Use Of Ice Sculptures As Party Centerpieces

vodka ice Luge is an ice sculpture that is carved into various shapes with a drill or slope from the top and exits at the side of the sculpture. Shots of vodka or any other spirit is then poured into the drill and fetched by a glass or mouth at the exit point. As it turns out, the vodka Luge is becoming a must have accessory at any party as it is the best way for you and your friends to have fun at any event. You can choose your own unique centerpiece as they come in various styles and shapes to meet all your requirements.

Ice Luges stand out at any party (like this one!!) and they are usually the center of attraction as their uniqueness and sophisticated look are hard to miss the eye. No matter what event you are hosting; be it a birthday party, wedding reception, staff party or you and your friends are having a random party, the vodka Luge can be designed to fit any party theme. You can even go ahead and get your name, logo or any message engraved into the sculpture to add a personal touch to the whole event. This is probably the highest level of creativity you can demonstrate as you try to host a party that no one will forget.


All types of ice Luges are designed in such way that they will last for hours and remain in good condition throughout the party. If you are holding your event during the day when it is hot, the sculpture can last for up to six hours or more depending on the conditions. If you have your sculpture set up in the evening, you will definitely still have it there in good condition the next morning. This means you can relax and have fun without worrying about the ice, its condition and functionality.

When you place your order, the sculpture will be delivered to you at the time you specify and it will be set up in a few minutes. At a very low cost, you can get your custom made ice Luge and at a reasonable price you will have the party of your life. The vodka Luge is a great way to have everyone involved in a party by playing fun games. It can be boys versus girls, friends versus family, club versus club or any other combination you see fit depending on what kind of party you are having.

The Increasing Use Of Biomass Wood Pellets

From the Blog Archive, this article was written by one of our conservation students:

For years now, companies are used to disposing of their wood waste, but this is not happening anymore. With the ever rising cost of fuel, the use of biomass wood pellets is proving to be a cost effective, energy efficient and energy saving option. In the industrial sector, reducing the cost of energy and disposal costs goes a long way in bringing high returns on investment both in the long run and in the short run for businesses. By reducing these expenses, companies can channel the money in expanding their business through diversification and other profitable ventures and activities. Biomass wood pellets also provide the incentive of renewable heat which is both cost effective and environmental friendly.The biomass derived from wood pellets can be used for transport bio-fuels, to produce electricity and for all heating purposes.


Similarly, most buildings and homeowners have discovered that the use of fossil fuels like propane and oil is an expensive affair. Apart from being expensive, these fuels are also prone to fluctuations in terms of pricing and are a danger to the global climate and health of communities. Wood pellets, however, are a safe and reliable type of biomass just like any other biological materials that are used as fuel. The good thing is that wood chips and sawdust are available locally everywhere, thus you don’t have to worry about running out of raw materials. The pellets are easy to use and store compared to any other fuels since they are compressed and condensed to use up very little space. The heating technology used is also very easy to use as it needs little maintenance and operations requirements. The systems can easily be installed in any building and it will save you a lot of money with time to prove its environmental and economic benefits.

The increasing use of biomass wood pellets as a reliable and cheap means of heating and a source of electricity cannot be ignored. It has proved to be the best alternative source of energy both at the consumer level and at an industrial level. The push to make the world go green has contributed greatly to the use of wood pellets as they offer a renewable and clean source of fuel. Due to its availability and affordability, you will notice that wood pellets are being used in federal buildings, housing complexes, office buildings, educational facilities and other big businesses. This goes to show that its benefits are proven and are here to stay for the long term.

The Benefits of a HVAC Vocational Course

One of our most popular courses is the HVAC vocational course. Here are just a few reasons why:

As tuition fees at universities have shot up in the last few years, more and more people have begun looking toward vocational courses to further their education and secure a comfortable job. With practical training and guidance, all ages of people who want to improve themselves and their career prospects can succeed. HVAC is just one option and includes Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.


In order to begin a career in HVAC, enrolment in a vocational school isn’t just important but legally necessary – licenses are required to operate on most electrical equipment. Depending on how you want your career to progress, you can choose from a number of different routes leading to certifications and degrees, but with a HVAC education you have the choice of later going into heating ventilation, air conditioning or heating and refrigeration.

