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Glow-in-the-dark cement could replace street lights and illuminate pavements

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: 11th May 2016

Glow-in-the-dark cement could replace street lights and illuminate pavements

A Mexican scientist has invented a glow-in-the dark cement which could replace the need for street lights and illuminate pavements and bicycle lanes. The cement, which is sun-resistant works by absorbing solar energy throughout the daytime and during the evening then releases it. The cement, which has been patented by Dr. José Carlos Rubio of the University of San Nicolas Hidalgo, Mexico is believed to be the first of its kind. Dr. Rubio explained that when water is mixed with regular cement, it forms crystal flakes which act as a barrier to solar energy and its ability to absorb. He…

How Will the Weather Affect Productivity?

Relevance: 6%      Posted on: 15th October 2018

How Will the Weather Affect Productivity?

It has been said throughout time that weather affects people’s mood. A lack of sunlight can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder. The disorder usually affects people from October to April when there is a reduction in daylight hours. In the same way, weather can affect productivity on a construction site. A reduction in productivity could lead to extended project lengths and increased costs. The impact of adverse weather is a common cause of delays and economic losses in construction projects. In a journal published earlier this year, a study indicated that UK weather extends project durations by an average of 21%.…

Permits for skip hire and other activities in London

Relevance: 4%      Posted on: 13th March 2018

Permits for skip hire and other activities in London

London is vast, everything which goes on in the conurbation containing 33 Borough councils includes vast numbers. As result of its 9,787,426 population there are on average 10 million car trips, over half a million cycle trips and about six million bus passenger journeys (1 source Tfl Mayor’s Code of Conduct for Road Works 2012) – although 6 years old the data is still relevant. As highlighted in the recent weather events our nations roads (no withstanding the capitals) are operating at maximum capacity nearly all the time. That is before we factor Tube Journeys (on average 1.37 billion of…

Flood Management

Relevance: 3%      Posted on: 15th August 2018

Flood Management

Summer doesn’t last forever. We’re coming into months of cold weather, comfy sweaters, and torrential rain. As is the norm within the UK for the last few years, flooding is expected. Flood management will become a major talking point by the end of the year when parts of the UK will be underwater, and homes and businesses have been destroyed. PAL Hire will protect you. We will protect your business, your home, your valuables, you. There are a few things you can do before you contact PAL Hire to cement your flooding plans: Train every member of staff in flood safety…