Best Office/Retail/Mixed-Use: Markor Art Center | 2019-10-22

A decorative metal handrail fabricated in China for a 10,000-sq-ft rooftop entertainment area was found to be inconsistent with North Carolina’s building code. Onsite modifications brought the component into compliance while maintaining its intricate design. Owner: Liv.able Inc.Contractor: New Atlantic Contracting Inc.Lead Design Firm: Markor GroupStructural Engineer: Engineered Concepts / Terracon Consultants Inc.MEP Engineer: eMuWave PLLC Overcoming the barriers of distance and language, a North Carolina- and China-based project team created the $34.6-million Markor Art Center, which doubles as a high-profile entertainment venue for two leading furniture brands during High Point’s semi-annual Furniture Market. The exterior of the four-story, 142,200-sq-ft building features 32 panels, each twisting approximately 29 degrees from bottom to top and clad with an exterior insulation and finish system. At one entrance, the geometry of the elevations’ opposing twists reveals a 68-ft-tall structurally glazed wall accented with curved, artistically patterned aluminum screening precision-cut from large sheets using a water jet. The building’s interior provides a striking backdrop for hos...

Skid Steer Loaders Buyer’s Guide :: Construction Equipment Guide

The guide is offered as an introductory tool for equipment shoppers. In tool language, it is a tongue-and-groove plier with which contractors and property owners can get a grip on the skid steer marketplace. For the fact is, the sheer number of skid steers in the market is daunting. This guide is designed to help you cull equipment offerings and determine which machine is right for you. The original model of the compact loader was conceived 60 years ago by two Minnesota blacksmithing brothers, Louis and Cyril Keller. The original Keller Self-Propelled Loader was built to clean upper levels of barns. It was compact and could pivot in its own length. A North Dakota firm, Melroe Manufacturing, saw its potential and contracted to produce the loader. To make the loader even more nimble, Louis Keller discarded the original model’s steerable rear wheel and let the machine roll on four fixed wheels. But how could fixed wheels be steered? Keller’s solution was to distribute the weight of his loader so that one end would always outweigh the other. In practice, this means when a set of wheels on the heavier end counter-rotates to pivot the loader, the two wheels on the lighter end are carr...

With its evolution in the 19th century and its terminal decline in the 21st, the incandescent

With its evolution in the 19th century and its terminal decline in the 21st, the incandescent light bulb dominated both domestic and public lighting for the entire 20th century. It was a technology that changed the way we lived, worked and were entertained. Without the technological and business flair of one man – Thomas Edison – the world would look a lot different today. Back in the 19th century, the journey into light was a shadowy sequence of events. Such was the importance of the light bulb – or lamp, as it is known to engineers – that the expression has entered into the language as a synonym for invention. Yet its road to supremacy was an untidy street fight dominated by one man – Thomas Alva Edison – who, for all his visionary prowess and business acumen, could not have predicted that a century later, his development of an idea that lit up the world would be rendered virtually obsolete by the emergence of light-emitting diode technology. In one of the neatest twists of technological fate, the so-called ‘invention’ of the light bulb never had a ‘light bulb moment’. As with so many critical innovations that had far-reaching effects in the...

The 2 best noise cancelling headphones on the planet just got deep discounts ahead of Black Friday

It might not technically be Black Friday, but it is Friday and that’s apparently good enough for Amazon to surprise us with deep discounts on the two best pairs of wireless noise cancelling headphones on the planet. The Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are obviously at the top of the pile, and pretty much everyone knows it at this point. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are a close #2 though, and some say they offer even better sound quality, though Sony’s noise cancellation tech can’t be beat. You can save $70 or more on these class-leading headphones right now, but there’s no telling when this deal ends so hurry! Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals from around the web. Quantities may be limited. Prices are subject to change without notice and coupons may expire at any time. Some deals may not be available to all customers. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this article. Car Emergency Hammer, Door Sensor Alarm, Led Flashlight Torch – Ariza,https://www.airuize.com/

CNC, or Computer Numerical Control precision machines utilize computers in order to make very precise cuts.

