How Building Design Changed After 9/11

When buildings collapse killing hundreds – or thousands – of people, it’s a tragedy. It’s also an important engineering problem. The 1995 collapse of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City and the World Trade Center towers in 2001 spawned many vows to never let anything like those events happen again. For structural […]

Types of Cement used in Construction Industry

Types of Cement used in Construction Industry In addition to ordinary cement, the following are the other varieties of cement. Acid Resistance Cement: This is consists of acid resistance aggregates such as quartz, quartzite’s, etc, additive such as sodium fluro silicate (Na 2 SiO 6 ) and aqueous solution of sodium silicate. This is used […]

Design for the disabled people

DOORS 1. PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION Narrow doorways. Doors hinged on the wrong side, thus hindering accessibility. Doorways with high thresholds. Heavy and hard-to-operate door leaves.                       Fig. 1 2. PLANNING PRINCIPLE To facilitate the passage of a wheelchair user through doors. 3. DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS 3.1 General […]

Introducing Adjustable LED Stair Lighting Strips

STAIRS LED Stair Lighting KLUS offers a wide range of LED stair lighting solutions for your staircase lighting requirements. Choose from a wide selection of extrusions; especially STEP profile that offers top and bottom LED stair illumination. Turn on the top LED to light the upper edge of each step or the bottom one to […]