RCC Structures

RCC structures RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) is a construction technology which evolved with the evolution of different structural materials in the 18th century during the Industrial Revolution. Industrial Revolution brought in new technology which helped in the manufacture of various materials. The Architect Le Corbusier used RCC for various constructions. He believed that any shape […]

Foundations For Transmission Line Towers Jobs

Foundation of any structure plays an important role in safety and satisfactory performance of the structure as it transmits mechanical loads of the electrical transmission system to earth. A transmission structure Without having a sound and safe foundation, it cannot perform the functions for which it has been designed. The foundations in various types of […]

Structural steel framing systems

Most steel construction is done with a type of steel called mild steel. Mild steel is a material that is immensely strong. Take a circular bar of steel 1 inch / 25mm in diameter. If you were to attach this bar securely to your ceiling, you could hang from it 20,000 Kg (which is 20 […]

Wood-Frame House Construction

Light wood framed construction is one of the most popular types of building methods for homes in the United States and parts of Europe. It has the following characteristics: It is light, and allows quick construction with no heavy tools or equipment. Every component can easily be carried by hand – a house essentially becomes […]

Basilica Santa Maria del Mar, Cancun

Design Concept. Santa Maria del Mar is one of the oldest virgin avocations. She isn’t related to any apparition; instead she relates with the need that marines and their families who stay on land feel for having the highest protection from heaven. Stella Maris, Star of the Sea is how they call her since ancient […]

Waffle Slab – Where to use.

Waffle Slab A waffle slab gets its name for its appearance as it visually resembles its namesake, the food. Waffle slab is a reinforced concrete roof or floor containing square grids with deep sides. This type of slab is used in construction projects needing intense strength to weight ratios. Waffle slab is a popular option for […]

Soil Stabilization Methods

Soil stabilization is the process which is used to improve the engineering properties of the soil and thus making it more stable. Soil stabilization is required when the soil available for construction is not suitable for the intended purpose. It includes compaction, preconsolidation, drainage and many other such processes. Uses of Soil Stabilization It is […]

CAUSES OF FAILURE OF FOUNDATIONS IN BUILDINGS

Foundation Failure Causes Foundation failure can be attributed to several things. Most commonly foundation failure is caused by the movement of expansive and highly plastic soils beneath different sections of the foundation footings. This movement can be in the form of shrinkage, which causes settlement, or expansion, which causes heave. When dry conditions prevail, soils […]

How to Build a Concrete Foundation

Step By Step Guide For Building Foundation Construction Building foundations are provided to carry the load of the structure and then to distribute the load to the soil in larger cross sectional area. The foundation must be able to withstand the load of the structure including live loads and environmental factors. A safety factor is […]

Tensionless Pier Wind Turbine Foundation

Tensionless Pier Wind Turbine Foundation The P&H Tensionless Pier is a patented, proprietary foundation to support wind turbines on monopole towers. The foundation consists of a large diameter, cast-in-place annular pier (typically 14 to 16-feet in diameter and 25 to 35-feet deep). Corrugated metal pipes (CMP) provide a stay in place form for the interior […]