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A recently added feature on Sendible’s social media management dashboard is the ability to update the cover photo of your Facebook page from within the management console.

In this post, we’ll take you step by step through the process of setting up and then updating the page’s cover photo. To begin with our Facebook page doesn’t have a cover photo, although if it did we would just be updating it.

Step 1: Add your Facebook Cover Photo service
a) Open the Add/Edit Services tab, and from within the Add Service pane, open the Photos tab.

b) Next, choose Facebook Cover Photo by clicking Add. If you’re not already logged into Facebook, you’ll be given the opportunity to.

c) Now, choose the Facebook Page you want to use from the list of those you administer and click Save Settings.

d) Click OK when the pop up shows.

e) You should now…

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A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms

How much Green are our Green Homes?

Introduction.
Nowadays we care for growing trees likewise reduction of carbon content in society in which we like to live. Each year students are asked to plant at least a sapling in their school campus on the occasion of World Environment Day. Almost a handsome strength gathers to make the mark. Educational activities are conducted and a very obvious speech, I mean a student is well acquainted with the matter, is addressed by the chief guests. We all enjoy the day with refreshment provided by the organisation. This all activities results into spreading the word of Sustainable Future Living. Well what is wrong here? We have never cared for nourishing these plants. How many times we sprinkle water, or care for managing it to grow (trimming, cutting etc.)?In fact if not the gardener who cares there would be no shrubs around my campus (I suppose). Same thing happens when we consider to be our house.

Power Generation System .
Consider from where the chain begins. We produce electrical energy from steam boiler where we pressurise water and make turbines to rotate as a result of power production. Thermal Energy has played a role for power production. During winters we use electric room heater and geysers and other appliances to increase the temperature. We simply states if 1000kW is the rating of appliance we are wasting more than 1000Kw (if we consider power transmission and efficiency) a loop chain is formed with loss of energy. Hence it is said to be a Thermodynamic crime! Where the energy is flowing? Designers go for sealing the room volumetrically adding extra insulating material to prove it to be an Energy efficient Green Home. Systems like increasing the temperature should be designed separately from our power grid system, may be fuel based appliances may be proffered over electrical based.

Water Efficiency.
We install a rainwater harvesting system which collects water to manage the water efficiency of home. Knowing that we as an architect design bathtubs and fountains in the very same house were recreation is the only motive. Although how much you recycle the water, by performing this activity we are losing electrical energy as well as water loss due to evaporation. On one part we improve Green creditability and on the other we loss it for mere luxury.

The Next Mass Transit System.

This video features solution to the present day scenario for developing as well as developed nation were traffic activity jumps expontentially.

This man has a vision to develop mass transit system that to with minimal possible usage of resources.All he states is that to change the approch to mass transit design ehich we find in our daily life.

Many european Tram and Road based transit system needs a part of land (may be as divider between the highways), which creates to add another traffic safety consideration for the other drivers.Further the whole street scape gets disturbed due to the wire mesh all over the road,which further seems difficult for electrically safe city.

Due to the innovation fuel based engine which seems quite apt for future demand and also possible,a new system is generated without influencing the other.This is a another way towards sustainable city project.Where mass transit system is fast and reliable.Huge investments are to be made but this product design seems to be a profitable only with government initiative.

In India were Delhi Board as recently approved (1st Jan 2011) new low floor bus engines running on the roads.Is this the solution for avoiding mishaps?I suppose no.We need to find more rational approach which we find already installed right outside the other part of the world.

Revit Architecture 2011

It is a tool which saves an architect’s life from burning him/her out of clients.When Plans are to be changed and so the other normal views like section, elevation etc.. will require extra time if not the BIM Revit marvelous product by autodesk.Therefore it is very important that when you modify a plan, elevation every other views are to be changed.

Lets have two perspective one from architect side and the other from clients

Revit architecture for clients.

Their aim is to extract as many possibilities of best possible built form with a financial restrictions, this is how clients are defined.When they need help from architects they want lavishness from a bit piece of land, may be closed from all other 3 sides.

Once I had a change to plan a house of my relative and was got stuck in a great issues where nobody can help but Revit.

In my case the plot size was squeezed out from a 3 sided covered by neighbor housing.This makes your creativity to a minimal level because in that case no skills are required , no energy saving green concepts ,no wind flow and no sun path.Immediate reaction after seeing such a condition is to get rid off the project,but you have t0 still carry on.

When you start planning thinking that a all functions are properly done and every inch of your designed has cleared all your site bye-law,taking all night you start drafting and get into the visualization,the other day Client comes and mentions that he needs to make out one more room instead of porch and garden.

Oh its all messed up.You dream for becoming a great architect and the client makes to drafter.At that time you will start of think why he heired me? Really you can stay off your clients but you cant be able to manage you relatives house designs.

Revit Architecture for  -Architects

When it comes for deadline submissions its so easy.Get started with plans and its all done with 3-d views also.