Designing curtain walls to water penetration plays critical role in keeping the safety, thermal performance and comfort of the structure and residents.
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Different methods of earthen wall construction, its categories, material properties and tests, earthen construction for seismic prone areas are discussed.
There are various types of masonry wall which may be suitable to construct in areas prone to earthquakes. Types of these seismic resistant masonry wall are discussed.
Curtain walls are the first structural element that subjected to wind loads. Wind loads controls the structural design of curtain walls which are discussed.
Weep holes are provided in masonry walls, retaining walls, underpasses, wing walls and other ground draining structure. Functions and need of weep holes.
Highway sound barrier wall works as a sound energy absorber before sound reaches the receiver. Purpose, advantages, and design considerations of Highway sound barrier masonry wall is discussed.
Types of openings in walls, its parts and types of lintels and arches for openings with regard to stability and strength of the wall is discussed. The size of openings (windows and doors) in both solid walls and cavity walls ...
What is a Cavity Wall? Cavity wall is constructed with two separate walls for single wall purpose with some space or cavity between them. These two separate walls are called as leaves of cavity wall. The inner wall is called ...