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Efflorescence on Concrete – Causes, Prevention and Removal

Efflorescence on Concrete – Causes, Prevention and Removal

Efflorescence in concrete is a whitish coloured powdered deposition of salts on the concrete surface that is formed due to evaporation of water from the concrete. It is caused when water soluble salts are present in the concrete material, which ...

Sandblasting Concrete Surface- Process and Advantages

Sandblasting Concrete Surface- Process and Advantages

Sandblasting is a method to texture the surface of hardened concrete on patio, walls, columns, driveways, floors to remove paint or expose aggregates. The extent of sand blasting ranges from light cleaning to a deep cutting operation that exposes aggregates ...

Performance Levels of Buildings Against Earthquakes

Performance Levels of Buildings Against Earthquakes

Performance level of structures against earthquakes describes limiting damage condition that assumed to be satisfactory for a given building and a given ground motion. Moreover, building damages, danger to life safety of occupants in the building due to the damage, and ...

Working at Heights in Construction – Regulation and Precautions

Working at Heights in Construction – Regulation and Precautions

Working at heights in construction works is associated with hazards and accidents. Thus, safety procedures are of utmost importance while working at heights. At least 50-60 deaths are accounted per year in construction projects with number of injuries around 4000 due ...

Safety Issues at Construction Site and Precautions

Safety Issues at Construction Site and Precautions

Safety issues at construction site involves safety during excavation, scaffolding, formwork, working at heights, material handling and stacking, housekeeping works. The recommendations mentioned for safety in construction is based on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Major Safety Issues at Construction Site The ...