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What are the Requirements of Partition Walls in Buildings

There are several requirements that a partition wall need to meet otherwise its purpose will be compromised.So, it is necessary to understand partition wall...

Purposes and Levels of Protection of Blast Resistant Design of Buildings

Different purposes of blast resistant design of building are to limit structural collapse, maintain building envelope and minimizing flying debris. The different levels of...

What is a hidden beam? Purpose, Applications and Design

What is a Hidden Beam? Hidden beam is a reinforced concrete beam, also called concealed beam provided within the depth of supporting slabs. So, the...

Methods to Monitor Crack Width Changes in Structures

Observing crack width changes is one of the techniques used to monitor structural damages due to ground movements, and there are several instruments used...

Tolerances for Concrete Foundation Construction as per ACI 117M-10

Specification tolerances for concrete foundation construction as per ACI 117M such as tolerances for plumb line deviation, location displacement, deviation from elevation, plane and...

12 Types of Loads Considered for Design of Bridge Structures

Various types of loads are considered for design of bridge structures. These loads and their combinations decides the safety of the bridge construction during...

Assumptions in Strength Calculation of Building Materials with Explanations

Strength, resistance against failure is the important property of any civil engineering material. Every material is to be tested for its strength before going...

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