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Category : Building Technology Guide

Building technology and construction guide provides information on building and construction materials for different types of construction works.

Test for Silt Content in Sand

Sand or fine aggregate is one of the most important construction materials at any construction site. Its selection should be done very carefully as it contributes to the strength of various important mixtures like concrete, plasters and mortar. ...

Components of a Building’s Substructure

The basic components of a building substructure are the foundation and plinth beam. These components safely transfer the load from the superstructure to the ground.Also Read: Superstructure and Substructure of a Building

Hempcrete Blocks for Construction

Hempcrete or hemp concrete being a carbon-negative (carbon consuming) material is a great alternative for contractors to use in construction works. Hempcrete is prepared by mixing hemp shives (the inner woody core of hemp plant), water, and lime ...

9 Types of Defects Observed in Plastering

Different types of defects occur in plastering work such as blistering, cracks, efflorescence, flaking, peeling, popping, softness and uneven surfaces. These defects in plastering need to be repaired as soon as they are observed.Types ...

11 Properties of Ceramic Tile Flooring for use in Buildings

Ceramic tiles are commonly used flooring material for all types of buildings such as residential, commercial or public buildings. Ceramic tiles come with a lot of benefits that make it a widely used flooring material for different buildings. ...

12 Basic Components of a Building Structure

The basic components of a building structure are the foundation, floors, walls, beams, columns, roof, stair, etc. These elements serve the purpose of supporting, enclosing and protecting the building structure.

What is Cross Wall Construction? Features and Benefits

Cross wall construction is a building construction technique in which the precast load-bearing walls are placed perpendicular to the lateral axis of the building. In this type of construction, the floors, roofs and the beams are supported by ...