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Understanding efflorescence: a long-term, costly problem

Efflorescence is the appearance of chalky stains on the surface of flooring like tiles and pavers. The crystalline deposits of mineral salts are a cosmetic issue that can be removed by pressure washing or chemical cleaning, but these have to be performed regularly as efflorescence can recur. Ultimately, efflorescence is an effect of the underlying issue that remains: water intrusion into the screed.

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Elmich: Real or not?

At Elmich, we take pride in the design, engineering and manufacture of our products as an established player in the industry. It is therefore inevitable that there are others who model after us, and that products available in the market appear similar to ours.

To identify Elmich products, here are some key features to look out for:

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VersiFrame®: The absolute raised paving and decking substructure system

The standards of raised flooring systems are constantly evolving alongside the environment and its architecture. As designers face construction challenges, expectations of the functions and features of these systems have elevated from simply being a raised floor installation.  Fundamentally, raised floor systems provide easy access to concealed services and facilitate surface drainage, and there is now a greater emphasis on their constructability, safety, and versatility in design layout.

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Anchored Trees Take Root in the New Bidadari Estate

Expected to be completed in 2022, the Build-To-Order (BTO) Bidadari estate spans 930,000 sqm and holds 10,000 flats. The highly sought-after estate is envisioned to be “a community in a garden” that highlights greenery as its enviable feature, with a 100,000 sqm Bidadari Park containing a lake, open lawns, a heritage walk and experiential trails.
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How the World is Designing for Social Distancing

As the COVID-19 situation continues to highlight the need for social distancing in our daily lives, it is necessary to re-evaluate how we interact with one another. Considerable effort is required to enforce distancing in public spaces, as they are originally intended to hold large groups of people. Current measures such as taping off areas and deploying personnel for monitoring and enforcement are temporary and inefficient, and businesses in some sectors were required to suspend operations due to limitations and inability in enforcing effective social distancing.

Around the world, there are several examples where spaces have been purposefully designed to facilitate social distancing.

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Elmich Builds Long-Term Business Resiliency

The pandemic has thrown many businesses into a new environment, one that is full of uncertainties and turbulence. As countries lift lockdowns and a second wave emerges, building long-term resiliency is crucial to face a post-pandemic world. While we make the shift for what’s next, our customers will remain a priority and we want to look at benefiting them as well.

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Circuit breaker: Revised operations and fulfilling orders

To our partners and customers:

The Singapore government has announced heightened measures to curb local transmissions of COVID-19 termed a circuit breaker with effect from 7 April to 4 May 2020. A circuit breaker is not business closure but requires most physical workplace premises to be closed, except for essential services and their related supply chains and service providers.

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Elmich COVID-19 Update

The impact of COVID-19 has been intensifying as the pandemic continues spreading globally. While we have to remain focused on our mission, the crisis has evolved to a scale that cannot be ignored. Elmich is actively monitoring the situation and making the relevant changes to protect our customers, partners, employees and business.

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The Cost-Effective Solution to Better Protect Against Floods at Paya Lebar Quarter

With the goal of reviving the strategic area of Paya Lebar, located in the proximity of both the Central Business District and Changi Airport, the $3.7 billion Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) was officially opened in October 2019. Touted as the new “social heart of the East”, it unites a shopping mall, a business hub, premium residences, and a beautiful and modern alfresco square in a unique and modern enclave.
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COVID-19: Elmich Sources Infrared Thermometers Globally for Businesses in Need as Local Stocks Run Out

As the number of COVID-19 infected cases continues to escalate, Singapore is experiencing a shortage of masks, hand sanitizers and thermometers as everyone is finding personal means to monitor and control the outbreak. Elmich has volunteered to help businesses in dealing with the shortage by going to great lengths to source for infrared thermometers globally.

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