Black cotton soils and other expansive soils have typical characteristics of shrinkage and swelling due to moisture movement through them. Black cotton soils and other expansive soils are dangerous due to their shrinkage and swelling characteristics. Rich proportion of montmorillonite … Continue reading Introduction To Black cotton soil
Huge column less spaces are typically the requirements of commercial buildings with requirement of more free spaces. A project planned by Preethi Architects for Mr. Dinesh for his project located at Banashankari, Bangalore, was provided with such space in the … Continue reading FLOATING COLUMNS: COLUMN FREE OPEN SPACES
In places where footings were necessary at the edge of the building boundary line, providing columns at such locations without encroaching adjacent property was a challenge for me. One such project for Mr. Shylendra Babu was planned by Samartha Architects … Continue reading ECCENTRIC FOOTING
While excavation work for Pratham Developers was conducted at a site located in Yeshwantpur, Bangalore, I was confronted with a challenge where the soil started sliding to the bottom. Deep excavations are usually done to utilize underground spaces like basements … Continue reading PROBLEMS FACED DURING DEEP EXCAVATIONS
Fundamental concepts play a major role in our lives. Often, we contribute additional efforts inn executing things, which could have been solved in an easier manner. The following are some basic concepts that are represented in the form of facts to … Continue reading A conscious effort to remember the fundamental concepts that we have acquired!