Combat Rising School Enrolment With Modular Buildings

If your school building is getting cramped due to high enrolment that look as if they will continue to expand then no doubt you are worried about how you can accommodate the growing number of students each year. The problem that many school officials face is the fact that their building is historical, and there…

If your school building is getting cramped due to high enrolment that look as if they will continue to expand then no doubt you are worried about how you can accommodate the growing number of students each year. The problem that many school officials face is the fact that their building is historical, and there is protected, which means that expansion is not an option and neither is remodeling. If you are sitting in this type of situation then it may be time to look at how modular buildings can help you build new space without harming the existing structure at all.

The charm of modular buildings is that you can erect one almost anywhere, making it possible for you to fit a building onto any property. Even better, you can have the building erected quickly overnight by the company and easily within a day or two if you choose a fancier model making it something that you can make use of right away. Plus, since it fits near your actual school building you have several options when it comes down to how you want to use the space so that it integrates with your building.

One method that many schools use is to house special classes inside of the modular buildings such as the special aid classes for children with disabilities or tutoring classes for children that need extra tutoring through the day. This is due to the fact that these classes typically span for more than one period of the day so students are not frequently walking out of the school into the separate building, and when they do it will be as a group in a limited amount of times during the day which makes it a safer way to have students leave the building through the day to access the building.

Of course, if you have a primary school building you may be appreciating about children leaving the school at any point during the day, which is why other options include moving some of the administrative offices and secretarial offices outside of the school. This way the adults are the ones who walk to and fro the building and you can utilize the empty space of the left behind offices to create more bedroom space that can be used from within the building which can also be very beneficial to the school's space problems .

Whichever way that you decide to utilize the building by adding on a few extra buildings that sit outside the school you can effectively create more space that will help you accommodate the growing enrolment rate. With schools all over the country watching their enrolment increase it is hard to believe that the space crisis will ease up anytime soon so it is important to look at what other options you have in front of you such as a modular building to help fit more students comfortably into the school building so that classes do not become too overcrowded.

A Landlord Versus An Industrialist – Part 2

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high over vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, benefit the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. … are not just golden words with sweetest poetic melody composed by William Wordsworth whose poetry…

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high over vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, benefit the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

… are not just golden words with sweetest poetic melody composed by William Wordsworth whose poetry is all devoted to the love of nature. In this age of medical sciences, it's been proven that Nature which is the art of God has healing power for all our worries, depressions and frustrations. Quoting Helen Keller's words:

'a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

A Persian rug is the product of machine and industry, A carpet of grass is the product of Nature. Nature, which is an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in, AND the same nature, supplier of oxygen from her inexhaustible plant, symbol of purity, symbol of life is preserved & conserved in the soil of land, through the toil of a hand, behind which actually stands — the smiling face of a man —— the landlord!

The job of a landlord is not limited to supporting the country by paying the property taxes, or by owning motels and hotels that make the backbone of tourism industry. It's not just wheat and rice, vegetable and fruit that make your meal and which grows on a piece of land belonging to a landlord. With all possible intensity in the tone, I would call it preservation of nature, my fellows!

Man was given reason, with the power to create, so that he could add to the beauty of this world. Ironically enough, the things have moved the other way round. It's a sorry state of affairs that instead of being a source of comfort he's destroying and destroying this life mercilessly. Forests are disappearing, rivers drying up, wild life becoming extinct, the climate getting ruined and the land growing poor and uglier every passing day. Startling are the statistics mushrooming all around.

Have a heart to digest the news that in 22 states of the USA —- the country with richest most industry– parents can not take their kids fishing and eat the fish if they're lucky enough to catch anything — -because of mercury and other sources of industrial pollution

Appalling and outrageous is the information that in 44% of all river bodies and streams in America, it's not safe to fish or swim. And yet industrial polluters continue to block legislation that would prevent all sorts of offending chemicals pollute water supplies — leaving children with debilitating diseases. Countless other outrageous facts are there to mock at the face of the industrialist who argues he is serving the country. Let alone noise pollution from sirens and vehicles and machines with formidable look. Overly excessive industry seems to have vowed to kill the humans and their humanity.

Human feeling finds protection under a shady tree grown and erected in the soil of a land owned by a landlord. A tree, therefore, asks us to be a gentle friend to plantation and trees. They will give you back beauty, cool and fragrant shade — with many birds, singing.

A Landlord Serves the Country Better Than an Industrialist?

