Dampness in the buildings

Dampness in the building walls

The penetration or excess of moisture inside the building from its walls, floors, or roof is known as dampness in the buildings. Sources of Dampness in the buildings The following are the main sources due to which dampness occurs in the building. Moisture penetrating into the building through defective construction such as rainwater, pipes, leaking … Read more Dampness in the buildings

10 basic requirements for good stairs

Basic requirements for good stairs

While selecting the stairs for a building, we need to take care of many things. In this articles, we discussed the basic requirements for good stairs. The main work of stairs in a building is to provide easy, simple, quick and safe access between the story/floors of the buildings. The requirements for good Stairs of … Read more 10 basic requirements for good stairs

Dog-legged Staircase Design for a residential building.

Dog-legged staircase Plan

During the construction of the building, we need to design the staircase for the multistorey buildings. In this case, we are designing a dog-legged staircase design for a residential building. For residential building, there is a dimension guideline: 1. Height of Rise = 150mm to 170mm. 2. Width of tread = 220mm to 270mm. 3. … Read more Dog-legged Staircase Design for a residential building.

Tunnels and factor affecting the tunnelings

tunnel

Tunnels are artificial underground passages constructed for various purposes like transportation, navigation, water supply, sewer, hydro-power, public utility, canals, etc. In this article, we mainly discuss the point should consider while selecting the alignment of the tunnel. And also the necessary things such as Tunnel Drainage, Lighting Of Tunnels, Tunnel Ventilation and Lining In Tunnel … Read more Tunnels and factor affecting the tunnelings

How To Calculate Loads On the Column?

calculate loads on column

In the civil engineering field, we need to calculate the possible loads on the column during the design of the columns. Before calculating the total loads on the column, we need to know the different types of loads applied to the column. Types of loads on the column The self-weight of the columns. The Self-weight … Read more How To Calculate Loads On the Column?

Damp Proof Course (DPC)

Dampness in the building walls

Damp Proof Course commonly known as DPC is a layer of materials applied to stop the penetration or movement of moisture inside the buildings from its walls, floors, or roof. Different methods are applied and materials are used to stop dampness in the building. Read this article – To know how Dampness in the buildings … Read more Damp Proof Course (DPC)

Foundation Engineering

foundation design

Foundation is the low part of the structure which transmits the load of the structure to the ground. The foundation is a buried structure and we cannot see it directly as superstructure. This fact creates bias-ness in designer towards the superstructure which foundation remain given less importance. So, before designing the foundation it is necessary … Read more Foundation Engineering