How Mechanics and Surveyors Contribute to Construction Projects

Heavy equipment mechanics, as well as surveyors are highly valued on construction jobs. Not only do they contribute to the repair and maintenance of construction equipment but they provide knowledge of many different machines, which provides useful feedback when deciding which one is best suited to each task. Mechanics and Surveyors Skilled mechanics are essential when using complex machinery. If these tools break down or are in need of some kind of adaptation, without the ability to install or repair them the work is guaranteed to come to a complete standstill. Surveyors make use of there expert knowledge in linear and angular measurements to work out the optimal geography of a project. This includes understanding what the terrain boundaries are required for the construction work, so the project area can... Read More »

Fireplace and Stove Terminology Explained

Sh Pan – A metal try that is designed to catch ash as it is burnt in the fireplace or stove. Often found in fireplaces that use solid fuel. Bars – These sit at the front of a fireplace or stove to keep the coal or wood falling out of the front. Chimney Liner – A Stainless steel pipe inserted into the length of chimney to carry smoke away in an efficient manner. Builders Opening – The opening dimensions in the chimney breast to allow the fitting of the fireplace into the chimney. Clearance – A Clearance is the measurement which is needed to install items.   Air Vent – A small grill placed in the wall of a room. This is allows air to travel and replace the air in use by the fireplace or stove.... Read More »

The Advantages Of Assembly Line Production

The process of assembly line production revolutionised the way that many products are made. It is an efficient way of making a great number of finished goods, with disadvantages, but a great many advantages too. For manufactures, assembly line styles of production offer many benefits. For example, assembly lines allow for quick and easy assembly of products throughout all stages of production. There are no complex stages that are required for an assembly line to work, components are fitted together in simple stages to create a final product. This means the work can be carried out with little training, or even automated by robots. This keeps costs at a minimum and overall complexity of production down. Using an assembly line means that any maintenance and replacement of parts can be easily done.... Read More »

Important Things To Assess When Seeking an Engineering Supplier

When seeking an engineering supplier, one of the first things that should be assessed are the kind of supplies that are needed. What tools will be required? What kind of materials will be needed, and in what quantities? These are important things to consider and get right, understanding exactly whats needed in advance is a crucial part of any engineering project. Once the type of supplies have been determined, the next question is where should they be purchased from. A big determining factor in this is if the supplier is located overseas or a domestically. There are advantages and disadvantages for each so it’s important to weigh the pros and cons depending on the requirements of the project. Here are several examples: Domestic suppliers have higher manufacturing quality and labor standards. It’s... Read More »

Using Industrial Cranes For Engineering Purposes

Industrial cranes are often used for construction and engineering purposes. These types of cranes are designed to perform repeated tasks, day in day out to a level that is often automated. They are built from highly strengthened steel, which increases their cost considerably compared to standard cranes. As a result they are often hired from crane lending companies. There are several different types of cranes that can be used for engineering purposes, but a main distinction between them is whether they are mobile or fixed. A fixed crane will be less versatile than a mobile crane, since it is static and cannot move to different lifting sites. While a mobile crane will be able to travel around, but won’t have the lifting capacity of a fixed crane. These characteristics will determine what... Read More »