Tensile Fabric Structures – Properties, Types and Advantages

Fabric tensile structures are tensile structures in which a membrane is ‘stretched’ to form a three-dimensional surface that can be used to create a roof, shading, or decorative component. It is constructed using a specialised fabrics under tension to support self-weight and take care of the ...

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Types of Material Used in Pile Foundation

Different types of material used in the pile foundation are cement, steel, timber and plastic which are a slender, structural member installed in the ground to transfer the structural loads to soils at some significant depth below the base of the ...

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Comparison of Pre-Engineered with Conventional Steel Buildings

Pre-Engineered buildings are being preferred over conventional buildings for industrial construction due to its fast construction. Following is the comparison between Pre-Engineered building and Conventional Buildings for steel structures, which shows advantages of pre-engineered buildings over conventional buildings. What are Pre-engineered ...

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Short Column Effect in Multi-Storey Buildings

Short column posses high stiffness that attracts most of the force acting on the multi-story building. Inadequate design of short column to sustain these forces will result in damage and shear failure. This behaviour of the short column under excessive ...

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What is Slab, Beam, Column, and Footing Construction?

Clearly, buildings are composed of various structure elements such as slabs, beams, columns, and footings. Each of these structural members play certain role in a structure. This article presents various aspects of these structural members for instance their function, types of ...

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What is Steel Frame Structure Building Construction?

Steel frame is typically consisting of vertical column and horizontal beams which are riveted, bolted or welded together in a rectilinear grid. Steel beams are horizontal structural members that resist loads applied laterally to their axis. Columns are vertical structural ...

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14 Types of Columns in building Construction

There are several types of columns which are used in different parts of structures. Column is a vertical structural member that carry loads mainly in compression. It might transfer loads from a ceiling, floor slab, roof slab, or from a beam, ...

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