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Design and Construction Requirements for Flood Prone Building Structures

Design and construction requirements such as elevation of structure, foundations, anchorage and connections, use of fill and other factors for flood resistant building structures...

Measures to Increase Ductility of Reinforced Concrete Structural Members

Ductility is the ability of reinforced concrete members to undergo considerable deflection prior to failure. This characteristic of reinforced concrete structural members is crucial...

How to Mitigate Human Induced Vibrations in Reinforced Concrete Structures?

Human induced vibration may create serious serviceability problems in reinforced concrete structures. There are several modern strategic projects that have suffered from such problem...

Types of Loads Causing Vibration Serviceability Issues in Buildings

There are various types of loads such as ground borne vibration, vibrating machinery, human induced excitation, etc. that cause vibration serviceability problems in building...

What is a Plinth Beam? Its purpose, Applications and Construction

Plinth beam is a reinforced concrete beam constructed between the wall and its foundation as shown in Figure-1.Fig.1: Plinth Beam Following topics regarding plinth beams...

Structural Systems for Construction of Multistory Building

There different types of structural systems which are used in the construction of multistory buildings. These systems for multi storey buildings can provide resistance...

What are Common Fire Protection Systems for Steel Structures?

Steel structure fire protection systems are designated to protect the structure from fire for a specified amount of time. Various fire protection systems are available to be used.

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