Posts tagged with “safety”

Boost Energy Savings by Insulating your Water Heater Tank

Wednesday, 16 May, 2012

Water heaters are one of the biggest consumers of energy in an average household. When you insulate water heater tanks, the amount of heat loss is decreased so you won’t have to shell out more money in water heating bills and hot water remains hot longer. Since traditional storage tanks constantly heat water, they actually … Read More »

Steel Frame Buildings

Wednesday, 21 March, 2012

The use of steel framing in the UK traces its history back to 1879 when National Liberal Club in London was constructed. Built-up columns and girders made of steel helped form the building. In the 1890s, the Gilbey’s Gin warehouse in London was also framed in moderate amounts of steel. The Royal Insurance Building in … Read More »

Tin Mining in Cornwall and Its Effects on Building Stability

Monday, 19 March, 2012

Cornwall has a very good amount of tin deposits in its vicinity. Considering that tin is one of the scarcest metals known on Earth, Cornwall has become a profitable spot for metal mining. The history of Cornwall tin mining can be traced back as early as the Bronze Age approximately 2,150 BC and ended at … Read More »

Coastal Erosion and Its Effects on Properties and Safety

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

When soil or land particles are carried away from one place to another either by natural or man-made occurrences, there would be significant changes in the soil structure. Erosion is a natural occurrence in the crust that happens every day, or every time a hydraulic or Aeolian action happens. Depending on the volume of soil … Read More »