structural Engineering

thin joint blockwork

Thin-joint blockwork may be constructed with mortar joints of only 2–3 mm, provided that the aircrete or equivalent blocks have been manufactured to fine tolerances and on-site workmanship is good. The special rapid-setting mortar sets typically within 60 minutes and the full bond strength is achieved after only two hours, allowing more courses to be …

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types of foundation

The two main types of foundation are : Shallow foundation (spread foundation) Isolated footing Combined footing Deep foundation Pile foundation Pier foundation Shallow foundation Depth of foundation is less than or equal to its width. Isolated footing In framed structures where several columns are to be constructed, isolated footings can be adopted. The columns involved …

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