Curing of Concrete – Methods – Temperature – Stages – Importance

Curing of Concrete

You might have heard about concrete curing, a process of spraying water on freshly placed concrete. But probably have not  heard about other methods of curing of concrete like using water-soaked hessian cloth or ponding. But do you know why concrete needs curing? Why curing is so important for the longevity and durability of concrete? … Read more

Construction Estimation – Process – Tips for Accurate Estimates

Construction Estimation

Construction cost estimating is a vital component of a construction process and it means forecasting the overall cost required for undertaking a project. Whether you’re a builder or a renovator, the accurate cost estimate is crucial not only for winning the project but also to complete it on time and with a healthy profit margin. … Read more

Gambrel Roof – Advantages – Disadvantages – Cost – Types – Construction

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We all live in a 4-walled house that has a roof. But, have you ever thought about a roof named “gambrel roof”? The very beginning of how this roofs’ structure emerged? If not, don’t worry. Continue reading, and you will get to know all about a particular type of roof, i.e., Gambrel Roof. Definition of … Read more

Dead End Corridors – Definition – Example – IBC Code requirements

Dead-end Corridor

So you’re undertaking space planning of your building and are wondering ways to deal with dead end corridors in accordance with the building code. Well, by definition, dead end corridors only have an exit in one direction. With such, life-safety during an event of fire makes it a critical component inside a building. The concept … Read more

What is wellpoint system? Types – Applications – Advantages

What is WellPoint System?

While undertaking deep excavations for construction of foundations, engineers face difficulties in terms of expulsion of subsoil water. That’s where a wellpoint system serves as the best dewatering tool for lowering the water table below excavation levels. A wellpoint dewatering system consists of a series of shallow wells, known as wellpoints. We install these wellpoints … Read more

Cantilever footing – Strap Footing – Uses – Design – Difference

what is cantilever foundation

Cantilever footing is a special type of shallow foundation that takes the load of eccentrically loaded column and transmits it to the adjacent foundation. It is a type of combined footing where two isolated foundations is joined using a strap beam. Hence, we also name it as a strap footing or a balance footing. From … Read more

Difference between Short Column and long Column

Difference between long column and short column

Apart from the length as the obvious difference between a short column and a long column, other differences are there. So, today’s post is about short columns vs. long columns. Definition of column A column is a vertical element of a structure that transfers compressive loading. Designers provide it in all frame concrete structures. It … Read more

What is lean concrete? – Purpose – Uses – Mix Design

What is lean concrete

So, you’re wondering what is lean concrete? Well, concrete mix made from lean concrete is low in cement and high in aggregates. It is used for several purposes, such as blinding concrete under foundations and leveling pads below footings. We call lean concrete “not rich.” That’s because it is not rich in cement. Cement is … Read more

Lintel Beam – Uses – Types – Advantages – Disadvantages

What is lintel beam

So, you’re wondering what a lintel beam is and why we provide it across the openings in a building.  Well, to your surprise, lintels are not new. You can even see lintel beams in buildings of primitive time, mainly in the form of arches. Designers provide these arches at the top of the opening for … Read more