We think of something creative, feel excited, then look around, expecting the world to be amazed at what we thought. To our dismay, we find no one widening their eyes full of awe. We are shocked to see that plentiful creative thinking on the same lines is already ongoing. And it sees the world has…

We think of something creative, feel excited, then look around, expecting the world to be amazed at what we thought. To our dismay, we find no one widening their eyes full of awe. We are shocked to see that plentiful creative thinking on the same lines is already ongoing. And it sees the world has already gone much beyond than where we are.

It's the internet era we are passing through. The air we breathe is technological air and industrial air. We are traveling through such a time where a single touch of a button puts us across the planet. The Internet and the cellular telephone are there to enable us to transmit our message to someone on the other side of the globe. There is no denying, this all has emerged from the horizon of the industrial revolution. Society today revolves around the machine. Machine comes into being through industry. And behind industry stands a smiling face of the industrialist.

It's undeniably the industrialist who's giving you what your life depends on today. You have the auto industry, the mining industry, the oil industry, the garment industry, the fashion industry, the gaming industry, the entertainment industry, meat and dairy industry, fish processing industry, forest industry, paper industry, iron and steel industry, cement industry, chemical industry, and last but not the least — the agriculture industry.

True, it is the landlord who gets you wheat and vegetable. It's he who gets you rice to enjoy your meal. By with just a wee bit scrutiny of the matter, you'll reach the conclusion that the existence of industry is just another name for the existence of everything around. No industry, no fulfillment of our needs. No industry, no pace of progress. No industry, no taste of living. No industry, no concept of life.

A landlord is simply crippled without a tractor; he is helpless without a cultivator; the life on his farm is paralleled in the absence of spading machine, chisel plow, spike harrow, drag harrow, seed drill, air seeder, manure spreader, reaper and binder, corn harvester, cane harvester, carrot puller, cotton picker, grain cleaner , potato digger, potato harvester, sickle and swather. The list goes on and on.

Accepted that the landlord has a huge piece of land, but what gushes out of the land is actually triggered by what the industrialist offers. If land is the body, industry makes its soul, its spirit.

A landlord serves the country, and the vehicle of all his services trips on the machinery and the transport created, manufactured and offered by an industrialist.

At least I would do it blindfold when the time comes requiring us to vote either for the landlord or the industrialist. I would love to drop my vote into the industrialist's ballot box.

Steel Buildings For Companies Looking to Expand

Large steel buildings are ideal for the retail commercial market. Companies that are successful and expanding would find this model to be suited for their needs. This is the most cost effective way to expand the physical plant of a business. The success which brings about expansion can be both a boon and bane to…

Large steel buildings are ideal for the retail commercial market. Companies that are successful and expanding would find this model to be suited for their needs. This is the most cost effective way to expand the physical plant of a business.

The success which brings about expansion can be both a boon and bane to a company. Companies are excited that business is growing but worried about the costs. One aspect of a company's success is most often than not, their location. In North America, most retail outlets are based in a central business district or industrial park. With retail space scarce and rents high, many companies do not want their profit margins squeezed nor do they want to give up their current location.

Some metal barns allow companies to expand their physical plant without having to move or to pay additional rent. Providing an additional twenty to fifty feet of space, companies can find the solution to their successful growth and expansion. With commercial retail rent priced by square feet, this can save a company thousands of dollars in overhead annually.

Other companies keep their inventory in warehouses. This is also an additional overhead which cuts into the profit margins of a company. They usually have to pay rent for their main office plus additional rent for the warehouse. A metal barn can provide a company with their own warehouse without having to pay additional rent. A company can greatly reduce its operating budget by owning a warehouse. Moreover, it can increase the security of inventory. A company can watch over its inventory without having to worry about their wares in another part of town.

A large metal barn is not only beneficial to established and growing companies. It can also help a business just starting up. The metal barn can be used as a retail outlet itself. This is much more cost effective than renting or buying commercial space. With low labor cost and price of the material, this can give a good head start for a new company starting out. A business can open sooner since it takes only a few hours to erect the barn. Constructing an office from scratch using wood and cement can take months and cost quite a bit of money. In this regard, the barn provides great return on investment.

There are many steel buildings that can greatly reduce costs for both the start up and established business which is expanding. It also gives companies a great economic advantage over competitors by possessing their own physical plant.

Contractor Management Starts With Choosing Your Suppliers Carefully

The word “contractor management” will probably not phase you as a experienced project manager, but more so probably if you are new to site planning and project risk management. Neverheless, even the experienced guys would tell you to proceed with caution as each would have paid their construction management school fees on this topic. Contractors…

The word “contractor management” will probably not phase you as a experienced project manager, but more so probably if you are new to site planning and project risk management. Neverheless, even the experienced guys would tell you to proceed with caution as each would have paid their construction management school fees on this topic. Contractors can be a very interesting breed of brethren. I have worked with some great ones over the years and I have worked with …. well, not so great ones. The fact is, they are essentially the resources of the project, so they are critical to its success. Failure to control their actions and manage their preferences will cause your project scope to creep, whilst wasting a lot of energy in trying to fix or rearrange the faults or cancellations that keep on occurring.

