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Passive Solar Buildings – Concept, Benefits and Performance

Passive solar buildings uses solar energy for its energy needs in different seasons. The Concept of passive solar buildings, performance and benefits are discussed. The rate of increasing population growth with increasing innovations in the field of industries and technologies have ...

Soldier Pile Retaining Wall – Components and Design

Soldier pile retaining wall is usually employed for situations where the earth backfill is needed to be retained temporarily for example at construction site. Soldier pile wall consist of wide flange steel beams (soldier piles) and wood lagging. The former is ...

Functional Requirements of Floors in Building Construction

Floors in buildings provide strong level surface to support occupants, furnitures, and other equipments. There are various functional requirements of floors which are discussed in this article. Functional Requirements of Floors in Building Construction Following are the functional requirements of floors in ...

Shear Design of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements

Fiber Reinforced concrete is used for concrete structural members for around thirty years and developed for both prestressed and conventional or ordinary reinforced concrete elements. Fiber reinforced polymer bars are used as reinforcement in these concrete. There are different types of ...