Presentation on Pre-stressing and Post-tensioning

As explained by wikipedia, Prestressed Concrete is a method for overcoming concrete’s natural weakness in tension. It can be used to produce beams, floors or bridges with a longer span than is practical with ordinary reinforced concrete. Prestressing tendons (generally of high tensile steel cable or rods) are used to provide a clamping load which produces a compressive stress that balances the tensile stress that the concrete compression member … Continue reading

Green Architecture

Green Architecture also known as “sustainable architecture” or “green building” is an approach to architectural design which emphasizes the place of the buildings with both local ecosystems & global environment. It aims to create environmental friendly and energy efficient buildings. It entails actively harnessing renewable natural resources like solar energy and utilizing materials that cause … Continue reading

Dynamic Architecture

This video represents the Dynamic Architecture Building designed by David Fisher. The building will keep on changing its shape and will be in constant motion. Moreover, it has a tendency to generate its own electric energy. It’s a total blend of Art, Architecture and Engineering.

Importance of Bye-Laws

The Building Byelaws are defined as the standards & specifications designed to grant minimum safeguards to the workers during construction, to the health & comfort of the users & to provide enough safety to the public in general. The regulation set out the basic requirements to be observed in the of  design and construction of … Continue reading

Burj Khalifa

Here is a short article which discusses about the glasses used in Burj Khalifa for solar and thermal control. http://www.glazette.com/solar-&-thermal-control-glasses-in-burj-khalifa-194.html

How to design like an Architect

Hello everyone, I came across this very interesting video on youtube which titles – “How to design like an Architect. “. It explains about how an architect starts to think about a project and how the design is formulated on a piece of paper. Just go through it and i hope you will also like … Continue reading