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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.

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 ...

What is Affordable Concrete House Construction?

Affordable concrete house construction is needed at current times more than ever before due population growth, depletion of energy source, and other factors. The population growth leads to increase demand for houses which consequently the use of operational energy and ...

14 Uses of Sedimentary Rocks in Civil Engineering

Uses of sedimentary rock can be found in almost all buildings and public structures. This makes it substantially important construction material in civil engineering projects. The sedimentary rock is formed by the settlement and subsequent cementation of mineral or organic particles on the floor ...

Different Types of Building Plans

Building plans are the set of drawings which consists of floor plan, site plan, cross sections, elevations, electrical, plumbing and landscape drawings for the ease of construction at site. Drawings are the medium of passing the views and concepts of ...

14 Types of Columns in building Construction

There are several types of columns which are used in different parts of structures. Column is a vertical structural member that carry loads mainly in compression. It might transfer loads from a ceiling, floor slab, roof slab, or from a beam, ...

21 Types of Beams in Construction

Different types of beams are used in construction of building and structures. These are horizontal structural element that withstand vertical loads, shear forces and bending moments. Beams transfer loads imposed along their length to their end points to walls, columns, ...