Category : Building Tips

Tips on Building construction to civil engineers. This section consists of practical guide and other relevant information on building materials and construction which every civil engineers should know.

Sandblasting Concrete Surface- Process and Advantages

Sandblasting Concrete Surface- Process and Advantages

Sandblasting is a method to texture the surface of hardened concrete on patio, walls, columns, driveways, floors to remove paint or expose aggregates. The extent of sand blasting ranges from light cleaning to a deep cutting operation that exposes aggregates ...

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Different Types of Building Plans

Different Types of Building Plans

Building plans are the set of drawings which consists of floor plan, site plan, cross sections, elevations, electrical, plumbing and landscape drawings for the ease of construction at site. Drawings are the medium of passing the views and concepts of ...

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What is Slab, Beam, Column, and Footing Construction?

What is Slab, Beam, Column, and Footing Construction?

Clearly, buildings are composed of various structure elements such as slabs, beams, columns, and footings. Each of these structural members play certain role in a structure. This article presents various aspects of these structural members for instance their function, types of ...

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14 Types of Columns in building Construction

14 Types of Columns in building Construction

There are several types of columns which are used in different parts of structures. Column is a vertical structural member that carry loads mainly in compression. It might transfer loads from a ceiling, floor slab, roof slab, or from a beam, ...

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21 Types of Beams in Construction

21 Types of Beams in Construction

Different types of beams are used in construction of building and structures. These are horizontal structural element that withstand vertical loads, shear forces and bending moments. Beams transfer loads imposed along their length to their end points to walls, columns, ...

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What is Gabion? Its Types, Applications, and Advantages

What is Gabion? Its Types, Applications, and Advantages

What is gabion? Gabion is a welded wire cage or box filled with materials such as stone, concrete, sand, or soil. So, gabion is a partially flexible block construction used for slope stability and erosion protection in construction. Various types of gabions ...

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