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Methods of Precast Concrete Constructions

Precast concrete construction system has its own characteristics which influence the layout, span length, construction depth, and stability system to a great extent. In precast concrete construction, majority of structural members are manufactured in manufacturing plants away from the construction ...

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 ...

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, ...

Retaining Wall Types, Materials, Economy, and Applications

What is a retaining wall? Retaining wall is a structure that are designed and constructed to withstand lateral pressure of soil or hold back soil materials. The lateral pressure could be also due to earth filling, liquid pressure, sand, and other ...

Permanent Formwork Method for Beam Construction

Permanent formwork construction method is used to:Speed construction, especially of downstand beams Provide high-quality finishes Promote low tolerancesThe units can act solely as permanent formwork, i.e. they may be designed for construction loads only without contributing to the strength ...

Hybrid Concrete Construction Technique and Structural Actions

What is Hybrid Concrete Construction? Hybrid concrete construction is the combination of precast and insitu concrete. Different materials are used according to their strengths and weaknesses to provide simple, buildable and competitive high-quality structures that offer consistent performance.Hybrid concrete construction can ...


Floor slab connection essentially consists of a compression joint in the bearing surface. The bearing length should be atleast 75mm to avoid spalling of the edges.