### Advantage of using Pre-Engineered (PEB) Buildings over Conventional Steel Buildings

With this lecture, you will be able to understand, how it is more cost effective as well as less time time taking in fabrication and erections as far as using PEB(Pre-Engineered Building) construction over conventional steel is concerned. I am attaching here the lecture content in pdf as well in PPT.           Also abstract of […]

### What is the intensity of Erthquake?

Feel the Structure, MSA! Latest Earthqauke(Epicentre at Nepal) datd on Nov9, 2022 which resulted huge tremors in delhi-ncr indulged me to write something important to measure volume of destruction in terms of intensity or magnitude. Intensity: Intensity of an earthquake is the amount of shaking felt by an observer during earthquake. It is measured by […]

### Basic Principles to Design Earthquake Resistant Buildings

For a Structural Engineer, to design earthquake resistant design of any structure will require following basic principle to adopt in the design. During earthquake, as ground moves, building deflect due to whiplash effect. That is building deflect in a direction oppsite to the eartquake waves.Hence, force is induced in the structural elements in upper floors. […]

### BBS Format for Footing, Column,Beam & Slab

Hi i am sharing a very important excel sheet for bar bending schedule to find out cutting length of reinforcment steel for footing, columns, beams and slab. Absolutely it is going to help you who estimate qautity of steel. Eleboarted calculation has been shown on this excel sheet for easy understanding. Hope you will like […]

### Myth-Using lesser numbers or higher numbers of Anchor Bolts….Lesser known facts.

“Lesser Known facts. Client/Layman recommends to use higher numbers of Anchor Bolts if span is large and eve height is more but designer should be careful about using higher number of bolts” Hey there, i am sharing my experience so that you would be careful. Recently have designed a pre-engineered building shed of span 28m […]

### Why Pedestal is provided over footing & how does it economises footing design

Hi It is very essential to understand the concept behind deciding in which kind of footing pedestal is required. Actually, for raft foundation, if you provide pedestal, then it will reduce the overall thickness of raft as pedestal will help against punching shear(Two Way Shear) which normally require higher section.Ultimately cost of raft foundation is […]

### Crack Width Calculation for RCC Column as per IS:456-2000

Hi ! Dear reader, I am attaching here an excel sheet for the calculation for Crack Width for Column in Water Retaining Structure as per IS:456-2000 This a very essential serviceability check for water retaining structure like under ground water tank or elevated water tank, Swimming Pool, Artificial Pond etc. For normal condition, crack width […]