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Basic Requirements in Swimming Pool Construction

Swimming pools are constructed with concrete as a material for residential as well as hotels, clubs and schools. The concrete material has proved to be one of the long-life material that is best suited for this construction. Basic Requirements ...

Fire Resistance of Concrete Materials and Structures

The performance of concrete in fire is well appreciable, whether it is in material form or in the engineered form. Many issues due to fire risk can be reduced drastically by the application of concrete as a structural material. This is ...

Selection of Excavation Dewatering System for Construction Works

There are number of dewatering options available for excavations to facilitate construction activities. The choice of best and suitable dewatering system brings economy in construction activities. For this, it is essential to have knowledge on different dewatering systems and each ...

Reinforcements for Slabs-on-Ground Crack Width Control -As Per ACI

The slabs constructed on ground must be designed taking into consideration the crack control factors. Reinforcement details for slabs-on-ground is discussed. The thickness and the design of the slabs-on-ground are based on the cracks that are formed due to the external ...

Architectural Cast-in-Place Concrete and its Mix, Features and Uses

Architectural concrete provides higher aesthetic finish and serves the structural function for a building. Mix proportions, features and uses of architectural cast-in-place concrete is discussed. History of Architectural Cast-in-Place Concrete The first use of architectural concrete was recognized at the Corbusier’s Carpenter ...

Site Selection for Green Office Building based on LEED System

The location where the green building is indented to be constructed and the environment surround the location play an important role in the overall sustainability of the green building. The site that is selected for the construction not only must satisfy ...