What exactly do civil engineers do?

Civil engineering is hard to explain because there are so many different sectors, however, if we are to put it simply, then civil engineering is everything you see that has been built around us. It’s about building roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply. To make it in this industry, you need to know what aspects of civil engineering interest you, and from there you can begin taking the right steps to become a civil engineer. For the most part, as a civil engineer you will need to help find ways to deliver the infrastructure needed in society when there’s little money in the pot to pay for it. So you could say that the role of a civil engineer is to come up with answers to... Read More »

The advantages of waterjet cutting

A waterjet uses a high-pressure stream of water to cut or clean materials, but we’re going to be talking about the extremely powerful and versatile cutting application in this blog post. The cutter can join onto a high-pressure pump with the liquid designed to eject out of the nozzle, which then slices through metal with high-speed water. There can sometimes be additives in the form of abrasives that help with the process too. Here are just some of the reasons why it can make sense to use water jet cutting machines to slice through stainless steel or aluminium sheets: The Power While at first, you may not expect water to be such a powerful cutting tool, waterjets can cut through as much as an eight-inch stainless steel plate and 10... Read More »

Improve the safety within a commercial setting with colour coded signs and labels

Workplace safety should be every employer’s concern. It is indeed the duty and obligation of every employer to ensure that their workers are safe from any possible harm whilst working. The UK’s occupational health and safety laws clearly define this obligation. According to the Health and Safety Act of 1974, employees are mandated “to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work” of all their employees. In regards to workplace safety, there are different hazards, which may potentially harm employees. Examples of these include moving machines parts, processors, falling objects, gas cylinders, chemicals, explosives, heating tanks, steam, cold rooms, slippery floors, and forklifts among others. As an employer or anyone in charge of workers at a commercial setting, you must do all you can... Read More »

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 »