Monthly Archives: October 2020

Important Advances In Building Maintenance

Living in high-rise apartments or working in an office building is part of the urban environment. Aside from housing people and businesses, these structures are home to complex raceways of wires and labyrinths of ductwork for air conditioning systems. Keeping the buildings habitable requires a maintenance effort to stay on top of things. Building technicians do everything from making sure elevator compliance certificates are current to repairing appliances. One aspect of building maintenance that has undergone significant change is in ... Read More »

Managing A Team Working Remotely: Communication Is Key

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Communication is an integral part of modern team management. Make sure communication is exchanged regularly. As a manager, you should communicate with your team two to three times more often during this pandemic transition phase than you did during normal times. Video calls and conference calls are a viable means of communication because visual contact creates a stronger bond. But not only that, you should keep in contact with the people in your life, especially our co-workers. Managers should encourage ... Read More »

Do You Have To Pay Your Taxes Quarterly As An Independent Contractor?

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Are you new to the exciting world of being a freelancer – or independent contractor? You probably have a lot of questions about finances, mostly about your taxes. Doing taxes as an independent contractor as opposed to a full-time salaried or hourly employee is pretty different. One of the most popular questions asked is whether your not you have to pay your taxes, which are called your estimated taxes, quarterly. Paying Quarterly Taxes You are required to make estimated tax payments ... Read More »

Things To Know Before Chartering A Bus

A charter bus, or motorcoach, can be reserved for large group trips. They are private and more flexible than other travel options. They can be chartered for a day or longer, depending on the trip. For example, if you want to do a tour of Galveston Island, you may search for Galveston Island bus service. However, you need to know a few things before chartering a bus. Capacity Most charter buses have a capacity of 30-60 seats. However, a minibus ... Read More »

3 Ways To Help Seniors Remain Independent

Sometimes it may seem easier to do things for our loved ones as they age, but it can be more beneficial to help seniors remain independent. These three tips can help your aging parent or other loved one retain independence. 1. Take Safety Precautions One of the main causes of loss of independence for seniors is safety concerns. Falls and other accidents can result in extended hospital stays, permanent injury, or even death. It can be a good idea to ... Read More »

Exploring 3 Career Options For Civil Engineering Graduates

Civil engineering deals with the lifecycle of the built environment, from design to construction to maintenance. It is one of the oldest engineering disciplines and includes many areas of specialization, including structural, transportation and traffic, geotechnical, hydraulics and hydrology, and construction, to name a few. If you’re considering a career in civil engineering, there is a wide range of possible paths to take. Here are three to consider. Public Sector Infrastructure systems such as roads, highways, bridges, railways, and water ... Read More »

Top 3 Benefits Of Recycling Anyone Should Know

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Over the past few decades, recycling has become an important topic of discussion for scientists, environmentalists, and government officials around the world. While the concept of taking an existing item and repurposing it or reusing its parts to create a new product is not new, the ability of companies and individuals to do so has grown immensely in modern times. There are many reasons to recycle, including conserving natural resources, job creation, and protecting the environment. 1. Conserves Natural Resources ... Read More »