Things to Check Before Concreting Footings

General practice is to check when the footings are ready for concreting i.e. reinforcement is entirely tied up. However, the ideal practice would be to check it in two phase. 01. Check Formwork as well as soil strata Before you allow placing of reinforcement, check the formwork and soil strata. It is necessary as certain […]


POST TENSIONING IN REHABILITATION OF STRUCTURES Post tensioning has become very popular these days sensing the advantages it provides. Even small structures of G+2 are using post tensioning these days. The application of post tensioning has increased and it is well being used for restoration, rehabilitation and strengthening of structures. Here is a case study […]

Stairs and Terms Relating Stairs

Stairs :- A series of steps which provide access from one floor to another is called a stair. Stair Case : The part of building accommodating the stair is known as stair case. Important Technical Terms : Step :- The combination of a tread and a riser supported by a string is called step. · […]


Piles can be arranged in a number of ways so that they can support load imposed on them. Vertical piles can be designed to carry vertical loads as well as lateral loads. If required, vertical piles can be combined with raking piles to support horizontal and vertical forces. Often, if a pile group is subjected […]


Strengthening of reinforced concrete columns is needed when: 1. The load carried by the column is increased due to either increasing the number of floors or due to mistakes in the design. 2. The compressive strength of the concrete or the percent and type of reinforcement are not according to the codes’ requirements. 3. The […]