CNC, or Computer Numerical Control precision machines utilize computers in order to make very precise cuts. The specialized and sophisticated equipment shines within the manufacturing industry due to its versatility and usefulness. Computer-controlled machines may be used for different applications, including high speed milling, grinding, mills and lathes. The precision machine is fed numerical controls so it can understand what the end product is and where and how deep to cut. More often than not, a program is needed to make a particular item. A precision milling tool, for example reads a machine language specifically made for CNCs, e.g., the G-code, which allows for accurate cuts. Moreover, the code will determine the object that will be made in the end. Some of the information the G-code will specify include coordination, positioning, location, feed rate, velocity and speeds. CNC precision engineering machining can create a specific part or standalone product with materials such as metal, plastic and more. The turned parts will be able to fit in perfectly as a cog or by itself. CNC machines are not an absolute must-have for all manufacturing processes, but they do possess un...

Graduating Secured Credit Cards to Full Featured Products

In Mercator Advisory Group’s research on secured cards, we noted how the market changed since the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act) eliminated a series of unfair practices. Before the regulation, the market was filled with hard money lenders who took advantage of borrowers with sky-high interest rates and even worse junk fees. Things like application fees, activation fees, and risk fees tainted the product. The CARD Act cleaned up the business, and now top lenders, from Bank of America, Chase, Discover, and US Bank, offer worthwhile cards, with interest rates ranging from 11.65% to 24.99%, and reasonable, in-range fees.  Mastercard and Visa also came out with more rigorous standards for their franchisees. We peg the U.S. market at almost 5 million cards today, with the potential to embrace 500 percent more, given the number of low-banked, underbanked, and unbanked in the market. Working in credit for decades often brings friends and acquaintances with questions about “what is the best card for me to get?” Many times my answer is something along the lines of a Chase Freedom card, which I like because it carries an excellent reward st...

Immigrant family creates egg roll dynasty in Dallas industrial district TDMN Instagram Icon Email Icon Email Icon Instagram Icon LinkedIn Icon Instagram Icon TDMN

This year, tens of millions of these tasty Asian snacks will be sliced and diced, deep-fat fried, quick-frozen and packaged at her Dallas-based Van’s Kitchen manufacturing plant near downtown. The hand-held treats will head to 5,000 supermarkets nationwide, including Kroger, Brookshire’s, WinCo and Walmart. They’ll bring in annual sales in the $35 million-plus range for this family business founded in 1986 by Theresa’s Vietnamese immigrant parents, Kim and Van Nguyen. “We have a bit of fun with our vegetable egg rolls, putting in some edamame and water chestnuts to give them a crunch and different texture. Those are very popular,” Motter says. “We bridge the gap between what people are comfortable with and bold flavors — something that catches their interest so that it’s not, ‘I can get that anywhere.’ ” “We made some cheeseburger egg rolls last year and some chicken-taco egg rolls. They were limited-time offers,” she says. “Like that company down south that makes ice cream, we ate more than we sold.” Their most memorable: Twinkies, Zingers and brownies fried in wrappers for Bennigan’s, which named it the “Triple Bypass.” Theresa was born in Saigon as Thanhha Nguyen. Her family ...

New 2019 Peugeot 2008 SUV: specs and prices announced

The Peugeot 2008 and e-2008 SUVs are available to pre-order now, priced from £26,100 and £32,000 respectively. They’re compact crossovers, positioned below the 3008 in the French brand’s line-up and designed to rival the all-new Nissan Juke, the Skoda Kamiq and the Hyundai Kona. First deliveries are due to arrive in early 2020. From launch, the 2008 and e-2008 will only be available in Peugeot’s GT-Line specification, with the brand’s Active, Allure and flagship GT trims following early next year. Standard equipment for the launch edition cars includes a set of 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlamps, a black tailgate spoiler, a contrasting black roof, a dark chrome radiator grille and a sporty body kit with a matte chrome chin spoiler and a faux diffuser. Inside, the 2008 GT Line features half-leather upholstery with lime green stitching, heated front seats, a leather sports steering wheel, aluminium pedals, automatic air conditioning and an eight-colour customisable ambient lighting system. Buyers also get a digital instrument binnacle 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with TomTom navigation. The GT Line version of the 2008 comes with a host of standard-fit conve...

