Green concrete is typically concrete that hasn’t gone through the curing process. Concrete is perhaps the most widely used building material, but the production of which has negative effects on the environment. Green concrete simply answers to the call of creating a building material that has a reduced impact on Mother Nature. It uses available [...]

Construction firms should devote more time and fund to developing young people for the construction industry in the UK. This is a call made by a group of parliamentarians who came up with a report with findings and recommendations to ultimately help generate construction jobs for the young people in the UK. This comes as [...]

It is common knowledge that diamond blades need sufficient water during operation. Not only will it keep the dust from flying around, it will also help extend its life. But you won’t be wet cutting all the time. In some cases, dry cutting is the more appropriate thing to do. An obvious example is when [...]

“Homeless but not hopeless.” The sign mightily stands amid the ruins. The year 2013 wasn’t a very good year for the Philippines having struck by one typhoon after another, the most notorious of which was, of course, Typhoon Haiyan. As we earlier reported, it left thousands homeless and an entire city wiped out. As if [...]

A good diamond blade should last a long time. But depending on how hard and how often it is abused during operation, it may give out faster than advertised. It is but natural for diamond blades to retire more quickly than expected especially if they are subject to tremendous amount of pressure on a regular [...]

The bond (or metal matrix) is what keeps the diamonds in place.  The diamonds, of course, carry out the cutting. As the blade operates, the bond wears away; hence, diamond grit is shed, and fresh, sharp diamonds are uncovered. How hard the blade’s bond affects the blade’s durability and how fast it sheds worn diamond [...]

Ah, outdoor deck… what character you can bring to any home. When it comes to building a deck, the materials obviously play a major role. One needs to consider durability when deciding what materials to use. You want your deck to withstand any weather disturbance. For this reason, hardwood could be your top pick – [...]

As rampant as silica dust is, silicosis is very much preventable. There are time-honored safety measures that can be observed even if it is an occupational hazard. What’s unfortunate is that workers commonly lack awareness about this matter. This article aims to provide general safety guidelines, and we would greatly appreciate if you would spread [...]

The American Lung Association defines silicosis as a chronic lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica dust. The World Health Organization maintains it is one of the oldest occupational diseases, and still kills thousands of people every year, everywhere in the world. The US National Library of Medicine calls it the “The King [...]

Silica dust can kill and go unnoticed. It has done so a multitude of times in the past and has become quite a habit. In the last article, we defined silica as the mineral compound found in common construction materials. It is, in fact, one of the most common naturally occurring elements on earth, and [...]

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