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2014-08-22 08:25:37

Rigid adherence to brand standards in new hotel construction without factoring in specific regional and climatic conditions can result in significant mold and moisture issues, Liberty reports. ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based Liberty Building Forensics Group® (Liberty), a leading building forensics firm that has solved some of the world's largest and most complex building moisture and mold problems, has a warning for hotel design and construction teams....

2014-08-21 23:12:41

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one of the most famous bamboo product suppliers in the world, has added a new range of hand scraped bamboo floorings to its online category. Furthermore, the firm has launched an Autumn special offer for these elegant items. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, one of the most famous bamboo product suppliers in the world, has added a new range of hand scraped bamboo floorings to its online category. Furthermore, the firm has launched an...

2014-08-21 23:02:34

Adapting Lean production methods first made famous by Toyota to data center design and construction, Mortenson has completed and commissioned a highly secure and efficient, Tier-III data center in Chaska, Minnesota. By eliminating unnecessary steps and rework, Mortenson built the fast-track project on schedule and on budget, in just nine months, compared to the twelve months it would have taken using traditional construction methods, despite the worst Minnesota winter in sixty-five years....

2014-08-21 23:02:01

For the First-Time Ever, Building Owners and Property Managers Can Remotely Monitor Commercial Roofs Thanks to New Technology from Roof Monitor™ Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 National Roofing Partners (NRP) has announced intentions to enter into an Exclusive Strategic Partnership Agreement with Beldon Technologies /dba “Roof Monitor”. The Roof Monitor system will allow building owners and property managers to monitor a commercial roof remotely. Roof Monitor is a single-point...

2014-08-21 23:01:13

BambooIndustry.com has recently unveiled its new collection of elegant bamboo floorings. These new items are specially made for customers who are looking for high quality floorings for their own houses. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 BambooIndustry.com is an internationally well-known supplier and leader in the bamboo industry. The company has recently unveiled its new collection of elegant bamboo floorings. These new items are specially made for customers who are looking for high quality...

2014-08-21 12:23:39

Former International Trade Minister joins project to refine Alberta bitumen for Asian markets VANCOUVER, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Pacific Future Energy Corporation (Pacific Future Energy) is pleased to announce that former International Trade Minister, former Treasurer (Minister of Finance) and Acting Premier of Alberta, and former Leader of the Her Majesty's Official Opposition, the Honourable Stockwell Day, P.C., has joined its management team as a Senior Advisor, Director, and...

2014-08-21 08:30:45

Cement Industry takes 'cheap' shot for fear of losing market share OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - It's a fact; wood-frame construction has been the preferential construction option for millions of homeowners throughout North America for decades. From the historical days when settlers relied on the bounty of the land for their shelter and food, to modern-day advances that have seen the wood products industry grow in sophistication, wood has and always will be a safe and affordable...

2014-08-20 23:13:26

Recently, BambooIndustry.com has released its new assortment of click strand woven bamboo floorings. The fresh items are all offered at discounted prices (up to 30% off) at the moment. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The elegant bamboo floorings from BambooIndustry.com are tough and long-lasting. Worldwide people can upgrade their houses in an environmentally conscious way with the company’s floorings. All its items are made of solid materials and have an aluminum oxide finish to help resist...

2014-08-20 23:05:10

LenoRF, an experienced electrical accessory manufacturer, has released its new designs of N RF Female Connectors. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 LenoRF, an experienced electrical accessory manufacturer, has released its new designs of N RF Female Connectors. This morning, the company’s chief executive officer has announced its N RF Connector Female Crimping for RG402 promotion. All these brand new protectors are now available at discounted prices, up to 35% off. LenoRF has a friendly and...

2014-08-19 23:12:31

Strong winds from hurricanes, tropical and severe storms can strip the siding off a house, while heat threatens vinyl and wood siding to warp and lose its shape. Both scenarios leave homes vulnerable to water intrusion and ultimately, wood rot. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Choosing a resilient, quality siding is essential for the integrity of a home as well as exterior appeal. When it comes to selecting siding, it’s important to remember that not all products are created equal....


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2012-05-04 05:50:15

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is also known as the common mole, and it is the only mole in its genus. This mole has a very wide range, the largest of any native North American mole ranging from Canada to the eastern areas of the United States, and as far south as Mexico. In the United Sates, this mole can be found in Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. However, it is not found in the Appalachian Mountains. Its Canadian range is limited to the...

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2010-10-04 16:15:56

Staplers, used widely in government, business, offices, and schools, are mechanical devices that join sheets of paper by driving a metal staple through the paper. The first stapler was created for King Louis XV. Each staple was inscribed with the insignia of royal court. George McGill created the predecessor of the modern staple. In 1867, he received a patent for a press to insert his fastener into paper. Henry R. Heyl received a patent for the first machine to both insert and clinch the...

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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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2005-05-25 19:16:15

Perlite is an amorphous glass mineral of volcanic origin. Typical analysis: 70-75% SiO2, 12-15% Al2O3, Na2O 3-4%, K2O 3-5%, Fe2O3 0,5-2%, MgO 0,2-0,7%, CaO 0,5-1,5% Loss On Ignition 3-5% Properties: When it reaches temperatures of 850"“900 °C, perlite softens (since it is a glass) and water trapped in the structure escapes and this causes the expansion of the material to 7"“15 times its original volume. The expanded material is a brilliant white, due to the reflectivity of the...

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2005-05-25 10:53:46

Vermiculite is a natural mineral which expands with the application of heat. It is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals, and is often found in association with asbestos. Mining operations in Libby, Montana were closed in 1990 in response to asbestos contamination. Expanded vermiculite is used as a soil conditioner, as loose-fill insulating and packing material, as an insulating filler for plaster and concrete compounds, and as a carrier for dry handling and slow release of...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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