HOW TO TEST FOR ASBESTOS

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral composed of thin, tightly packed fibers. Due to its strength, asbestos used to be commonly used in the manufacturing of insulation, fireproofing, and other construction materials. Unfortunately, asbestos has been found to pose a serious health risk when its fibers become loose and airborne, since breathing them in can…

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CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT

Construction waste makes up one-third of the total refuse nationwide in North America. Such a statistic makes it clear it is important to make better use of debris and existing building materials to make substantial changes.  Such waste poses a great danger to the environment. For this reason, construction industries need to find suitable methods to…

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HOW TO IDENTIFY ASBESTOS

Before the dangers of asbestos were common knowledge, it was widely used as a building material in residential and commercial buildings. Even though the health risks of asbestos fibers are now known, many structures built with the material still stand. Asbestos is made of microscopic fibers that cannot be seen by the naked eye. In…

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