Category : Building Technology and Construction Guide

Building technology and construction guide provides information on building and construction materials for different types of construction works.

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 ...

Properties of Construction Materials

Several materials are required for construction. The materials used in the construction of Engineering Structures such as buildings, bridges and roads are called Engineering Materials or Building Materials. They include Bricks, Timber, Cement, Steel and Plastics. The materials used in ...

Smart Materials

They are the materials which have the capability to respond to changes in their condition or the environment to which they are exposed, in a useful and usually repetitive manner. They are called by other names such as, ...

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 ...

Shoring and Underpinning in Building Construction

Shoring, underpinning and scaffolding are used in building construction to support and strengthen the structure. Definition of these with types of shoring is discussed in this article. What is shoring? Shoring is a general term used in construction to describe ...

ROLLING SHUTTERS SPECIFICATIONS

Materials Used in Rolling Shutter:Rolling shutters are a type of door normally used for godowns and shops. The specification of rolling shutter shall be as per the requirement of the client. Here I am trying to put general information about ...

SELF HEALING MATERIALS

SELF HEALING MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERINGSelf Healing Materials are a type of smart materials that have the built in capability to repair the early stage damage that would finally lead to material failure. This research is inspired by nature as ...

COMPOSITION OF PORTLAND CEMENT

Composition of Portland Cement The principal raw materials used in the manufacture of cement are: a) Argillaceous or silicates of alumina in the form of clays and shales. b) Calcareous or calcium carbonate, in the form of limestone, chalk and marl which is ...