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Concrete waterproofing: a two-fold protecting process we often forget

The service life of structures depends on a variety of factors, such as their purpose, the materials of construction, the surrounding environment and – mostly – the degree of maintenance. The definition of expected service life has varied over time. Whereas BS 7543 (1992), defined the ‘normal’ life of a building as 60 years, the …

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Water Mirror, Curitiba, brazil

Espelho D’ Água: Mirror of Water This is what the people in Brazil call small artificial lakes. Called Espelho D’ Água, which means “Water Mirror”, this artificial lake project, is a small jewel outside the Headquarters of OVD Group, in Curitiba, Brazil. Usually projects require a combination of products, rather than one single product and …

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Waterproofing bridges against corrosion: When global maintenance budget cuts may pose a threat to human lives

Following the Genoa bridge disaster in August 2018, which claimed the lives of 43 people, the French Senate commissioned an immediate survey of the state of France’s bridges. The report, made available to AFP , the French news agency, states that “at least 25,000 bridges are in a bad structural state and pose security problems” Another survey …

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