Saturday, January 30, 2010

Laminated glass - simplification

Laminated glass is made by bonding two pieces of glass with a piece of film and adhesive. Glass tint comes from the colour of the film being used to bond the glass. The features of laminated glass are :

1. Filter out ultraviolet rays.

2. Absorb sound.

3. Various tint to match the colour theme of surrounding place.

4. Cutting down transmission of heat outside in and inside out of the premise, thus saving energy.

5. When the glass cracks, the splinters will adhere to the film and not scatter ; this characteristic makes laminated glass a high safety glass.

6. Tint and thickness type : 6mm+, 8mm+, 10mm+, 12mm+, Clear, Blue, Green, Bronze and Grey.

Friday, January 29, 2010

One-and-a-half leaf swing door on floor closer

Photos of a one-and-a-half leaf swing door on floor closer that replaced a wooden door at the fire exit.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Suspended sliding door / Hanging door without bottom track

Hanging door without bottom track aka suspended sliding door has the following features :

1. Many designs and colours for the in-fill panel such as polystyrene, acrylic, airbrush fiberglass, colour glass or the standard type of glass.

2. Aluminium frame with new finishes as well as powder coating which has a wide range of colours to choose from.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Single sliding door

Single sliding door is used for rooms in office and showroom for the following reasons :

1. It does not take away space from the existing opening for the door.

2. It does not take up extra space in the room it is being installed when the door is opened.

3. The room looks neat and organised with a sliding door in place.

Suspended sliding door

Suspended sliding door is used in the production area of a factory for the following reasons :

1. Trolley, hand truck, hand pallet truck which are used to move the products will not damage the track as there is none in use.

2. There will be no extra manhour spent to clear the track of sliding door which is a dirt trap. If this is not done, the roller will get spoilt easily.

3. It doesn't take up space from the opening of the door.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Something for deliberation (22)

We had dinner at one of the seafood restaurants in a fishing village last weekend. There are around ten restaurants along that stretch of main road in the village.

My children were hungry when we reached there. To avoid waiting too long for the food, I went to the restaurant that had the least cars in the open car park . From the car park, I could see only few tables occupied and there were few workers standing by the tables.

As usual when we went to seafood restaurant, we ordered for prawns, crabs, fish. The taste of the food was acceptable but the size and freshness of the seafood was below par.

It was at this time our conversation led to these points :

1. The restaurant with the least customers / business will get smaller, less fresh seafood supply as compared to the rest. All of the restaurant operators may be getting their supply from the same supplier.

2. The restaurant with bigger crowd / sales will get bigger, fresher seafood supply and get more customers, better sales.

3. The seafood supplier will give the bigger customer bigger, fresher supply as he can order larger volume.

4. The restaurant with bigger crowd / better sales will keep getting bigger, fresher seafood supply and further improve on his sales while the restaurant with least customers / business will keep getting smaller, less fresh supply and his business will not improve much if it does not get worse.

The pattern of how things take place like the one faced by the restaurant operator are also faced by other businesses. The vicious cycle must be broken or rather avoided. So, if business is not good, don't wait for things to happen. Make things happen. Or else things will move in cycle, dictated by the pattern.

This is one trap to avoid so that one doesn't fall into the vicious cycle which has a high degree of predictability if not a certainty which is.......sure-die.

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