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Dec
26
Building Codes

Building Codes and Resilience: Case Studies from Earthquake-Prone Regions

Table of Contents The Loma Prieta Earthquake and the Evolution of Building Codes in California The Christchurch Earthquake and New Zealand's Resilience Efforts The Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake Earthquake-Resilient Construction in Nepal Retrofitting Historic Buildin...

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Dec
26
International Fire Safety Regulations

International Fire Safety Regulations for High-Rise Buildings

Table of Contents Importance of Fire Safety in High-Rise Buildings International Building Codes National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards European Union Building Regulations United Kingdom Building Regulations United Arab Emirates Fire and Life Safety Code Evacuation...

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Oct
29
Smart Building Material for thermal comfort

Smart Building Material for thermal comfort

Table of Contents Understanding Thermal Comfort Smart Building Envelope Materials: A Breakthrough Phase-Change Materials (PCMs) Thermochromic Materials Electrochromic Windows Aerogels Benefits and Future Implications Energy Efficiency: Occupant Wellbeing: Sustainable De...

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Oct
01
trees

Effects of Tree Roots on Building

Table of Contents Foundation Damage: Subsidence: Drainage Issues: Damage to Walkways and Driveways: Damage to Underground Utilities: Plumbing Issues: Advantages of Trees for the Community Reduces Stormwater Runoff Provides Wildlife Habitat Improves Public Health Incr...

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Sep
08
Construction Machinery

Construction Machinery for Mega Building Construction Project

Table of Contents Excavators: Tower Cranes: Concrete Pumps: Bulldozers and Graders: Piling Equipment: Concrete Mixers and Batching Plants: Skid-Steer Loaders: Material Handling Equipment: Demolition Equipment: Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs): Technological Inn...

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Aug
20
Tower Cranes in Construction

Tower Cranes in Construction: Purposes, Types and Operations Procedures

Table of Contents Purposes of Tower Cranes: Lifting Heavy Materials: Precise Placement: Efficiency and Speed: Versatility: Types of Tower Cranes: Hammerhead Crane: Luffing Jib Crane: Self-Erecting Crane: Flat Top Crane:  Operations Procedures of Tower Cranes: ...

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May
22
Fire Resistant Building Materials

Fire Resistant Building Materials

Table of Contents Fire Resistant Property of Stone Fire Resistant Property of Bricks Fire Resistant Property of Timber Fire Resistant Property of Cast Iron Fire Resistant Property of Glass Fire Resistant Property of Steel Fire Resistant Property of Concrete The ef...

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May
22
Different Types of Defects in Timber

Different Types of Defects in Timber

Table of Contents DEFECTS DUE TO CONVERSION DEFECTS DUE TO FUNGI DEFECTS DUE TO INSECTS DEFECTS DUE TO NATURAL FORCES Impact in Timber Bowing in Timber: Cup in Timber: Check-in Timber: Split in Timber: Twist Wood Defect: Honey Combing in Timber: Timber, as you n...

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May
18
 Prototyping

The Art of Prototyping to Transform Design and Construction Projects

Table of Contents What is Prototyping?  Reasons For Using Prototype Helps Transform Requirements To Designs  Streamlines the Construction Process Helps in Budgeting and funds Acquisition  Gives Room for Early Corrections  Saves Time and Money Conclusion ...

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