Category : Building

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

ECO-FRIENDLY BUILDING MATERIALS

Today many people that are building or remodeling their houses choose to use eco-friendly building materials. An eco-friendly building material is one that increases the efficiency of energy used and reduces impact on human well-being and the environment. There are many ...

ESTIMATING LIFE OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

There are different methods of estimating the life of a building. This can be done by carrying out health check up of the building. Depending on the degree of sophistication and desired accuracy level vis-a-vis the problem in hand ,there ...

DEFINITION OF TERMS IN BRICK MASONRY

Definitions of terms brick masonry 1. Course: A course is a horizontal layer of bricks or stones. 2. Bed: it is the surface of stone perpendicular to the line of pressure. It indicates the lower surface of bricks or stones in each ...

Cool Roof System for Buildings – Types and its Benefits

Cool roof system for buildings is a roofing system that can deliver high reflectance (the ability to the visible, infrared and ultraviolet wavelength of the sun, reducing heat to the building) and high thermal emittance (the ability to release a ...

LEED CERTIFICATION AND BENEFITS

What is LEED certification? In the United States and in a number of other countries around the world, LEED certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. Achieving LEED certification is the best way for you to demonstrate that your ...

SAFE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF MULTISTOREY RCC BUILDINGS

MULTISTOREY REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS DESIGN A large number of reinforced concrete multistoreyed frame buildings were heavily damaged and many of them collapsed completely in Bhuj earthquake of 2001 in the towns of Kachchh District (viz., Bhuj, Bhachao, Anjar, Gandhidham and Rapar) ...

Sustainable Building Planning and Design

We have come to a stage where everyone is talking about sustainable building and green building. The hot topic of recent is Climate change. All the countries around the world now know ...

Green Buildings

By the year 2050 it is estimated that residential, commercial and institutional buildings will consume 38% of global energy and release 3800 mega tones of carbon in the atmosphere. Climate change by itself can also precipitate ...

Seismic Design of Multi-Storied RCC Buildings

Reinforced concrete multi-storied buildings are very complex to model as structural systems for analysis. Usually, they are modeled as two-dimensional or three-dimensional frame systems using finite beam elements. For evaluating stiffness matrix of beam elements, the properties required are ...