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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.

How to Set Good Safety Plan for Concrete Formwork System?

Good safety plans for formwork system ensure execution of construction project as per established construction practice and avoid undesired events such as failure of formwork and consequent delay in construction and possible loss of life. Commonly, safety shall ...

5 Exceptional Features of Notre Dame De Paris

Notre Dame de Paris, translated to Our lady of Paris, is one of the greatest marvels of French Gothic architecture much like the Eiffel tower in Paris. Its construction began around AD 1163 and reached fruition in AD ...

Recessed Lights– Features and Advantages

A recessed light or downlight is a metal light fixture that is installed above the ceiling line. The light is fixed into a hollow opening in the ceiling, which gives an appearance of light shining out from a ...

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 ...

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 ...