Load Bearing Structure – Types, advantages Vs Frame Structure

load bearing structure

A building that has structurally active elements or walls that take the load imposed vertically downwards to the footing is a load bearing structure. The load travels from the roof through the wall, floor, and to the footing. There’s no column or beam structure here. In residential construction, we prefer load-bearing buildings for up to … Read more

Top 10 Construction Mistakes you should Avoid but are common

Construction Mistakes top 10

Mistakes are part and parcel of every kind of project whether it is related to construction sector or any other. However, a construction project involves minutiae of details that are often overlooked at certain levels resulting in common construction mistakes. Because of the subtle nature of technicalities that surround a project, sometimes intentionally, and more … Read more

Types of bricks – Classification & Uses (Don’t Miss)

TYPES OF BRICKS FOR CONSTRUCTION

The type of bricks used in a construction project makes all the difference. A certain type of brick is particularly well-suited to a certain type of project if properties of bricks align with the requirements of the project. Therefore, one must educate oneself about these 7 major and common types of bricks before starting a … Read more

Bond beam in masonry walls – Design – Size – Foundation – Pros & Cons

What is bond beam

When you’re working on a concrete masonry unit, there’re some unique concepts and one of them is bond beam. It is stiffening or a tying beam that goes along top of wall, floor and foundation connections. In masonry walls, there’re number of beams relevant like tie-beam, lintel beam, and bond beam. Well, the concept of … Read more

Parts of Stair – Components of a staircase – Diagram – Railing – Details – PDF

parts of a stair

A lot of people are confused or have difficulty in remembering different parts of stair. That’s quite normal as there are different components of a staircase; it is not simple to easily remember all. That’s where you can save the diagram I’ve shared in our today’s post or download the PDF that will help you … Read more

Concrete Retarders – Disadvantages – Types – Uses – Price

Concrete Retarders

Have you ever wondered how civil engineers use concrete retarders to compensate the accelerating effect of high temperature in mass concrete? Or why thy add sugar in concrete while pouring? The use of concrete retarders as admixture slows down the setting rate of concrete. Slow initial setting time allows site engineers to place concrete in … Read more

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