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There are three types of tendering methods in construction – by open tendering, selective tendering, or by negotiation. Open Tendering Methods in Construction: Under open tendering the employer advertises his proposed project, and permits as many contractors as are interested to apply for tender documents. Sometimes he calls for a deposit from applicants, the deposit […]
Pile foundation selection depends on the soil data received from soil exploration bore holes at different depths. Selection of pile foundation types and length depends on following conditions: Soil conditions Loads from structures Nature of loads Number of piles to be used Cost of construction There are three types of pile foundation based on load […]
Damage to structural concrete can be due to the use of excessive water, poor cement, poor construction practices, improper mixture proportioning, dirty or low quality aggregate, and inadequate curing.
Capacity of pile group is the sum of the individual capacities of piles, but it is influenced by the spacing between the piles. Piles are driven generally in groups in regular pattern to support the structural loads. The structural load is applied to the pile cap that distributes the load to individual piles. If piles […]
Total Station is a modern surverying equipment used by civil engineers and surveying engineers at field for various applications such as distance measurement, slope and angle measurements. All the measurement data is displayed and stored in this equipment. This instrument replaces the old theodolotie which involved manual calculations and time consuming surveying. The onboard computer in […]
Soil stabilization is a method of improving soil properties by blending and mixing other materials. Following are the various soil stabilization methods and materials: 1. Soil Stabilization with Cement: The soil stabilized with cement is known as soil cement. The cementing action is believed to be the result of chemical reactions of cement with siliceous […]
Geopolymer concrete is an innovative and ecofriendly construction material and an alternative to Portland cement concrete. Use of geopolymer reduces the demand of Portland cement which is responsible for high CO2 emission. What is Geopolymer Concrete: Geopolymer was the name given by Daidovits in 1978 to materials which are characterized by chains or networks or […]