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 new-build projects and for work to existing structures, including maintenance and repair work. The temporary structure … Read more Scaffolding | Scaffold Components | Types

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 cast in a one-piece form. A curve rotated about a central axis to form a … Read more Monolithic Dome Construction | Advantages & Disadvantages | Materials | Profiles | PPT

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, the span layout of Yangtze River Bridge is 190 + 552 + 190 m to … Read more Things You didn’t Know Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Beam and Slab Floor System

beam column slab construction

Beam and Slab Floor System This system consists of beams framing into columns and supporting slabs spanning between the beams. It is a very traditional system. The relatively deep beams provide a stiff floor capable of long spans, and able to resist lateral loads. However, the complications of beam formwork, co-ordination of services, and overall … Read more Beam and Slab Floor System

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 scaffold or scaffolding. Scaffolding is used on new-build projects and for work to existing structures, including … Read more Scaffolding

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 columns or load bearing walls. It is one of the most common forms of construction … Read more Basics of Flat Plate Floor System – Advantages & Disadvantages

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 the shear capacity and the stiffness of the floor system under vertical loads, thus increasing … Read more Flat Slab Floor System. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flat Slabs

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 of life, a basic human need. Eight districts of the Marathwada region in Maharashtra has … Read more Conserving Water with Water Sensitive Plumbing & Sanitation Techniques

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 stores much larger amount of thermal energy per unit mass than conventional building materials. Requires … Read more Phase Changing Materials used as Building Material