Building Essays

From Corded to Cordless

From the construction site to the home, the electric drill is a commonly used tool in todays society. The electric drill has been refined throughout the last century to form a tool that is both versatile and aesthetically pleasing. The 20th Century drill has come a long way from it 19th Century predecessors. Australian, Arthur James Arnot, patented the worlds first electric drill in 1889. Arnots electric drill could perform all the tasks of an ordinary drill but with much…

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Residential Building Maintenance

Up to-date maintenance of the residential buildings and keep them in sustained good condition poses a continuing challenge to the owners of multi storied residential buildings as well as smaller buildings. A careful assessment of the maintenance needs economic procurement of maintenance materials leading to savings in operational cost of maintenance and planning a scheduled maintenance to keep the value of the property enhanced are at the root of any residential building maintenance programme. Though appear to be easier there…

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Troll Brothers Swot Analysis

Toll Brothers designs, builds, markets and arranges financing for single family homes in middle and high income residential communities. It caters to ‘move-up’, ‘empty-nester’ and ‘age-qualified’ homebuyers. During the five years ended 2006, the company delivered 33,338 homes from 570 communities, including 8,601 homes from 350 communities in fiscal 2006 (Toll Brothers website, 2008). Its large scale of operations increases Toll Brothers’ bargaining power and helps it compete effectively against regional players. However, slowdown in the US housing market has…

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The Grande General Store

I think this business is worth buying because of all the room for growth opportunities not only in the original store and warehouse, but also on the land surrounding the store. There are seven acres of land which can be converted into new buildings, parking lots, or other businesses added onto the lot. The Grande General store has many state-of-the art equipment already upgraded on the 1948 building, giving it that extra leg up than other older businesses that may…

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Building Under Duress

Companies use team building to create a more motivated work force and a climate where people can support each other towards attaining a common goal for the company. Team building done under duress might not achieve the purpose of team building for a given organisation. The paper looks into the difficulties the team will face. The paper then analyses challenges that the team members face such as lack of funds, lack of resources and how they affect the effectiveness of…

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Moto_ Coming to America from Japan

Question: 1- What was moto’s purpose and agenda for the first meeting with Crowell ? How does he try to implement his agenda ? * Motos purpose was to make sure that KDD (the company which Moto’s work for) had made the right discussion choosing the American company Allmack to be their building contractor for their mall which they already bought a land in the US for. In his first meeting the agenda was to get briefing and insights about…

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Building a Sand Castle

Building sand castles can be great fun for all the family. There is no right or wrong way so long as you all have fun, but, if you’ve ever been disappointed by one or two meager lumps on the beach that crumble away after about 5 minutes then chances are that you can do with some sand castle building tips. To build a good sand castle you need to find sand that is moist enough to stick together and dry…

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Solutions to Organizational Challenges_ a Capstone Experience

 CSI 3000 is a small construction company that was founded in 2010 by Rey Rivera, a Project Manager with a broad range of construction experience. CSI 3000, Inc. was founded on a commitment to become the leading Minority-Owned Contractor in the Chicago-land Region. From inception, their focus has been entirely client based so as to ensure that their customers are completely satisfied from concept to completion of the project. Their goal is to create a superior Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)…

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Impact of Technology on Architecture

What impact has technology had on architecture of the 20th century? Throughout the nineteenth century, architecture refused to have anything to do with industry; it had been concerned solely with monumental projects glorifying the state and giant civic structures expressing the pride of its people. This however, all changed with the dawn of the twentieth century. Industrial production became an integral part of modern society and a new relationship was forged between man and machine. From the nineteen hundreds on,…

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House and Apartment_ Similarities and Differences

A home is a place that makes us feel secure and comfortable. So, it should be a place that is the most suitable place for us to rest after did many activities at the day. However, as the time goes by, there has been built an apartment which is has the same function as a house, that is a place to live in. Unlike a house, an apartment usually located at the center of city which is give an extra…

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Job Description and Recruiting Strategies Worksheet

Conduct an interview with someone who has a career or job position that is different from your own. Identify the duties associated with his or her position, as well as any skills and abilities necessary for the position. Use the information gathered in the interview, as well as the Week 3 readings, to complete the following worksheet. Answer each question in paragraph format. JOB ANALYSIS 1. What are the duties and job responsibilities associated with the position held by the…

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The Significance of Indigenous Materials

Introduction Man, for a thousand of years, has inhabited all regions of the earth, from the most favorable terrain to places with the harshest of climates. Man has made great strides to master his natural environment instead of migrating to a more congenial and comfortable climate. His choice of building materials was dictated by what was locally available; ice in polar regions, sand and stone in dessert regions, timber and stone in temperate regions, timber and bamboo in tropical regions,…

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Plate Tectonics Press Release

Plate Tectonics Press Release Natural destroys are a part of the nature of the world. There are many different kinds of natural destroys hurricanes, tornados, tropical storms, and earthquakes. The great state of California is no stranger to its part of natural destroyers. Many cities in the state have had its share having earthquakes. Earthquakes are produced by abrupt motion along a fault when friction that resists such motion is overcome by stress. Cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles…

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Living in a Flat or a House_

Some people prefer to live in a flat, while there are more advantage to live in a house. Are there more advantage than disadvantage of living in a house compared with living in flat? Yes,there are more advantages living in a house than in a flat. My first point is people like to have there privacy. As a example some people like to listen loud music,in a flat they can’t listen music as they wish. Other things is people found…

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National Building Code

This part of the Code deals with safety from fire. It specifies the demarcation of fire zones, restrictions on construction of buildings in each fire zone, classification of buildings based on occupancy, types of building construction according to fire resistance of the structural and non-structural components and other restrictions and requirements necessary to minimise danger to life from fire, smoke, fumes or panic before the buildings can be evacuated. The Code recognizes that safety of life is more than a…

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