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Mold and Legionella Prevention in Unoccupied Buildings

The government is now gradually unlocking its economy after a shutdown due to prolonged national lockdown. Many buildings have now started to reopen in an attempt to bring back the normal we are hoping for. However, there are many hidden biological threats that can affect the health and safety of occupants in buildings if they are not taken care of. Specifically, Mold and Legionella are proving to be a serious issue while reopening buildings. A careless shutdown of buildings creates ideal conditions for Mold and Legionella to grow and thrive.

Masonry Construction, Characteristics and Misconception

Masonry is not only one of the oldest construction techniques, but also one of the most established one. It can used to build a wide range of construction projects like school, hospitals, apartments, work places, etc. Masonry consists of building structures by laying masonry units like bricks, concrete block or stone on top of each other. A binder, like cement mortar, is used to bind these individual masonry blocks together to create a structure. Technological innovation in materials, mix designs and engineering has made masonry construction stronger and durable than the earlier days.

Renewable Hot Water Systems: Solar Collectors and Heat Pumps

Energy consumption is one of the biggest factors considered when it comes to reducing the building expenses. Most energy consumption methods in buildings also have a detrimental effect on the environment. In residential buildings, water heating represents a significant energy expense. Commercial buildings like restaurants, healthcare facilities and hotels also need a lot of hot water. Traditional methods for heating water include combustion and electric resistance. Water heating via combustion method is harmful to the environment due to the amount of emissions, and this can also have a negative impact on environment especially in urban areas. Electric resistance heaters produce no harmful direct emissions, but have a high operation cost.

How Temperature Control Improves Efficiency and Comfort at Work Places

One of the biggest challenges building owners face for comfort living is thermal comfort, since there are multiple interactions between technical factors and subjective factors. While variables like humidity and temperature can be controlled, thermal comfort also depends upon individual preferences. For these reasons, its practically impossible to find a temperature that makes everyone in the building comfortable.

Top 5 Home Features That Help Protect The Environment

Protecting the environment is one the most important concern nowadays, and businesses all around the world have started adopting eco friendly strategies to reduce the environmental footprint. The building sector contributes to 40% of total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. However, there is a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of the residential sector.

Homes and residential buildings with green design features have a lot of economic benefits as well since these features lead to reduced energy consumption. For example, energy efficiency measures help in reducing the electricity and gas bills, while water conservation strategies reduce the water bill. Sustainable architecture is gaining tremendous importance which is adding more value to properties in the real estate market that implement these eco-friendly measures.

****** Utility System Construction Market 2020 with Future Growth Analysis by Top Key Players

The Business Research Company published its Utility System Construction ****** Market Report 2020 which provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the ****** Utility System Construction market. The report provides in-depth analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the market, along with revised market numbers due to the effects of the coronavirus.

The report covers the utility system construction market’s segments-

1) By Type: Water And Sewer Line And Related Structures Construction, Oil And Gas Pipeline And Related Structures Construction, Power And Communication Line And Related Structures Construction

How A Building Digital Twins Contributes to LEED Certification

A building digital twin or a digital replica of a building is a virtual model that collects real-world information about various building structures from wireless technologies like sensors, drones and many more. In construction projects, a digital twin is used to conducts design tests, gain valuable insights and record experiences without affecting the building structure. It can also be used to improve the building’s performance during its entire life cycle, while reducing ownership costs like construction, maintenance, renovations, etc.

Geotextiles in Civil Construction Projects

Geotextile in a synthetic permeable material used to improve the soil characteristics in civil construction projects. Geotextiles are large sheets that binds the earth soil strongly and prevent it from damage during rainy days, and make poor soil more suitable for construction projects. Geotextiles are ideal for construction and infrastructure work like roads, harbors, buildings, landfills, dams and many other civil engineering projects.

Geotextiles also have the ability to filter, reinforce, separate, seal and protect. It also improves soil characteristics like friction restraint, support of loads and prevents soil erosion while allowing water to drain off.

Resilient Design, Is Resilience The New Sustainability?

When we first hear the word “resilience”, we instantly think about the ability to recover quickly and bounce back. In construction industry, resilient design is said to be a well thought design of buildings in order to respond to the natural disasters and manmade disturbances. Considering the impact of natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes, building resilience and sustainability has become topics of discussion among various construction professionals. Architects, engineers and developers are now considering resilient design as the best way to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Improving Construction Management With Digital Construction Documents

Before the digital era, construction design and plans were hand drawn by architects and engineers. Whenever copies of these drawing and documents were required, skilled draftsmen were required to reproduce the documents using a wide range of drawing tools. When Computer Aided Design (CAD) was introduced, it brought a revolutionary change in the construction industry by making the drawing process much faster with higher accuracy. However, construction drawings are still being printed in some project sites.