Concrete Beams For a House in Thailand.
Specifications for concrete floor beams.
Steel – deformed rebar 12 mm, strength type 40 or 50.
Stirrups – 400 x 150 mm at 150 mm ctrs.
That is –
Not all beams have the same number of deformed reinforcing steel bar, there may be 4 bars and there may be 8 bars.
The deformed bar runs through the stirrups and is tied with a double strand of wire at every intersection.
When it came time to form up for the ground floor beams, I realized the block had been filled much too high for the design of the house.
A normal Thai home might have been sat above the ground level, with steps to enter the house. I didn’t want steps so the form work for the ground floor beams had to be dug into the hard clay.
The leftover soil, after the holes had been refilled, made the matter worse.
When the beams had been poured and the soil spread between them everything started to take shape.
Concrete Floor Beams for a Thailand House.