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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.

What is Detailed Design of Structures?

Detailed design, which takes on and develops the approved conceptual design, is a stage where the design is refined and plans are set. The result of the detailed design is the complete and precise physical description of all ...

Different Types of Base Isolators Used in Buildings

Different types of base isolation techniques are developed one after the other, each prepared for specific seismic conditions and structures. Some of the important base isolation systems used in buildings are elastomeric bearings and friction pendulum bearings. These ...

10 Types of Stones Used for Building Constructions

Many types of stones are available such as basalt, marble, limestone, sandstone, quartzite, travertine, slate, gneiss, laterite, and granite which can be used as construction materials. The stones used for building construction should be hard, durable, tough, and should be free from ...

What is Bridge Pier? Types of Bridge Piers

A bridge pier is a type of structure that extend to the ground below or into the water. It is used to support bridge superstructure and transfer the loads to the foundation. The bridge piers can be constructed to be substantially ...

Flat Plate Floor System – Features and Advantages

A flat plate floor system is a reinforced concrete frame system with a uniform thickness that is supported directly over the columns or the load-bearing walls. The flat plate floor system is a common floor construction type employed ...

Soak Pit – Need and Functions

A soak pit or a soakaway is a closed porous chamber that is directly connected to a primary treatment unit. It serves the function of letting the wastewater coming from the septic tank to slowly soak into the ...