So where do you start (or should have started) if your trades people are canceling on you, they can not find materials, their subcontractors are not turning up. Contractor management is your job! You are absolutely responsible for their actions (and failure to action).

Let us then have a quick look at how you can get the right people to the right place at the right time. Yup, that is called best project management and it starts with …… PROCUREMENT!

1. Procurement planning is the key. You can simply not neglect this area. Make sure you introduce a well thought out procurement plan for the project. That means thinking long and hard about the criteria (quality, capability, cost) that you want the building contractors to conform. That way, you will not only get the best responses, but the right suppliers bidding for the work.

2. Once the tenders are in, make sure you follow up on referees and do your homework on their past performance. Remember, bigger is not always better. I mean, the bigger the contractor does not mean the better the job (and especially the price for that matter). There is some good quality to be extracted from smaller suppliers, but you need to check if they have the resources to service the project.

3. Look into their sub contractors. Not everyone does this, but it is so important. By asking for this information, you will not only be able to scrutinize their suppliers, but you will get a good idea of ​​how much thought they have put into their own project delivery plan.

4. Ask them to commit to a construction schedule and make sure that their scope of works is very well defined. The clever contractors will try to keep the scope as open as possible. That way, they can claim on variations and blow out your project budget before you know it. As they say, the devil is in the detail.

If you stick to the above points, your contractor management battle will be half won. Not only will your project risk decrease, but you will be doing a lot less reactive project management.

STYROFOAM Brand Foam and Concrete Mix: A Sustainable Alternative to Today’s Building Materials

The construction trade has, for years, bought to find more innovative ways of building sustainably. One recent development is mixing STYROFOAM brand foam with concrete. The output has proven to produce numerous benefits for the builders, the occupants and of course, the environment. In order for STYROFOAM to be used in this manner, it first…

The construction trade has, for years, bought to find more innovative ways of building sustainably. One recent development is mixing STYROFOAM brand foam with concrete. The output has proven to produce numerous benefits for the builders, the occupants and of course, the environment.

In order for STYROFOAM to be used in this manner, it first needs to be made into small beads. STYROFOAM balls may also be used. This is then used as an aggregate substitute for crushed stone, sand or gravel that is often used in regular concrete.

Many builders find that this mixture is easy to work with and using it can simplify some parts of the construction process. The foam formats are not removed after covering the concrete and allow the recommended curing time, which enables it to gain maximum strength. It requires minimal interior finishing and has smaller structural support needs as well. This STYROFOAM and concrete mixture can then be used in walls, floors and ceilings.

STYROFOAM brand foam has high R-value or level of thermal resistance, making it the perfect insulator. By mixing this with concrete, it can help significantly in insulating a building or house during hot and cold seasons. The mixture is lightweight, yet exceptionally durable and structurally sound, making for comfortable and safe living conditions.

Mixing STYROFOAM with concrete is also an excellent way of recycling this material, as using it in construction projects keeps it out of landfills and incinerators. Using STYROFOAM in building can go a long way in promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility.

About Electrical Contractors and the Services They Provide

Electrical contractors work in the construction industry. They are responsible for providing electricity through wires to businesses, homes, factories and plants. After reviewing the blueprints for a building, an electrician bids a price on the construction project. If both parties agree, then the electrical contractors begin work on the project. Electrical services include installing electrical…

Electrical contractors work in the construction industry. They are responsible for providing electricity through wires to businesses, homes, factories and plants. After reviewing the blueprints for a building, an electrician bids a price on the construction project. If both parties agree, then the electrical contractors begin work on the project. Electrical services include installing electrical systems, wiring and rewiring electricity to any home or business. Blueprints show where there are electrical panels, circuit breakers, outlets and switches. After finding where everything is on the blueprint, the workers begin to install all the electrical wiring in the walls. They then connect them to the appropriate places. Many tools are used in this job. Saw, drills, staple guns, small power augers are some of the many used. After the wiring is installed, the electrician uses voltmeters, ohmmeters and other testing equipment to make sure everything is in place and working properly.

Electrical services that can be done in the home include ceiling fan wiring, ceiling fan lights, replacement circuit breakers, electrical wiring for oven, cook top or dryer, flood motion lights, hot tub or spa wiring and light switches, among many other household electrical needs. Electrical services done for businesses include installing generators, grounding, emergency lighting, exit lighting, dedicated circuits, computer circuits, ballast replacement, circuit breaker replacement, intercom systems, cable TV outlets, home networks and control relay wiring, among many other services.

