Throughout history, brick and stone masonry has been proven to stand the test of time. From the Egyptians and Romans to modern day, all its physicochemical qualities have been assessed; even fairy tales, like the three little pigs, have tested it!
Living in Canada, we get used to dealing with cold weather for many months of the year and are no strangers to driving in winter conditions. That also means that most people understand and account for the hazards experienced when driving in cold weather.
Managing snow on roofs during a typical Canadian winter can pose several unique challenges. Between snow drifting from nearby surfaces, uneven accumulations, and issues around freeze and thaw cycles, understanding how snow accumulation behaves on a roof is crucial. Especially when it becomes a question of the safety for building occupants and passers-by.
Whether it's a motorcycle, car, tractor, or skidder, the destruction of vehicles by fire can pose a real problem. Fortunately, with the right methods and tools, it can be solved. Here's a look at the investigative work required to shed light on this mystery.
As Canadians, we often do not give much thought to the cold, and expect our every day items to hold up to the extreme temperatures. However, as Edmonton is seeing this week, many things might not be up to the task.
When overnight temperatures start dropping and winter settles in, many Canadian drivers begin using block heaters to keep their engines warm overnight. Using block heaters, however, can lead to vehicle and structure fires.
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