It’s the third week in July, and we are slowly nearing the end of summer vacation (for those who are unfortunate enough to start school mid-August). Are your children becoming bored with nothing to do? Here are some fun tips to keep the rest of their summer fun and to celebrate National Anti-Boredom Month: ☀️ Plan a scavenger hunt (great for indoor or outdoor fun!) ☀️ Sign them up for a last-minute camp (keep the type of camp a surprise until the first day!) ☀️ Teach them how to use an Architect Scale Ruler (or any other tool that is foreign to them)
It should come as no surprise that not all rulers are created equal. They come in plastic, wood, or metal; measuring in metric or imperial. Some tape measures can measure the diameter of a cylinder, while others (namely the architect scale ruler) can accurately measure and convert scaled drawings.
The average person doesn’t know how useful an architect scale ruler is to those in the electrical, HVAC, construction, and architect fields. There are a variety of shapes and sizes that are a daily lifesaver for people working in those fields. Here is one architect scale ruler that architects dream about (or so we’ve heard):
An architect scale ruler is by far one of the most unique rulers out there. They do not have the typical measurements that a regular ruler has. Instead, they can help you determine the measurements of a scaled-down map or blueprint. If today was your lucky day and you had an architect scale ruler, here are the first 3 things you should do with it: – Imprint it with your company logo – Hand them out to your employees and/or customers – Watch their faces light up as they use their gift
Everyone knows what a ruler or measuring tape is. But when it comes to the Architect Scale Ruler, that is a term that is not in most people’s vocabulary. What is it really? Who actually uses these rulers? Architects and engineers are by far the top 2 people that use these handy little tools. Coming in next are construction workers and carpenters. Architect scale rulers help the user read and create blueprints and are a must-have for anyone working in the above fields.
Some habits are healthy for us: eating a balanced diet, being kind to others, being on time. On the other hand, some habits can really harm our bodies. Today is the Great American Smokeout, the first day towards building a healthier lifestyle for those who smoke.
Need some tips to help you kick the habit?
Take it one day at a time. It’s not a race.
Have a support team of friends & family who will be by your side
If you need a few more tips, look for your doctor’s phone number on your architect scale ruler. They have even more resources for you that will help you on your journey. Good luck!
This week (the 3rd week of September) is National Construction Appreciation Week. Construction covers a wide array of activities. Building bridges, razing barns, pouring concrete, painting buildings, covering roofs, making highways, installing drywall, and pounding nails, are all part of the picture of building our environment.
It helps to measure the size of things on a blueprint. The 2 common configurations are 1/4″ and 1/8″. On the 1/4″ scale, each mark is 1/4″ apart, and numbered from zero, 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. If the blueprint is drawn to that scale, then the “5” mark on the scale means 5 feet, or 5 miles, or whatever the blueprint says.
Tomorrow, the first Wednesday in May, is National Skilled Trades Day in the US. This is the day we set aside to recognize the importance of those who:
Build your homes.
Fix the furnace and air conditioning in your office and homes.
Paint ceilings, walls, bridges, and machinery.
Wire your house and the businesses.
Fix your cars.
Create your hairdo.
Build the roads.
A college education isn’t necessary for any of these jobs, so these careers have generally been hard to fill with qualified people. Tomorrow, you can recognize these important contributors to society by:
Calling them for assistance instead of doing it yourself.
Give them a gift, like this useful architect scale ruler. It is a vital tool for reading blueprints of road construction and building construction and remodeling.
An architect scale ruler is used by architects, designers, planners, and draftsmen. If you are going to order some with your company logo, which ruler should you choose?
6 inches long, or 12 inches long? Will the person using it, be carrying it in their shirt pocket, or in their brief case, or on their desk?
Scales. A good architect scale ruler has at least 8 scales. Examples are (1/8, ¼), (½, 1), (3/8, 3/4), (3, 1½). These are listed in pairs, because they share the same edge, but are marked in opposite directions.
Color. It is good to choose a color that goes with your corporate colors.
Imprint color. The logo imprint color is usually the same color as the markings. So, you should choose a markings color that has a high contrast from the color of the ruler.
A good ruler is imprinted using a photo anodized method. This assures smooth edges, so you can use a pen or pencil to draw tick-free lines.
Aluminum is the best material, since it doesn’t warp.
If your architect ruler has all these characteristics, you have a good one.