August 11, 2007

Strength of a building

click to enlargeThe strength of a building comes from BEAMS and COLUMNS. The walls provide secondary support. In any work done on a building, it is necessary to ensure that the beams and columns do not get damaged.

Beams are always horizontal.
Columns are always vertical.

(Refer attached image. Click to enlarge.)

There are many other elements in the building skeleton, but beams and columns are the most important.

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