Can non builders do the calculating itself. What I found out was – Architects and or builders have the advantage of experience and they also have books on estimations. I did an estimating course many years ago where I was given a book on how long it should take to do things. E. G. It should take a tiler 1. 1 hours to lay 1 square meter of tiles finished (meaning from bedding to grouting) or it should take a carpenter 21 hours to fix 100 square meters of corrugated sheet cladding to a timber frame or it should take a cement renderer 1/4 of an hour to render 1 square meters of wall and 7 minutes for his laborer (many trades need a laborer to work with them and you'll need to estimate their time as well). Can non builders do the calculating itself, No, no and F*&K no.
Building a new backyard shed. With the help of my brother-in-law at the beginning (the carpenter) and my cousin (the accountant) with the roofing at the end. . . .
I often state I only see women holding signs. Well, last week along my travels, I saw a woman sitting on a sheep's foot roller. So, my count for the season is 1 non-sign holding female construction worker. Why aren't there more of them working the equipment? Running the hydraulic levers can't be overly physically demanding, can it? I would think those equipment makers want to ensure the equipment is easy to use for long durations. Essentially — Well if they are working it is not always obvious if they are male or female. The reason you see so many female sign holders, is that for federal contracts there are mandates about the diversity of the workplace. Since holding a sign takes less training, construction companies are eager to get women to work for them and will often offer this low skill job to meet quotas. The issue is that there are just not a lot of females who wish to work construction. My sister is an electrician and works on construction sites and while there are more women working in the trades it is still seen as "men's work" and it may be a difficult environment to work in for a woman until she establishes herself.
President Yoweri Museveni has today commissioned road construction equipment for all districts in Uganda. The exercise took place. . .
People across the country are packing up their cars and hitting the road for their summer vacations. But with gas prices on the rise and AAA predicting more than 7. 5 million vehicle breakdowns over the warmer months, it's important to make sure that your vehicle is prepared.
Firestone Tire & Service Centers provide these tips to get your vehicle ready to hit the road.
Begin by taking your car to a certified automotive technician for a full checkup to ensure that the engine, battery, exhaust system and cooling system are in good working order and the main fluids are filled to the recommended levels. You can find a technician in your area by visiting www. MasterCareUSA. Com.
This is the perfect time of year to check your vehicle's cooling system. The cooling system of most cars requires a 50/50 mixture of water and antifreeze, which should be flushed once all two years. Have a technician determine if your car is ready for a system flush; this preventive maintenance step can save you from an inconvenient roadside breakdown and a big repair bill in the future.
It also is essential to make sure that your tires are properly inflated, rotated, aligned and replaced as necessary. Under-inflated tires will actually decrease your vehicle's gas mileage and shorten the life of your tires. A label on the driver's inside door jamb, glove compartment door or fuel door lists recommended tire pressures for different speeds and loads. Never use the "max pressure" number found on the sidewall of your tire.
Check your tire pressure at least monthly and always when your tires are cold (driven less than 1 mile or stationary for at least three hours).
And watch your tire tread. Worn tires can be extremely dangerous on wet road surfaces. "Wear bars" – small raised points of rubber in the grooves – will show up when tires are worn. If the tread is the same height as the wear bars, it's time for a new tire.
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I was always wondering, construction projects in my opinion take longer than they should (many months instead of many weeks). Even to build a small addition takes many months, and when I go by construction projects, I barely notice anything getting done. What takes construction projects so long. Basically… The answer depends on if you are referring to residential or commercial construction. I am currently a general contractor in commercial construction and was previously in residential. With that out of the way lets get started. To begin, your question does not have one set answer. I will try and begin to explain with multiple examples to portray my point that there are numerous reasons why a project is delayed or has a longer duration than expected. My examples are as follow: 1. If you start from the ground up then you have to deal with the weather on many facets. If you have to dig footings then rain can stop progress due to mud not allowing equipment to move around the site. If the site does not filter rain that well then you could be stopped for multiple days due to one day of rain (depends on amount of rain fall as well). If the weather is cold then concrete cannot be poured without using expensive additives which would comes as a change order to the owner (a whole different debatable subject). If there is rain scheduled in 2 hours of when concrete is set to pour then concrete will be stopped.
