Spherical Block: A New Way To Build With Masonry?

 
 
 
 

Spherical Block: A New Way To Build With Masonry?

 

Spherical Block LLC is a start-up company launching a revolution in advanced masonry technology. This system builds roofs as arches and domes from specialized manufactured concrete blocks. The concept behind this innovation is to keep the entire structure under compression, being squeezed together. This is how concrete is strongest: under compression. Buildings and structures made with this masonry system are affordable, beautiful, very strong, safe, and energy-efficient. Traditionally, concrete masonry units (CMU’s) have only been used to build straight vertical walls. For over a hundred years, the CMU has done this job very well by providing great value for any building.

 

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The Perfect Compliment To Any Fire Pit — Outdoor Furniture

 

Summer is finally here! Not only does this long-awaited season bring us plenty of sunlight and warm evening breezes, but it also brings back memories of the past. Maybe you recall lounging around the deck, enjoying a refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot day. Or hanging out by the pool with your friends, jumping in to cool off when the summer heat was just too much to bear. Or do you remember the smoky smells and partially-burnt hamburgers from your family’s evening summer barbeques?

 

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On The Level: All About Chalk and Chalk Line Reels

 

Humans love straight lines. Our streets, sidewalks, sports fields, and foul lines, railroad tracks, walls, decks, foundations, shelves, roofing tiles, hopscotch layouts- straight lines are found everywhere we build. However, we humans are terrible at drawing straight lines unaided. Try it! I would be very impressed if you made it past five inches and were confident and happy with the result. To make it even three feet from point A unaided, drawing a straight line, freehand will take some time. That’s why we have built so many machines to make things straight and to make straight lines for us. Up there with the best of these tools is the chalk line.

 

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Your Diet And Your Day

 

It is 4 a.m., your alarm is blaring, and it is time for another long, hard at work. One of the best ways to get yourself out of bed and ready for the day is to think about how to fuel your body to tackle your tasks on the jobsite. If you have ever felt lethargic and sluggish, or like you can’t seem to get going without several cups of coffee, then ask yourself, “what are you eating for breakfast”? If the answer is nothing, then you are one of 31 million who skip the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast is only one symptom of an overall greater problem. However, when it comes to the construction industry nutrition and eating habits are an often overlooked drag on overall productivity.

 

 

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