Building Contractor Secrets: October 2017

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

How To Become a Registered Building Contractor?

Who is really a building contractor?
Building contractor is a phrase used to refer to people who submits a bid to undertake a construction project, he may also hire other contractor (A process known as subcontracting) for the execution of the contract if he/she actually happens to win the bid.
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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Structures: What Are Framed And Load Bearing Structures?

what are load bearing structures

On this post i am going to talk about the basic difference between a load bearing structure and a framed structure. I felt the need to do this because i have seen a lot of load bearing structures designed in places where a framed structure would have been the better option.

What is a Load Bearing Structure?

A Load bearing structure is best described as any structure in which walls bears all loads resting upon it. The wall also does the job of transferring these loads which include all live and dead loads imposed on the building to the foundation.

Picture 1 Showing a load bearing wall

Where are Load Bearing Structures Applicable?

Load Bearing walls are usually applicable for low height buildings.
Load bearing walls are also on low height buildings constructured on soils with a good bearing capacity.
load bearing walls are usually good for buildings not exceeding 2 storeys
load bearing structures are safe if the soil bearing capacity of 100KN/M

What Are Framed Structures

A Framed structure is one in which structural members such as columns, Beams, slabs etc are first cast monolithically before the main walls are installed. The structural members have their basic skeleton made of reinforced concrete or steel members designed for the purpose of transferring all loads both dead and live to the foundation or ground.

Picture 2 Showing a framed structure

When Should I Design For framed structure?

A Framed structure is usually applicable where high rise buildings are constructed
Complex structures such as malls, religious buildings also deserves to be designed as framed structures.
A Structure should be designed as framed if the soil bearing capacity is below 100KN/m

Differences between Framed and Load bearing Structures

One of the difference between a framed and load bearing structures Includes:

1. A framed structure is usually more stable than a load bearing structure.
2. The main element on a load beading structure is just the wall
3. On a load bearing structure, the walls carries the load while the beams, columns does that for framed structures
4. Load bearing structures are usually donee where the building does not exceed 2 floors but framed structure is a must where more than 2 stories are to be constructed.

5. When soil bearing capacity falls below 100KN/M, Framed structure is to be adopted but if the soil bearing capacity is upto 100KN/M Or above it, load bearing structures is considered safe.

6. Framed structures has all its members castest monolithically (Picture 2 above) unlike the load bearing walls where sandcrete blocks are first introduced as we have in Picture 1 above

Now that is all you need to know regarding the question "what are framed and load bearing Structures" I have other interesting topics cooking somewhere. These would be here soon so i'll advise you keep a date with us.
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Monday, 23 October 2017

12 Important Factors To Be Considered When Renting Apartment In Nigeria

tips to know when renting an apartment

Today on, i am going to talk about one thing that has really affected a lot of inhabitants and would still affect many others if proper care is not taken. This is all about factors to consider when renting an apartment in Nigeria. There are many factors you must consider before paying for that apartment  and i will be glad to share same with you here on my blog.
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Friday, 20 October 2017

Sweet Deal: 3 Bedroom Detached Bungalow Just Before Winners Canaanland For Sale

Today on, we are going to display an advert for a newly built 3 bedroom detached bungalow with already laid foundation for two stores in the front.
The building is located in a Serene environment, currently electrified, it also has borehole system for your water supply, dinning room, 3 bathrooms.
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Monday, 16 October 2017

Reasons Why Stone Based Roofing Sheets Are The Best For You

reasons why you should use stone based roofing sheets

Are you a developer, Building Contractor, Civil engineer with a lot of focus on Buildings? Would you want to know the several reasons why stone based roofing sheets are the best option out there? Well, search no more for guardianconstructions shall today highlight the several reasons why Stone based roofing sheets would be the best option for your clients.
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Friday, 13 October 2017

Most Beautiful Civil Engineering Structures Around The World

Today on, i want to make a list of some of the most beautiful Civil Engineering structures around the world. Truth is that being a civil engineer has actually afforded me the opportunity to handle several projects that often leaves me speechless and stunned. I become speechless because there comes a special kind of beauty with everything made by a qualified civil engineer.
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Hardcore Filling: Meaning and Importance In Building Construction


If you've actually built up to the DPC level and done filling, your next question would be "Should i apply hardcore too"?, well, if that is your question, i am not going to say "Yes", i also am not here to say "No", i will leave you with a better understanding of the importance of Hardcore in a building.
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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Top 70 Construction Companies In Nigeria You Must Know

list of 70 construction companies in nigeria

Today on GuardianConstructions i would be making a list of 70 Constructions in Nigeria. This is very important especially for researchers, students and other professionals as they look out for the names of construction companies in Nigeria.

Please understand that the 70 companies listed here are not all there is as far as construction companies is concerned. Some are probably not on the radar and so couldn't make the list.
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Monday, 2 October 2017

Info: 6 Things You Must Know About TStv Subscription

Tstv monthly subscription guide

Here are first hand info on the 6 things to know about TSTV that is lauching today

1. The N5000 for TSTV initial purchase includes a decoder, a dish and a remote control but excludes any installation service charge.

2. TSTV Pay AS You Go pause service i.e. the ability to pause your subscription when not in use would be available to those that would go for the maximum subscription which is the monthly N3,000 package and you would only be able to pause subscription not more than 7 days, thereby allowing you 37 days at most for your monthly subscription.
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Estimated Cost Of Building A Standard 3 Bedroom Bungalow In Nigeria

what is the cost of building  bungalow in nigeria

Today on Guardianconstructions,i Will once again write on the Estimated cost of erecting a 3 bedroom Bungalow in Nigeria. as i have said, this is only an estimate. You are also to bear in mind that this estimate was made in January 2017 and as a result, a few changes may have occurred in terms of price.
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Sunday, 1 October 2017

6 High Paying Jobs For High School Diploma Holders In The US

high paying jobs that does not require a degree

For young ones, choosing a career is one big choice to make. This also means there is need to make a choice of a career that would afford you the opportunity to enjoy the fruit of your labor.

On This page, i am going to make a list of 5 highest paying jobs that only require high school diploma as educational qualification as this would help provide opportunities for young ones. 
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BEDC: How I Almost Lost My Money While Trying To Install BEDC Prepaid Meters

how to get prepaid meters

Today on GuardianConstructors, i am going to share with you a story. 
Its a story that i know would serve as an eye opener to you as a would be landlord or a Nigerian trying to have one or more things fixed in the house.

It would serve as a guide to you when you want to install BEDC, PHCN Prepaid meters in your home.
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