Published on 2012-02-14 13:48:26
Learn everything you could ever want to know about steel in the cool infographic below. What is steel? How is it made? What are the different types of steel and what are some facts about recycling steel. All these are questions that are answered in the graphic below.
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Published on 2012-02-08 07:31:53
There are many foundation options for you steel structure. For buildings that require more storage or living area a basement or a crawl space is a great addition. However, for owners who are looking to save money and do not need the extra room a concrete foundation is the perfect choice. Concrete provides a solid, even foundation for your building to rest on, and provides the best possible surface in which to solidify your anchor bolts. However, if your concrete slab is not laid correctly issues [..]
Published on 2012-02-03 07:52:45
There is a wide variety of different types of steel, each one unique because of the way it is made or the type of ingredients it is made from. Each of these different types of steel has different strengths and levels of flexibility, and the best type of steel for a project depends upon the specific characteristics and requirements you are looking for from your steel product, whether its being used in the production of large commercial factories, or a state of the art architectural masterpiece.
Published on 2012-02-02 09:11:29
Construction sites are a dangerous place. There are approximately 250,000 construction sites in the country, with almost 6.5 million workers employed at them. Every year there are roughly 150,000 injuries from construction site accidents, and more than 1,000 deaths. This makes the construction industry the most dangerous place to work in the entire nation.
The most common accident is a fall.
Workers between age 25 and 34 were most likely to be injured
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Published on 2012-01-31 09:03:46
One of the benefits of building with steel is that it inherently withstands any weather conditions extremely well. Without any additional reinforcement measures, steel buildings are able to withstand wind forces of up to 170 miles per hour for extended periods of time. They have also been certified for building in Seismic Zone 4, the regions of the United States with the highest frequency and degree of seismic activity. Steel is non-flammable and can hold up to 20 lbs of vertical weight per squa [..]
Published on 2012-01-29 19:43:26
A beautiful garden can brighten up your home, promote a healthy living environment and provide countless years of joy. If you're considering doing some landscape work, or putting in a garden, you may want to think about the layout of your land and which plants and flowers to place where. A great deal of landscaping and garden design centers around the lifespan of your plants and flowers, and which items are going to bloom and when. With so many options in vegetation and blooms it is hard to know [..]
Published on 2012-01-28 09:32:42
The joy of owning animals is one that many families get to experience thanks to loving, caring dog breeders and care providers across the country. These families also rely upon trustworthy, knowledgable caretakers to watch their animals while they are traveling or away at work. If you are hoping to house dogs for breeding or invest in your own kennel there are many considerations you need to take into account before you can provide a loving home for these animals.
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Published on 2012-01-26 10:02:45
More and more steel homes are popping up on every street. With recent advancements to exterior and interior design you may not even recognize that the house built next door to you is made from steel. Steel homes are great for first time home owners or large families. Steel is evening being used for apartment complexes and group housing.
Steel was introduced as a building material in the mid-1880s in Chicago as the Home Insurance Building was constructed. For the first time, architects decided [..]
Published on 2012-01-25 08:00:58
In the recent years green energy and renewable energy sources have become a hot topic as some scientists suggest there is is evidence which shows that our actions are having a negative impact on our environment. Often times in these discussions the words 'fossil fuels' and 'renewable energy' come up a lot; so what do these terms mean and how do they apply to you as a current or future home owner? Want to learn more about green energy? Read our Green Energy Guide
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Published on 2012-01-24 15:25:55
Throughout 2012, more cost-effective and efficient methods of generating green energy for homes and buildings once again will be on the minds of hundreds of visitors and exhibitors of the 10 best green energy events, which include leading green energy trade shows like the Expo Solar in February, the Solarexpo in May and the Solar Power International in September. The integration of a number of "intelligent" appliances that can save energy, as well as the smart grid, are also destined to be a par [..]