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The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home for Civil Engineers

The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home provides informational resources to Civil Engineers around the globe on various subjects such as construction management, Structural Engineering, Building Construction Tips, How to Guides for Civil Engineers etc.

How to Repair Active Cracks in Concrete?

Active cracks in concrete are live cracks which expand in length, width, and depth over time. These cracks are formed due to overloading and thermal expansion e.g. cracks due to freeze-thaw. Common methods to repair active cracks are drilling and ...

Metacentric Height of a Floating Body

The laboratory procedure to find out the metacentric height of a floating body on water is briefly explained in this article.A point about which a floating body tries to oscillate is called the

25 Essential Apps for Civil Engineers

The pervasion of mobile technology is on the rise in every extant sector. Construction sector too is not aloof to it. The acceptance of the digital revolution has come with a lot of facilitators. Among those facilitators, teeming ...

What is Super-hydrophobic Cement? Applications and Advantages

What is Super-hydrophobic Cement?Super-hydrophobic cement, which is also known as luminescent cement, is produced by modifying the structure of cement. It absorbs and reflects lights which makes it an environmentally friendly material and an alternative ...

Hydrogel- How it Works, Applications, and Advantages

Rosiak and Yoshii define hydrogel as a crosslinked three-dimensional polymeric network structure, which can absorb and retain considerable amounts of water.Hydrogel has the ability to cool a room down and that is why ...

Low Carbon Concrete and Its Advantages

Low carbon concrete has attracted a significant amount of attention due to the exorbitant amount of CO2 that the traditional concrete emits. It is demonstrated that cement has the largest share in the contribution of CO2 emission (75% ...

Concrete Homes- Design Ideas and Benefits

Concrete homes are obviously constructed from concrete, but it is also possible to use other materials in combination with concrete such as steel, fibre, plastic, glass, wood and other improved materials. Today, concrete is being widely used for ...