Armando Iachini: Rational Use of Water in Constructions

Water distribution in our planet is variable and it depends on each region. There are zones in which water is found copiously is any of their states (solid, liquid or gas) while in other places it is scarce. Although there is water in two thirds of our planet, only 2,5% of the liquid reserve is spring water and 97,5% is salty water. Human activities require a vast availability of spring water and that is why is it important to promote a rational use of water.

It is impossible to talk about the development of a city without making reference to the evolution of the architecture and of the constructions. The quantity of inhabitants of a region is proportional to the edification of structures that promote solutions in this matter. The construction activities require the intervention of water as a base element to make the work. Specialists make reference to the need of having efficiency in the use of water and this protocol has to do with spring water saving, but how can we achieve that goal?

Armando Iachini: Rational Use of Water in Constructions

There are more construction enterprises that are concerned about the optimization of this vital liquid. The tendency of using rain water or recycled water in construction is more frequent; therefore, the is a decrease in spring water consumption and this is translated to a decrease of costs when it comes to basic services.

Any plan applied to make more efficient water consumption has to follow these paradigms:

  • Guaranteeing the correct work of water systems in order to avoid leaks and an ulterior water waste
  • Reducing water use via the implementation of technologies that allow the optimal distribution of the liquid taking into account the needs of the sector
  • Sharpening the stocking processes of water
  • Replacing potable water for rain water when it comes to construction mixtures

Water treatment is essential to decrease tap water consumption and to have a high quality environmental control. In Venezuela these are various alternatives to have potable water depending on the type of contamination. The cleaning processes can include precipitation, neutralization, chemical and biological oxidation, reduction, filtration, and osmosis, among others.

The enterprise social responsibility is part of the engagement these enterprises have regarding water care: the main resource is constructions.

Armando Iachini: New Electric Technologies in Construction Sites

In a world where energy consumption is more than the production capacity, there are various reasons that give more force to the lacks when it comes to providing electric service: climatic phenomena, slight investments in this area, and the lack of technologies in order to generate resources.

Engineers and architects are before an enormous challenge and an engagement with the environment. In most of the countries, the construction sector demands more than 50% of energy consumption globally. It is necessary to create alternative in other to sharpen the use of energy from the execution of works to the occupation of the building.

This new labor tendency is under a sustainable construction parameter that marks a milestone in the real state world. Reducing effectively the energetic requirements and incorporating technologies, introducing environmentally friendly materials and practices is the common pattern in those enterprises interested on contributing to the planet.

Armando Iachini: New Electric Technologies in Construction Sites

The new technologies represent the best ally in the construction sector. There is specially designed equipment that guarantees the rational use of electric energy. Using illumination in a defined schedule is an excellent option to save some money and to have more efficient energy consumption. The programing of systems based on movement sensors make easier the process because they detect the presence of workers in every space and they reduce the unnecessary use of energy.

The combination of natural and artificial light is the perfect formula to promote an efficient work. It is time to integrate new elements in constructions such as solar and Eolic power since they are the best options to avoid using electric energy.

It is necessary to take some measures that allows to have a harmonious work with our planet:

  • Using low-consumption illumination known as saving light bulbs
  • Renewing machinery and equipment that demand less energy
  • Avoid leaving chargers plugged and eliminating the “stand by” option from electrical gadgets.

The process of adaptation of the construction enterprises to these work formulas may vary regarding the economic possibilities and the intentions of the people in charge. These small steps will take us to a goal. The results will be greater as long as more companies join to these initiatives.

Armando Iachini: The Environment or the Construction Work?

From a vanguard point of view, builders and construction companies are trying at all costs to obtain contracts with companies that can generate positive reputation within the construction market. However, the environment is the first affected in this regard and does not go unnoticed to Construcciones Yamaro.

Armando Iachini: The Environment or the Construction Work?
Construcciones Yamaro
Armando Iachini: The Environment or the Construction Work?
Working to Avoid Harming the Environment

This important Venezuelan construction company has managed a plan to raise awareness when carrying out its work, keeping a series of policies to protect the environment and to avoid at all costs possible pollution, whatever its type. Construcciones Yamaro has developed six principles in order to raise awareness about the environment:

  1. To make a law that encourages companies adapted to work preserving the environment.
  2. Issuing statements about current trends regarding environmental issues, within Venezuela and other countries.
  3. To promote the participation of all companies in the construction sector regarding environmental prevention programs, focused on the construction field.
  4. Establishing links to the construction and higher education to design avant-garde and cooperation with the ecosystem projects.
  5. Always observing international environmental mechanisms.
  6. To support all projects with this initiative as a construction pattern.
Armando Iachini: The Environment or the Construction Work?
Working in the Construction Field

