This guide will show you how to do the ASTM C138 procedure to calculate the unit weight of a sample of concrete, as well as other important parameters such as yield, gravimetric air content, and theoretical density for the whole batch.
10 'nail houses' - examples of buildings which have remained in place long after their neighbourhood has changed - the result of great obstinacy or business acumen. A fun page of quirky buildings!
The Ruins of Tulum, near Cancun, Mexico, have many stark similarities to Solomon's Temple in the Old Testament. These similarities are too great to be mere coincidence.
When building a home of your own, the plot you are going to build on is the most important decision you will make. It will inform a lot of the decisions to be made for the house, and what options you can include or not.
Chicago's Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Terminal was an architectural masterpiece in a city noted for its brilliant buildings. So why do so few Chicagoans know about this amazing building?
Examples of architecture designed, constructed or renovated with malice by a seriously annoyed and very determined individual. A fun page of quirky buildings!
Learn about the arts and crafts or craftsman style Milwaukee Bungalows and their characteristics and features.
When it comes to designing your home, one of the major steps is to decide on the roof style and material you want for your house. Here are five shapes of roof to consider, as well as some considerations for the materials you can use.
Chicago is known for it's iconic buildings. Take a self-guided walking tour in Downtown Chicago to discover these 1920's era gems.
When you want to build your own home, there are many styles to choose from. Here are five of the more rustic, traditional styles that will serve well when you are looking to create a natural retreat.
This ASTM standard will help you learn how to properly sample freshly mixed concrete from truck mixers and stationary mixers.
When it comes to designing your home, one of the major steps is to decide on a rough shape for the house. There are four major shapes that are easy to design for and cheap to build, regardless of material or location.
An architectural tour of Chicago's historic Michigan Avenue Hotels. This article includes the Hilton Chicago, Blackstone, Congress, and Auditorium Building.
Art styles of the medieval period (Middle Ages) were highly influenced by the church because religion was the mainstay of life...
When designing your dream home, you must never forget the foundation that it will be built on. Your foundation is not just determined by your need for a stable building surface or desire for storage; the type of plot you build on has a say in it too.