Construction of Earthquake Safer Buildings


Reinforcement bars at bottom should not be lapped at mid span of beam and should be lapped at edges 600 mm away from column faces.
Reinforcement bars at top should be lapped at mid 1/3 of span of beam.
The lapping length should be 60 times the diameter of reinforcement bars (for concrete mix 1:2:4). The spacing of vertical stirrups should be 100 mm c/c through out the length of lapping.
The minimum size of stirrups should be 8 mm diameter.

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