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Construction Automation – Applications and Advantages in Construction

Construction automation helps in quality control and reduces construction time. Various applications and advantages of automation in construction is discussed. Need of Construction Automation and its Benefits The scope of construction automation is wide and involves the entire construction stages for instance ...

Strength and Failure of Bituminous Pavement Materials

Structure of Bituminous Pavements Flexible road structure is a combination of several layers, which serves the purpose of distributing the loads from the traffic (both dynamic and static) to the underlying layers in a level so that the layers can bear ...

Performance of Cable Supported Bridges During Earthquakes

Cable supported bridges perform better during earthquakes compared to other types of bridges. There are seismic weak points in cable supported bridges which are likely to become source of damages when the structure experiences an earthquake. It is thought by most bridge ...

Steps in Preparing Site for Construction Projects -Soil Report, Excavation etc.

Steps in preparation of site for construction works involves geotechnical report, site clearing, excavation, grading and compaction. Steps for construction site preparation are discussed. Preparing Site for Construction Projects To construct excellent project, the condition of the project site including subsurface and ...

Anti-Washout Admixture for Underwater Concreting -Types, Advantages and Uses

Anti-washout admixture of concrete for underwater concreting is produced as a viscosity modifying admixture to enhance the rheological properties of cement paste. It mainly composed of microbial polysaccharides for example gum or polysaccharide derivatives for instance hydroxyethyl cellulose and hydroxypropyl ...

Stability Evaluation of Gravity Concrete Structures -Dams and Retaining Walls

Stability evaluation of gravity concrete structures such as dams, retaining walls due to various reasons with methods and procedures of stability evaluation is discussed. Stability Evaluation of Gravity Concrete Structures Stability evaluation of concrete gravity structures such as dams and retaining walls ...

Explosive Spalling of Concrete Structural Elements during Fire

When structural concrete elements are exposed to fire, it is possible that explosive spalling of concrete takes place. The explosive spalling of concrete is occurred when free water (water that is not employed for hydration reaction and remained unused in ...

Fire Safety and Property Protection Systems for Buildings

Fire safety and property protection systems for buildings requires knowledge and understanding of hazards to decrease the potential fire occurrence and its risk to life and property during fire. Importance of Fire Safety and Property Protection Systems for Buildings When fire is ...