Electrical services in Ireland are pretty much the same. They provide installation for domestic, commercial and industrial places. They make sure everything is working properly by testing and inspecting all electrical wiring after they have completed a project. Many companies provide a maintenance service for its customers. Some companies have specialized services as well. They install control panels, automated systems, machines and other equipments. Electrical companies hire the best and most experienced contractors to work for them. It is important to their customers that they receive the best care and that everything is correctly installed.

Safety is the number one issue here because electricity is no laughing matter. Any mistake could cause injury, or worse, death. An electrician needs to be fully educated when it comes to electricity, and they need to be skilled in knowing how to use their tools properly. They can take classes through a trade school or participate in an apprenticeship. Many trade schools help the students succeed better with on the job training.

Some electricians work with companies while others work independently. Many electrical contractors in Ireland work free lance and take jobs as they come. Monthly salaries vary. Others work with large companies and are paid by the hour. A monthly salary is based on how many hours an electrician worked. They take jobs installing electricity in newly built homes and businesses. They fix any other problems that might involve electricity as well. They work whatever job the company sends them to. It could vary from small home jobs to larger factory jobs.

The Association of Electrical Contractors represents the “largest number of electricians in Ireland.” According to their pay rate, first year electricians receive about 20.74 Euros an hour. They are given a raise each year. Apprenticeships pay, but of course, not as much. A first year student will receive about 6.22 Euros an hour, but his pay will significantly increase each year.

The Future of Steel Buildings

Steel buildings are the wave of the future in commercial retail and storage in North America. Having been during the Second World War, they were primarily used by the military ever since. However, since the late 1980s, steel buildings have become more commonplace across the landscape and becoming the structures of choice for many businesses.…

Steel buildings are the wave of the future in commercial retail and storage in North America. Having been during the Second World War, they were primarily used by the military ever since. However, since the late 1980s, steel buildings have become more commonplace across the landscape and becoming the structures of choice for many businesses.

Wal-Mart Model

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retail outlet, has not only pioneered metal structures as a successful business model, but have also made these structures part of the day to day life for the majority of North Americans. Wal-Mart has instigated a revolution in the retail business market. It has done so by pricing out all other competition. It has cornered the market by making all the products that it sells the cheapest available. Wal-Mart has been able to keep consumer prices low because it has kept it costs low. The company has uncoached her method to keep its costs low. It does so by keeping labor costs very low. However, since nearly all of its outputs are constructed out of prefabricated metal materials. In the pasts, a great share of costs involved in setting up retail shops was in the construction of the structure or paying commercial rent. Wal-Mart owns its property. The costs are low using metal box design. Through this, it keeps additional prices low. Each Wal-Mart outlet has sufficient space to warehouse its inventory. By combining retail and warehousing functions under one structure, it has been able to undercut the competition by keeping prices abnormally low while reaping huge profits.

The Sport Utility Vehicle Revolution

Ever since Nissan first introduced the Pathfinder model in the end of the decade of the 1980s, the market for Sport Utility Vehicles has grown exponentially. By the middle of the decade of 1990's, there were tens of millions of these vehicles on the roads of North America. These vehicles are more than double the size of the average car. In the following decade SUVs were supplanted by Humvees. Humvees are simply armored vehicles for civilians. The market for oversized vehicles has also led to the expansion of the metal barn market. Between the Sport Utility Vehicle and the Humvee, traditional garages do not have the space to accommodate the oversized vehicles. The traditional two car garage has become obsolese. The demand for new garages is being met by metal garages.

The Housing Bubble

Although the housing market has been in decline since the bursting of the housing bubble in the years between 2006-08, it played a key role in fueling the demand for metal structures. Many homeowners wanted to increase the value of their homes. Many thought that by adding metal barns to their homes and on the property, they would be able to maximize the value of their property when the time came to sell it.

The future for the market of steel buildings looks promising. Between the ever increasing growth of Wal-Mart and the demand for oversized vehicles, metal structures will be a defining feature of the North American landscape. As iron structures became the symbol of the Industrial age, steel buildings will be that of the post-Industrial age.

Steel Buildings As Retail Spaces

If one drives to the outskirts of any major city or suburbs of many metropolitan areas, steel buildings are the largest structures one will see. Since the 1980s, more and more shopping malls have developed unique architectural design. Innovated by Wal-Mart, the world's largest retail chain, shopping malls have taken the shape of square metal…

If one drives to the outskirts of any major city or suburbs of many metropolitan areas, steel buildings are the largest structures one will see. Since the 1980s, more and more shopping malls have developed unique architectural design. Innovated by Wal-Mart, the world's largest retail chain, shopping malls have taken the shape of square metal buildings.

