The minimum thickness of concrete members is dependent on a few variables: the type of component (such as beams or slabs), the size of the aggregate used within the mix, whether there is any steel reinforcement, and standards for fire resistance. In the UK, the design of concrete is covered by Eurocode 2: Design of
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Download and Print this full PDF guide here – 8mb, 5 pages BS 8666:2005: Scheduling, dimensioning, bending and cutting of steel reinforcement for concrete. The revised British Standard for scheduling came into effect on the 1st January 2006, replacing BS8666:2000. However, both specifications are still in use with regards to specific shape codes, but the
Cold Drawn Vs. Hot Rolled, and B500B Vs. B500C It’s all too easy to take construction materials for granted, without giving any thought to their properties, their differences and the standards that apply to them. Yet a little knowledge can go a long way, and can help make informed purchasing decisions when it comes to
When looking at a new building project, construction firms need to find the most appropriate design and construction methods for that particular build, in order to come up with a cost-effective solution that can deliver on the project requirements and handle site-specific conditions. When it comes to foundations, traditional trench footings aren’t always the most