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Road Equipment

Open to any information and feed back new/used brands $$$$$'s websites whatever you want to share abt this topic. After looking around, I learned — As the other posters have said, fit is the most important aspect. Most of the big names in bikes make a really good product but if it doesn't fit right it won't matter if you've got the "best" bike in the world. Go to a good shop that will work with you to this end. You don't need a custom built bike but there are so many different adjustments and component choices to help make a bike fit properly that it makes a lot of sense to go to a shop willing to work with you. I came from Mt Biking and worked as a bike mechanic for a few years. I worked on road bikes all the time and when I would test ride them none of them ever felt right. It put me off getting one for years. Then when I broke down and got a road bike, our roadie experts took the time to fit me. Everything from frame size (and many companies measure differently) to stem length to bar width to crank length to seat placement was considered. The first time I ever got on my road bike it felt perfect, I was instantly comfortable on it. As far as what to get, I would focus on a good frameset that will perform how you want and last a long time. You can save a little money by going with lower end components but be sure to get something that is upwards compatible so when a part wears out or you want to upgrade you can trade up. On my bike, the most significant performance increasing item I upgraded was my wheelset. A light, stiff, hand built wheel will probably give you the most bang for your buck and don't forget quality tires. Again, your local bike shop will be a good resource, don't be afraid to go in and ask questions. Good luck.

Welcome to the 2013 Tracey Road Equipment Open House.

Asphalt Road Construction

I am involved in a project that is using Cold Mix Asphalt Concrete for the construction of some Arterial Roads. What I really want to know is how effective it can be used for this project and the benefits it has over Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete(HMAC). Do you know what I found? Cold mix asphalt is produced by mixing bitumen emulsion or cutback with cold aggregates, sometimes also with addition of anti-stripping agents. Cold mix asphalt it has been used in the past as temporary patching material or if hot mix asphalt is not available. But there are have been a number of researches for improving quality of cold mix. The benefits they have over hot mix is that they can be used at low temperatures and they can be stockpiles for six months or so after production. There are lot of things about cold mixes: For more information send me email at annam@sun. Ac. Za I'm doing research on cold mixes,

This video describes the use of all types of plastics waste in the construction of ASPHALT ROAD.

Commercial Construction

What is the difference between this and regular commercial construction. I was happy to learn… Light Commercial development would be a single commercial enterprise or a strip mall. Regular commercial development would be a Big Box store or a Mall. The difference from an engineering point would be the need for parking, emergency exits and fire and safety considerations. There is a different concern in getting people to safety from the Great American Mall than the local 7-11. The importance may be the same but the logistics would be different.

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If someone with knowledge can please let me know if I choose a low grade meaning builders grade vinyl siding and builders grade house wrap, will that material last over 15 years closer to 20 years? I am looking at using builders grade material instead of the thicker grade material. I just want to make sure it will last me atleast min 15 to 20 years. Well, I have your answer. Builder's grade vinyl siding is designed to meet one basic criteria – low cost. Builders want to sell the home at maximum margin and most buyers never consider things like the quality of the components installed including siding, doors, windows, heating and cooling system, roofing, etc. Almost all siding made today is coextruded with the top ply 3 – 6 mil thick and the balance made of less light stable vinyl formulation. A vinyl panel will wear an average of 0. 05 mils / year so even a 3 mil top layer will be intact on average for over 30 years. Builder's grade vinyl is thinner (some as thin as 20 mil vs premium panel at 35 – 40 mil) and more prone to warp, heat distortion (called oil caning in the industry), and if it lacks sufficient impact modifier it will crack in very cold weather. Not only is it thinner, it is more brittle. Proper installation is key regardless of the vinyl quality. Most complaints about poor looking product is from improper installation and the most common fault is improper nailing (either too tight or direct nailing). A single panel length can vary by over 1 inch from the hottest day to the coldest day; vinyl when properly installed, will be able to handle this and still look nicely. Even the builder panel, properly installed will look nicely. The price difference of a vinyl siding job, labor and material, is not that different for builder grade vs a premium grade. Labor is still the major cost. Redoing the job in 15 – 20 years consumes twice the labor, because the old is removed and new is installed over it. (Roofing is pretty much the same way). I would recommend using a better grade panel.