In popular culture, retail outlets such as Wal-Mart and Target have been nicknamed “Box stores”. The name is apt as they look like giant metal boxes. They have been criticized for their esthetics. Many consumers feel alienated by the imposing and cold structures in which they shop in. In response, many retail outlets have painted their metal boxes in their corporate colors. Still this has done little to quell the opposition to these types of retail outlets.

In many communities across North America, Wal-Mart has established a monopoly over all retail business. It has put many supermarkets and entire shopping malls out of business. Everything from food and household products to clothes and compact discs are sold by Wal-Mart. Much criticism has been filed against the company for completely eliminating all choice.

Besides eliminating choice and wiping out the competition, many people chafe with the metal structures of these retail outlets. Unlike the shopping malls of the past which were housed in brick and cement, the new retail outlets are all metal behemoths. Many critics appeal that in the past, shopping mores had a friendlier, warmer and human feel to them. Shopping, theygue, used to be a pleasure. In contrast, the box stores are not only ugly but take away the joy of shopping. These critics say that they feel reduced to consumer automons.

However, there is a practical reason why Wal-Mart has chosen to design their retail spaces in the manner that they have. The reason why they are the world's largest retailer is that the metal structures that use are cheap and fast to erect. It takes only a few days to erect their huge outputs. The costs of maintaining these shops are lower than if they used brick and cement structures. Wal-Mart argues that in order for them to keep their prices as low as they are, they must reduce all their costs. If they housed their stores in traditional structures, the consumer would be forced to pay more. In response to criticism about the look and feel of their stores, the company replies that their logo of the happy smiley face is tested and proven to create a cheerful atmosphere. Wal-Mart also argues that it places customer service above all else. It argues that a friendly and helpful staff makes the experience of shopping the most pleasant it can be.

Wal-Mart has constructed the largest steel buildings in North America. In doing so, they have completely changed the face of consumer shopping. Beside low prices, one key to its success has been that it has been able to construct many outlets across the continent very cheaply and have been able to create a near monopoly in the retail shopping market.

Planning for Affordable Housing

Every state has departments that are responsible for the planning and funding of affordable housing projects. Alabama's called the Alabama Housing Finance Authority or AHFA. In statements released last last year, the AHFA announced that its Board of Directors has approved both its Home Action Plan and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit State Qualified Action Plan.…

Every state has departments that are responsible for the planning and funding of affordable housing projects. Alabama's called the Alabama Housing Finance Authority or AHFA. In statements released last last year, the AHFA announced that its Board of Directors has approved both its Home Action Plan and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit State Qualified Action Plan. These are two of the primary tools used by the AHFA to promote low-income housing development.

The HOME Action Plan defines several AHFA housing priorities for 2011, which will be used to determine how HOME funds are distributed. Those priorities include: adding to existing low-income housing stock, funding projects that could not otherwise include affordable units without HOME funds, and ensuring that HOME funds are even distributed throughout the state.

Over $ 16.5 million has been allocated for HOME funds for the 2011 fiscal year. Of that, about $ 2.5 million is designated for Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs), which are the primary drivers for low-income housing creation.

Alabama's LIHTC Plan lists the same priorities as its HOME Action Plan, focusing on increased affordable housing stock and an even distribution of tax credits across the state. The LIHTC Action Plan includes credit ceilings, requirements for the application process, and required progress once tax credits have been reserved.

Although the AHFA Board of Directors has approved both plans, they are not finalized. The HOME Action Plan still has to be approved by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The LIHTC plan requires approval by Alabama's Governor. As a result, both plans are still subject to change. Current versions of both the HOME and the LIHTC plans are available online. They are great examples of the tools states use to ensure that proper attention and funding is given to affordable housing projects.

New Mexico’s Affordable Housing Crisis

A four-month study on housing in the state of New Mexico has found that the shortage of affordable housing is near a crisis point. The study, conducted by the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness, reviewed data from the 2000 Census and an American Community Survey conducted from 2006 to 2008. Housing was considered “affordable”…

A four-month study on housing in the state of New Mexico has found that the shortage of affordable housing is near a crisis point. The study, conducted by the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness, reviewed data from the 2000 Census and an American Community Survey conducted from 2006 to 2008. Housing was considered “affordable” if it cost 30 percent or less of a person's income or if it was the equivalent of a two-bedroom apartment that could have paid for a minimum wage job.

