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Grade beam is a part of a substructure of a building. It is normally built with reinforced cement concrete. A grade beam connects two or more short columns. Grade beam can be directly built on ground or above the ground. Grade beam sometimes support the…

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Most of the time we use wooden formwork for constructing grade beam. In this post, we’ll see, how to calculate the wooden formwork for grade beam. First we need to know what is grade Beam? Grade beam is a sub-structure of any structure which is normally…

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I’ve been asked this question many times by my relatives as well as by my clients. That is, what should be the standard room size for a residential building? In this post I’ll answer this question from my experience which I gained from last 14 years of…

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**How to Estimate Beam Reinforcement**

An ordinary person can estimate reinforcement as lumsum. I see many people estimate reinforcement as a percentage of concrete volume. Such as 2% or 1.5% of concrete volume. But as a construction professional you shouldn't estimate rebar quantity as percent ...

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**4 Terms to understand to Truly Estimate Rebar Quantity**

Estimating Reinforcement is easy. All you have to get the cutting length of bar and convert them to weight. When estimating rebar for a rcc member you have to understand few terms clearly regarding reinforcement. 4 Terms to understand to truly estimate reba...

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**How to Place Beam Reinforcement in 5 Easy Steps**

Placing beam reinforcement is easy if you have some basic idea about the steps of placing beam reinforcement. In this post I'll give you an idea for placing beam reinforcement in 5 easy steps. 5 Easy Steps for Placing Beam Reinforcement Placing beam reinfor...

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**14 Terms About Beam Reinforcement a Supervisor Should Be Familiar With**

Beam is a horizontal member of a structure. It carries its own load and imposed load and transfers them to its support (such as column or wall). Beam can be various types and can be made with various types of material. One of the most used material for beam...

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**Inspection Checklist for Footing: 12 Points to Check Before Casting**

If you have a handy inspection checklist then your job will be more easier. It always happens to me. When I check something without an inspection checklist I always forget some points to check. After checking when I come back to my desk then I remember oh! ...

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**How to Estimate Concrete Volume for Grade Beam**

Grade beam is normally constructed on neck column and It connects two or more column together. In another word, grade beam carries the load from ground floor slab and transfer to column. Grade beam is normally constructed on ground. Purpose of this post is ...

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**4 Easy Steps for Making Column Stirrup**

A rcc column has two types of bar. One is longitudinal bar and another is horizontal bar . As horizontal bar we use stirrups and ties in column. Stirrup also has some other name in construction sector. Such as ring, shear reinforcement, etc. For making stir...

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