Environmentally Friendly Construction Waste Management Method to Sri Lanka

Construction waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in Sri Lanka. As a developing country construction waste generation is higher than in developed countries. The construction industry will rise and develop with time despite the county‚Äôs current economic crisis. Most of the time construction wastes end up in landfills or in an illegal …

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Factors Affecting Construction Labour Efficiency in Sri Lanka

The construction industry faces significant labor productivity problems, mostly in developing countries. It is well understood, that the construction industry deals with a variety of workforce issues daily and undergoes external and internal influences such as inflation, experience, and skill of labor, material availability in the market, and an unstable economy, indicating a growing focus …

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Enhancing Ergonomics in University Environments: Identifying, Addressing, and Mitigating Hazards for Optimal Health and Productivity

This paper contains ergonomic hazards and risks affecting both university staff and students by conducting a comprehensive case study within a university premise. The study employs a systematic approach, direct observations, and assessments of workspace design, furniture, and equipment usage. The focus is understanding posture-related discomfort and musculoskeletal issues in the university environment. The findings …

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Safety Detection System: A Technological Leap in Sri Lanka’s Construction Safety

Sri Lanka’s construction industry faces a safety crisis with 2000 to 3000 annual accidents, primarily due to non-compliance with safety regulations, notably the use of personal protective equipment. This research introduces a groundbreaking mobile application that employs AI and Computer Vision to detect safety gear non-compliance among workers, issuing real-time alerts. The app represents a …

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Natural Passive systems to enhance the comfort of buildings

Mainly this research paper investigates passive systems used for buildings. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning were the major energy consumers in the building industry globally. Due to its proximity to the equator, Sri Lanka has high average temperatures. Therefore, suitable ventilation and daylighting systems must be considered while designing a building or any other type …

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