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Purpose, Function, Requirement and Types of Foundation used in building construction

The lowest part of buildings or civil structures is known as “Foundation”. It directly contact with the soil and transfers loads safely from the structure to the soil….

Concrete frame structure and Concrete frame construction

  A concrete frame is one of the most common frame use in modern construction of building structures, it comprises of columns and connecting beams that forms the…

Types of frame structures used in building construction

Introduction Framing in construction is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape. Framing materials are usually wood, engineered wood, or structural steel. the…

Frame structures in building construction

Introduction Framing in construction is the fitting together of pieces to give a structure support and shape. Framing materials are usually wood, engineered wood, or structural steel. the…

Materials used for wall construction

Introduction The primary function of walls in buildings are to support roofs, floors and ceilings and to enclose a space as part of the building envelope along with…

Types of wall used in building construction

Introduction The primary function of walls in buildings are to support roofs, floors and ceilings and to enclose a space as part of the building envelope along with…

Materials used in wall construction and types of wall used in building construction

The primary function of walls in buildings are to support roofs, floors and ceilings and to enclose a space as part of the building envelope along with a…

Types of slab and their uses

Introduction Slabs are constructed to provide flat surfaces, usually horizontal, in building floors , roofs, bridges, and other types of structures. The horizontal slabs of steel reinforced concrete,…

Concrete Slab Construction

  Introduction Slabs are constructed to provide flat surfaces, usually horizontal, in building floors , roofs, bridges, and other types of structures. The horizontal slabs of steel reinforced…

Reinforcement in building construction

Introduction Reinforced concrete (RC) or reinforced cement concrete (RCC) is a composite material (A structural material that gains its strength from a combination of complementary materials) in which concrete’s relatively low tensile strength…

Types of beam in construction

Introduction The primary function of a beam in structures and building construction is to resist load. A beam is a structural member used for bearing loads. It is…

Beam structures

Introduction The primary function of a beam in structures and building construction is to resist load. A beam is a structural member used for bearing loads. It is…

Types of Columns

Introduction Column can be defined as a vertical building element which transfer compressive load form beam or slab to the foundation and they pramarily use for the purpose…

Types of Column and its uses

Introduction Column can be defined as a vertical building element which transfer compressive load form beam or slab to the foundation and they pramarily use for the purpose…

Cause, effect and prevention of Dampness in building structures

  Dampness in building is when excess water molecule is on building which results to visible growth of mould and destruction or disturbance of wall surfaces and materials…

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Damp proofing methods and damp proofing materials

A damp proof course is a layer in the walls of your property that help prevent moisture from move up the walls and into the living area. This…

Building construction tools and their uses

  Aim of this course: After going through this course, the reader should be able to: Understand what is building construction tools Type of building construction tools and…

Hazards on construction site and it Solution

Aim of this course After going through this course, the reader should be able to: Understand what is hazards in a construction site Hazards equipments in a construction…