Staying Healthy on a Long-Haul Flight

As a manager for the building contractor National Restoration Group Inc., Mohammad Riaz oversees the bidding and permit process for commercial properties. Outside of his professional duties, Mohammad Riaz is an avid traveler.

For experienced travelers, long-haul flights, which last 6 hours or longer, are fairly common. To ensure that travelers arrive at their destination in the best of health, most airlines offer the following suggestions:

Hydrate — The air inside the cabin has very low levels of humidity and can dry out and irritate the nasal passages and skin. Passengers can combat this dryness by drinking non-alcoholic fluids and using a moisturizing lotion.

Exercise — Sitting for hours at a time can cause muscle cramping and stiffness. For passengers with certain health conditions, frequent stretching and standing is necessary to stimulate blood circulation and prevent clotting. In addition to walking up and down the aisle, there are dozens of exercises that can be done conveniently while seated.

Strengthen Immune System — Air travel can be hard on the body, and make a traveler more vulnerable to catching a cold or infection. To support the immune system, passengers should get a full night’s rest and take a multivitamin before boarding.

The NACE Robotics in the Corrosion Industry Seminar

National Association of Corrosion Engineers
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Mohammad Riaz is a New York City construction industry leader with a wealth of experience working on high-rise buildings. He has owned and operated the Bronx’s National Restoration Group for nearly 10 years. In addition to his volunteer work with various charities, Mohammad Riaz is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International.

Founded in 1943, NACE International has become the leading global association in the corrosion prevention and control sector. As part of its educational endeavors, the organization sponsors regular courses and events such as the upcoming seminar on robotics in the corrosion industry.

Part of the NACE Corrosion Technical Series, the Robotic Capabilities for Surface Preparation, Integrity and Corrosion Management is a two-day seminar that will take place at NACE International headquarters in Houston, Texas, on October 15-16, 2019. This seminar will discuss specific unmanned robotic technologies, particularly prevalent in the oil and gas industries, that conduct corrosion inspection and perform other physical tasks such as water blasting/grinding and applying corrosion-resistant coatings. Seminar speakers include Steven Trevino of SPRINT Robotics and Kim Hayes of Olympus Scientific Solutions.

Materials Performance Magazine

Materials Performance Magazine
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As the owner and manager of National Restoration Group in the Bronx, Mohammad Riaz has completed a range of high-rise renovation and construction projects throughout Greater New York City. To inform his professional activities, Mohammad Riaz holds membership in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

All members of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) receive access to a range of industry resources, including several specialized publications. One of these is Materials Performance Magazine.

Published by NACE International each month, Materials Performance Magazine includes a range of technical articles and features that relate to issues and advancements in the field of materials performance. Specific corrosion control technologies covered by this publication include coatings/linings, cathodic protection, chemical treatment, and the selection and design of materials to address corrosion problems. Materials Performance Magazine also publishes news stories that relate to the greater corrosion control industry and NACE in particular.

The Islamic Society of North America’s Greening Our Ramadan Campaign

The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Brooklyn College, Mohammad Riaz is the manager of a commercial contracting company in New York City that specializes in building restoration. In addition to volunteering at his local mosque, Mohammad Riaz is a member of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

Ramadan takes place this year from May 5 to June 4. During that time, ISNA is asking all mosques and Islamic centers to take part in the Greening Our Ramadan campaign. ISNA has laid out five priorities and practices in the campaign:

1. conserving food and giving excess food to those in need,

2. using biodegradable paper products,

3. recycling all applicable products, especially plastic water bottles,

4. using energy-saving light bulbs, and 

5. leading a khutbah (sermon) on the importance of protecting the environment.

Centers that participate in the campaign and fill out an online pledge will receive a certificate from the Pen and Inkpot Foundation. Moreover, the Pen and Inkpot Foundation, in conjunction with the Arbor Day Foundation, will plant trees on behalf of participating mosques and Islamic centers.

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