.  Although saw blades are not [...]

Bricks are naturally durable.  Since the olden times, bricks were already used in building houses, roads and even bridges.  The Romans built roads that are still being used today.  You would see old houses in other countries made out of bricks and are still standing strong today.  Even though they didn't had diamond tools such [...]

Texas is well known for its Fajitas, chili and barbeque grilled food.  With its deep roots of Hispanic and Mexican influences, Texas is indeed a home for good grub and great servings.  If you are in another state and you just want a Texan inspired kitchen, you can do it even if you have a [...]

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