Importance of soil compaction in construction

Inevitably on most construction sites you would likely find several pieces heavy equipment undertaking a myriad of jobs, one in particular being compaction of soils or aggregates. But why, you may ask yourself is this task being undertaken and of what significance is it to the project? For the purpose of this article “soil” is…

Whole Body Vibration Hazards in the Workplace

Whole-body vibration (WBV) can be defined as more or less organised oscillatory motions of surfaces supporting the body and can be transmitted from the seat, backrest or foot support of a vehicle. Drivers of some mobile machines, including certain tractors, fork lift trucks, overhead cranes and quarrying or earth-moving machinery may be exposed to WBV…

Occupational Noise Exposure – The Decibel Dilemma

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often encounter various sources of noise – be it the roar of traffic, the hum of machinery, or the commotions within towns. While some noise is inevitable, excessive exposure can have detrimental effects on our health, particularly when it comes to industrial settings. Noise is…

Congratulations to the Eighteen (18) Grant Award recipients of the Shaping the Future of Innovation: Third Call for Proposals

Innovation was the theme of the night as CARIRI alongside the project partners the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, through the Ministry of Planning and Development, the European Union in Trinidad and Tobago, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB Lab) and the CARIRI – The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute hosted a Grant Awards Ceremony…

CARIRI and COSTAATT Sign Historic Agreement to Drive Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago – March 20th 2024 The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) and the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) today signed a Memorandum of Co-Operation (MOC) to establish a strategic partnership focused on science, technology, and innovation (STI)-driven programmes for entrepreneurial development. The signing ceremony, held at…

The AI Dichotomy: Advancement and Reversals

The AI Dichotomy: Advancement and Reversals The Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) AI engines are computer programs which use advanced highly sophisticated and progressive learning algorithms to mine and analyze oceans of data making predictions which often result in tangible information products for the consumers of any type of content. Our everyday interactions, processes and…

DIA Bootcamp

DIA Bootcamp Press Release Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 29th February 2024. In collaboration with the Trust for the Americas and the Citi Foundation and as part of CARIRI’s thrust to Build Better Businesses, we hosted a Bootcamp and Pitch Tank Competition at the DIA Youth Innovation Lab in Trinidad and Tobago (DIA Lab TT). Nine…