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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.

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 ...

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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 ...

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Tips for Innovations in Construction Materials and Equipments

We all know that “Necessity is the mother of Invention.” Changing requirements, parameters, time constraints, size of works, specifications, quality requirements makes the mankind to go for innovations and develop new materials, equipments and technologies. Construction materials, equipment and building techniques ...

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HOW TO MAKE A BUILDING GREEN

What is a Green Building?The concept of a green building was developed in the 1970s in response to the energy crisis and people’s growing concerns about the environment. A ...

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PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS AGAINST DAMPNESS

PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS AGAINST DAMPNESS One of the requirements of the building is that it should be dry. Dampness in a building may occur due to bad design, faulty construction and use of poor quality of materials. Dampness not only affects ...

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Analysis of Rates for Building Construction Works

Analysis of rates for building works is the process of separation of works into components/elements (Viz. Labour, materials, machinery,transport, overheads and profit) of work and pricing them. Analysis of rates is required for:Insertion in a tender (i.e.) as a lump sum, ...

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BUILDING ORIENTATION FOR HOT AND DRY CLIMATE

Orientation of building should be done for the climatic zone in which the building is situated. The purpose of orientation is to provide residents a comfortable living space throughout the year even under severe undesirable weather conditions. Here we will discuss ...

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