We have regular guest speakers such as the highly experienced mechanics at Beatson Fans & Motors.

Heating and Refrigeration

This is the overall type of training which can lead to many different career paths, and qualifications can be anything from certificate programs to bachelor level degrees which can take up to four years of studying. The amount of extra work to dowill also depend on your long-term goal or the school itself.


There are certain areas of specialised study within this type, including learning about ventilation, refrigeration, heating and electronics as well as the more legal side such as building codes and air standards. It’s possible to go on from this to build a career performing installation or maintenance of refrigeration and heating systems, which can lead to jobs with plumbing companies, air conditioning repair shops, and heating contractors, among others.


Air Conditioning, Heating and Ventilation

Again, the quickest way into this kind of career is through a vocation or trade school, and usually including getting an associate or a bachelor’s degree, taking up two to four years. The coursework includes such subjects as electronics, blueprint analysis, installation and maintenance, and associated theories.


All of these subjects can feed into vocations such as air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance, industrial extractor fans repair as well as plumbing, electricals, duct installers and HVAC technicians. They will also cover at least the minimum of what you need to know about health and safety while on the job.


Vocational courses in practical subjects are a really smart way to go – people will always need someone to fix their air conditioner, or replace their ventilation system, so unlike some traditional highly-skilled jobs you are unlikely to ever be out of work. Plumbers and electricians also make a lot of money for their skills, and the market always needs more to keep up with demand, so often you can pick your own working hours and charge whatever you want (while being competitive, of course).


When you come out of a vocational course you won’t just have a highly skilled profession to go into but also no huge student loans weighing you down throughout your life, or lack of experience holding you back from the jobs you want to do.


How to Get Back Into Education As An Adult

Whether you want to study towards a specific certificate or qualification to progress in your career, or simply want to learn an interesting subject for your own enjoyment, it can be difficult to get back into education as an adult. Your years of school are behind you and you’ve probably forgotten what it feels like to sit down and concentrate on material for long periods of time, and submit assignments to be marked before a deadline. So how can you go about re-familiarizing yourself with education and getting back into the swing of it?

1) Don’t despair
It might seem like a long shot to get back into education as an adult, but in reality, although you’re not used to formal study any more, you’ve developed lots of skills in your adult life that will help. If you have a job, are a parent or even both, you already have excellent time management abilities and know how to juggle professional and personal commitments, even when it’s sometimes challenging. Think about the way you manage your life already and how you might apply this to education. What times of day do you have most free time? What tasks or chores could be pushed back to allow you to slot in some study time? This all depends on your method of study; if you’re attending classroom based lessons, then you’ll have to follow this timetable, but if you’re self-studying at home on a flexible program, you’ll need to consider when you’ll dedicate time to it.


2) Network and make friends with other adult learners
If you’re attending classes then this is easy – being in the same environment with others in the same position will help you, as they’re probably all just as anxious as you! Engage fully in class discussions and listen to each others’ opinions to help develop your understanding of the subject. If you’re using an online or distance learning platform, they often have forums where you can communicate with people on the same course which can be reassuring and motivating if you’re struggling. Alternatively, there may be informal Facebook groups for people studying the same course, so join these and get chatting.

3) Consider all the opportunities available
If you’re not sure yet of the best way to get back into education, take a look at some of the wide range of free courses available online. The MOOCs industry has boomed in recent years (Massive Open Online Courses). Have a look at websites like Coursera, FutureLearn and ALISON to see what’s on offer. These can usually be worked through at your own pace which can be less intimidating to people returning to education after a long time. It also offers a good taster of a subject so you can decide if you really do enjoy it and whether you want to pursue a more formal, in-depth course elsewhere. Many universities and colleges also offer online courses these days, some of which may even be credit-bearing towards a qualification. Have a browse, download a prospectus and see what inspires you.

Above all, don’t be disheartened. More and more people are getting back into education as adults, and you should never stop learning. Good luck with your chosen path!