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Robert Dechant
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Hello everyone, I hope you guys have been doing well. I’ve been a bit busy lately, but now that I’m caught with my work and various other stuff, I have decided to continue with the theme of foundation movement.  Last time, we talked about cracks in the…

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A fair number of the house inspections I do involve assessing gypsum board cracks and determining if there is a correlation to any possible foundation movement. This blogposts discusses two main types of cracks and how to use their condition to evaluate…

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that unless plans change, I’ll probably cancel my account on google plus seeing as I haven’t checked it over a year.  However, I still ocassionally blog at my wordpress account (teckdeck2008.wordpress.com) and will try to get back into that as a new years resolution.  Feel free to follow me on my other social networks as well if you want to see what I’m up to.  Thanks for the good conversations guys! :-)

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Hello everyone, I hope your weekend went well.  I went to see the new Bond movie with my brother Friday and last night I went to a west coast swing dancing class and social event.  Other than that, I’ve been doing my usual stuff like working out and my…

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There is a lot of advice about how to make a goal SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. However, advice on determining what your new goals should be is not discussed as often. Hopefully, by following these 4 steps, you can…

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Color: dark purple
Nose: red fruit, currant, stringent
Taste: cherry preserves, pomegranite, red fruit, currant, undercurrent of candy, oakey tannens
Mouthfeel: very viscous with a heavy body
Comments: decent wine but needs to be paired with a heavy food like a steak, seems a bit unbalanced on the midpalate and finish, also tastes high in alcohol content http://www.vivino.com/s/557cf0b00fad4
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Hello everyone, I hope your weekend went well.  Today, I would like to discuss some basic working out routines.  Again, it is not something that is a technical engineering topic.  However, it is something that helps me stay in shape and more productive –…

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Achieving Long Term Goals Using the Rule of Three

Hello everyone, I hope everything is going well.  Today I want to go off of the usual engineering topic and share a recent idea I heard about from a guest speaker at a church event.  The idea is to basically limit yourself to a few important tasks for the…

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Using the Incorporation of Engineering in Improving Government Functions

Hello everyone, I hope y’all have been doing well.  Today I would like discuss ways to improve our country by involving engineers and engineering concepts in the management of our national systems.  I have narrowed it down what I believe to be the 5 basic…

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Improved Applications of 3-D Printing in Building Construction

     Hello everyone, I hope y’all have been doing well.  Today I would like to talk about an improved application of 3D in building construction.  For a while now, 3-D printing has been applied to building construction on a smaller scale.  However, the…
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