Setting out of a building
A building is set out in order to clearly define the outer line of the excavation and the centre line of the wall. This can done manually or using EDM equipment. Continue reading Poor setting out can be dangerous and expensive
A floor will need to be provided for structural support of the rooms content and users. You should provide resistance to ground moisture and heat loss for any ground floor. Continue reading Ground floor moisture resistance
Gas proof membranes for the protection of buildings from harmful ground gases such as radon, carbon dioxide, methane and hydrocarbons. Continue reading Gas membrane
Piles are used to transfer loads from buildings to the supporting ground. They are particularly employed where soft or loose soils overlay strong soils or rocks at depths that can’t be reached conveniently by driving or boring. Continue reading The importance of piling
Concrete columns, in RC buildings contain 2 types of steel reinforcement; longitudinal bars (long straight bars) and transverse ties (closed loops of small diameter steel bars). The transverse ties are provided at close spacing. In a reinforced concrete beam the rebars are longitudinal and stirrups.
Shear strength is the strength of a material against the type of yield or structural failure where the material fails in shear. Huh? Continue reading Shear Strength
Concrete connections such as cantilever balconies are a valuable asset to construction projects, providing a higher quality of living for the residents of the building. The Schock systems eliminate the problem of balcony slabs without thermal partitioning, where a thermal bridge is created. Continue reading Schock Thermal Break