Category: Building Material

RCC leaders cut ribbon on campus’ new burn building, approve $36 million 2020-21 budget


			
				                                Robeson Community College officials cut the ribbon Monday on a new burn building, a project three years in the making. The structure will be used to simulate fire scenarios to help train law enforcement, emergency services personnel and firefighters.
                                 Tomeka Sinclair | The Robesonian

Robeson Community College officials cut the ribbon Monday on a new burn building, a project three years in the making. The structure will be used to simulate fire scenarios to help train law enforcement, emergency services personnel and firefighters.

Tomeka Sinclair | The Robesonian

LUMBERTON — The ribbon was cut Monday on a new Robeson Community College building officials hope to soon set on fire.

“It’s not every day you have a building you get to burn down over and over again,” RCC President Melissa Singler said. “Fun times.”

The building in question, a burn building, sits at the college’s

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Home-builder confidence soars to all-time high despite rising material costs

The numbers: Home builders are more confident about the state of their industry than ever before as foot traffic of prospective buyers continues to improve, according to research from a trade group released Wednesday.

The National Association of Home Builders’ monthly confidence index rose five points to a reading of 83 in September. The index reading was the highest on record in the 35-year history of the data series, surpassing the previous month’s record high.

“The suburban shift for home building is keeping builders busy, supported on the demand side by low interest rates,” Robert Dietz, chief economist for the

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Orange Coast College’s $113-million Student Union, College Center near completion

Orange Coast College has been a relative ghost town since students transitioned to distance learning in March during the coronavirus pandemic, but for work crews, planners and designers the past few months have been busier than ever.

And that work is beginning to bear fruit as officials with Orange Coast — still mainly closed as online instruction continues through the fall — announce the completion of several major building projects on the Costa Mesa campus that have been in the pipeline for more than a decade.

Without the usual fanfare of a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public unveiling, work wrapped up

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It is all about the toppings

Graphene: It is all about the toppings
Indium oxide on a graphene layer. Credit: Vienna University of Technology

Graphene consists of a single layer of carbon atoms. Exceptional electronic, thermal, mechanical, and optical properties have made graphene one of the most studied materials at the moment. For many applications in electronics and energy technology, however, graphene must be combined with other materials. Since graphene is so thin, its properties drastically change when other materials are brought into direct contact with it.


However, combining graphene with other materials at the molecular level is difficult. The way graphene interacts with other materials depends not only on which material you

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