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Skylights New Trends and Energy Efficient Building

Is your home a bit blockage and closure sort of stuff? Or some portion of it is having shortage of illumination? Or maybe the space of your room doesn’t allow you to have a window or a door in there? If that is so, then this is not a big problem in this 21st century of industrial revolution because experts have found a solution in the form of Skylights.Skylights New Trends and Energy…
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What is Waffle Slab?

So I am glad that you have asked me “what a waffle slab system is?” – You have asked this question because waffle slab is not that common throughout the world. Its not like a flat slab which is here and there i.e. everywhere – and 90% chance is that the slab…
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What is Frost Wall? Purpose & Types

Building houses and structures in extreme climates is always a challenge, the temperature depending characteristics of building materials is the sole reason for such a trial. Concrete pouring in hot expands too much and in cold climate contracts too much thereby producing…
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What is Efflorescence? Causes, Prevention and Removal Techniques

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 still the masonry industry is still able to define it, knows where it comes from and also methods to reduce and prevent this badly-behaved…
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Plinth Beam - Tie Beam - Difference - Everything you need to know

Basic difference between plinth beam and tie beam is that tie beam can be at any level but plinth beam is at plinth level. So Now i am going to discuss in depth about the following contents :- ContentsWhat is the purpose of beam in a Building?What is plinth level in building?What is plinth beam?Types of plinth beamPurpose of plinth beamPlinth beam heightWhat is tie beam?Purpose of…
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7+ Different Floor and Flooring Types

Floor is a flat / plane surface either smooth or rough meant to provide a functional place for the occupants to move or place things as and when required. The purpose to define flooring is not to show that it is uncommon or special; but it was to make it clear what floor is…
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PLASTERING AND ITS TYPES

The art of covering the surface of masonry work with a suitable material is called plastering. A fine paste of mortar made by mixing cement with sand or fat lime with sand or surkhi in addition to sufficient quantity of water if called plaster. PLASTERING AND ITS TYPES When cement is used as a binding material, the plaster is called cement plaster and if lime is used as the binding material, it…
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Types of Building Structures

Construction of buildings can be divided into three main categories: Load bearing constructionComposite constructionFramed construction But among the three types, framed construction is widely used for all kinds of constructions.An engineering structure is an assembly of…
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Different types of Bonds used in Brick Masonry

Bond is the arrangement of bricks or stones in each course, so as to ensure the greatest possible interlocking and to avoid the continuity of vertical joints in two successive courses, both on the face and in the body of a wall.Types of Bonds used in MasonryOBJECTIVES OF BONDS A bond is provided to achieve the following objectives: (a) The primary objective of providing a bond is to…
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What is a Truss, Types of Trusses with Real images

A truss is a structure consisting of members / elements that takes only tension or compression and no bending is induced what so ever. The members are connected with a guzzet joint that is either riveted, bolted or welded in such a way that has only axial forces are induced…
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Mississippi River Bridge Failure 2007, USA ‪Infrastructure Crises

It was the height of the evening rush hour on Aug. 1, 2007, when the 35W bridge in Minneapolis fell into the Mississippi River. The bridge carried an estimated 140,000 vehicles per day, and the National Transportation Safety Board cited a design flaw as the likely main cause of the collapse. A gusset plate holding the bridge together failed, bringing the bridge down and changing the lives of many…
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