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PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE

Properties of concrete are influenced by many factors mainly due to mix proportion of cement, sand, aggregates and water. Ratio of these materials control the various concrete properties which are discussed below. Properties of Concrete are:Grades (M20, M25, ...

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TYPES OF SOIL TESTS FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Types of soil tests for road construction project requires the site investigation to be carried out to understand the soil profile. For road construction works, the properties of soil at subgrade level are required. The common soil test for road construction ...

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FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT DESIGN BY CBR METHOD

Flexible pavement design by CBR method is used to determine the total thickness of pavement. Generally there are two methods to design the pavement from CBR (California bearing ratio) value. They are 1. CBR method recommended by California state of highways 2. ...

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PREPARATION OF APPROXIMATE CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATE

Preliminary or approximate construction cost estimation is required for studies of various aspects of work of project and for its administrative approval. It can decide, in case of commercial projects, whether the net income earned justifies the amount invested or not. The ...

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PUMPED CONCRETE PUMP TYPES & SELECTION

WHAT IS PUMPED CONCRETE? Pumped concrete is the concrete which is transported to heights by means of pumping using concrete pumps. This method is used where large quantity of concrete work is involved at greater height, where other means of transporting ...

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TYPES OF LINTELS AND THEIR USES

What is Lintel? A lintel is a horizontal member which is placed across the openings like doors, windows etc. It takes the load coming from the structure above it and gives support. It is also a type beam, the ...

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HOW TO SELECT RIGHT CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

How to choose right construction equipment for your project? Most of the construction projects involve laborious work which is to be handled by men and the equipment designed for doing the work undersigned. It is difficult for workers to accomplish all things ...

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TYPES OF STAIRS AND THEIR USES

Types of stairs is broadly based on the shape of the stairs. Straight stairs, Turning stairs and Continuous stairs are broad types of stairs. A stair is a set of steps leading from one floor of a building to another, typically ...

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