What are the different types of steel used in reinforcements?
Let’s learn about the different types of steel used in reinforcements. The most common types of steel used in reinforcement are: Carbon Steel: Carbon steel is the most common type of steel used in reinforcement. It is made of iron and carbon and is available in various grades, such as ASTM A615 and ASTM A706. […]
What are the different shapes of reinforcements used for concreting?
Reinforcements, also known as rebar, are used in concrete construction to provide additional strength and support to the structure. The most common shapes of reinforcements used in concrete construction include: Round: Round reinforcements are the most common type of rebar used in construction. They are easy to bend and cut, and can be used in […]
Qualities of Bricks and Their Advantages
Bricks are a common building material that have been used for centuries. They are made by molding clay or other materials and then firing them at high temperatures to create a durable and long-lasting product. Bricks come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors, and each has its own unique qualities that make them suitable […]
What are the different materials that can be used for reinforcement other than steel?
Let’s talk about “What are the different materials that can be used for reinforcement other than steel?”. In addition to steel, there are several other materials that can be used for reinforcement in concrete structures, including: Fiber reinforced polymers (FRP): FRP is a composite material made of polymer matrix reinforced with fibers such as carbon, […]
Basics of Timber Design – Part 2
Let’s continue with timber design. Mechanical properties that are considered in timber design Bending Tension parallel to grain Tension perpendicular to grain Compression parallel to grain Compression perpendicular to grain Shear parallel to grain Young’s modulus parallel to grain Young’s modulus perpendicular to grain Hardness Member axes As depicted in the diagram below, member properties […]
Basics of Timber Design – Part 1
When doing construction work, it is absolutely necessary to select timber of a high quality. What is timber? Timber is a composite material which basically consists of Cellulose fibres and Lignin matrix. Timber cannot be combined into a predetermined formula, unlike other building materials. The cut wood needs to be visually or mechanically inspected and […]