Cost Effective GI Lintels for replacing RCC Lintels

Dnyan Deshmukh

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Cost Effective GI Lintels for replacing RCC Lintels

After completion of Blockwork or brickwork, Lintels are casted above opening, in case where beam bottom not exactly above door frame.

In conventional way of casting RCC Lintels, there are chanses that block / brickwork may get damaged during installation of formwork and casting activity, Also it involves reinforcement anchoring activity by drilling holes in structure as in most of the cases dowels are not kept during concreting of structure.

This innovative product can makes construction life easier and also make it more economical and faster.

We can use GI board coated with zinc or any other suitable material to form a lintel.
Lintel Parts.jpg

We can use anchor fasteners to make it stick to structure.

Holes / slots in the board helps to improve the bonding with plaster.

Installation is easier and very fast and does not make any damages to walling. lintel installation.jpg

For opening in single wall, we can directly rest the board on top.
straight wall lintel.jpg

After installation of GI Board lintel, we can immediately resume further block / brickwork on top of it.
block installed on gi lintel.jpg

block installed on lintel.jpg

This makes the better construction at minimal cost and without any delays.

You must try such kind of thing or innovate something better for doing Quality Construction.

Hope you all will like this concept and will implement it at your Project or this article will help you in thinking on alternatives for conventional systems and doing better Quality works.
 

amd007

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Good innovative idea.

I have been using same concept using M.S profiles and coating with epoxy and sprinkling sand as a mechanical key for plaster/gypsum later on.

The M.S sections are first applied alkaline rust converters from Krishna Conchem plus coating of IPNET-RB over which a epoxy bond coat is applied followed by quartz sand sprinkling. The full process becomes a bit tedious but effective.

However you have shown a very innovative concept, however, could you throw light on the bonding mechanism for plasters.
 
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Surendranagar, gujarat
Cost Effective GI Lintels for replacing RCC Lintels

After completion of Blockwork or brickwork, Lintels are casted above opening, in case where beam bottom not exactly above door frame.

In conventional way of casting RCC Lintels, there are chanses that block / brickwork may get damaged during installation of formwork and casting activity, Also it involves reinforcement anchoring activity by drilling holes in structure as in most of the cases dowels are not kept during concreting of structure.

This innovative product can makes construction life easier and also make it more economical and faster.

We can use GI board coated with zinc or any other suitable material to form a lintel.
View attachment 2115

We can use anchor fasteners to make it stick to structure.

Holes / slots in the board helps to improve the bonding with plaster.

Installation is easier and very fast and does not make any damages to walling.View attachment 2116

For opening in single wall, we can directly rest the board on top.
View attachment 2117

After installation of GI Board lintel, we can immediately resume further block / brickwork on top of it.
View attachment 2118

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This makes the better construction at minimal cost and without any delays.

You must try such kind of thing or innovate something better for doing Quality Construction.

Hope you all will like this concept and will implement it at your Project or this article will help you in thinking on alternatives for conventional systems and doing better Quality works.
What about plaster on gi?? How can hold plaster on gi?
 
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Rammohanrao

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very excellent for time values,the idea is fine but what about the load bearing if we go for clay bricks or mud bricks culture ?, and what are the guages that can be used , and where do we find this adequately in hyderabad...,
 
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Praween

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Dec 31, 2018
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Good innovative idea.

I have been using same concept using M.S profiles and coating with epoxy and sprinkling sand as a mechanical key for plaster/gypsum later on.

The M.S sections are first applied alkaline rust converters from Krishna Conchem plus coating of IPNET-RB over which a epoxy bond coat is applied followed by quartz sand sprinkling. The full process becomes a bit tedious but effective.

However you have shown a very innovative concept, however, could you throw light on the bonding mechanism for plasters.
Nice and innovative ideas