Essay Title: Construction Technology
...Acid rain adds up the rate of this damage. It is the emission of sulphur dioxide nitrogen dioxide that contributes to the problem of acidification internationally. Acid deposition affects building and structural materials to some degree. Building materials that are easily damaged by acid rain are: limestone, marble, and sandstones, carbon-steel, nickel, zink, copper, paint, some plastics paper, leather and textiles, while granitic-based rocks are resistant to acidity. Stainless steel and aluminum are more resistant metals. Structural damage also occurs in underground pipes, cables and foundations which are submerged in acid water. Bridges and vehicles above ground are also prone to acid... Feb. 3, 2009...