Nonprofit giving more than 1,000 new pairs of shoes to Northern Kentucky students

LUDLOW, Ky. (FOX19) – Nearly 500 students at Mary A. Goetz Elementary School in Ludlow, Ky. received new socks and athletic shoes Tuesday thanks to Samaritan’s Feet International, a humanitarian aid organization. From noon-3 p.m., Walmart employees-turned-volunteers from six states washed the children’s feet, then fitted them for their new socks and shoes. “They’ve been excited all day,” Principal Jason Steffen said of the students. “It’s been kind of a crazy day around here.” The event is one of two Samaritan’s Feet has planned in Northern Kentucky. On Thursday, Oct. 24, it will present 620 students at Lincoln Elementary School in Dayton, Ky. with new shoes and socks. The organization has a goal of giving away one million pairs of shoes in 2019 across the United States and around the world. It might seem like a simple act, but the organization believes it has lasting effects. And if only for today, it shows the children they matter. “We can never assume anything about a child or what their lot in life is,” Samaritan’s Feet Regional Director Denise Wamburg said. “Today we know they’re all the most important people here. Boys Sandals 635 West Seventh Street Cincinnati, Ohi...

Create Easy Fall Makeup Looks With These New Beauty Must Haves

At least 50 percent of the contents in a woman’s bag will consist of cosmetics. That large makeup kit taking up all your bag space would typically have a pressed powder compact, blush, concealer, eye liner, lipstick and mascara. When transitioning from one season to another or when putting together a cosmetic bag for a trip, the tendency has been to over pack. Three lip shades and two balms? Three bottles of liquid foundation? Five shades of blush? Really? Unless one is a makeup artist by profession, it makes little to no sense to carry all that cosmetic weight around on the daily. It’s a realization we come face to face with once we take a closer look at the things we lug around in our totes all day long. The truth of the matter is that we only really need a few very basic items in our purse. How much time while on-the-go do you truly have for a full retouch? How often does one need to apply concealer in a day? These were questions that I pondered upon as I watched some of the most put together women walk around with the smallest clutch bags and the chicest mini totes this season. How are they so polished without having to carry an entire beauty counter in their bags? The answe...

The New Pornographers head for Philly, with strings

The Vancouver group’s first album, 2000’s aggressively blissful Mass Romantic, seemed to come out of nowhere, and earned the indie band word-of-mouth as a “supergroup” for counting among its ranks the likes of future alt-country star Neko Case and critically acclaimed art-rocker Dan Bejar (who records solo as Destroyer). It could have been a classic one-off. But as the New Pornographers kept going with sugar-rush Electric Version in 2003 and prog-influenced Twin Cinema two years later, it became clear this was no side project — even though the loose “collective” format made for a revolving door of musicians. The most well-known members brought their A game to buttress chief songwriter Carl Newman’s oblique, shamelessly catchy tunes. They’ve subtly evolved with their shifting lineup: 2014’s Brill Bruisers brought more synthesizers into the mix, and 2017’s Whiteout Conditions contrasted the robotic influence of krautrock with political anxiety. The recently released eighth album, In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, is another good-to-great entry in the group’s canon and highlights the newest of the current eight Pornographers, violinist Simi Stone, on several tracks that dive and s...

Iowa State is researching how to make the gloves used by firefighters and first responders easier

Iowa State is researching how to make the gloves used by firefighters and first responders easier and safer to use. Guowen Song, associate professor and the Noma Scott Lloyd chair in textiles and clothing, is leading the study. Iowa State is researching how to make the gloves used by firefighters and first responders easier and safer to use. Guowen Song, associate professor and the Noma Scott Lloyd chair in textiles and clothing, is leading the study. Many gloves used by firefighters and other first responders are made of thick, bulky material designed to protect them. However, these materials can severely limit comfort and dexterity for firefighters and first responders, according to a recent study by Iowa State researchers. Guowen Song is an associate professor of apparel, events and hospitality management and the Noma Scott Lloyd chair in textiles and clothing. Song is leading the study and finding ways to increase not only safety for firefighters’ equipment, but also comfort and dexterity. A $1.5 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency will allow Song and an interdisciplinary team of Iowa State researchers to work on th...

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