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.

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 ...

Functional Requirements of Floors in Building Construction

Floors in buildings provide strong level surface to support occupants, furnitures, and other equipments. There are various functional requirements of floors which are discussed in this article. Functional Requirements of Floors in Building Construction Following are the functional requirements of floors in ...

Dam Proof Course (DPC)- Methods of DPC Installation in Construction

Damp proof course (DPC) is generally applied at basement levels which restricts the movement of moisture through walls and floors. Selection of materials for damp proof course and its various methods of applications in buildings is discussed. Materials for Damp Proof ...

Construction Techniques in Acoustic Planning of a Building

Noise control inside a building can be achieved by following construction techniques while construction of a building. The construction techniques of walls, windows, doors and floors and selection of appropriate building materials are discussed for better acoustic control in buildings. The discomfort ...

Low Cost Housing Construction Techniques and Speedy Construction

Low cost housing construction is possible with the use of low cost building materials and planning. Techniques for low cost housing construction with its speedy construction is discussed in this article. Why Low Cost Housing Construction Required? For any nation whether developed ...

How to Plan for Better Acoustic Control in Building?

The acoustic feature of a building can be taken care at the initial stages of planning of the project. The ignorance at the initial stage would force us to make use of costly techniques at later stages. The site planning initiates ...

Acoustic Properties of Building Materials for Noise Control

Acoustic property of building is based on acoustic nature of building materials and how sound is transmitted through the adjacent structural elements. Noise is unwanted sound, that is considered as a nuisance in buildings for residential or domestic purposes. The buildings ...

Waterproofing of Toilets – Methods, Materials and Procedure

Waterproofing of toilets is required to prevent seepage of water from floor slab and walls as toilet involves use of water and has plumbing works. Casting of Slab and Plumbing Works in Toilets Casting of Slab and Plumbing Works in toilets are ...

Standard Size of Rooms in Residential Building and their Locations

Knowledge of standard size of rooms and their location in a residential building is important for planning of residential construction project. The room sizes and their location provides spaces for movement, sunlight and natural air for residents. Standard Size of Rooms in ...