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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 ...

What is Rebar? Types and Grades of Steel Reinforcement

What is Rebar? Steel reinforcement bars or rebars are used to improve the tensile strength of the concrete, since concrete is very weak in tension, but is strong in compression. Steel is only used as rebar because elongation of steel due ...

Types of Joints in Concrete Water Tank Structures and their Spacings

There are different types of joints which are provided in the reinforced concrete water tank structures for different purposes such as to contain different movements and during construction process. This article presents various types of joints provided in water tanks ...

Low Heat Cement- Composition, Properties, Uses and Advantages

Low heat cement is a special tailored cement which generates low heat of hydration during setting. It is manufactured by modifying the chemical composition of normal Portland cement. In this article we discuss about the composition, properties, characteristics, uses and advantages ...

Performance Levels of Buildings Against Earthquakes

Performance level of structures against earthquakes describes limiting damage condition that assumed to be satisfactory for a given building and a given ground motion.Moreover, building damages, danger to life safety of occupants in the building due to the damage, 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 its use under all circumstances. The design loads should be considered properly for perfect design of ...