Dents in the Ceiling is a first-hand account from more than 30 African American women in Corporate America about navigating sexism and racism, forging allies, and rebounding resiliently throughout their careers.
The magic and secrets of the stars When Noemi's father dies, leaving her an orphan, her unpleasant relatives don't waste any time before shipping her off to a poor, out-of-the-way boarding school. For Noemi, that turns out to be the best thing they could ever do for her—and the worst. She learns of the powerful magic at her command... and of the danger that threatens her, simply because of the star that guides her. Many people would like to control or destroy her, and she cannot tell who to trust.
This Preservation Brief (#49) within the Preservation Briefs series produced by the U.S. National Park Service, Technical Preservation Services Division, provides a short history of decorative metal for ceiling and wall applications; outlines information on appropriate maintenance and repair work; describes methods for paint removal; and includes guidance on replacement. While focusing on "pressed" or "stamped" steel, which was and still is the most common form of decorative metal ceilings, much of the same information applies to the lesser-used zinc and copper. Back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a product of the Industrial Revolution, these products were mass-marketed through trade catalogs, home-improvement journals, and builders' magazines, and even by Sears, Roebuck and Company. The product became available in many patterns, both plain and elaborate, and emulated the popular architectural styles of the period. It was used to repair and upgrade existing spaces as well as in new construction. A common substitute for decorative plaster and decorative woodwork, pressed metal was most widely installed as ceilings and cornices, and to a lesser extent as wainscots and wall finishes. This decorative element is seen as having a resurgence in today's society, both as a historic finish material and for new applications. Pressed-metal ceilings and walls are important, character-defining interior finishes that can be found in almost all types of historic buildings, from stores to offices and churches to factories. Understanding and copying the distinctive qualities of individual design patterns, utilizing appropriate installation techniques, and creating compatible finishes are important components of good replacement work. While maintenance and repair are always the preferred treatment, available products today enable many historic patterns to be closely matched in cases of badly deteriorated metal walls and ceilings or where missing altogether. Manufacturers of these materials, home and office contractors and construction crews, historic and registered landmark homes and property owners, architects, and some building inspectors may be interested in this Brief. Related products: Construction & Architecture resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/science-technology/construction-architecture
THE EXIT INTERVIEW is a story about the competitiveness between two business, oriented buddies whose friendship became marred by jealousy and envy, ended in tragic circumstances, or at best, melodramatically. In LOVE IS A DRUM, Pops is a senior citizen who shares the spotlight with Malcolm, a young romantic who projects himself years ahead of his time to emphasize with the old man. THE EMPTY STAGE is a story that indulges in the often beguiling concept of reality. It speaks to a reality that Billy, a television cameraman, and Walter, a character actor, both finds it difficult to identify actuality. BLOOD AND WINE is a story that shows the need for our compassion in understanding the vagrant and try to ease if not remedy his eerie, and dismal world of existence.
The National Park Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior, knows preservation. In its hundred-year existence, the service has dealt with just about every problem an old structure can have. Whether it is removing graffiti in Manhattan or rebuilding a barn in Oregon, the National Park Service knows what to do. Here are the official U.S. guidelines, a lively and instructive collection of tried and tested knowledge and reliable techniques, written by the top experts in the field. Over forty fully illustrated chapters addressing topics such as: — cleaning and waterproof coating of historic masonry — roofing for historic buildings — the preservation of historic glazed architectural terra-cotta — exterior paint problems on historic woodwork — the preservation of historic barns — heating, ventilating, and cooling historic buildings — historic signs — applied decoration for historic interiors — using substitute materials on historic building exteriors — understanding old buildings — understanding architectural cast iron Every chapter is written with the utmost detail and clarity so that any reader can perform the safest and most historically accurate repairs. The book also offers invaluable advice on what not to do that can save a homeowner thousands of dollars, hours, and perhaps a priceless piece of architecture. For the hobbyist or the professional restorer, The Preservation of Historic Architecture is the definitive government text on restoring, repairing, and preserving old buildings.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor
Hearings Before the Special Subcommittee on Labor of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, Second Session, a General Investigation of the Davis-Bacon Act and Its Administration ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Special Subcommittee on Labor
Hearings Before the Special Subcommittee on Labor of the Committee on Education and Labor House of Representatives, Eighty-seventh Congress, Second Session, a General Investigation of the Davis-Bacon Act and Its Administration
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Special Subcommittee on Labor