What is civil engineering?

Civil engineering refers to the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, so this includes everything from roads to bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. It’s a very popular form of engineering and many students go directly into civil engineering after their studies. A big part of the job is improving existing infrastructures that have been neglected, whilst also protecting the public and of course environmental health. If you’re considering training to be a civil engineer, it’s important to think more about the particular industry that you’d like to work in, whether that is roads, canals or buildings. In most cases, a civil engineer will pick an area of expertise and run with it. That said, those who are working for government agencies may practice across multiple... Read More »

Improving your cordless drills battery life

Drills are an essential tool in many industries, and having them cordless is an added bonus. Cordless drills have many benefits, but one thing that seems to crop up as an issue, is the battery life. Cordless drill usually requires their battery to be charged in a separate charging station. You have to remove the battery from the dill and place it into the docking station for it to be charged. These docking stations usually have the space to charge more than one battery, meaning you can have a spare ready to use when your first battery has run out. The best way to help improve your drills battery life is to not charge it to 100%, this can cause it to loose cycles and lower its power capacity. Like... Read More »

Top Tips And Reasons For Using Cordless Power Tools

The latest advances in the technology of wireless cordless power tools have improved our working days from day to day. Power tools such as Makita and Dewalt are popular all over the world, and now they are the best friend of the merchant. Nowadays, cordless power tools are rapidly becoming popular, and people prefer wireless devices using common cable tools that need to be plugged into a power outlet. Such wireless tools are easy to use, and you do not have to run around finding a jack for their work. Because they work with batteries, wireless instruments can be charged easily, and you can use the device continuously for several hours together. Some of the latest Makita tools can be charged in just 45 minutes. The latest Dewalt tools have... Read More »

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 »