2. OSHA requirements continue to increase cost and durations of projects. For example, if you have a trench more than 4 feet deep then the trench must be stepped (additional money & time) and there might need to be a box required which means a large metal box is lowered into a hole to allow safe working in the trench. In addition to this you must have a secured and anchored hand rail around the perhymeter of the hole so that nobody falls in. And all of this was performed to put a simple "T" joint on a pipe. This would have lasted 4 hours.
3. As a general contractor, we do not perform the work. We take the work and then "sub" it out to contractors specializing in certain trades which then become our subcontractors. They have multiple jobs going at one time and cannot mobilize (show up to start working) on every job at the exact day as scheduled. So there are those moments where you have to wait on your subcontractors to get free to show up. This also depends a lot on your project manager.
4. Sometimes the owner will make a visit of the site and see something in person rather than on paper and decide that this is not what he/she had envisioned. The work is the stopped, demolition of work performed and work restarts to make it as the owner would like.
5. Materials have to be ordered and if in reference to #4, the owner wants a different sink faucet that comes from Spain instead of the Home Depot faucet then that will obviously not be on the jobsite the next morning. A order like that could take up to 6 weeks. Progress in that area halts.
6. Then there are always those unexpected and unforeseeable items that arise and delay projects. For example, if you have to run a sanitary line from the public road to your site over a length of 100 feet. That in itself is no problem, but unknown to anybody else, there is a string of limestone underground about 2 feet and your line needs to be 3 feet underground. This will slow progress drastically. You then have to order a hammer for you equipment (loss of day) then you have to sit in one area for a lot longer durations chipping away at rock to get your extra 1 foot required by the municipality building department. You are no longer digging in topsoil. These are just a small collection of possible delays to a project. I could like hundreds but these were the first to come to mind. I hope this helps you understand the interesting profession of construction.
Stuttgart's main train station, the Elbe Philharmonic in Hamburg, and Berlin's City Palace: These three major construction projects will shape their cities. . . .
If you were a Roman road building living in London,How would you know which direction to start building your raod to eventually reach Chester 300 miles away. How the hell would you start. Essentially — the romans built the roads first. You heard the all roads lead to rome, well in actuality all roads led away from rome. Cities were later built along the roman built roads. Most european cities are about 20 miles apart. This is because romans garrisons would march 20 miles a day, set up camp each night, and built a fort if they were going to stay for a while. Most cities sprung up arund these roman forts
I've noticed as I travel around the country that nearly every road construction project has a sign that states that the project is funded through the American Recovery Act. The funding of these projects are used to determine the number of jobs created or saved. Most of these projects were already planned, scheduled, and funded through other sources (state, local). So in your opinion, how does this affect the job creation/saved numbers reported by the federal government. What I found out was – In many cases the funding had been removed as states can't afford them anymore, teachers, firemen, and police officer have also been kept at work with that money. The money the ARA gave the states allowed that work to proceed. Without it those projects would have been delayed or eliminated. Without an end date, the money would have been taken and left in the states treasury to make their bottom lines look better, same as the banks have done with their money, they aren't lending it to businesses so they can look better to investors and stockholders.
Garage construction has taken off over the past few years. Many people that have homes have decided that they want to build onto it in one way, shape, or form. And a lot of these people have determined that a new garage would give them what they are looking for.
When you are looking to take on a garage construction project, you will first need to start out with a plan of the new structure. You can find a garage construction plan in a number of different places.
Deciding whether or not you are going to take on the garage construction project yourself is an important step as far as coming up with a plan is concerned. If you are going to build your own garage, you are going to have to draw up your own plans. But on the opposite end of things, if you are going to hire a contractor to take on your garage construction project, they will be able to supply you with a number of different plans.
But regardless of who is going to be doing the actual building, make sure that you have a detailed plan so that your project follows along as it is supposed to. Never make the mistake of thinking that you will simply build as the project goes along. Even though this may work out in the end, more times than not you will end up missing out on something that you need.
Finding a garage construction plan that suits your needs should be easy. The first thing that you will need to do is determine how much space you have, as well as how big you want your new garage to be. The good thing is that your options are endless. You could opt for a single car garage that offers nothing more than basic shelter, or you could decide to build a multi car unit with a storage space on top. This decision will be based on size as well as necessity.
Also, price is always a determining factor in any garage construction project. Obviously, the smaller the garage the less you will have to pay. And remember, by doing the job yourself you can save a lot of money on labor.
A garage construction project may be all you need to take the look and functionality of your home to the next level.
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