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Mighty Buildings 3D-Printed Homes Points To The Future Of Sustainable Housing

There is a problem with housing in this country. From decades of bad public housing policy to retrofitting the suburbs for sustainability to near consistent affordable housing shortages, we have to start looking at more innovative housing solutions. Not looking to solve all that, but certainly falling somewhere within the mix is Mighty Buildings, an Oakland based company 3D-printing generally affordable homes. All you have to do is find a place to put them.

Which, isn’t too far fetched a concept. People are building apartments in their backyards and from a luxury standpoint, offices or extra rooms in the backyard. Like container homes, 3D printed homes seek to offer a generally affordable alternative to a small, sustainable home created in a non-traditional manner. 3D-printed homes are not a new concept but have mostly been stuck in the conceptual phase until recently.

Mighty Buildings built

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Red Flag Fire Warning Conditions Return; 293 Homes, 272 Commercial Buildings Destroyed; Chance Of Rain Next Weekend

ST. HELENA (CBS SF) — Weary firefighters, including National Guard units and prison inmate crews, took advantage of calm winds and cooler temperatures early Saturday, expanding containment of the massive Glass Fire to 10 percent and allowing evacuated residents of Calistoga and Angwin to breath their first sighs of relief in nearly a week.

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Meanwhile, weather forecasters were keeping on an eye on a front developing in the Pacific that could bring much needed showers to the San Francisco Bay Area next weekend. Of particular interest, National Weather Service forecasters said, were plumes of moisture spinning toward Northern California from Hurricane Marie.

“In general, in looking at trends would say that confidence is increasing for some type of precipitation by next weekend,” the weather service said. “Rain amounts all over the board based on if Marie gets ingested as well as where (the) cold front would move onshore.

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Renovation of heritage buildings begins


KARACHI:

The renovation work of historical buildings and parks and plantation drive had been initiated, shared parks director-general Taha Saleem while reviewing renovation work at Khaliq Dina Hall on Sunday.

He stated that the new Karachi administrator, Iftikhar Shallwani, had decided to not hand over any heritage building to other institutions, adding that past decisions taken in this regard would not be acceptable either.

He pointed out that Khaliq Dina Hall was a historic venue, where Pakistan Movement leaders Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Maulana Shaukat Ali Jauhar and their companions were tried and convicted for treason.

“Several Muslim League meetings took place in the hall before the creation of Pakistan,” he went on to asy, adding that the building was established by Seth Ghulam Hussain Khaliq Dina from his personal resources and handed it over to the municipal corporation. Since then, he explained, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had been

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HVAC Contractors for Commercial Buildings – 5 Things To Look For

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems are used for the heating and cooling of residential and commercial buildings. They also have an extra benefit that most people are unaware of: many HVAC systems are able to purify the air inside a building while maintaining a constant temperature.

Such systems are able to remove contaminants that include chemicals, organic compounds, and odors. If these systems are well taken care of they help create a fresh and comfortable environment in the building wherever they have been installed.

As these systems are proving to be the most efficient and cost effective out on the market, companies all over the country are installing them in increasing numbers, and there are many reasons why you should have a system installed as well. There are, however, some things to be aware of when installing your own HVAC system.

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Mold Remediation In Homes and Buildings

Mold remediation is the process of removing mold from a home or building. Mold remediation should only be conducted by trained professionals, as mold can cause health problems in individuals. If you suspect mold growth in your home in places such as in between walls on in areas that are inaccessible, call a professional to give you a mold assessment.

Everyone has seen mold, usually in the bathroom when tiles haven’t been cleaned in a long time, but mold can grow in many different places, for example wet or damp clothes that have been left where they can’t dry for several days or in homes where a water pipe has been leaking or pipes have burst. Flooding is another cause of mold growth. Even something as simple as building over damp concrete can cause mold to thrive.

Mold grows when spores attach to a suitable surface such as a damp … Read More

Prefabricated Storage Buildings

Storage is an essential requirement of all residential, commercial and industrial establishments. When it is needed urgently and with lower costs, it makes sense to go in for Prefabricated Storage Buildings. They can be made in all sizes and designs to suit individual needs.

It is very common to see a Prefabricated Building being used for agricultural commodities storage, commercial and industrial warehouses, pesticides, chemicals, construction material and household spares. For storage facilities, these buildings need to be designed in such a manner that they can help in storing the material without damage from the elements, and thieves. Thus, there are special manufacturers for storage buildings for chemicals, grains and the like. Usually, the look of Prefabricated Storage Buildings is very simple; functionality is given more emphasis. For large warehouses, where monitoring of the inventory is required, cabins can be provided for staff. Again, these structures can be portable or … Read More

Green Buildings Are the Wave of New Commercial Buildings – Green Homes and Renovations Save Money

Green buildings are the wave of new building improvements. Green homes, home renovations and products also save money! It is my opinion that most people may be uninformed about the many benefits in green homes,green home renovations and eco-friendly products and practices.

Building construction is evolving and becoming more in-line, in America, with how buildings are constructed overseas. It is our responsibility to build our homes and office buildings in agreement and respect for our planet.

Environmental consciousness is a part of our perceived agreement to be aware of planetary and environmental health in consciousness to satisfy or hopefully,supersede our human responsibility by impacting the factors of our responsibility of our responsibility in the equation, for a healthier planet, while living in harmony with nature and the elements.

Collective planetary preservation is a gain for attaining an advantageous edge over the years of work that is needed to complete our … Read More