Category : Building

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

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 ...

SUSTAINABILITY IN CONSTRUCTION & CIVIL ENGINEERING

What is sustainability in construction and civil engineering? Sustainability in construction and civil engineering is the optimization of construction activities in a way that does not have harmful effects on resources, surroundings and living ecosystem. It is a way of minimizing ...

GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS LIST

Knowing Green Building materials is an important step in designing a green building to be more efficient and energy saver. Green Building Materials list is presented below. 1. Aluminum: Aluminum, derived from bauxite ore, requires a large amount of raw material to ...

PERFORMANCE OF VARIOUS TYPES OF BUILDINGS DURING EARTHQUAKE

Different types of buildings suffer different degrees of damage during earthquakes and the same has been studied here. 1. MUD AND ADOBE HOUSES: Unburnt sun dried bricks laid in mud mortar are called adobe construction. Mud houses are the traditional construction, ...

SELECTION OF GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS

The selection of green building materials and products represents one important strategy in the design of a green building. Green building materials offer specific benefits to the building owner and building occupants and are follows:Reduced maintenance/replacement costs over the life ...

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 ...

GREEN ROOFING – A STEP TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

A green roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and ...

SAVE ENVIRONMENT WITH GREEN BUILDINGS

Ever since the existence of earth human being has been a unique and unequal creature. As it is said “necessity is the mother of invention”, the same necessity made him to invent and discover many things on earth. The basic need ...

GREEN BUILDING SITE AND LANDSCAPE PLANNING

Site and Landscaping for Green Building: The purpose of sustainable site planning is to integrate design and construction strategies by modifying both, the site and building to achieve greater human comfort and operational efficiency. It ensures –Minimum Site disruption. Maximum usage ...

WHAT MAKES A BUILDING GREEN? – GREEN BUILDING CONCEPT

The green building concept is gaining importance in various countries. These are buildings that ensure that waste is minimized at every stage during the construction and operation of the building, resulting in low costs according to the experts in the ...