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ALL ABOUT MATERIAL AND FINISHES IN STRUCTURE

Architectural information for beginner architects and students

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WALL FINISHES

Finishing is to apply decoration and trim to the internal perimeter of rooms and spaces such as wall, floor and ceilings...

TILE FLOORING

A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal or even glass. Tiles are generally used for coveri...

CONCRETE MATERIAL OVERVIEW

The water reacts with the cement, which bonds the other components together eventually creating a stone-like material. Concrete has many...

GYPSUM CEILING

Gypsum is a compound of calcium with chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Gypsum board also known as drywall is made out of gypsum...

WALL CLADDING

Non-load bearing exterior wall enclosure. Most visible, most subject to attack by natural forces. Separates indoor environment from outdoors...

THEORY OF SOIL IN ARCHITECTURE

The term ‘soil’ in soil engineering is defined as an unconsolidated material, composed of solid particles, produced by the disintegration...

TERRAZZO & MOSAIC FLOORING

Terrazzo is an Italian word and Terrazzo flooring is made out of marble, granite, onyx and glass chips embedded in cement. The terrazzo...

CEILING FINISHES

Ceilings are often the largest uninterrupted space around us, and although they can have a huge impact on a room's ambiance, we rarely...

TYPES OF CONCRETE AND ITS USES

According to binding material used concrete are classified into two types. (1) Cement concrete (2) lime concrete. Classification according...

INFILL WALL MATERIALS

The infill wall is the supported wall that closes the perimeter of a building constructed with a three dimensional framework structure...

MATERIALS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

Ferrous metals are very durable. They are used in large, high-burden bridges, skyscrapers, the railroad system and immense sections of ....

TYPES OF FLOOR FINISHES

The propose of a flooring is to provide a level surface capable of supporting the occupants of a building, furniture, equipment & someti...

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