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Low bids have put a lot of contractors out of business. Consumers have also paid the price in accepting low bids since these types of jobs often result in unwanted and costly problems later on down the road. Typically it’s the unqualified or inexperienced installers that offer unrealistic (low) bids to get a job. Read More
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High in the Andes Mountains of Peru is the ancient city of Machu Picchu, straddled between granite peaks and surrounded by tropical forest. It is 8,000 feet above sea level and its two hundred (+-) stone structures are built over … Continue reading
The Roman Empire (Western, from 27 BC to 476 AD) was a period in history in which human ingenuity flourished and engineering skills reached new heights. The Romans have been credited with the discovery of two key elements that revolutionized the way that structures were built: mortar and the arch. Continue reading
The Taj Mahal was built between 1631 and 1654 In Agra, India. It is a mausoleum constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved third wife. It reportedly took some 20,000 artisans, craftsmen and laborers to complete the entire project, which is made up of other structures besides the iconic main building. Continue reading