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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

ANALYSIS OF RATES FOR BUILDING 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, ...

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 ...

REPAIR OF POST CONCRETING DEFECTS IN STRUCTURES

The four essential features of a successful repair are: 1. Expediency: The longer the repair is left, the more work has to be done, and the less likely that the repair will blend in. ...

FIELD CONDITION SURVEY OF BUILDING

Field condition survey of a building is to research its present condition and performance. The plans, specifications and any other pertinent construction documents describes how a building was constructed, the strengths of materials used and the intended purpose of individual ...

FIRE PROTECTION OF HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

High-rise buildings have unique challenges related to fire protection such as longer egress times and distance, evacuation strategies, fire department accessibility, smoke movement and fire control. The numbers of persons living on high-rise buildings are high compared to low-rise buildings, ...

TYPES OF CRACK IN CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Types of cracks in Concrete Structures: Types of cracks in concrete structures are structural cracks and non-structural cracks. Structural Cracks in Concrete: Structural cracks are those which result from incorrect design, faulty construction or overloading and these may endanger the safety of a ...

BUILDING CRACKS- CAUSES & REMEDIES

Causes of Cracks in concrete structures: The principal causes of occurrence of cracks in a building are as follows: 1. Permeability of concrete. As deterioration process in concrete begins with penetration of various aggressive agents, low permeability is the key to its durability. ...