Different types of Wood | Comparision of Various Wood Types | Softwood vs Hardwood

What is Wood? Wood, known for its fibrous and porous structure, is one of the few renewable natural resources. It comprises cellulose fibers embedded in a lignin matrix, providing trees with strength and facilitating nutrient transportation. The product plays a vital role in our daily lives and the economy, finding applications in textile fabrics, fuelwood, … Read more

Permission and Regulations Involved When Planning for Temporary Buildings

Pre Engineered Buildings

Some temporary buildings require planning permission either because they will be used for a longer time or because they are large. They are subject to planning regulations for temporary buildings to ensure the safety of the users. As such, they have to meet the minimum set building standards and codes during planning and after construction. … Read more

Sustainability in Hardscaping: How Precast Blocks Help Protect the Environment

Between 2030 and 2050, it’s estimated that our planet will suffer devastating environmental losses. These could be due to population growth, climate change, and other environmental factors. In short, all the planet’s natural resources could be depleted by the end of this century. And this is why sustainable practices are so important. To help with … Read more

The Solar Ark – An Innovative Steel Structure

Solar Ark - Steel Structure

The Solar Ark – An Innovative Steel Structure The Solar Ark is an ark-shaped solar power facility in Japan owned by Sanyo. With over 5000 panels cladding to the structure, it produces approximately 530,000 kilowatt-hours on an annually. The maximum system power is630 kW. It is one of the largest solar buildings in the world. … Read more

Various Types of In-situ Concrete Floor Systems

Selection of floor system

Various Types of In-situ Concrete Floor Systems There are many concrete floor systems from which the designer can select an economical and technically satisfactory solution. Introduction Traditionally, concrete floor systems are reinforced using bars, fabric or using high-strength strand which is stressed. The action of prestressing with a straight or a draped cable in concrete … Read more

NyKredit building or The Crystal, Copenhagen, Denmark – Sustainable Building

The Crystal (Danish: Krystallen) is a free-standing, environmentally friendly

NyKredit building or The Crystal, Copenhagen, Denmark Summary – free-standing – Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen – light, crystalline form, rests on only a single point & a single line – low energy-consumption of only 70 kWh per sq.m The Crystal is an extension to the head office of the Danish financial institution, Nykredit, and … Read more

Masonry Wall – Types, Failure Mechanisms & Advantages

Brick Masonry Wall

Masonry Wall – Types, Failure Mechanisms & Advantages Submitted By-Bhawnesh Kuldeep The masonry walls is built of individual blocks of materials such as stone, brick, concrete, hollow blocks, cellular concrete etc., usually in horizontal courses cemented together with some form of mortar. Advantages Of Masonry Wall The use brick and stone can increase the thermal … Read more

A Presentation on Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur

6rd tallest building in the world

A Presentation on Petronas  Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia By- Nawal Kishor Dwivedi General Facts 6rd tallest building in the world as on March 2014 Tallest building in world from 1998 to 2004 Preceded by International Commerce Center, Hong Kong ,China Surpassed by Nanjing Greenland Financial Complex ,China Location : KLLC , Jalan Ampang of … Read more

Sikkim Earthquake Of 14 February 2006

Sikkim Earthquake February 2006 location

Sikkim Earthquake Of 14 February 2006 Moderate earthquake (reported as Mw 5.3 by USGS and as ML 5.7 by IMD)  occurred in the state of Sikkim (India) on February 14 2006 at 06:25:23 a.m. local time.  At 27.35°N 88.35°E, near Ralang (South Sikkim), with a focal depth of 30 km (www.usgs.gov)  At 27.7°N 88.8°E, near … Read more