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What are the Contents of Construction Documents?

Construction documents are written, graphic, and pictorial documents prepared or assembled for describing and communicating the design, location, and physical characteristics of the elements of a project necessary for obtaining a building permit and administering the contract for ...

7 Common Design Faults Causing Damage to Concrete

There are number of common design faults that lead to the damage of concrete and hence the capacity of the structural member would be reduced. In adequate structural design, inadequate cover, improper joint detailing, incorrect placement of embedments ...

Types of Stirrups in Column

Different types of stirrups are designed for columns based on their varying cross-sections, the number of longitudinal reinforcement bars and the load carrying capacity. Stirrups in column construction are commonly known as vertical ties or transverse reinforcement. There are different types ...

Reinforced Concrete Beam Detailing According to ACI Code

Clearly, the detailing of the reinforced concrete members is the key to good design and execution of work at the site.That is why poor detailing of reinforcement makes the structure undergo cracking, excessive deflection, or even collapse. Reinforcements resist tensile forces. ...

Types of Drawings Prepared by Structural Engineers

Types of Drawings prepared by Structural Engineers There are four different types of drawing: Structural Drawings Reinforcement Drawings Standard Details Record Drawings 1. Structural Drawings Structural Drawings are used to progress the Architect’s concept by specifying the shape and position of all parts ...

Reinforcement Detailing of Concrete Slab Openings (Cutouts)

Many times openings (cutouts) are required to be provided in reinforced concrete slab in buildings to provide way for lifts, or cables, ducts or other instrument to pass through one floor to other floors, mainly in the case of industrial ...

Methods of Splicing Reinforced Bars

Most of the reinforced concrete structures won’t be provided with full length reinforced bars. The manufacture and transportation of long bars are difficult, which limit the use of full length reinforced bars. The method used to join the reinforcement bars, so ...