How to Properly Use a Roof Safety Harness

Jene J. Long

Getting up to the roof safely is the first step

These buildings tend to accumulate a large amount of snow on them, which is seen as a factor in their insulation. The pitch of the roof is in part determined by the roofing material available, a pitch of 3/12 or greater slope generally being covered with asphalt shingles, wood shake, corrugated steel, slate or tile. Some roofing materials, particularly those of natural fibrous material, such as thatch, have excellent insulating properties. For those that do not, extra insulation is often installed under the outer layer. In developed countries, the majority of dwellings have a ceiling installed under the structural members of the roof.

Also, some do not have the soundproofing of modern products, and the homeowner wants to upgrade while keeping a high-quality product overhead. A large part of a roofer’s work will be repairing roofs, by removing and replacing … Read More

This award-winning post-pandemic office design with individual sealed pods offers a glimpse at what returning to the office could look like

Jene J. Long
Q.workntine office pods.
Q.workntine office pods.

Mohamed M. Radwan

  • White collar employees around the world suddenly began working remotely en masse as the coronavirus pandemic closed offices.

  • While workers are already being asked to return in some states, offices in hotspots are working on potential solutions for offices that make social distancing difficult. 

  • Designer Mohamed Radwan’s prototype adds hexagonal pods and air purifiers to offices.

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Offices are probably going to look very different as workers return after working remotely during the coronavirus. Open floor plans, shared snacks, and even places for napping or hanging out were once markers of trendy places to work, but now safety is a concern as well.

Egyptian architect and designer Mohamed Radwan created a system of office pod for the post-COVID-19 workplace, for a project called “Q.workntine.” Last month, the design was recognized with an award in the Responsible Design

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