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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.

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Passive House: Reduce Energy Consumption in Your Building

Passive House: Reduce Energy Consumption in Your Building

Passive house is a concept used in construction to build energy-efficient, comfortable, and ecological buildings that are also affordable. It is a building standard that consists of a set of design principles that are used to achieve a precise ...

What are the Factors Controlling the Distance Between RCC Columns?

What are the Factors Controlling the Distance Between RCC Columns?

There is no specific rule to determine the desired distance between reinforced concrete columns. Factors like architectural considerations, function of the building, and the structure’s load play a significant role in determining an optimum span between two reinforced concrete ...

Concrete Slump Variations at Site: How to Deal with it?

Concrete Slump Variations at Site: How to Deal with it?

Adjusting the slump of concrete is a part of the concreting process, which the contractors should manage properly and cautiously. The concrete slump variation from one transit mixer to another is generally due to aggregate moisture content, concrete temperature, ...

How to Choose the Best Stair Nosing? [PDF]

How to Choose the Best Stair Nosing? [PDF]

Stair nosings are protruding profile strips fitted on the edge of steps to provide an anti-slip surface. The nose of a step is the part of a stair where people tend to put their feet and weight on. Therefore, ...