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Construction Management

A construction loan is the type of loan that one gets to finance the construction of a new building or buildings. There are two basic kinds of construction loans: Home construction and commercial construction. New home construction loans are generally acquired by the homeowner to cover the cost of the builder and building materials. Commercial construction loans are acquired to cover the cost of building commercial or industrial structures.
Typically, the borrower needs to provide specific details about the building that is undergoing construction in order to acquire financing for the venture. The lender needs to ascertain the likelihood that the borrower will be able to repay the loan. If the borrower owns the land that the new home is being constructed on, that fact increases his chances of receiving the loan.
Two basic terms are offered for construction loans: Short term or long term. Long-term construction loans offer more ease than in the past and provide such terms as 15 or 30-year fixed, interest only loans, and a variety of adjustable rate mortgages.
The short-term loan is in place only as long as it takes to complete the construction and acquire a certificate of occupancy. The lender provides money in intervals to the builder so that the work can continue to progress. The typical time frame for the short-term or construction part of the loan is 6 or 12 months.
Construction loans are typically set up so that the lender collects only the interest portion of the loan while the home is under construction- the interest only loan. At the time the construction is completed, the loan either becomes due in full to the lender, continues as an interest only loan before being converted to a traditional loan, or it is converted to a fixed or adjustable rate mortgage loan.
If the loan is converted to a mortgage loan, this is known as a construction-to-permanent loan or financing program. The advantage to setting your construction loan up to convert is that you only need to complete one application and you only attend one closing. The disadvantage is that the interest rates on traditional loans can change during the time it takes to construct the home. Construction-to-permanent loans are also known as one-time close loans since you only attend one closing and save on closing costs.
Some construction-to-permanent loans allow you to lock in an interest rate through the construction and up until its completion. However, it is important to have an understanding of current interest rate trends at the time you apply so that you have a clear understanding of the advisability of locking in your interest rate. Plus, due to the possibility of construction delays, you should include an allowance for this in your agreement.

Mighty Machines – At the Construction Site.

Asphalt Road Construction

Why dont we use concrete instead? Concrete has evolved in the use of highways and roadways to be superior in terms of resistance to wear and tear as compared to asphalt. It is "greener" to use. My fear is that we use asphalt to secure construction jobs as it has to be continually maintained, especially in cold weather climates where pot holes are born after constant cold retraction, heat expansion and salt during winter weather. From what I can tell… Concrete is made from Portland cement and gravel. Portland cement is made by reducing limestone- by crushing it, then heating it with natural gas. The reason concrete costs more than asphalt is because it is, actually, very energy intensive to manufacture; must be used when mixed; and is more labor intensive to lay. Asphalt is used because it is smooth and quiet, and cheap. The machines to lay it can deposit, compact, and smooth the asphalt in a continuous operation, greatly reducing road closure time for resurfacing. Concrete gets very rough and noisy after it has been there for a while, especially on highways, as the cement is worn away and the aggregate is exposed. It's vulnerable to cracks and potholes too. As for the 'almighty dollar-' it's tax money used to pay for it. Usually the least expensive material is less harmful, in total, to the environment, having consumed the least resources and labor.

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What are the associated costs with recycling waste in construction. I was happy to learn… Construction waste recycling is the separation and recycling of recoverable waste materials generated during construction and remodeling. Packaging, new material scraps and old materials and debris all constitute potentially recoverable materials. In renovation, appliances, masonry materials, doors and windows are recyclable. Most construction waste goes into landfills, increasing the burden on landfill loading and operation. Waste from sources such as solvents or chemically treated wood can result in soil and water pollution. Some materials can be recycled directly into the same product for re-use. Others can be reconstituted into other usable products. Unfortunately, recycling that requires reprocessing is not usually economically feasible unless a facility using recycled resources is located near the material source. Many construction waste materials that are still usable can be donated to non-profit organizations. This keeps the material out of the landfill and supports a good cause. The most important step for recycling of construction waste is on-site separation. Initially, this will take some extra effort and training of construction personnel. Once separation habits are established, on-site separation can be done at little or no additional cost.