December 27, 2016

Glossary

 

Construction companies in KeralaA B C D E

  • Basement – the part of building above foundation that provides accommodation and is below the ground level
  • Beam – a horizontal reinforced concrete structure built at above ground level
  • Belt – steel reinforced concrete structure that runs over the basement to evenly redistribute weight of building
  • Dead Loads – weight of immovable parts of a building including the components that makes up the building like beams, slabs and columns

F G H I J

  • Footing – a square or rectangular pad of concrete on which the column or pillar rests
  • Foundation – the part of a building that connects the building to the ground and transfers the entire load of building to the ground

K L M N O

  • Live Loads – weight of occupied (and movable) components of the building like people, furniture and fixtures

P Q R S T U

  • PCC (Plain Cement Concrete) – concrete mixture made of cement, sand and gravel
  • Pile – a post like foundation that is driven into the ground to support the building
  • Plinth – a horizontal reinforced concrete beam built at ground or below ground level
  • PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) – measuring unit of concrete’s strength
  • Slab – steel reinforced concrete that forms floors and ceilings
  • Strata – a level below the top soil

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