The study found that not one district in New Mexico met the “affordable” criteria, with Santa Fe and Bernalillo Counties being the least affordable. New Mexico Coalition policy director Lisa Huval says she is most concerned about the impact lack of affordable housing has on children. Uncertainty about where the family will stay and how they'll pay for it has a significant impact on children's development and their performance in school.

The Coalition hopes results of their study will lead to increased funding for the New Mexico Housing Trust Fund, which finances affordable housing projects. The Fund was created in 2005 and allocated $ 10 million from the state budget, but to date it has only received $ 5 million. Huval hopes the new data regarding housing needs will give state legislators a sense of urgency and they will increase the Fund's budget.

The Coalition's study could also help developers make a case for starting new affordable housing projects in New Mexico. The severe need uncovered in the study could help sway county and city officials when presented with new affordable housing plans. It could open the door to a lot of potential business in New Mexico.

Let Your Material Handling System Define Your Industrial Facility

I want to challenge anyone involved in the leasing, acquisition, or development of industrial real estate to incorporate your company's material handling solution into your building design and / or specifications. Looking first at the processes inside a building and then establishing building parameters will lead to increased efficiencies and more cost-effective solutions. Incorporating your…

I want to challenge anyone involved in the leasing, acquisition, or development of industrial real estate to incorporate your company's material handling solution into your building design and / or specifications. Looking first at the processes inside a building and then establishing building parameters will lead to increased efficiencies and more cost-effective solutions.

Incorporating your material handling system into your building design will take more time on the front end of your project then the typical “windshield tour,” that is too often how facility decisions are made, and it will also require that you begin your building analysis earlier in most cases. However, the increased man hours and lead times can produce significant results for years to come.

If you consider that most tenants commit to a lease term of five years on existing space and 10 years on new development, the costs associated with choosing the wrong building can be significant. By first addressing your planned material handling system (pmhs), you have a better understanding of the facility needed to properly house it. This in turn allows you to save money and optimize building space. Below are some key facility issues that could have been better defined by first understanding your pmhs.

  • Building Size – Increasing or decreasing the amount of automation used in your material handling system will affect the amount of building space required. Will you need to build out, build up, or look at a smaller building than expected?
  • Structural Components – The amount of system automation will also affect structural loads, concrete specs, lighting, power, and column spacing.
  • Clear Heights – Minimum and optimum building clear heights will be driven by the size and scope of your system.
  • Loading Doors – The placement and number of loading doors will also be affected by the layout of your system

A great (almost extreme) example of integrating your material handling system with your building, comes in the form of rack-supported building. In these structures, the entire rack storage system provides the building's structural support.

These types of buildings are becoming more and more popular among companies who need high density storage in small spaces. The entire building can be used to store large amounts of SKUs, while optimizing available land space. You can build up several stories, instead of building out.

By no means is this the only way to incorporate your building and material handling system, but it is a great example of how the two can be effectively and efficiently intertwined. Whether you are looking at existing buildings or new development, integrating your system and building specifications into one process is critical to improving and optimizing your future operations.

The Chargers Stadium and New Condos to Be Built in Downtown San Diego?

A hot topic in Downtown San Diego and through out the region is “When will new development start happening?”. This affects many of us because any type of real estate development pumps millions of dollars into our local economy. I have been following the stories of new condos in downtown San Diego and of course…

A hot topic in Downtown San Diego and through out the region is “When will new development start happening?”. This affects many of us because any type of real estate development pumps millions of dollars into our local economy. I have been following the stories of new condos in downtown San Diego and of course the new Chargers Stadium in the East Village area of ​​downtown along with the development of the Embarcadero. Allow me to put this out there … Deals will be made very soon!

You may be asking how and why do I believe things will happen soon. Lets start off with new condos in downtown San Diego and around the region. Bosa is one of the largest developers in Downtown San Diego for Condos. He has built beautiful condos such as Park Place in the Marina District, Horizons in the Marina District, Discovery in the Cortez Hill District, The Grande in the Columbia District, Electra in the Columbia District, The Legend in the East Village and his most recent baby is Bayside in the Columbia District.

He currently owns several parking lots in downtown San Diego that are scheduled to be built for high rise condos. One of his parking lots is located next to the Harbor Club in the Marina District and one of his other parking lots that he owns is directly behind his current development of Bayside and right next door to Sapphire Tower in the Columbia District. He is currently breaking ground in the city of San Francisco and will shift his business focus from selling to building again. If you look at his track record he has built properties in bunches and sold in bunches … Now that you understand that history I have insight on a meeting that occurred a couple weeks ago here in Downtown San Diego with his building team-leaders, the city building commissions, and others on various topics. I wonder what those topics could of been ….? He is a leader not a follower, which means he will start building before other builders start so he can get a jump on them.

