Why Opt for Green Demolition?

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why Opt for Green Demolition?

These days, there is a lot of emphasis to improve the efficiency and sustainability of construction demolition. Green demolition is a demolition service, which is increasingly sought after by several construction clients today. The benefits associated with green demolition are many, but generally oscillate around the following principal aims: Minimisation of demolition waste A major disadvantage attributed to many traditional demolition projects is that a significant percentage of the total demolition materials usually ends up in landfills as waste. Overflowing landfills demand more land space over time. Green demolition projects specifically centre on identifying and establishing realistic metrics to maximise on reuse and recycling of demolition materials, in turn, minimising generation of waste. Many building items can be salvaged for reuse with little or minimal effort. Green demolition contractors can also improve the reuse potential of building components by identifying recycling businesses in the local area prior to scheduled demolition projects. Curbing environmental devastation When you want to pull down a structure, whether partially or fully, there are a lot of environmental risks involved. Green demolition work will be instrumental in the reduction of toxic airborne emissions, water quality degradation, sedimentation, and soil erosion while allowing for proper removal of hazardous building substances such as mercury, lead paint, asbestos, refrigerants, etc. The use of fuel-powered demolition equipment is associated with the release of carbon and some other harmful greenhouse gases, which can impact adversely on the environment. Green demolition contractors often come up with ways to cut down on usage of non-renewable fossil fuel equipment while maximising on utilisation of renewable sources of energy such as wind power and heat from the sun. This reduces the alarming rate at which non-renewable sources of energy are depleting. Reduce bad social impacts The noise, traffic snarl up, destroyed vegetation, polluted streams, and many other undesirable social impacts of conventional demolition jobs are usually disruptive of the natural environment and can affect communities adversely. Green demolition projects are designed to minimise annoying noise, enhance traffic flow, control rainwater runoff, and even clean up the demolition site for restorative purposes. Thus, green demolition projects can help preserve indigenous vegetation and restore demolition sites to with the full participation of community members. Going green can add to the welfare of people in an invaluable way, e.g. good health due to improved air quality. Click here for more information on local demolition services that companies...

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What to think about regarding different methods when hiring a construction surveyor

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Construction surveyors use a variety of different methods to survey a construction site or a building. One of the newer methods of surveying is to use a 3D laser scanner. If you’re going to hire a construction surveyor to survey your project, it might be good to know what hiring a surveyor using a 3D laser scanner means. Comparing it to other commonly used methods might give you an idea how the surveying of your project is conducted and why hiring a surveyor using 3D scanning methods might be an advantage to your project. Direct survey with a portable laser One other common way of conducting surveys is direct survey with a portable laser. This is the least complicated method of surveying, as it is done by hand with a laser measuring tool. It’s done by measuring thickness of walls and spaces between structures. It’s however only appropriate for small spaces, as it isn’t very accurate without multiple measurements of all similar structures in a building. That means it can also take some time to finish. Surveying with total station integrated with direct survey Another type on surveying is surveying with total station integrated with direct survey. This type of survey is conducted in two steps, a topographic survey and a direct survey. The first thing that is done is surveying of the different structures using a total station, which brings highly precise results. Then the topographic survey is conducted by linking the geographical properties of the site with the structures. With a good total station this method can be very effective, but the survey isn’t very detailed as the survey is rather general when it comes to details. It suffers from the same downsides as the direct survey with a portable laser, as the surveyor will have to measure data by hand multiple times to acquire correct results. 3D laser scanning Surveying with a 3D laser scanner is highly detailed even when surveying large structures. It can do this by gathering clouds of information regarding areas the surveyor has programmed beforehand. It then compares these clouds to each other to work out relationships between different areas of information. The hardware obtains only geometric information of the area or object being scanned. If you’re interested in colours or other visual elements of the surveyed area, many 3D laser scanners come with a built in camera. This method is also a lot faster than the other types of surveying. It’s brings back more detailed data, making it implausible that the surveyor needs to come back to do more readings or double check the acquired data. There is no need to do a direct survey, so the surveyor won’t have to physically touch any of the measured structures, which makes it functional also in unreachable locations.  Contact a local professional, such as Transit Technical Services, for more...

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Troubleshooting Common Problems With an Electric Motor

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Troubleshooting Common Problems With an Electric Motor

An electric motor, such as one from Ln Electric Motors Limited, is usually used to run lightweight equipment and materials, such as lawn trimmers or small lawnmowers, pressure washers, and even small mini bikes. While they are designed to carry a lighter load and may not wear out as quickly as a motor that is used for heavy-duty equipment, they can still break down over time and need repair. Note a few common problems with an electric motor and how to address these, or what to expect by way of needed repairs by an electrician. 1. Odd smells A burning smell can mean that the motor is overheating and needs to be shut off for a time in order to cool down. You may also be overusing the motor; a lightweight lawnmower is not meant to cut tall, wet blades of grass and the motor may struggle to turn the blades and then overheat. The motor may also need some lubrication as friction can cause heat and, in turn, damage to the motor. If you let the motor rest and cool for a time and still notice a burning smell, this may be burned out wires. These will need to be replaced so they don’t damage the motor itself by causing it to stop and start and because they will typically fail eventually, and the motor won’t run. 2. Hot to the touch While a burning smell can indicate that a motor is overheating, the motor should also never be very hot to the touch. A motor will be surrounded by a protective casing, and if the motor is so hot that the casing is hot, it’s definitely overheating. This is often a problem with ventilation; note if there is something blocking the motor’s vents and ensure that you’re using tools in an area where air can circulate and keep the motor cool. Your motor will also usually have a fan attached to blow warm air away from the internal components and if the fan is breaking down, the motor will easily overheat. 3. Sparks If the motor gives off sparks, this actually isn’t usually because of overheating but because of friction. The bearings may be worn or need lubrication, or the rotor inside the motor may also be worn and may be causing friction. There may also be damage to the housing of the motor itself and it may be brushing up against the motor or another part and causing sparks. Be sure to have this problem addressed as friction means damage to whatever parts are...

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