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Rural Technology


History of Construction

Beams and Arches

Types of Construction

Steel frame Structures


Brick work

Use of Plum, level tube and spirit level

Ferro cement construction


Construction carries important place in human civilization. It shows us the progress made by man from time to time. The first buildings made by human were simple huts, tents. Wood, stones and sands were the only material used. The first bridges made by humans were probably wooden logs placed across a stream. Ancient architects were constructing large buildings with the help of limestone, stones, and earthen materials etc. Today Steel, cement etc. material is available for architects to construct big buildings and large bridges. We will study common types of construction method in following section.


After going this lesson, you will be able to:

  • explain the concept of history of construction and different types of structures
  • define different tools used in construction


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