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Construction of a Helical Staircase

A helical staircase is a staircase that is curved in plan and following the directrix of a full helix. In three-dimensional space, a helical...

Out-of-Plane Two-Way Bending Analysis of Unreinforced Masonry Walls

Masonry is defined as an assemblage of masonry units (blocks, bricks, etc) laid in a specified pattern and joined together with mortar. They are...

Unit Weight of Construction Materials

Unit weight or density is used to quantify the weight per unit volume of an object. When it is expressed in the basic SI...

Design of Braced Cuts in Excavations

In the construction of any substructure below the ground surface, excavations must be made to the recommended depth before the construction can begin. In...

Quantity Estimation Guide for Construction Sites

Site managers are saddled with the responsibility of making material requisition and ensuring that construction progresses without too many glitches. One of the major...

When to Order the Demolition of a Building

The demolition of a concrete structure may be done for a lot of reasons, irrespective of the cost and environmental implications. It is not...

Guidelines for Tying of Reinforcement

In the construction of reinforced concrete structures, reinforcement bars must be tied together in order to hold them in place and to also facilitate...

Technical Guide: Detailing and Arrangement of Beam Reinforcements on Site

Beams are horizontal structural elements used for supporting lateral loads. In conventional reinforced concrete structures, beams usually receive load from the floor slab, but...

Precast Lintels: A Cost and Time-Saving Solution in Construction

A lintel is a secondary structural member used to support a wall spanning above an opening in a masonry wall. They are usually categorised...

Bar Bending Schedule: Preparation, Applications, and Standards

On a construction site, there are different quality control/quality assurance systems to ensure the efficient delivery of a project. One of these is the...

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