Safety Tips for Water Facility Management The time is always right to perform a detailed review of your community’s safety procedures that protect your critical, yet sometimes overlooked assets. These include water treatment facilities, well houses, pump stations, aquatic facilities, or wastewater treatment facilities. Here are five tips to keep in mind when looking at the safety of your facility 1. There are several categories of fire extinguishers on the market, with different ratings intended for different uses. For example, some are rated for electrical fires (Class C), while others are intended for grease fires (Class K) Water extinguishers (APW extinguishers) should never be used on an electrical room or a grease fire, but are the…
Why China's consumers are attracted to U.S. restaurant brands
Chinese consumers fear tainted food much more than fat, salt and sugar, and health concerns about eating at some native establishments have them clamoring for KFC, Pizza Hut and other American brands as healthier alternatives. "They won't recycle oil that they salvage from sewers as too many food street vendors do, they won't put cardboard in their batter as some dumpling restaurants do, and they won't use expired or tainted ingredients," said one Chinese KFC fan.
Winter Storms Challenge Barn, Horse Owners
Winter 2015 is piling snow, sleet, and freezing rain on much of the country. Find out how horse owners are coping.
Amenta Emma Wins AIA CT Biz Architecture Award
Stamford, CT– Amenta Emma Architects recently received the Under 50 Employees Honor Award in the 2018 AIA CT Business Architecture Awards for the Quinnipiac University Brand Strategy Group project in Hamden. For this project, a 19th-century house was transformed into a 21st-century powerhouse for ideas for Quinnipiac University’s Brand Strategy Group. This organization, which is …
Grosvenor to focus on design as plans announced for 30,000 homes
Firm aims to become 'master developer' with focus on high-quality urban design
Best advice for aspiring architects
What's the best advice you received as an architect? AIA Architects pay it forward and share theirs.
Home Plan The Satchwell by Donald A. Gardner Architects
Home Plan The Satchwell# W-967, Graceful arches contrast with high gables for a stunning exterior on this Craftsman house plan. Windows with decorative transoms and several French doors flood the open floor plan with natural light Tray ceilings in the dining room and master bedroom as well as cathedral ceilings in the bedroom/study, great room, kitchen and breakfast area create architectural interest, along with visual space in this house plan. Built-ins in the great room and additional room in the garage add convenient storage. While a screened porch allows for comfortable outdoor entertaining, a bonus room lies near two additional bedrooms and offers flexibility in this house plan Positioned for privacy, the master suite features access…
Living Architecture: 100-Seat Church Made of Real Trees
This amazing church in New Zealand was crafted from dozens of living trees, which will form into a strong natural structure as they continue to grow.
Five tips for a successful Memorial Day weekend grill
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, Judith Fertig and Karen Adler, cookbook authors of "Red, White and 'Que" (Running Press), demonstrated five tips for a successful grilling at Smoke 'n' Fire in Overland Park.