In the current globalized Venezuelan society, working hand in hand with the most important and relevant specialists such as environmentalists, architects, civil engineers and workers will set the possibilities to meet all expectations, since it is considered to be a dominant alliance not only to create arrays of views and workbenches to respect, but to use solutions for sustainable development, planting thoughts of environmental measures to the communities that will be benefited from the works, without neglecting the present conditions the country offers to operate at full capacity (electricity, potable water and relation man/hours) to obtain an expectant vision for the future in the broad construction market.

Armando Iachini: What is the Meaning of Industry Safe for Construcciones Yamaro?

With over 40 years of experience in the lifting of major construction works in Venezuela, Construcciones Yamaro is an example of entrepreneurship and management for Venezuelans, as defined by Armando Iachini, the director of one of the most successful companies in the country in the field of development of roads.

In cases related to industry safe, a company that has to be identified as a preventing construction company is Construcciones Yamaro, which is always looking after every incident related to construction. To speak about industrial safety, do not miss Construcciones Yamaro.

As we all know, different aspects and activities in construction may lead to the primary risks, to which workers are exposed, and even supervisors may be victims of those risks if the necessary measures are not taken. Masons, to mention one of these professions, have to be aware of contracting dermatitis because of the exposure to cement; they also have to be trained to avoid bad postures during hard work with heavy loads.

Armando Iachini: What is the Meaning of Industry Safe for Construcciones Yamaro?
Industry safe equipment

It is important to distinguish that every work and activity in the construction sector has its risks, however, for Construcciones Yamaro all these risks can be handled and avoided in a right way in order to abstain from any health risk.

In compliance with the Organic Law on Prevention, Conditions and Working Environment (Lopcymat in Spanish), Construcciones Yamaro is committed with the security of each of its workers, always considering construction activities, installation, maintenance or repair work carried out in heights, with risks on free fall and serious injury.

Different aspects about this topic and activities in the construction sector may lead to the most common primary risks, to which workers are exposed, and even supervisors may be victims of those risks if the necessary measures are not taken.

Some of the accidents related to construction can be:

Armando Iachini: What is the Meaning of Industry Safe for Construcciones Yamaro?
Falls from heights
  • Falls by irregularities in the ground: Construcciones Yamaro recommend you to use safety shoes, clear walkways and store excess material properly.
  • To be cut by tools: the company suggests ensuring the teams are in good condition and are used exactly for the purpose for which they were designed. They also have to use gloves, goggles and appropriate footwear.
  • Poisoning by polluting products: remember that toxic substances must be handled with personal protective equipment.
  • Falls from heights: the person who works at a significant height should be authorized to do so and needs to use the necessary protection equipment to prevent injury to a setback.
Armando Iachini: What is the Meaning of Industry Safe for Construcciones Yamaro?
Architects designing for the country

As we all know, construction works always undergo substantial changes with the emergence of new materials, machinery and construction elements. Construcciones Yamaro, always ensuring the safety of its workers, reduces the hygienic, chemical, physical and biological hazards by measuring and applying industrial hygiene statutes.

Finally, Construcciones Yamaro suggests considering the impact of construction on the surrounding communities: workers, as well as these communities, will be exposed to the consequences of all construction activities even if these have already been completed. Any activity that represents any type of damage in the short, medium and long term, should be reconsidered.

Armando Iachini: Industrial Hygiene at Construcciones Yamaro

As we all know, construction works always undergo substantial changes with the emergence of new materials, machinery and construction elements. Construcciones Yamaro, always ensuring the safety of its workers, reduces the hygienic, chemical, physical and biological hazards by measuring and applying industrial hygiene statutes.

Armando Iachini: Industrial Hygiene at Construcciones Yamaro
Reducing chemical risks

According to the company, the areas that have to be well treated regarding industrial hygiene

  • Mean of dissemination: to verify the correct operation, order and cleanliness of workplaces.
  • The worker: to inform clearly and responsibly about risks and control measures, correct work practices, the proper use of personal protective equipment, which is the most effective method of risks prevention.
  • Pollutants emission: to identify, evaluate and implement measures that serve to prevent risks. Here, the risks in each of the jobs, tasks performed, exposure time, and primary and basic risk control measures are considered in each of these areas. Once this inspection process is culminated, professional controls are needed in order to serve to test the effectiveness of hygiene measures taken.

