Snehal S Daundkar
G H Raisoni College of Engineering and Management, India
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Civil Environ Eng
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.