Types of foundations generally used in buildings are isolated footings, combined footing, raft or mat foundations, strip foundation, pile and drilled shafts.
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Compressive strength of concrete cube test provides an idea about all the characteristics of concrete. Cube test results judges proper concreting at site.
Mechanism of High-Performance Concrete
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Methods of Measurement of Precipitation (Rainfall)
Precipitation is expressed in terms of the vertical depth to which water from it would stand on a level surface area if all the water from it were collected on this surface. The depth is to which water would accumulate ...
9 Types of Defects Observed in Plastering
Different types of defects occur in plastering work such as blistering, cracks, efflorescence, flaking, peeling, popping, softness and uneven surfaces. These defects in plastering need to be repaired as soon as they are observed. Contents:Types of Defects in Plastering1. Blistering ...
11 Properties of Ceramic Tile Flooring for use in Buildings
Ceramic tiles are commonly used flooring material for all types of buildings such as residential, commercial or public buildings. Ceramic tiles come with a lot of benefits that make it a widely used flooring material for different buildings. Ceramic tiles ...
5 Special Types of Flooring used in Building Construction
Floors of a building are as important as the foundation of a building. They have to bear the forces of our everyday activities and at the same time provide an aesthetic appearance to the interior of a building. It is ...