Introducing the RH-150AUTO
H-150AUTO Portable Hardness Tester
The RH-150AUTO is a
modular, portable hardness
tester (Rockwell). It performs
true Rockwell tests, all in
a portable package!
Archive for Construction

Earthquake Resistant Steel Supports

The Audian Art museum in Whistler, British Columbia will be noticed for its artists but also for its architectural designers and builders.  The museum, which is schedule to open in October, is held up by an earthquake resistant steel structure that supports the building.  It…

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3 Essential Construction Tools

Anyone who works in the construction industry knows that the right tools can make all the difference. Without quality products, you could end up with an equally low-quality job that has to be redone, costing you valuable time and money. Instead of choosing the cheapest…

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Largest Hydroelectric Plant

In terms of generating capacity, China’s Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydroelectric plant.  The project costed China $25 billion to construct.  It is made up of 463,000 tons of rolled steel and 21 million cubic yards of concrete.  That’s enough steel to build…

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Wind Tress Coming to Paris

By March of 2015, the streets of Paris will have a new addition: Wind Trees.  Designed by French company New Wind, the Wind Tree is a turbine that is designed to look like a tree so that it is both a power source and visually…

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New Clinic Structure Plan to Fight Disease

Generally, hospital buildings are made airtight in order to contain diseases and prevent them from spreading.  A new structure plan has been created for two clinics in Haiti that is completely different from what we are used to.  Unlike the enclosed rooms of a usual…

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Steel: The Common Structural Material

Steel has been around for thousands of years and has proven a reliable structural material.  Steel is an alloy of carbon and iron and is one of the most common materials used for the framework of structures.  Strength and flexibility combined make up the best type…

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Ensure Safe Construction With Portable Hardness Testers

Contractors and structural engineers shoulder a great deal of responsibility. Not only are they expected to complete complex, large-scale projects on time and within budget, they can also be held liable if the structures they create are unsafe. There are many facets to producing buildings…

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Green Living Apartment Complex

Vincent Callebaut Architectures has just revealed its plans to create a green living apartment complex in Cairo, Egypt called Gate Residence.  Gate Resdience is a hyper-connected ecosystem that was inspired by coral reefs.  The hope is that this new building will help combat global warming…

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Courthouse Design Receives Positive Feedback

The design concept for the new Kona Judiciary Complex was recently released and the design team received mostly positive feedback.  Their goal was to create a courthouse building whose architecture remains consistent with the rest of the buildings on the island.  One which reflects Hawaiian culture and…

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Super Strong Materials for Space Elevators

Material science is continuously progressing and scientists are hopeful that this will allow them to soon create space elevators.  Their vision is to use the concept of spider silk, which is five times stronger than steel, to create carbon nanotubes which will be sustainable enough…

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