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Video : Pre-pour of Post-Tensioned Concrete Loading Dock

Repairs to mildly-reinforced concrete and asphalt loading dock driveway.  AMSYSCO used post-tensioned concrete in order to increase long-term durability of the concrete member.  This loading dock experiences heavy-duty loads from flatbed trucks (over 40,000 lbs) and forklift traffic. (Video from September 2014) ____________________________________________Copyright © 2015 by AMSYSCO, Inc. All rights reserved. Source link…

Video : Around the World with Post-Tensioning

Walking around a bundle of post-tensioning tendons ready to be shipped to a construction jobsite! – Neel Khosa, Vice President ____________________________________________Copyright © 2015 by AMSYSCO, Inc. All rights reserved. This entry was posted in AMSYSCO News, Video and tagged Post Tensioning, YouTube Video. Bookmark the permalink. Source link…

The Evolution of NPR’s Picture Stories – Learning

In September of 2012, Claire O’Neill and I published a story about an amateur photographer named Charles Cushman. Cushman was a rare character for a couple of reasons. First, he was shooting in color at a time that most photographers were shooting in black and white, and though he was an amateur, he had an incredible instinct for making great pictures. His story and his photography were amazing, and we knew there was an opportunity to do something different with…

Google Trends : Concrete vs. Steel

I revisited an interesting (and free) tool on the internet called Google Trends.  It allows the user to “explore Google trending search topics.”  Since this is a construction-related blog, I decided to run explore the topics of “Concrete,” “Steel” and “Construction.”  After all, post-tensioning is a combination of high-strength steel and concrete. All graphs are based on a query run from January 2011 to January 2015 within the United States – Business & Industrial topics.  However, queries can be run starting…

Switching to OAuth in the App Template

Suyeon Son and David Eads re-worked the authentication mechanism for accessing Google Spreadsheets with the NPR Visuals App Template. This is a significant change for App Template users. Here’s why we did it and how it works. Most App Template developers only need to consult the Configuring your system and Authenticating sections of this post, provided someone on your team has gone through the process of creating a Google API application and given you credentials. Why OAuth? Prior to this…

Multivariate testing: Learning what works from your users at scale

Multivariate and AB testing are generally used to iterate on products over time. But what do you do when your product is always different, like the visual stories we tell? For the past year, NPR Visuals has been iterating on a story format for picture stories that works like a slideshow, presenting full-width cards with photos, text and any other HTML elements. We have made various tweaks to the presentation, but since each story is substantially different, it’s hard to…

Mutation Testing | IMVU Engineering Blog

By Llorens Marti Garcia We’ve been actively working for almost 3 years on IMVU’s new 3D engine called Northstar, which is written in C++ for performance and portability, and compiled to many platforms, including the web using Emscripten. Because Test Driven Development (TDD) has demonstrated over the years that we can write software in a more robust and efficient manner as well as with higher quality, our 3D engine has a lot of unit tests trying to cover as many features…

Work with us this summer!

Hey! Are you a student? Do you design? Develop? Love the web? …or… Do you make pictures? Want to learn to be a great photo editor? If so, we’d very much like to hear from you. You’ll spend the summer working on the visuals team here at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, DC. We’re a small group of photographers, videographers, photo editors, developers, designers and reporters in the NPR newsroom who work on visual stuff for npr.org. Our work varies widely,…

Baking Chart Data Into Your Page

Do you use our dailygraphics rig to create and deploy small charts? We’ve introduced a new feature: The latest version of copytext.py (0.1.8) allows users to inject serialized JSON from a Google Spreadsheet onto their page with one line of template code. Benefits: Store your text and your data in the same Google Spreadsheet, making editing a little simpler. The data is baked right into your page, so there’s one fewer file to load. (Thanks to Christopher Groskopf and Danny…