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Important Points to Remember for Eccentric Footing, Cantilever Footing or Shoe Footing

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 got some very useful and insightful comments of my fans which i though I must share with you on the subject of eccentric footing, cantilever footing or shoe footing. After seeing this picture…
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Stilt Floor - Level - Meaning [a COMPLETE GUIDE]

In construction the meaning of stilt floor is a raised floor supported on columns or pillars in a way that all the other sides are kept open for parking area, generator room, or other features.  You have visited or at minimum seen comfy and lavish sort of huts and houses on beaches that are slightly raised above the ground level with the help of slender wooden posts that slightly raised floor is…
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Difference Between Shear Wall and Column

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 expect to have confusion between these…
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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…
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Basic Definitions and Terminologies in Civil Building Drawing

Engineering Drawing, also called technical drawing and engineering graphics, is the graphical representation of shape of any physical object which may be a part of a machine, a building, a dam, or any other complicated structure. The shape of some simple objects like spheres, cubes, cylinders, etc., may be described in words and sentences but ordinary language fails for complicated…
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Types of Piles Foundation and their Classification

A pile is a long slender foundation member, made either of timber, structural steel or concrete which might be cast-in-situ or driven and acts as a structural member to transfer the load of the structure to a required depth in deep foundations carrying a load which may be vertical or lateral or lateral plus vertical Types of Piles Foundation The piles may be classified as follows…
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What are fender Piles?

The piles used to protect concrete deck or other water front structures from the abrasion or impact that may be caused from the ships or barges (when they are tied up at the desk), are called fender piles. The fender piles are originally made up to timber. Sometimes a…
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What are Culverts? Definition and Types

An opening through an embankment for the conveyance of water by mean of pipe or an enclosed channel is called Culvert. It is a actually a transverse and totally enclosed drain under road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction. Definition of Culvert Culvert actually is a…
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What is Bar Bending Schedule?

Bar Bending Schedule or BBS is actually a detailed tabulated worksheet showing the particulars of reinforcing bars as needed in reinforcement drawings of a structure. The phrase “Bar Bending” is so because at the steel yard where different types of reinforcement are cut and bent this table is used as a reference to bend the reinforcement bars in desired and required shape and sizes. What…
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What are Stresses in Soil, Over burden Pressure, Total Stress, Effective Stress, Pore water Pressure

The Structural loads are supported on soil through foundations. These loads produce stresses and resulting strains or deformations in the soil below the foundation. The deformation in the vertical direction is usually termed as settlement, which occurs due to the vertical stresses. Stresses in a Soil Mass The stresses which produce excessive deformations are termed as failure…
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