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Building Technology

The Division of Building Technology brings together knowledge from Building Physics, Building Materials and Sustainable Building. The building industry represents one of the largest and most important enterprises in the world. Costs associated with housing are the largest expenditure of an average family.

Scaffolding | Scaffold Components | Types

Independent scaffolding with safety signs, lights and hazard warning

Scaffolding Temporary support required to provide a safe and convenient working surface is known as scaffold or scaffolding. There is a limit to the safe working height at which a worker can access the building work from ground level. Scaffolding is used on…
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Monolithic Dome Construction | Advantages & Disadvantages | Materials | Profiles | PPT

Monolithic Dome House

Introduction Monolithic Dome is thin wall reinforced concrete shell structure. The structure provides safe shelter for the people in the area with hurricanes and earthquakes. This technique is an effective alternative to conventional methods. A Monolithic Dome is a structure…
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Things You didn’t Know Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Chaotianmen Bridge - World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Things You didn’t Know about Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge The Chaotianmen Bridge is built across the Yangtze River, Chongqing, China. The total length of the main bridge and both west and east approaches is 1741 m,…
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Scaffolding

Scaffolding structures that need to be designed

Scaffolding There is a limit to the safe working height at which a worker can access the building work from ground level. Therefore some form of temporary support is required to provide a safe and convenient working surface. This is known as…
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Basics of Flat Plate Floor System – Advantages & Disadvantages

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Flat Plate The flat plate is a two-way reinforced concrete framing system utilizing a slab of uniform thickness, the simplest of structural shapes. Flat Plate System Introduction A flat plate is a one- or two-way system usually supported directly on…
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Flat Slab Floor System. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flat Slabs

flat slab construction with drop panel and column head

Flat Slab Floor System. A flat slab is a one-way or two-way system with thickenings in the slab at the columns and load bearing walls called ‘drop panels’ Figure 9. Drop panels act as T-beams over the supports. They increase…
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Conserving Water with Water Sensitive Plumbing & Sanitation Techniques

Water Security Under Uncertainity Conditions

Conserving Water with Water Sensitive Plumbing & Sanitation Techniques Need To Conserving Water ???? Today, nearly 1 billion people in the developing world don’t have access of potable drinking water. Clean, safe drinking water is scarce. It is the foundation…
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Phase Changing Materials used as Building Material

Used as ceiling material

Phase Changing Materials used as Building Material by Rojan P.V Introduction Modern architecture is Attractive, flexible and light weight this leads to less thermal storage capacity and more solar heat gains. Phase Changing Materials (PCM) used as Interior finishing alternatives…
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