Category : Building Technology and Construction Guide

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

Properties of Epoxy Resins for Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures

The synthetic resins like epoxy, polyester, acrylic, polyurethane and their similar type of resins are used widely for civil engineering applications. Synthetic resins are employed for:Grouting of cracks formed in the concrete structural elements Repair of concrete structures that got eroded Emergency repair ...

How to Improve Masonry Resistance Against Penetration of Water?

Masonry resistance against water penetration depends on materials used, types of wall, and quality of workmanship. Methods to improve water penetration resistance of masonry is discussed. There are number of methods by which the masonry water penetration resistance can be further ...

Masonry Reinforcement and Accessory Metals for Masonry Wall Construction

Specifications for reinforcement and accessory metals used in the construction of masonry walls is provided by International Building Code (IBC 2009) and Building Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-11). Various types of reinforcement and metal accessories is discussed in the ...

Wooden Concrete Formwork Design Criteria with Calculation Formulas

Wooden formworks are generally used for construction due to its ease of use. Different criteria for design of wooden formwork and their calculation is discussed. Formwork is substantially significant temporary construction element in the construction of structures. It provides necessary support ...

Fire Safety and Property Protection Systems for Buildings

Fire safety and property protection systems for buildings requires knowledge and understanding of hazards to decrease the potential fire occurrence and its risk to life and property during fire. Importance of Fire Safety and Property Protection Systems for Buildings When fire is ...

What is Facade Retention in Building Construction and its Advantages?

Facade retention is a method of building rehabilitation to bring changes to interior of the building structure. Advantages of facade retention in building construction is discussed. Historic Buildings Redevelopment using Facade Retention Lack of open sites to bring new buildings in the ...

Building Construction with Plastic Bottles- Walls, Roofs and Benefits

Building construction with plastic bottles are low-cost and eco-friendly. Construction of plastic bottle walls, roofs and their benefits in buildings is discussed. Why Plastic Bottles for Building Construction? The packaging and plastic bottles are unlimited today. They comprise a large portion of ...