Next topic is the Chargers Stadium to be built in East Village of downtown. The site has been picked and a 1 year extension for Qualcomm Stadium has been grated. Not to mention our fabulous Mayor did a back door midnight deal to increase the cap on the redevelopment zone for downtown specifically the East Village and the Embarcadero back around October.

The proposed Chargers stadium site is on the corner of 17th and K St.. We have all heard of the talks in LA for a proposed NFL stadium being built in the Downtown LA area next to the LA Live and Staple Center. That will happen but it will not happen anytime before the city of San Diego and the Chargers come to an agreement on a few topics ranging from the cost to build on that proposed site and who gets to keep the land. The NFL wants to put a team in LA but they will move a team that is suffering financially rather than moving a team that is prospering in a great community like San Diego. A couple of the teams that have been thrown out there are. Louis Rams, Minnesota Vikings, and Jacksonville Jaguars all of these franchises are either in current bad stadiums, have a bad fan base, or tough economic markets or sometimes all three. So with the Chargers getting an extra 1 year on their lease at Qualcomm Stadium this will allow them to negotiate on the deal for the East Village site. Once this goes through this will bring condo values ​​back up to the levels of 2006 just before the height of the market.

I do not believe the people of San Diego realize the economic impact a new stadium in the Downtown San Diego would be to the entire county. I got 2 words for you …. SUPER BOWL! The economic impact of hosting a Super Bowl in is in the range of $ 500 Million dollars for 1 game! No one can tell me that having $ 500 million dollars dumped into this city would not help us get out of our city deficiency. The NFL has drawn the line in the sand and stated that San Diego will never host another Super Bowl until there is a new football stadium. This deal will get done! When? … Very soon, I have eyes and ears on the situation and will let you know when I get more information. You just do not want to buy a house or condo in downtown or near downtown once this deal is finalized … You will want to get in front of this to get that great deal on downtown real estate.

Next topic … What is our number 1 driving force behind our San Diego economy? TOURISM! Do not think for one minute the building of the new cruise line ship terminal was done just for kicks. It was completed with intentions to bring in larger and more cruise line ships to port and have all the guest get off the ship to spend money in the Gaslamp and through out the downtown. Not only that but allowing for more ships to start their journey here in San Diego. This will get more people staying in Hotels and eating in our downtown restaurants before they board the ships. The Emarcondiro will get approved and start building in the next couple years so they can grow the tourism in downtown San Diego. All this will have a huge impact on the condos for sale along the Harbor in the Marina District and Columbia District.

So to answer the question when will all these new construction start coming? Soon … It could be as soon as the fall of 2011 to the spring of 2013.

Downtown San Diego … HERE WE GO!

For more information about downtown San Diego condos for sale please call me Jason Coriano at 619.665.5360 or email me at jason@metrosdrealty.com .

Heat Treated Glass

Over the years use of glass has increased tremendously. Modern structural design considerations, aesthetic tastes, energy saving and comfort consciousness demands glasses having increased strength, safety and thermal performances. This situation demands increased use of heat treated glass. The Principle of Heat Treatment The basic objective of heat treatment process is to create an initial…

Over the years use of glass has increased tremendously. Modern structural design considerations, aesthetic tastes, energy saving and comfort consciousness demands glasses having increased strength, safety and thermal performances. This situation demands increased use of heat treated glass.

The Principle of Heat Treatment

The basic objective of heat treatment process is to create an initial condition of surface and edge compression. This condition is achieved by first heating the glass, then cooling the surface quickly. These cases the center of the glass to be hotter than the surface. As the center cools it forces the surfaces and edges into compression. Therefore such glasses can be Brocken only after over this compressed extra surface.

The heat treated glass is fractured into small relatively harmless pieces by the tensile forces released from the glass center core and this phenomenon of breaking glass into small particle is called dicing.

The Process of Heat Treatment

Annealed float glass is cut into the required final size, the edges either seamed or polished and washed. There are two principle manufacturing method for heat treatment. One process heat treat it in a horizontal position while the second method moves the glass through the furnace in a vertical position with each light held by metal tongs. It is then heated to approximately 650 Degree Celsius. Upon withdrawal of hot glass from the tempering furnace, it is quickly cooled (quenched) by blowing carefully controlled air flow from fixed or reciprocating or rotating blast nozzles uniformly onto both surfaces of glass simultaneously. Higher airflow rates produce completely tempered glass having a surface compression of 700kg / m2 or more and an edge compression of 680 or more and much lower air flow rates produce heat reinforced glass having a surface compression between 250 to 700kg / m2 and an edge compression between 390 to 680 kg / m2 ..

