Brick Masonry Walls need Inspection and Maintenance

Even the highly durable walls need to get regular inspection to identify problems and the replacement of old materials. While the brick units used in the walls assembly may last 100 years or longer, sills, parapets, chimneys, copings, and other elements with more severe weather exposure typically have a significantly shorter service life. Mortar joints may last 25 years before … Read More

Bathroom Remodeling Essentials

5 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom Structural Integrity Is your bathroom a welcoming and comforting area? If not, it’s a safe bet your bathroom very well may have lost its structural integrity since it was first constructed; your walls could be chipping or cracking, as well as your floors. Or worse, you could have mildew buildup which, over time, can … Read More

Green House Design for Eldercare

Design considerations in implementing the Green House concept in eldercare for continuing care retirement communities. The U.S. population is aging. In 2050, Americans aged 65 will number 83.7 million, almost double the elderly population in 2012. The baby boomer generation seeks a more dignified and affirming experience for its later years. The institutional feel of the “nursing home” our parents … Read More

Engineering and Architecture Among the Best Entry-Level Jobs According to a New Study

Engineering and Architecture increases the chance of immediate opportunity, job hazards, and job growth potential. This is a pretty good time to start thinking about becoming an architect or engineer major. A WalletHub study of the best entry-level jobs found that engineers rank first and architects rank 10th out of a group of 109 professions. Also on the list are electrical engineer (sixth), … Read More