Civil engineering is one of the oldest forms of engineering and encompasses many forms of engineering we think of today. Areas such as architectural engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering and construction engineering among others. Generally speaking, civil engineering deals with the design and construction we see all over the place, things such as roads, bridges, and buildings. Most governmental building, for instance, tends to fall under civil engineering. The building plans, analysis, and structural report done for almost every project has its roots in civil engineering.
Although vitally important to society, it is not something we read about on a daily basis. Continue reading Learning More About Civil Engineering
The Marq in Tampa Florida exemplifies the new standard in apartment living and what Americans are becoming to expect when they think about renting. For the longest time Americans have viewed apartments as a temporary living space while they were working towards purchasing a house and they were never seen as much more than a temporary arrangement to most people. These days apartment living is on the rise and not just because the housing bust, over priced housing or harder to get bank loans. As a society we are beginning to shift away from home ownership towards apartment communities and looking at The Marq in Tampa Florida it’s easy to see why.
Apartment communities in the past were basically four walls a laundry room on premises and if you were lucky, a pool. Today the apartment experience is much different because designers and property managers realized that Americans need and demand so much more. The classic box style apartment has given way to flowing floor plans that offer the best in quality amenities and hardware. Continue reading The New Standard in Apartment Living
I had a child very young and out of wedlock. So, I had little chance to go to school very early on and gain a degree that would help me get a valuable job. But what I did have is a supportive mother who took care of my child during the day so that I could work without needing to pay extra for childcare. Again, with little skill to join a company, I started my own landscaping business by myself. Long, hot hours in the sun meant that I smelled and had feminine hygiene issues. I bought Crystal X after hearing from my mom that it works. I hoped that she was correct.
It seems common in this world for a male to work long hours and be a bit smelly, and people seem to accept that. But as a female, things do not work quite that same way. I did not need to smell like I had not taken a shower in a week when I met with prospective clients. And while I did try to meet with prospective clients early in the morning, it just was not possible at all times. I needed to meet with them on a schedule that fit their needs. And of course, I cannot run home to take a shower before every one of these meetings. My only choice was to figure out how to make myself as presentable as possible before meeting up with anyone later in the day.
While mom said that Crystal X worked well for her, she is also not spending her days outside working like I do. So, the real test to find out if the product worked was to try it out on someone like me. Luckily, it worked great. I feel so much more fresher now, and I do not have any worries when I meet new people as a result.
I can remember when I first learned about the Internet. It fascinated me to learn what it was all about, but it is funny to think that I did not realize how many great things we would soon be able to do on it. For example, I can now download Korean drama programming and watch it anywhere. I live in another country where there are no shows on TV like that, but online, anything is possible when it comes to shows and many more things.
It is interesting how depressing it can be to not be able to use your computer when it breaks down. This is because there’s such a rich world of so many possibilities when you are online. Regular life seems so boring, but you can hop on the Internet and quickly find something that makes you smile, laugh or cry. Continue reading My Husband is Now Participating in My New Hobby
When I first asked my wife what she thought about getting into real estate where we would own local apartment buildings, she was all for it. Then both of us wanted out when we were having trouble getting our apartments leased. We put a lot of money into renovations to attract young professionals as tenants. It took a few months for me to find www.multifamilytraffic.com, but they helped us get the traffic to our website to keep our apartments leased.
We had quite a few units that sat empty for months. We had people calling about the apartments, but it was the wrong people. Ours were more for singles or couples without children. Perfectly suited to the demographic of programmers, healthcare workers and other professionals we wanted to attract. Not suited for families with two or three kids. We wanted to buy a place for that type of tenant, but we did not own any places like that back then.
The www.multifamilytraffic.com team helped us get calls and traffic that was our demographic. It was a breeze then to lease our places. Continue reading We Went from Having Empty Apartments to Buying Another Property in No Time
I worked in marketing for about 10 years with a large, well-known company. I really liked the job, but I really prefer not working for someone else. I wanted to be able to call the shots, so I put in my two weeks notice and left on good terms. I know enough now about music sync companies and other things that I should be able to do decently with my own group of employees and clients.
I have three friends who are also in marketing. Each of them expressed interest in working for me if I branched out on my own. I gave them enough notice before I quit so that they could do the same if they were serious about working for me. Luckily, each of them was up to the task, and I hired each of them. Continue reading I Have Started Up My Own Company
I have just begun to look for a nicer place to live, mostly one with a nicer person to deal with also. The place I am staying belongs to a company, but the president left one of his relatives in charge and this guy is pretty strange and extremely hard to get along with. It is not as though I am really happy with the way that they keep raising the rent either. I have been looking at web pages like this one, http://www.sol.com.sg and trying to figure out if I can afford the sort of place I want. Of course the big decision for me is whether or not to move in with my girlfriend. We have been dating since the last year of high school and all through college, although we did not go to the same college. Continue reading Trying to Figure out How Nice a Place I Can Afford
I would guess that there are not a lot of geniuses in prison, but there are probably a whole lot of people who think that they are smarter than they really are. I have one of those nice new ADT home security systems and apparently this guy who tried to break into my place believed that he was smart enough to bypass the system. At least that is what the police detective told me. Apparently some guy this genius knew sold him something which was supposed to hack into my security system. It seems more likely that the guy was not a great friend to this thief and was looking to remove him from the picture. That is what the detective thought at least. Continue reading Some Guy Tried to Break into My Place
Finding a venue for your band to play usually isn’t difficult. Most cities are overflowing with bars and clubs that welcome live entertainment. You might want to try a different type of venue to showcase your talent. With today’s focus on environmental concerns, your fans will appreciate it when you show you are willing to do your part. Outdoor venues have been around for as long as people have been able to carry a tune. They can be as simple as an open field for an afternoon acoustic arrangement. Most outdoor venues today will require the use of portable power or access to a nearby power source. These days, solar powered outdoor venues are becoming more popular and let music lovers share their appreciation for the earth, as well as your music.
A solar powered outdoor venue makes use of the sun’s energy to power all of your equipment, including amplifiers and lighting. Continue reading Solar Powered Outdoor Venues Help Your Band Go Green
A recent trip out to New York City made me realize how much a venue can really help or harm a band. I was visiting friends near New York for a good week or so while I was taking a break from work, and I had decided that I would try to catch as much music as I possibly could. After all, I love live music and I really don’t get to feel the whole ambiance of the city often. So, I figured that I would combine two of my favorite things in this activity. It was an enjoyable experience, but also a very interesting study.
First, I knew that I wanted to check out some of the smaller scenes. I played in a band in college that frequented pubs and bars, and so this was the environment that I knew best. We were a jam band, providing ambiance for any given bar, and so we thrived when people were active, talking, drinking, and not sitting with their hands quietly folded on their laps. Continue reading Checking out the Venues in New York City