What is Rebar Splice Coupler? Advantages, Disadvantages

If you have ever worked on a mega Construction project you would have already know what is rebar splice coupler? What is mechanical splicing of rebars? What different types are of rebar splicing system? What are “type-1” or “type -2” mechanical splicing systems?If you don’t know answers to one or more of above mentioned questions than … Read more

Cantilever Footing, Strap Footing – Definition and Design

A strap footing also known as cantilever footing, is a special case of combined foundation in which two separate footings are tied together by a beam called tie beam or strap beam.Mostly in cities, the houses are adjacent to each other due to limited and congested space available i.e. the outer walls are touching each … Read more

Timber Construction Characteristics, Advantages & Disadvantages

The wood timber that is suitable for construction is obtained from trees that will measure 0.6m in girth or more. There are different types of woods available for various purposes. The woods that is available for construction is called as timber. As strength and durability is the major concern in construction, the timber as a … Read more

9+ Uncommon and Rare Type of Beams you don\’t know

As a civil engineer and construction expert, you’d be familiar with a lot of common beam types and kinds but did you know there are a lot of uncommon types of beams you don’t know. Or in other words there are many uncommon types of beams you should know and in this post I’d be … Read more

Determination of Cracks Width in Reinforced Concrete Member

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 of that building gives you a surety that he has checked all the structural requirements … Read more