Classification of Columns Based on Shape

Columns are categorized as following four types: 1. Based on Shape, 2. Based on a type of reinforcement, 3. Based on type of loading, 4. Based on slenderness ratio. In this construction article, detail information is given on the types of columns based on shapes. Based on Shape Square or Rectangular Column: These are usually […]

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 […]

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 […]

Staircase Terminology

This glossary of staircase related terminology is by no means exhaustive but does detail the most common and basic terms used in staircase construction and balustrading installation. Stair Terminology Baluster/Spindle – the vertical member, plain or decorative, that acts as the infill between the handrail and baserail (or tread if cut string). Balustrading – the […]

The Most Convenient Way to Fill Your Rain Barrel

Now it’s easier than ever to save fresh rainwater for your garden using your downspout. Here’s a smart British downspout diverter — well-regarded for its convenience and trim appearance — to fit American downspouts. The rain barrel diverter has powder-coated steel construction. For more details, check out this Downspout Diverter in the link below…   […]

Advantages Of CAD Blocks

CAD blocks are named objects or groups of objects that perform as a single 2D or 3D object. It is useful for producing repeated CAD content such as drawing symbols, common elements, and standard details. Here are some of the vital benefits of CAD blocks described below in a nutshell. Lessen Repetitive Tasks CAD Blocks […]

Column Layout for a Residence

Column Layout for a residence The residential villa comprises of 1 and half floors. Initially, the column size 9″x12″ had been used with the use of M15 grade of concrete. The builder wanted to save on his budget by making the columns smaller in size. That is why, the columns in the Floor plans below […]