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Maintenance and Inspection of Railway Tracks in Malaysia

The ever-increasing problems faced around the world have the demands that transportation need to be improved as an effective and efficient communication means. It is considered as a necessity especially when rapid development and economic growth of a country is the agenda. In Malaysia, the railway network has evolved tremendously since its inception in the …

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8 Techniques of Soil Improvement. Case Study In Malaysia: 41 Landed Houses in Sg Siput, Perak (Part 2)

Soil improvement in its broadest sense is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance such as strength, reduced compressibility, reduced permeability, or improved ground water condition. This may be either a temporary process to permit the construction of a facility or may be a permanent measure to improve the …

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6 Cases of Soil/ Ground Settlement. Case Study In Malaysia: 41 Landed Houses in Sg Siput, Perak (Part 1)

What is foundation settlement? What are the causes for ground/ soil settlement? In this video we will show one of the projects in Sg Siput, Perak (Part 1). In 2013, Structural Repairs was appointed as the contractor to carry out rectification and remedial works to 41 houses which mainly facing cracks and ground settlement problems. …

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4 Signs of Your Building Settling or Sinking. Case Study In Malaysia: Petrol Station

One common problem that buildings constructed mainly with masonry is rising dampness. As masonry materials such as bricks are porous, which consist of voids or pores due to the nature of brick-making techniques; water can pass through the pores via capillary action or a wicking effect. Rising dampness contributes to deterioration and decay in masonry …

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Salt Contamination & Desalination in Heritage Buildings

Heritage buildings are susceptible to deterioration due to several factors including climatic conditions, dampness and structural failures. In building conservation, salt attack and rising damp are considered the most challenging. Salt attack and rising damp are closely related. Moisture from rising damp can dissolve the existing salts in the building material; in addition, ground water …

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