Importance of Technology in Architecture

Architecture is a craft that will never stop evolving. It started as complex drawings on paper to plan a design, but architects now rely on 3D and drawing software to create any new structure. Architects depend on technology and architect-specific software to assimilate the progression and development of their designs. The technology of architecture itself … Read more

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

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

P-trap vs S-trap – Features – What’s the difference (With Pictures)

P-trap vs S-trap

P-trap vs S-trap differs in terms of configuration how drain exists. In a typical S-trap configuration, the drainpipe drops down from the sink and then loops over before existing downward. In comparison to S-Trap, in the configuration of P-trap; the drain do come down from the sink but it goes horizontally before existing downwards instead … Read more

Post Tension Slabs – Detail – Components – Advantages – Cost – Applications

Post Tension Slabs

Post tension slabs or PT Slabs are concrete slabs in which high-strength steel tendons are placed that are subjected to tension after the slab concrete has been cast and dried. The post tensioning in slabs increase the load-bearing capacity of the structure and also help to counteract deflections. Post tension slabs are ideal to achieve … Read more

Pros and Cons of Floating Building

Floating Building Pros and Cons

Buildings on water sound like the plot of an imaginative science fiction novel. But in reality, floating buildings  and floating architecture are becoming increasingly popular around the world. But still a lot of homeowners are looking to find pros and cons of floating buildings. There are many factors to consider when building floating buildings. But … Read more