Plastering - Requirements, Types and Specifications

February 18, 2018

Plastering is a work carried out to cover the rough surface of the building elements like a wall and the ceilings by using a coat of plaster so that a smooth and durable surface is obtained.
The process of plastering helps to bring beauty, durability and higher resistance to the rain penetration for the element that is plastered. The term plastering is used to express the internal work. While the exterior work is termed by the name rendering.

The basic requirements of a good plaster, the main objectives of plastering, the types, their specification are explained in the following section.

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Effective depth of a Structural Member

February 18, 2018 0

Effective depth of a Structural Member

Fig.1. Cross- Section of a R.C.C Beam

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Water Tank - Design Considerations - IS 3370

Fineness Tests on Cement

February 16, 2018


To determine the fineness of cement by dry sieving as per

IS: 4031 (Part 1) - 1996.


The fineness of cement is measured by sieving it through a standard sieve. The proportion of cement, the grain sizes of which, is larger than the specified mesh size is thus determined.

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Working Stress Method (WSM) and Limit State Method (LSM)

February 15, 2018 0

What is Limit State Design and Working Stress Method?

Fig.1. Classification of Design Methods in Structural Design

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Types of Building Structural Systems | Load Transmission Details

February 15, 2018

For the study of building in a convenient manner the building structural systems can be classified into two types based on the load transmission mechanisms. These are the:

  1. Gravity Load Resisting Systems
  2. Lateral Load Resisting Systems

Both the mentioned systems are complementary and interactive to each other. When behaving as n integrated structural system, they must resist and transmit the gravity and the lateral loads coming on it to the foundation than to the ground below. 

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