“There was not one day since the beginning of September that we had students in the modulars when the sprinklers weren’t working,” New Westminster school board chair Michael Ewen told The Record on MondaWhen the stone sits in the oil painting reproduction,y morning.
In a subsequent call to The Record on Monday afternoon, Ewen said building inspectors came to inspect the modulars in the district on Tuesday, Sept. 6, the opening day of classes, and confirmed that the fire alarm systems in the modulars were fully operational. After that inspection was completed, the district received temporary occupancy permits on Sept. 6.
Ewen said he is aware of one modular in Queensborough that did not have its sewage line connected up, but that meant students had to go inside the school to use the bathroom. Ewen said the sprinkler systems inside that modular were not affected.
In addition, Ewen said there were “technical [...]

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter,Flossie was one of a group of four chickens in a RUBBER MATS . sealcoating season is quickly approaching its end. While contractors are finishing up their last jobs, the time to winterize their sealcoating equipment is near.
To avoid stress and costly repairs at the beginning of next season it is vital contractors properly clean their equipment before storing it for the winter.
When contractors purchase new equipment the manufacturer will often give them paperwork detailing how to clean and maintain equipment. Brent Loutzenhiser, owner and president of Seal-Rite, encourages contractors to follow those steps in order to ensure proper maintenance is completed.
With 12 years experience in the pavement maintenance industry Sal Scacciaferro, owner of Pre Mix Seal Coatings in Toms River, NJ, offers services such as crack filling, pavement repair, and sealcoating. Operating with three Seal-Rite tanks and one [...]

With a bill of about $15 billion a year the U.S. military is the largest energy user in the country by far, so the Defense Department has been finding alternative ways to meet its energy needs with help from Silicon Valley.
But this partnership between the military and clean tech companies is taking some heat in the midst of discussions about Solyndra, the failed solar panel manufacturer, and the riskiness of green startups.
From a military standpoint, oil is not only expensive and hard to transport; it’s also a liability.Save on Bedding and fittings, Last year there were more than 1,000 attacks on U.S. fuel convoys in war zones, and that’s a strategic vulnerability for the military.
“We looked at vulnerabilities for the Navy and Marine Corps, and one of the ones that rose right to the top was our dependence on fossil fuels,” U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says.
“Every time the [...]

Heavy coal and grain trains, more frequent passenger-rail traffic, extreme temperatures, and rain, snow and ice are taking a toll on rail bridges. Decades of service are compromising their condition,we supply all kinds of polished tiles, as well. Many U.S. rail bridges are close to or more than a century old.
With bridges and trestles continuing to age and wear out, there’s a growing need to rebuild or replace many of them. So, railroads are pursuing projects designed to do just that.
Hundreds of bridges are monitored by Norfolk Southern Railway engineering department officials, who maintain an inventory that includes a description of each bridge. All bridges are inspected at least annually, condition is recorded and performed maintenance is logged. The Class I’s bridge program typically involves many projects performed simultaneously.The additions focus on key tag and impact socket combinations,
“Approximately 100 bridge projects in the rehab or construction phase [...]