L2B Blog: The Year in Review – 10 Best Blog posts from 2017

If you have missed any of our blog posts this year, here is a monthly review of some of the best blog posts from 2017, depicted from your traffic volume:

 

 

 

The booming growth of “Commercial Construction & Renovation” happening in  South Africa.

Written By: Sasha Anderson

Publication date: 30 January 2017

Page Views: 82

Unique Page Views: 35

Average Time spent on the blog: 38 seconds

 

 

 

 

Enhance your fishing abilities to entice the big fish businesses through “Mastering the art of cold calling, tips for successful B2B Sales

Written by: Karen Garner-Savory

Publication date: 09 February 2017

Page Views: 256

Unique Page Views: 111

Average Time spent on the blog: 30 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

Providing a creative remedy for tedious daily tasks with “Innovations In Smart Home Technology

Written by: Marlaine Andersen

Publication date: 09 March 2017

Page Views: 119

Unique Page Views: 58

Average Time spent on the blog: 52 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Racking your brain on the universal human need for shelter. “What is the importance of appointing an architect?

Written by: Claire Donaldson

Publication date: 13 April 2017

Page Views: 124

Unique Page Views: 48

Average Time spent on the blog: 35 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

The never-ending roadworks that we find ourselves in “Potholes and Pitfalls in civil engineering contracts

Written by: Bianca Warwick

Publication date: 11 May 2017

Page Views: 108

Unique Page Views: 67

Average Time spent on the blog: 03 Minutes and 04 Seconds

 

 

 

 

A quirky and yet vital list of “10 (or 11) tips for recruiting great Project Managers

Written by: Michelle Hosford

Publication date: 15 June 2017

Page Views: 110

Unique Page Views: 50

Average Time spent on the blog: 02 Minutes and 51 Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

Finding a favourable balance in room temperature to get the ‘ka-ching’ light bulb. “Why air conditioning can increase productivity

Written by: Jackie Van Zyl

Publication date: 13 July 2017

Page Views: 273

Unique Page Views: 112

Average Time spent on the blog: 01 Minute and 147 Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

Quenching the thirst with tools pertaining to water preservation with “Waste Water Management

Written by: Angelique De Freitas

Publication date: 24 August 2017

Page Views: 264

Unique Page Views: 114

Average Time spent on the blog: 01 Minute and 53 Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

Dealing with the complexities of preserving the environment for our future generations through “Sustainable construction with 3d Modelling

Written by: Tamika Mays

Publication date: 14 September 2017

Page Views: 198

Unique Page Views: 83

Average Time spent on the blog: 32 Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knocking down barriers without leaving a mess and extra work. Here is a guide on “How to demolish a wall the right way

Written by: Julia Smit

Publication date: 12 October 2017

Page Views: 170

Unique Page Views: 75

Average Time spent on the blog: 29 Seconds

 

 

 

We believe that each and every one of our informative blog posts making the above list and being accidentally left out, have allowed you to walk with an insurmountable amount of knowledge, filling out the gaps and providing answers to the questions you may have been too shy to ask.

May the forces be with you.

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Did you Know #DYK: Cool fun facts about air-conditioning you probably didn’t know

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#DYK: Cool fun facts about air-conditioning you probably didn’t know

My earliest memory of experiencing the euphoria of air-conditioning was in my folks (19 something) orange Volksie Kombi on our annual trip down to Kei Mouth on the Wild Coast.

 

This luxury was provided via a foot pedal that opened a hole in the side of the kombi. Problem was the temp was controlled by the temperature on the outside, though you could increase or decrease the ‘fan’ strength depending on how hard or softly you pushed this pedal.

     

I suppose the earliest air-conditioning for man happened in Egypt some 5000 years ago between 3000 and 30 BC. where slaves were bought and ‘plugged-in’ to provide cooling through brilliantly decorated hand fans often sporting feathers.

Mother Nature has been using innovative ways of combating heat for millennia.

Take the termites for example:

Termites use an intricate system of channels, chimneys and air pockets, to keep their mounds cooled even in the hottest environments. The reverse also applies, keeping the interior warm in the coldest of nights

Biomimicry

There are many examples of biomimicry in the air-conditioning field. (Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.)

  • Ventilation Inspired by Termites
  • Counter current Heat Exchange Inspired by Birds
  • Moisture Absorption Inspired by Ticks
  • Efficient Fans Inspired by Tornadoes and Whirlpool
  • Efficient Fans Inspired by Whale Flippers

 

Air-conditioning plays a major role in controlling our environment and keeping us comfortable and healthy. It enables us to inhabit extreme environments and provide comfort and safe living conditions. It not only controls the temperature, but also can manipulate humidly to remove pathogens.

Some interesting facts:

  • In 1736, the English House of Commons was cooled by a seven-foot, hand-cranked “blowing wheel,” which acted as a giant fan. The man at the helm of the crank was called the Ventilator.
  • The first ice-making machine was patented as early as 1851, but the invention was smothered by American ice interests for decades due to an extensive network that stored and transported ice from northern regions.
  • 1902: Willis Carrier invented the first air conditioner reminiscent of today’s models. The machine de-humidified and cooled the air so paper would stay smooth and the ink fresh. This machine had the ability to cool air significantly and lower humidity levels by nearly 55 percent.
  • Herbert Hoover was the first President to enjoy air conditioning. He spent $30,000 to install the system in the oval office, just after the start of the Great Depression
    At 130,000 tons, the (Integrated District Cooling Plant) IDCP is the world’s largest district cooling plant used to cool the island of Qatar.

 

The South African Aircon & Refrigeration Industry is vibrant and involved in many varied and interesting building avenues. This industry will continue expanding exponentially as the development of rural areas increases.

To date there have been over 250 Air-conditioning tenders published this year.

 

To view these tenders: Please visit Leads 2 Business to view the latest Air-Conditioning Tender

How to make the most of our Tenders?

 

Sources:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130703-air-conditioning-biomimicry-natural-cooling/

https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2014/04/02/16/24/bus-307191_960_720.png

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/Termite_mounds_namibia.jpg/800px-Termite_mounds_namibia.jpg

https://www.richmondsair.com/blog/indoor-comfort/10-cool-facts-probably-didnt-know-air-conditioning.html

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I started my incredible journey at Leads 2 Business in 2006. I am the Content Director, custodian of an amazing research team responsible for unearthing hidden gems of information.