General recommendations from Construcciones Yamaro

  • When talking about protection of health of human capital, the aspects studied cannot just be about reporting risks of carrying out the work, but to communicate the importance of personal hygiene. All this means: cleaning and taking care of the body, during and after finishing the workday.

    Armando Iachini: Industrial Hygiene at Construcciones Yamaro
    Taking care of workers

  • The works related to construction, whatever the area and the type may bring various risks, including those about physical aspects. These risks factor can be noise, heat, cold, vibration, pressure and radiation.
  • In this same regard, maintaining order and cleanliness in the workplace and the materials used make the performance of workers more comfortable, safe and efficient. It is essential to remove deposits of debris, garbage, water and any other type of waste pollution representing short and long term.
  • To provide places for hygiene during working hours and keep them clean. Bathrooms are places for ordinary use. This is why they are prone to the accumulation and spread of bacteria that can infect other workers.
  • Areas designated for resting should stay away from the toilets and waste places.
  • To have a first aid kit to maintain the order in case of accident.

In works that are performed in enclosed spaces such as earthworks, underground works and demolition, proper ventilation is essential to prevent respiratory diseases caused by contamination of air and chemicals management. It is also vital equipment use integrated security to prevent body exposure to infectious microorganisms. Do not forget that the risks of underground work are always more serious than the work surface because it is a confined space.

Armando Iachini: Industrial Hygiene at Construcciones Yamaro
Provide protection againts hazardous materials

Construcciones Yamaro also suggests considering the impact of construction on the surrounding communities: workers, as well as these communities will be exposed to the consequences of all construction activities even if these have already been completed. Any activity that represents any type of damage in the short, medium and long term, should be reconsidered.

It is important to distinguish that every work and activity in the construction sector has its risks, however, for Construcciones Yamaro all these risks can be handle and avoided in a right way in order to abstain from any health risk.

Industry Safe Tips From Construcciones Yamaro

Always consolidated in the construction of important projects in the construction sector in Venezuela, Construcciones Yamaro believes it is important to recognize the value of their employees and equipment as the key element of the success that has accompanied the entire management of the company since its creation, always based on values such as reliability, dedication, commitment, respect and, above all, industry safe for workers.

Industrial Safety

Industry Safe Tips From Construcciones Yamaro
Safety equipment

The works related to construction, whatever the area and the type may bring various risks, including those about physical aspects. These risks factor can be noise, heat, cold, vibration, pressure and radiation. Different aspects and activities in construction may lead to the primary risks, to which workers are exposed, and even supervisors may be victims of those risks if the necessary measures are not taken. Masons, to mention one of these professions, have to be aware of contracting dermatitis because of the exposure to cement; they also have to be trained to avoid bad postures during hard work with heavy loads. It is important to distinguish that every work and activity in the construction sector has its risks, however, all these risks can be handle and avoided in a right way in order to abstain from any health risk.

Industrial Safety Workshop

Industry Safe Tips From Construcciones Yamaro
Workshops on industry safe

Construcciones Yamaro is an example of the application of industrial safety and hygiene in the construction area, in compliance with all standards of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in this regard. In order to Venezuelans to follow this same way of work, Inces Carabobo gave a 60-hour workshop where points as accident prevention, safety in the workplace, physical and chemical hazards and use of personal protective equipment were studied. Yoleida Linares, one of the responsible for offering the workshop, said that more than 40 participants were part of the activity that took place a month ago in the Carabobo entity with an educational purpose. Students said that the workshop gave them important knowledge to their careers, especially for those currently working in the sector. The Venezuelan Construction Chamber (CVC) has repeatedly stated that it has always assumed its commitment to CSR and it also has been responsible for encouraging all its members to contribute in it, not only in terms of prevention, but also regarding the improvement of the environment.

Some of the accidents related to construction can be:

Industry Safe Tips From Construcciones Yamaro
Fall protection
  • Falls by irregularities in the ground: Construcciones Yamaro recommend you to use safety shoes, clear walkways and store excess material properly.
  • To be cut by tools: the company suggests ensuring the teams are in good condition and are used exactly for the purpose for which they were designed. They also have to use gloves, goggles and appropriate footwear.
  • Poisoning by polluting products: remember that toxic substances must be handled with personal protective equipment.
  • Falls from heights: the person who works at a significant height should be authorized to do so and needs to use the necessary protection equipment to prevent injury to a setback.