Staircases: Types, Requirements and Guidelines

Staircases

Staircases are often the first thing people see when they enter a building. Stairs can be used to connect one floor to another, or provide access to levels that are not on the same level. Stairs should always meet certain requirements and follow guidelines before installation. Staircases types can range from spiral staircases for tight … Read more

What is Grouting and the Different Types of Grouts

Grouting

Grouting is a construction process that creates an impermeable barrier between two surfaces. Grouts are typically made of cement, sand, and water.Grouts come in many different types including epoxy grout for waterproofing outdoor spaces or acrylic grout for high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms. Grouting is the key to any successful construction project because it … Read more

What is pre tensioning and post tensioning in pre stressed concrete

Post tension

Pre-Tensioning in Prestressed Concrete The Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI) defines Pre-Stressing as “the application of a force to the reinforcing steel in concrete, so that it is loaded and unloaded periodically, to develop tensile stresses in the steel. The periodic loading produces compressive stresses which resist cracking.” Pre-tensioning is done by pulling or tightening cables … Read more

The Process of Jacketing for Beams and Columns

Jacketing

When you are considering how to increase the strength of existing structural members, jacketing is a technique that you should consider. Jacketing is a process that involves placing steel plates on both sides of the member to be strengthened and welding them together. This process can help strengthen your structure so it can withstand more … Read more

What is a Parapet wall? | Types of Roofing Parapet | Benefits

Parapet wall

Definition of parapet walls A Parapet wall is a type of wall that you use to protect the roof. Parapets can be made from many different materials, but they are typically constructed from concrete or stone. Parapets have been used since ancient times for protecting people and buildings from natural disasters such as hurricanes and … Read more

All About Slump Cone Test

pattern of slump cone test

Slump Cone Test | Workability Test Concrete slump cone test Slump Cone Test is the most commonly used method of measuring the consistency of concrete work where the nominal maximum size of the aggregate does not exceed 38 millimeters. This method can be employed either in the laboratory or at the site. Apparatus is required … Read more

Plinth Beams | How Plinth Beams Differ From Tie Beams

Plinth Beam

Plinth beams are horizontal structural elements or beam elements that are constructed between the wall and the foundation as shown in the figure. The plinth beams distributes the load coming from the walls constructed above evenly to the below foundation elements.plinth beams are generally constructed connecting the columns of the building similar to a tie … Read more