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Category : Building

Articles on Building Construction including construction methods, building materials, and best practices for civil engineers related to building works.

Concrete Homes- Design Ideas and Benefits

Concrete homes are obviously constructed from concrete, but it is also possible to use other materials in combination with concrete such as steel, fibre, plastic, glass, wood and other improved materials. Today, concrete is being widely used for ...

Wood Frame Construction

Wood frame construction is one of the most widely used methods to build residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Wood frames are not only very economical to build but are also resistant to extreme climatic variations, and offer residents ...

Foundation Drain – Components, Working and Design

Foundation drain is an exterior drainage system installed on the outer face of the foundation wall and near the wall footing, covered with a layer of gravel, serving the purpose of draining out excess water seeping into the ...

23 Different Green Building Materials

The aim of using green building materials is to construct energy-efficient structures and to build those structures one should be aware of different green building materials, their properties and how they contribute into saving energy.

Sequence of Work in Building Construction

The sequence of work to be followed in the construction of a building is the at most important procedures of construction. The major sequences of construction are marking, excavation, concreting, brick masonry, roof laying, flooring and finishing.In this article we ...

10 Types of Buildings Based on IBC and UBC

Types of buildings can be classified based on several criteria such as size, function, construction, style, design etc. However, the International Building Code (IBC 2018) and Uniform Building Code (UBC) categorize buildings based on occupancy and use.Criteria from IBC and ...

Work Procedure of Plastering on Masonry Surfaces

Plaster is a thin layer of mortar applied over the masonry surface and it acts as a damp-proof coat over the brick masonry work. Plastering also provides a finished surface over the masonry that is firm and smooth hence it ...