Lighting equipment on construction sites

In the world of construction there are large-scale works that demand arduous work done both day and night. Having a correct and adequate luminosity is not only part of the safety standards and protection regulations, but also to provide a suitable environment to work.

Characteristics of lighting within a building

  • The light used must not generate reflection, heat or blindness.
  • The lighting should be 25 lux intensity.
  • The color of the lights should not alter or influence the signs of the place.
  • The placement of the lighting systems must not generate any type of risk.

Different lighting systems

Lighting equipment on construction sites

Lighting systems that are used more frequently in different constructions:

Mast lighting: It is like a kind of permanent flashlight. It is composed of several lamps that offer the appropriate light intensity.

Lighting towers: It offers a high-power luminosity that covers the entire enclosure.

Metal halide or nite lights: It is a type of portable lighting that has the advantage of being armed with the assembly of several metal halogen lamps.

Balloon lighting: It consists of one or more lamps that are suspended inside translucent balloons that contain helium or air.

Individual lamps: It is a lighting system that each worker has to have light where it is needed.


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Ships, major shipbuilding works

Boat building can last for many years and that is why the demand for durable and resistant materials is very important, since the useful life of these boats is estimated between 20 and 30 years. There are several factors such as cost, aesthetics and hardness that influence the choice of materials.

Construcciones Yamaro explains the types of boats according to the material used:

Ships, major shipbuilding works
  • Wooden boats: wood has been one of the most used materials throughout history, it gives a touch of beauty and tradition, but it has a big problem, it demands high maintenance.
  • Fiberglass boats: fiberglass is a very inexpensive material that provides an impeccable finish, it also allows different elements that can be used on the boat.
  •  Steel boats: steel is a strong and resistant material widely used in the manufacture of large boats; it allows any design without jeopardizing the final resistance of the boat.
  • Ferrocement boats: ferrocement is very economical and its care is very similar to fiberglass. It is very heavy, has little resistance in the event of a collision and requires insulation layers.
  • Aluminum Boats: aluminum is ideal for this shipbuilding as the weight-to-hardness ratio is excellent. It has great resistance to corrosion and is immune to water pressure.

Types of cracks exhibited by flexible paving

Paving is a structure that is placed between the foundation and the running surface, its purpose is to facilitate vehicular circulation quickly and safely. Among the types of pavement, we find the flexible pavement, which is a structure that flexes according to the loads that pass through the structure. They can present a series of failures produced by the passage of time or the large amount of load it has to bear.

Types of cracks exhibited by flexible paving

Failures presented by flexible pavements:

  • Edge cracks: Damages that originate parallel to the pavement. They are produced by weakening by the climate, among others.
  • Crocodile skin: These are interconnected fissures, which show that the pavement has become oxidized or hardened. It is caused by the fatigue of the asphalt layers.
  • Reflected cracks: They occur when an asphalt layer is placed on a rigid pavement plate.
  • Cracks in blocks: They divide the pavement into rectangular blocks. It is due to the action of the weather and the shrinkage of the asphalt.
  • Fatigue cracks: These irregular figures begin at the bottom of the asphalt layers where the tensile stresses are greater.
  • Longitudinal and transverse cracks: Their appearance indicates a tensile stress in some of its layers due to the fact that some material used in its construction has already lost its resistance.

What roof should my house have? ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

What roof should my house have? ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

When choosing what roof to use for our
houses, we must consider different elements like the type of material, the
weather conditions of the area, the durability,
the aesthetic, the resistance, and
heat insulation. We have to take this precaution since it is what will keep our
houses protected. There are a various materials to create roof, in Construcciones Yamaro we will tell you
about them:

What roof should my house have? ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

1. – Metallic
roofs
: These are the most common, and they are created with galvanized steel with a coverage of a zinc and aluminum alloy. It has great
durability, energetic efficiency, it is easy to install, and offers a great
resistance to fire. Nowadays, you can find various designs with shapes that resemble
traditional tiles while some others with shapes like panels; these have the
disadvantage of not being able to resist strong winds.

2.- Concrete
roofs
: Created with
a mixture of concrete and reinforcement fibers
that can be adapted to any shape during the formwork, it has some advantages like reducing the noise, isolating
the heat, reducing the internal heat,
is not an electricity conductor, easily adaptable to any surface and weather,
besides granting beauty to the construction. 

3. – Wooden
roofs
: Wood gives warm and comfort
to any space.
A wooden roof is safe and has a great consistency, which is
perfect for big size lamps, you only need to use a protection layer on the
outside so it withstand the weather
conditions,
and an inner protection layer to protect it against plagues.

