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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.

What are Eco-Friendly Building Materials used in Construction?

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Safe Design and Construction of Multistoried RCC Buildings

Safe Design and Construction of Multistoried RCC Buildings A large number of reinforced concrete multi-storey 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, ...

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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 ...

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