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Category : Building Technology Guide

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

Requirements of Underground or Basement Walls

Understanding the basic requirements of underground or basement wall construction helps to attain durable basement walls with minimum maintenance. These basement walls are subjected to different forces and loads which will require standard design and construction practice to achieve the ...

Objectives of Building Maintenance Works

Building maintenance is work undertaken to keep, restore or improve every part of a building, its services to a currently acceptable standard and to sustain the utility and value of the facility. The objectives of building maintenance works are: (i) To preserve ...

MASONRY STRUCTURE DESIGN GUIDELINES

Masonry structures upto three storeys or maximum four storeys are not very uncommon in India. Most of housing boards, Development Authorities construct housing flats upto three/four storeys and masonry is definitely economical. National Building Code of India (SP-7) provides all ...

Compressive Strength of Brick Masonry

What is Compressive strength of brick masonry? A wall or column carrying a compressive load behaves like any other strut, and its load bearing capacity depends on the compressive strength of the materials, the cross-sectional area and the geometrical properties as ...

Uses of Glass in Construction

There are various types of glasses used in construction and the use of these glasses depends on the purpose. Various purposes of glass can be for use in natural lighting, doors, windows, balconies etc.Silica ...

Different Materials Used for Formwork – Advantages and Disadvantages

A Formwork is a temporary structure used as mold for the original structure. There are different materials available to construct the formwork. Formwork Material is selected depending upon many factors like cost, requirement, type of structure etc. Different Formwork Materials Different formwork ...

Pre – Engineered Metal Buildings – Latest Trends

Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings use a combination of built-up sections, hot rolled sections and cold formed elements which provide the basic steel frame work with a choice of single skin sheeting with added ...