Frost wall is a must to have if you’re looking to build a house in extreme cold climates. It’s a must for areas where frost line is within the zone of effective stress. Building houses and structures in extreme climates ...

The brick masonry industry is plagued with a stubborn and persistent confusing delinquent trouble frequently seen as white powdery scum on a lot of buildings. This white powdery substance is termed as efflorescence which is, although, not well understood but ...

Demolition is the deliberate destruction of structures and materials by means of explosives, mechanical devices, fire, chemical agent, etc. What is Demolition? Demolition is a pre-planned and controlled bringing down or destroying of a building or structure while considering all ...

In a hydroelectric plant, the flow of water to a turbine must be decreased rapidly whenever there is a sudden drop in load.  This results in high water-hammer pressures and may need a very strong and hence expensive pipe. Surge ...

The position or the layout of the center line of the highway on the ground is called the alignment. The horizontal alignment includes the straight path, the horizontal deviations and curves.  Changes in gradient and vertical curves are covered under ...

Some days ago I have posted a Picture of an eccentric isolated foundation and I asked my fans on facebook that whether it is right to place an isolated column foundation like this or not? As a result I have ...

What would you do if you enter in a building and saw some cracks in a beautiful pattern like that of an ECG of human heart? Obviously you will start running out of that building. But what if the designer ...

Reason to soak the bricks in water can be understood by first having to study the behavior of the materials involved in brick masonry. The Basic materials involved in Brick Masonry are:- 1) Clay Bricks / Tiles 2) Cement-Sand Mortar ...

Stilt floor is a common term with a valuable meaning for a building. This read explains in detail the definition of stilt floor. You have visited or at minimum seen comfy and lavish sort of huts and houses on beaches ...

Yesterday on our one social networking platform a student from India asked us a question “What is the difference between a Shear Wall and a Column”. Although the two structures are way too different from one another and one can’t ...