Nothing to Crack Up About
Buildings are amazing structures, but sometimes even they crack under pressure…literally. While not all cracks require repairs they are definitely not an issue to crack up about as they can lead to serious structural issues if left untreated. Luckily, we are here to help with everything you needed to know about cracking.
Cracks are signs of release for a structure with built up stresses that assist contractors and engineers to identify the areas of weakness for the structure, so they know where to begin their rectification work.
Benefits of Using Stainless Steel
Just as its names suggests stainless steel is a metal that has the ability to resist stains and corrosion. Stainless steel contains about ten percent of a material called chromium which gives it not only the ability to combat various conditions but, to heal itself. While I am certain you are already won over by the capabilities of this material, let’s uncover some additional benefits of its use.
Now that you are aware of the benefits of using stainless steel I am sure you are itching to give the material a go and steel the scene for yourself with some impeccable designs only this material can achieve!
While circumstances such as age and environment do affect how often a building should be inspected, we recommend that strata managers have their buildings inspected at least once every five years to ensure that they are in a sound and liveable condition.
Age plays a huge part in determining how often a strata building should be inspected. Both newly built and older buildings should be assessed regularly. Newer buildings should be inspected regularly to ensure that any defects identified can be rectified as early on as possible and similarly older buildings, which are prone to longer term deterioration issues should be inspected regularly to ensure that material failures do not result in the creation of hazardous environments. Early detection of any condition affecting the structure or amenity of the building is developing, allows an engineer to assess and recommend measures to rectify and conserve the building element.
Heritage buildings are of particular interest with regard to regular assessments and Bellmont are highly skilled in this field having worked on some of Sydney’s most prestigious Heritage structures.
If you are a manager or owner who wishes to have your building inspected by a professional, the team at BellMont would be more than happy to assist! You can get in contact with us below.
The Drone Impact
Whenever I hear the word drone I immediately think “toy”. But the fact is, these days drones are considered an innovative tool by a number of industries, making day to day operations swifter and more effective than ever before. So what have drones achieved for operations within the construction industry so far ?
Bird’s eye view perks:
The process of surveying land can sometimes be a strenuous one that drains both time and energy. That is however, before the incorporation of drones into construction operations. Through the use of drones, engineers and builders alike are given a “birds eye view” of the site that they never had such access to before, resulting in not only an easier process, but a more accurate one that eliminates human error.
Constant Communication is key:
We already have phones, headsets and walkie-talkies to allow constant communication while on site, but what if we had devices that could offer round the clock 360 visuals of the site that allow us to be offsite but still make the same commentary as if we were there? Well you are in luck! Because that’s exactly what drones have achieved for the construction industry. Drones give builders and engineers alike the opportunity to surveillance the site at all times, while also supervising employees even if they can’t be on site.
Inspections made easier:
It’s not always easy for an engineer or builder to access all areas onsite, this is where drones come in. This technology allows industry professionals to undertake usually difficult inspections without having to leave their comfort zone, saving not only time and energy, but eliminating risk onsite.
I promise I won’t drone on any longer, what are your thoughts on this integration of technology on construction sites?