Shear Wall: Types and Location in Buildings

What Is Shear Wall? A shear wall is a structural component used in building construction to provide lateral support and resistance against horizontal forces such as wind loads, seismic forces, and other lateral loads. It is designed to primarily carry shear forces, which are forces that act parallel to the plane of the wall. Shear […]

Overmount vs Undermount Sink

Overmount vs undermount sink There are numerous factors to consider when purchasing a kitchen sink, including size, depth, dividers, and materials. It is best to decide whether you want an overmount or undermount sink first, as this will make future decisions easier. This choice will largely depend on the type of countertop you have. Although […]

Different Types of Lintels

Different Types of Lintels The different types of lintels used in building construction will be covered in this article. Lintels can only be classified based on the materials used in their construction. What is lintel? A lintel is a structural component that holds across openings in a residential building such as windows, doors, and so […]

Concrete Stairs Reinforcement Details

Concrete Stairs Reinforcement Details The process of building concrete stairs involves several steps, including designing, laying the foundation, constructing the formwork, installing reinforcement steel bars, pouring the concrete, finishing, and curing.  Construction of concrete stairs is a difficult task that requires both skilled labor to build it and an engineer to research all the factors […]

Types of Columns Used in Construction

TYPES OF COLUMNS USED IN CONSTRUCTION Different types of columns are used in various parts of structures. A column is a vertical structural element used to support compression loads. Loads may be transferred from a ceiling, floor slab, roof slab, or beam to a floor or foundation. Columns usually carry bending moments along one or […]

Types of Footings

There are different types of footings that are often used in building construction, and depending on their depth, they can be deep or shallow footings.  In its most basic form, footing refers to the expansion of the base of a column or wall to distribute weight on the supporting soil. Footings are structural components used […]

Types of Slab

SLAB REINFORCEMENT DETAIL One way Slab – These types of slab are when twice the shorter span is less than the longer span, it is considered a one-way slab. It is called a one-way slab because it will bend in one direction only. (along a short span) The following figures represent the simple steps and […]

Types of Beam

TYPES OF BEAM Strap Beam-These types of beams are used to connect columns. The main purpose is to reduce the column’s slenderness ratio but also avoid the buckling effect. If the column’s unprotected length reaches 4m, a tie beam must be provided. Grade Beam- The component of the foundation of a building are generally constructed […]