What Is Fiber Reinforced Concrete?

  Fiber reinforced concrete is a type of concrete that includes fibrous substances that increase its structural strength and cohesion. Fiber reinforced concrete has small distinct fibers that are homogeneously dispersed and oriented haphazardly. Fibers used are steel fibers, synthetic fibers, glass fibers, and natural fibers. The main role of fibers is to bridge the […]

Measuring in Architecture Plans

Without a doubt, measurements are the core of architecture and they should be correct since the first moment of planning. The same goes for the measurements of the interior design. Having that in mind you should find all the best places for the elements in the home. Then you should place them and make them […]

Preparing And Marking The Construction Areas

Before the start of the excavation work for the foundation of a building, the center line of the foundation of building must be marked on the ground as per the layout plan. This process is known as setting out or layout marking which involves driving the pads and constructing the pillars. In this article, you […]

How To Design A Double Reinforced Concrete Beam

After watching this tutorial you will be familiar with the method that is necessary to create the design of a double reinforced concrete beam. In this video we will explain the solution to the problem : Problem: design a rectangular reinforced concrete beam to resist a total design moment Mu of 800 ft-kips (the beam […]

Download Bar Bending Schedule Spreadsheet | Reinforcement Detailing

Bar Bending Schedule Spreadsheet with standard IS 2502: 1999 is a new spreadsheet for construction professionals and it has some exciting features like optimization, sorting, tagging, delivery note, editable bend and hook lengths, editable steel grades, exporting to the completely editable spreadsheet, superior printing. You can watch below an online demonstration of the spreadsheet in […]

Concrete Mix Design – M60 Grade Of Concrete

Concrete mix design is a procedure of selecting the suitable ingredients of concrete and their relative proportions with an objective to prepare concrete of certain minimum strength, desired workability and durability as economically (value engineered) as possible. Designing high strength concrete – HSC (Grades M60 and above) become a challenges in terms of selecting right proportions […]

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 […]

Calculations And The Basic Formulas For Stairs

It’s very important to calculate beforehand if you plan to work on some project.  In this article, we will give you the formulas and the basic elements of stairs. Stairs come in many different forms, and while building a basic staircase may appear to be a simple task, there are actually a number of parameters, calculations, and […]

What Is A Column? | Why We Provide Columns? | Various Types of Columns

What is a column? A column in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below. In other words, a column is a compression member. Why we provide Columns? Primarily, Columns carry  Axial Loads and therefore are designed for compression. Other loads from snow, wind or other horizontal forces […]

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 […]