Month: November 2020

Homeless Woman Hog-tied By CHP and Removed From Abandoned Home


IEDE academics win funding for project investigating the ideal indoor soundscape during the pandemic | UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering

Academics at the Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering have won funding from CIBSE to investigate Home as a place of rest and work: the ideal indoor soundscape during the COVID-19 pandemic (and beyond).

Woman works from home on a window ledge

IEDE academics Professor Jian Kang, Dr Francesco Aletta and Dr Tin Oberman in cooperation with Professor Rossano Albatici (Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Trento), Dr Francesco Babich and Simone Torresin (Eurac Research, Institute for Renewable Energy) have been awarded funding by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). 

Due to the COVID outbreak and consequent lockdown situation, home


Slim supply of building materials had one builder chasing lumber truck | Business

Marling Lumber lumberyard manager Robbie Hurst said the last customer he knows of who found tongue-and-groove deck boards did so in an unorthodox way.

The customer spotted a semitrailer truck hauling a load of decking lumber down the highway and followed it. The customer tailed the semi for 10 miles until it reached its destination: a local Home Depot store.

“It was late at night, and the driver of the lumber truck just parked the vehicle,” Hurst said.

“The first thing the next morning, the customer rushed back out to that Home Depot and bought up all the deck boards


New California stay-at-home order in effect due to coronavirus

A modified stay-at-home order goes into effect for much of California as of Saturday morning, part of a new effort to slow the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

Here are the details of the order:

  • Prohibits most nonessential activity outside the home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. in purple tier counties. Activities banned include all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside one’s residence, lodging or temporary accommodation with members of other households.
  • Allows people to leave home to walk their dog or take walks with people they live with, buy groceries or

The Best Free Interior Design Apps | Real Estate

Shot of a smiling middle aged woman holding in hand a cup of tea and using her handy while painting wall in her new home under construction.

Use tech to get creative with your next interior design project.

Sprucing up your home, or even building a new addition, is best done with some planning. Fortunately, plenty of apps are available for Android and Apple smartphone or tablet users to help with the design, planning, professional consultation and even buying stages of freshening up a space – whether that means a full room renovation or a simple paint color change. Read on for the seven best free interior design apps for consumers.

Updated on Jan. 27, 2020: This story was published at an earlier date and has been