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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.

IMPROVING EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE OF SMALL BUILDINGS

The earthquake resistance of small buildings may be increased by taking some precautions and measures in site selections, building planning and constructions as explained below: 1. Site Selection for small buildings: The building constructions should be avoided on ...

Requirements of Fire Resistant Buildings

Construction of a completely fireproof structure may turn out to be a bit costly, but it is always possible to build structures with significant fire resistance at an acceptable budget. This can be achieved by considering fire resistance ...

Various Components of Staircase and their Details

There are various components or parts of a staircase which have their own functions. Each components of a staircase and their details is discussed in this article. Various Components or Parts of Staircase and their Details Following are the various components of ...

ROBUSTNESS OF BUILDINGS

Robustness of Buildings is explained by an example of a building collapse. The whole building collapsed due a pressure cooker blast on 20th floor. Early one morning in 1967 a large part of the building (shown in fig.) in ...

BUILDING SECURITY AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

Building security and control system have become necessary with increasing size and complexity of buildings. The building security and control system is designed to monitor and control mechanical and electrical installations, fire protection and escape, burglary, assault and emergency communication. ...

ROLLING SHUTTERS SPECIFICATIONS

Materials Used in Rolling Shutter: Rolling shutters are a type of door normally used for godowns and shops. The specification of rolling shutter shall be as per the requirement of the client. Here I am trying to ...

FLOORING AND FALSE FLOORING

FLOORING AND FALSE FLOORING Flooring is essentially required for any building. For a building to look good it is very much necessary that proper flooring pattern is selected. While deciding the flooring pattern one must also consider the function ...