27 Jun

The Importance Of Decent Parking Ventilation Explained

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Covered parking lots, multi-surface and underground parking sites represent the essential features of a modern urban landscape, ensuring the safety of vehicles. But not every car owner is aware about the security threats posed at these undeniably useful facilities.

Taking into account the fact that virtually any parking is primarily a substantial accumulation of cars in a confined space, there are two main points, constituting a menace to people and their vehicles to be noted:

  • The risk of emergence and rapid spread of fire (because each machine features a tank with a non-zero amount of gasoline)
  • the risk of poisoning the owners and passers-by with monoxide from vehicles’ emissions

Therefore, the business plan of indoor (and primarily multilevel) lots should include the availability of sufficiently powerful ventilation and smoke detection mechanisms that can continuously provide the required ventilation. Of course, such internal engineering systems, structures and networks increase the cost of construction and maintenance of the car parking, but ultimately these systems increase the level of fire protection and environmental safety significantly.

In addition, no state supervisory authority responsible for environmental control will permit the exploitation of the facility without a decent installing car park ventilation system up and running, not to mention smoke protection mechanisms. In addition, such facilities should be used in full accordance with the rules of technical operation of the vehicle.

Another fact to underline is that the complexes put into operation decades ago are forced to integrate new parking ventilation systems according to standards adopted in the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide.

26 Jun

The Miraculous Glass Reinforced Concrete

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Glass reinforced concrete is fairly considered to be one of the most versatile building materials that stand in the service of modern architects and designers. The material production technology was developed over thirty years ago and since then glass reinforced concrete  has managed to establish itself as an indispensable tool and made ​​a significant contribution to the economy, technology and aesthetics of the building industry.

The material is comprised of several groups of elements: glass reinforced fiber is a collective term which includes a family of materials designed for a wide variety of purposes. Since its introduction in 1969, GRC has been implanted in global building practices around the globe, and now it is utilised by construction experts in 120+ countries.

In the years since the advent of GRC on the global construction market, the material has fully formed as a finest quality building component, plus the scope of its use has been significantly expanded.

Glass reinforced concrete has already firmly established in Europe (England, France, Germany), the United States, the countries of the Arab East, Japan and South East Asia (just remember the amazing Petronas Towers in Kuala-Lumpur), Australia and New Zealand.

The creation of the next-gen material was largely driven by the desire to improve the traditional concrete by improving its properties and thereby expanding its capabilities.

Admittedly, a major concrete disadvantage lies in its stone nature and low tensile strength. In reinforced concrete the weak point is partially eliminated by enabling metal fittings to deal with pressure. Dispersed reinforcement of concrete with fiberglass has a high tensile strength and significantly increases the strength of concrete stretching and bending.

05 Jun

Lighting Design Principles In A Nutshell

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Creating a smooth, uniform lighting theme with no abrupt transitions from light to shadow can be achieved through installing a number of smaller lights. Playing with tall pillars, combining lighting elements, bollards and built-in lighting fixtures, you can create a dynamic lighting system capable of covering the entire area: from the treetops and roofs of the cottage to the pool or flowerbeds. Street lighting experts are trying to cover all possible genres, offering lamps of country, Empire, Baroque, Art Nouveau and even Victorian street lighting styles. Therefore, the collections of the German, Italian and UK factories are typically represented by myriads of highly-functional lamps, suitable for the most intricate designs. Consider the option of acquiring forged fittings that resonates with lines and shadows and look stunningly beautiful. Just like in fashion industry, lighting design offers its own tendencies and trends virtually each season to complement the most exquisite terrace designs.

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