Posts

The Advantages and Applications of Epoxy Floors

Image
Epoxy floors offer a reliable and durable surface for commercial and industrial flooring. Epoxy floor coatings are normally applied over concrete floor to provide a high performance, smooth and durable surface that can last many years or withstand heavy loads. Many industrial buildings, warehouses, and commercial buildings require to have epoxy floors as they need to maintain the floors in perfect conditions, and the only way or easiest way is by having epoxy floors.


Epoxy Floor CoatingsAn epoxy coating will need a slightly porous and cleaned surface to adhere properly. It is important to patch and repair all major cracks and chips before applying the epoxy. Epoxy coating shall not be applied over smooth concrete and the surface must be old enough to ensure a better adherence. Be sure to remove all grease before applying the coating. Test the surface for previous layers of epoxy or other products that might have been applied over the years. To test for sealant, pour a small amount of wa…

AutoCAD 2D & 3D Training

Image
Learn and express Computer Aided Design skills in the easiest way. Participants will walk away with;1. Knowledge of 3D viewing techniques in AutoCAD2. The ability to work with simple and composite solids and to create complex solids and
surfaces3. The ability to modify objects in 3D space4. An understanding of how to create 2D drawings from 3D models using AutoCAD5. The skills to integrate 2D documents and renderings into cohesive presentations6. Experience preparing 2D drawings for a 3D final project.7.Design projects as either a hobby or a source of income to supplement your core source of income.8. Boost your portfolio in today's  highly competitive job market9. Get a certified certificate 10. Practicals, Assignment and referrals to company during our outsourcing consultations. AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and many other professionals.Price: 35,000
Date: 18th October - October 20th 2017
Venue :…

Health Issues with Building Materials During and After Construction

Building materials used in construction of building structures can welcome health issues subsequently for occupants or to workmen involved in building services, maintenances, demolition and refurbishment. Even if the most green and benign materials are employed for the construction, the building siting, the original design as well as the any kind of conversion carried on it will bring the conditions of indoor environment to be imperfect. This may be due to: Vibration EffectsPoor acoustic characteristics of the buildingDysfunctional lightingExtremes of relative humidityThe air exchange is inadequateToxicity mediated through soil The above-mentioned issues will affect the durability of the building along with the health and comfort of the people residing in the respective building. Building Materials to Hazardous Material Conversion Stage The whole life of a construction material must be considered and audited into account to understand what are the human and environmental health hazard …

What Is Green Building?

Image
This day and age, you hear everyone talking about going green. Whether you want to admit it or not, at some point everyone will have to follow with the green movement. This is because at the rate we are going, the earth is simply not sustainable. That means that over the years, we will begin to run out of certain natural resources that are needed in order for us to survive. That is alarming to some people, which is why there are so many people that focus on green building. But, what exactly is green building? Lets take a closer look at what it is, why you should consider it, and what the goals of a green building are. You are sure to find that it is something that you should take part in.Defining a Green BuildingFirst, we will take a look at what a green building is. Some people may think of a green, or sustainable building as just a building that doesn’t really have as bad of an impact on the environment as another ‘average’ building. Other people may find it to be the type of buildi…

GUIDELINES ON STORING OF CEMENT ON WORK SITE

Image
In large work or in major construction works, cement is generally stored at site. The cement must be stored in such a manner so that, it can be easily accessible for proper inspection. The building in which cement is stored should be water tight in order to prevent dampness. The guidelines given below should be observed while storing the cement.1. Cement should not be stored for a long period. During rainy season, the storage time period of cement should be as minimal as possible.2. Dampness in godowns must be avoided.3. Cement should not be piled against the wall. A minimum space of 60 cm all –round should be left between the exterior walls and the stacks. The distance between two consecutive stacks should be minimum to reduce circulation of air.4. Cement should not be piled directly on the floor; instead it should be piled off the floor on wooden planks/crates so as to be clear off the floor by at least 10 to 20 cm.5. There should not be more than 15 bags in one pile. This is done t…

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF PRECAST CONCRETE

Image
ADVANTAGES OF PRECAST CONCRETEFollowing are the advantages of precast concrete:1. The concrete of superior quality is produced as it is possible to have better technical control on the production of concrete in factory.2. It is not necessary to provide joints in the precast construction.3. The labour required in the manufacturing process of the precast units can easily be trained.4. The moulds employed for preparing the precast units are of steel with exact dimension in all directions. These moulds are more durable and they can be used several times.5. The precast articles may be given the desired shape and finish with accuracy.6.The precast structures can be dismantled, when required and they can then be suitably used elsewhere.7. The transport and storage of various components of concrete for cast in-situ work are eliminated when precast members are adopted.8. The work can be completed in a short time, when precast units are adopted.9. When precast structures are to be installed, it…

WHAT ARE THE ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF SOIL?

Image
The following properties of soil are taken into consideration while dealing with soil as a construction material.Cohesion 
Angle of internal friction 
Capillarity 
Permeability 
Elasticity 
Compressibility 1. COHESIONIt is the internal molecular attraction which resists the rupture or shear of a material. Cohesion is derived in the fine grained soils from the water films which bind together the individual particles in the soil mass. Cohesion is the property of the fine grained soil with particle size below 0.002 mm. cohesion of a soil decreases as the moisture content increases. Cohesion is greater in well compacted clays and it is independent of the external load applied.2. ANGLE OF INTERNAL FRICTIONThe resistance in sliding of grain particles of a soil mass depends upon the angle of internal friction. It is usually considered that the value of the angle of internal friction is almost independent of the normal pressure but varies with the degree of packing of the particles, i.e. with…