DAMPNESS PREVENTION METHODS: The following are the precautions to be taken to prevent dampness in buildings, before applying the various techniques. The site should be located on high ground and well-drained soil to safe guard against foundation dampness All the exposed walls should be of sufficient thickness to safeguard against rain protection (minimum 30 cm) […]

Economical Bricks Method of Building

Each of these bricks consists of 4 wooden elements. There are two lateral flanges and two transverse spacers (spacers), machined in “dovetail” which are assembled together. Using interlocking and giving a mechanical rigidity to the assembly this Brikawood brick is intended to be used alone, without cladding, rain cover or vapor barrier. There should be […]

Bamboo as a Building Material

Bamboo is a renewable and versatile resource, characterized by high strength and low weight, and is easily worked using simple tools. It is widely recognized as one of the most important non-timber forest resources due to the high socio-economic benefits from bamboo based products. Bamboo is the world’s fastest growing woody plant. Bamboo grows three […]

Elements Of a Building

Every family needs a building to reside. Apart from residential purposes buildings are required for educational, institutional, business, assembly and for industrial purposes. Buildings are required for the storage of materials also. In this article basic requirements of buildings are presented and then planning of the building with respect to orientation, utility of space, energy efficiency […]

Acoustic Properties of Building Materials for Noise Control

Acoustic property of building is based on acoustic nature of building materials and how sound is transmitted through the adjacent structural elements. Noise is unwanted sound, that is considered as a nuisance in buildings for residential or domestic purposes. The buildings must possess good sound insulation property to have good acoustic feature. Sound insulation of […]

Residential Building Regular Room Dimensions and Appropriate Placements

Regular dimension of rooms are important in every home planning and when the time comes to arranging the interior (Residential Building Regular Room Dimensions and Appropriate Placements).  Residential building have some standards that need to be accomplished so the interior is functional. The appropriate placements is also very important so every room will be complete […]