Designing A Septic Tank | Septic Tank Construction Methods

The septic tank is the most common small-scale decentralised treatment unit for grey water and blackwater from cistern or pour-flush toilets. It is basically a sedimentation tank. Its shape can be rectangular or cylindrical. Here we will explain the process of making the design for any septic tank. Design of Septic Tank: The capability of the septic tank is particularly based on […]

3D House Designs Offering Exquisite Plans and Amazing Ideas

Planning a home and making plans a future safe haven make us all excited and hectic in a good way. How is it going to look like? What’s gonna be inside? What shades to select for the rooms, for the furniture, for the floor? What type of materials to use, terraces, automobile garage and the prices. We will present you here are several fascinating examples of house architecture, excellent home plans that would be great for your future home. Check them […]

Architect VS Civil Engineer | Obligations

Architects and engineers must work together closely to design and construct buildings. Although their duties overlap to some extent, they’re separate professions with their own unique skills and responsibilities. On the images below are given what are the main differences between these two professions. Both Civil Engineering and Architecture are involved in planning and designing structures. […]

Useful Terms And Definition Used In Brick Masonry

Brick masonry is construction in which uniform units (“bricks”), small enough to be placed with one hand, are laid in courses with mortar joints to form walls. We are going to present here different terms and definitions associated with Brick Masonry: Course: A row of bricks, when laid in a wall, is called acourse. It is a […]

What is Coupling Beam? | Use in the Construction

Coupling beam is an important member of the lateral force resisting system in a structure. Consequently, it couples or combines the two independent systems like shear walls.Types, advantages and design of coupling beam as per ACI 318- 11 is discussed.  image by: architectureadmirers.com WHY WE PROVIDE COUPLING BEAM? For example, Let’s assume there are two buckets, […]

Download Excel Sheet To Design Raft Foundation

Raft foundations (sometimes known as MatFoundations) are a large concrete slab which can support a number of columns and walls. The slab is spread out under the entire building or at least a large part of it which lowers the contact pressure compared to the traditionally used strip or trench footings. Given below is an excel sheet […]

Rat Trap Bond Method in Construction

Rat trap bond is a brick masonry method of wall construction, in which bricks are placed in vertical position instead of conventional horizontal position and thus creating a cavity (hollow space) within the wall. Architect Laurie Baker introduced it in Kerala in the 1970s and used it extensively for its lower construction cost, reduced material requirement and better […]

Learn How To Estimate Materials For RCC Dome

We will be learning the materials estimation for domes / sloped slab in this lecture. We will also do the calculation for a spherical dome like half spherical domes and segmental domes. Bear in mind  that spherical dome is basically a half sphere. The calculation for a half sphere is pretty simple; but the calculation […]