Response of Glass Properties to Heat treatment

The color, solar properties, chemical compositions, hardness, specific gravity, coefficient of thermal expansion, softening point, thermal conductivity and stiffness remain unchanged after heat treatment. The only physical properties that changed are improved flexural and tensile strength, and improved resistance to thermal stress and thermal shock. Heat treatment changes the break pattern of glass. Fully tempered glass disintegrates into reliably small harmless pieces.

Type of Heat Treated Glass

Heat treated glass are classified into two types

1. Fully Tempered Glass

2. Heat Strengthened Glass

Fully Tempered Glass

Both fully tempered and Heat Strengthened glass is having the same heat treatment process and only difference is in the method of quenching. Higher airflow rates produce completely tempered glass.

Characteristics of fully tempered glass

Fully tempered glass is approximately 4 times stronger than the normal annealed glass and 6 times thermoplastic to that of annealed glass. It can be used up to a working temperature of 300Degree Celsius. Tempered glass is also able to resist temperature differences of 100 to 150 Degree Celsius which could cause annealed glass to crack. Typically breaks into small particles which are normally non-injurious and can be used as safety glass. It can be laminated with a suitable number of PVB interlayer. It can not be cut or drilled after tempering. Since tempering improves the structural property. Tempered glass is considered as a structural element and it can be used for frameless glass facades, doors and point support systems and also can be used with any type of windows and curtain walls.

Uses of Tempered Glass

Tempered is using widely in Construction Industry for windows, curtain walls, frameless structural glazing work, sky lights etc. were applications requiring increased strength and safety.

It also uses in automotive industry as side and rear windows in automobiles.

It is also find application in refrigerators, furniture, ovens, shelving etc.

Tempered glass should not be used were building codes require wired glass for fire resistance.

Heat Strengthened Glass

As described earlier low air flow rates at the time of quenching produce Heat Strengthened Glass.

Characteristics of Heat Strengthened Glass

Heat Strengthened one is approximately 2 times stronger than the normal annealed one and 2 times thermal resistant to that of annealed one. It can be used up to a working temperature of 150 Degree Celsius. It breaks into large pieces almost like annealed glasses and can not be used as safety glazing. It can be laminated with PVB interlayer. It can not be cut or drilled after tempering. Heat Strengthened glass is not a structural glass and must be glazed on all four edges in conventional or structural silicone Aluminum system. It is not suitable for frameless facades. It is ideal for use in high-rise buildings and towers projected to elevated wind load and temperature. Surface defects like optical distortion and bow etc are less than fully tempered. Nickel Sulphide inclusion is not considered as a significant source of fraction as in the cause of fully tempered.

Real Estate: A Close Study and Analysis

The market is witnessing a positive trend in the last couple of months. Real estate agencies have initiated the process what would further embark it on a long success road, recovering it from the recent financial crisis and constructing beneficial strategies, things are really turning up to be interesting in the next phase. People are…

The market is witnessing a positive trend in the last couple of months. Real estate agencies have initiated the process what would further embark it on a long success road, recovering it from the recent financial crisis and constructing beneficial strategies, things are really turning up to be interesting in the next phase. People are also coming back with an aggressive approach to sell or buy properties. The change was imminent with so much activities going around. The popular concepts like rent to own homes or owner financing etc. have taken most of the audience members by surprise. The constant endeavors made over here are visible and fruitful in nature. It greeted early form of growth and success. The industry professionals have carried out some severe reforms. The sole purpose was to build a closely worked out association and achieve target oriented results. The idea behind was to offer customized services and have a wider network of services provided to the audience base.

Real estate market has equal amount of interests to be protected from both the seller and buyer. They are entrusted with the job to sell the property at the highest available market price. During the course of action, they must also maintain realistic opportunities of finding a buyer who is willing to spend the actual worth of property. It is not an impossible kind of task but certainly not the easiest one as well. The brand image of any reputed agency is developed through continuous approach towards customer satisfaction. There is no dearth of opportunities in this section. The property agreements are purely based on legal documentation and things previously agreed upon. The respected agencies or professionals try to maintain transparency when dealing with legal intricacies of the subject. They know that principle subject must be informed about all the proceedings in advance. This is one specific liability that they can not afford to spend time on or wait for the right moment to come. They earn the percentage depending on total cost of the property agreement. The industry fees standards are fixed. Real estate sector is growing with trust factor and confidence returning back to the market. People are willing to make investments with risk factor being canceled out by following strict industry guidelines. It seems that everyone is working to assist another with equal amount of percentage that he expects back in favor.