What roof should my house have? ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

4.- Tile
roofs
: Tiles are a lasting material and requires little maintenance. They
can be from concrete and natural
clay. Concrete tiles can last up to 50 years, and those from natural clay can last for centuries,
and they are very resistant to humidity, wind, and rain.

5. – Translucent
roofs
: If you are
bold and like innovation, a translucent roof is ideal for your house. These
roofs can be made from glass, plastic, acrylic or polycarbonate, and they allow
sunrays to penetrate the house. They are easy to install but require special
care when is time to install them. 

6. – Green
roofs
: If you are a nature lover and want an ecological and sustainable
place, green roofs are you. They consist of a vegetable cover on top of your house that give you the following
benefits: heat isolation so your house is fresh and nice, reduction of dust level and smog, cultivation of plants, and beauties
the area.

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Ways to Keep your Privacy in a Balcony ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Ways to Keep your Privacy in a Balcony ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

An apartment
has no specific space to enjoy small
reunions with friends
and relatives out in the open, but if you are lucky
enough to have a balcony, you will have an extra space with natural light. However, there is a
downside because it does not grant you any privacy. It is not a good idea to
shut this space down with some walls and a small window since it will interfere
with the flow of air.

There
are several ways to enjoy a balcony and to have
some privacy
while you are at it, and Construcciones
Yamaro
gives you some ideas to do so:

Ways to Keep your Privacy in a Balcony ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini
1. – Bamboo
blinds
: Bamboo is
an ecofriendly element so is
excellent for the environment, which is ideal to give a natural touch to this area. Bamboo blinds are easy to set because
this is a light and flexible material. It will give you privacy and it will
create a barrier to block sunrays, thus
giving freshness to the rooms.

2. – Plants:
They are a great idea if you privacy for your balcony. If you use several
plants, you will have a calm and cozy
place.
Plants absorb the CO2 released into the environment and then releases oxygen, this creates a space
with clean and fresh air; likewise, you can use vines to give a more natural
touch.

Ways to Keep your Privacy in a Balcony ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

3. – Curtains:
Using curtains is also a useful alternative to give privacy to any balcony.    Just make sure the fabric is soft that allows the passage of light so you do not have
a very dark space. It also has an advantage to change the decoration.

4. – ScreensScreens are excellent options since you can located
them according to what you want. They can be decored
with plants so your
spaces are green. Screens can be
made from various materials, the ones made from wood give a warn sensation to
any home.

5. – Sliding
windows
: They give a lot of privacy while they limit the open air. You can
keep the windows and have some curtains to have some intimacy without giving up
the contact with nature.

These
options can let enjoy being out at the open without having the indiscreet look of
the neighbors.

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The Properties of Steel ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

The Properties of Steel ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

Constructions demand
materials that resist every climate condition so buildings are safe
, among those material we can find steel. Iron was the first metal used as
the structure for sustainable
constructions,
alongside its different forms. At first, it was used as part
of a melted element, and little by little, tubular cylinders were introduced to
grant beauty and elegance to the current metallic structures.
 

The Properties of Steel ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini

  

Steel is one of the main material used
in modern architecture and in
constructions of great importance. Construcciones Yamaro points 
some advantages this material has that makes it so
important:

1. – Homogeneity: Steel is a
material that does not deforms or alters its physical or mechanical properties with time.

2. – High Ductility: The
ductility is a property, which allows a material to resist and tolerate alterations that cause tensions. Steel possesses
a great flexibility, elasticity, and is malleable; thus making it a very useful
material for anti-seismic constructions.
 

3. – Efficiency: Steel
allows taller edifications, and its small dimensions, when compared to concrete,
allow more uses of the spaces.

4. – It Eases Modifications:
Constructions with steel ease the integration of new structures without any deformity
and, if the structures are ready, the steel will work as a reinforcement to
resist additional weight.

5. – Great Resistance: Steel
is highly resistant and does not require a heavy structure, which is ideal for edifications of great height.

The Properties of Steel ~ Construcciones Yamaro, by Armando Iachini
6. – Durability: Steel
is resistant and, with the adequate maintenance, the constructions elaborated
with this material can last for a very long time.

7. – Low Cost: Steel
structures are usually lighter than other structures with other material. This
lowers the costs of cement; moreover, the metallic
structure
can be prepared somewhere else, so the elements arrived already
built, and they take less time to be ready.

8. – Reusable: When a
construction with a metallic structure is overdue, it can be dismantled and used in some other projects.

9. – Uniformity: The
properties of the steel do not alter nor do they change due to the location of
the construction or with the passing of time. They can last for a long time.
 

10. – Fast Assemble: The properties of the steel enable a
better handling. That is why constructions with steel are ready in a short
time, contrary to those with concrete.
 

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