Construction

Thanks to the evolution of construction, building homes and offices can now be done more efficiently and effectively. The following articles will provide you with information on the equipment and techniques used in the construction industry today.

Hand Tools

The Sonic Tape, a distance-measuring device from AGL Lasersource can be used to determine length, width, and height and to compute area and volume. The tool has a range from 2 feet to 50 feet and an accuracy of 99.5 percent.

Floating a Pergola in Place

Built by Joseph Cracco and his company, Modern Yankee Builders of Cumberland, R.I., this pergola is 78 feet long: 60 feet is curved and supported by steel columns, and 18 feet (the construction of which is another story) runs along the screened porch.

How to Handle and Decrease Customer Disputes

Customer disputes over payment can tie up an alarming amount of cash. Unfortunately, many times, no one takes immediate action to resolve the disputes and they pile up.

Inner Corner at Base of Wall

The concrete masonry can be connected to the corner column with a debonded shear anchor. This type of anchor resists out-of-plane (but not in-plane) shear forces and permits movement between the steel column and concrete masonry.

Exterior Products Introduction

Stylescape columns are molded from lightweight polystyrene and are coated with an impact-resistant polyurethane.

Green Home Improvement Products

As interest in the environment grows, it's hard to turn on the television without seeing a story that offers advice on how consumers can go green. But while it's true that every little bit helps, there are no quick fixes on the road to sustainability. This is especially true in home building.

Ergonomic Principles of Forklift Design

An aching back, strained muscles, and stiff joints are just a few symptoms of fatigue a forklift operator might accumulate in a day of sitting or standing, wrestling a steering wheel, operating hydraulic controls, and climbing on and off the forklift. That's why forklift designers are taking ergonomics principles more seriously than ever.

Galvanized Wall Ties

Do wall ties need to be galvanized in solid masonry walls? The steel used in concrete is typically not coated. Wouldn't solid masonry offer protection similar to that offered by concrete?

Galvanized Wall Ties

Do wall ties need to be galvanized in solid masonry walls? The steel used in concrete is typically not coated. Wouldn't solid masonry offer protection similar to that offered by concrete?

Grout Pumps

The GHP 2000 pump handles grout or shotcrete, and is effective in grouting small ICF projects. The product is powered by a 20-hp gasoline engine and delivers 7 cu yd of grout/hr. It has a peristaltic pump, comes with built-in jack stands to stabilize the machine, and weighs 1000 lb.

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