Seismic loads on the structure are due to forces which are created by ground accelerations (earthquakes). The magnitude of these loads is influenced by the following factors weight of the building, the intensity of the seismic loads, duration of the earthquake/ground acceleration, frequency of the seismic waves, … Continue reading
WATER/MOISTURE RESISTANCE OF A CLT STRUCTURE
Freshly sawn wood is usually saturated with water however, we understand that a high humidity concentration in an object lowers its moisture resistance rate. Moisture resistance is the ability of an object to resist absorbing moisture from its surrounding. Cross Laminated Timber also when … Continue reading
WHY MOST FOUNDATIONS FAIL?
Building foundations are the lowest parts of a building (sub structure) that provide necessary support for structures. Foundations provide resistance to the structural loads that act directly on them. Foundations ae also the stability of a structure as it directly transmits the structural lateral … Continue reading
We all love some DIY and in the right circumstances, doing it yourself can help you achieve a brand-new look for your home without breaking the bank. But before you get ahead of yourself, it’s best to assess what you can actually handle on your own, and which … Continue reading
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Most areas of the home need general upkeep to prolong functioning use, however, roofs are much better at keeping their problems hidden. Not only that, but the effects of unsolved roof issues could … Continue reading
Having a roof overhead symbolises two cherished aspects of any home: safety and comfort.
But there is a lot more to roofs than just shelter – Roof appearance, shape, cost, maintenance, and durability will all come into play with your choices as a homeowner. That’s why it helps … Continue reading
Joists and rafters are components used in the construction of buildings. Understanding the difference between them is essential for those working in the construction trades, while basic knowledge is useful for homeowners if repair and maintenance issues arise.
Joists are the parallel horizontal beams that run across an … Continue reading