Use of slim columns for cost effective and aesthetic construction

Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering

ISSN: 2165-784X

Open Access

Use of slim columns for cost effective and aesthetic construction

International Conference on Sustainable Civil Engineering

June 20-21, 2016 Cape Town, South Africa

Snehal S Daundkar

G H Raisoni College of Engineering and Management, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Civil Environ Eng

Abstract :

Day by day cost of construction is increasing rapidly because cost of materials required for construction like bricks, masonry, cement, aggregate, reinforcement, formwork, plastering, etc., is increasing. Generally column width is more than width of brick wall in RCC frame structure, as main load carrying member is column, whereas wall just act as partition media. This results in offsets inside the room. This plastering of uneven faces requires comparatively more time and also requires more quantity of material which ultimately leads to increase in the cost of construction. If we consider the practical aspect, the formwork that is plywood/wood comparatively is at low rates. Hence, if we construct column of same width as that of wall, it will not only reduce the offsets and plastering time, but will also provide uniform surface finishing which will be pleasing aesthetically. It will also be cost effective from shuttering point of view and reducing labour cost.

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