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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.

14 Principles of Management by Henry Fayol

The 14 principles of management stated by Henry Fayol is one of the famous administration theory used in management. This is the basics of any powerful management tool used in an organization. The 14 major ...

Tape Corrections in Chain Surveying

The chain surveying performed by a tape is expected to have some errors due to incorrect tape measurements. In ordinary chaining works, the errors are neglected. But for important and precise survey works in construction, accurate tape corrections ...

Double Shear Test on Mild Steel

Double shear test is used to determine the shear strength (ultimate shear stress) of the mild steel specimen. Universal testing machine (UTM) is used for performing double shear test. There are two types of UTM namely: screw type and hydraulic type. ...

What is the Global Information System (GIS)?

GIS is a computer-based information system that performs the activities of capturing, storing, manipulating, analyzing and displaying both spatial and non-spatial data in order to solve complex research, planning and management problems. It is a system of hardware ...

What are the Four Virtues of Earthquake Resistant Buildings?

There are four virtues that any earthquake resistant buildings should have to a certain extent in order to withstand designated seismic forces. The virtues of earthquake resistant buildings are structural configurations, lateral strength of the building, adequate stiffness, ...

I.S Codes on Earthquake Resistant Building Design

The list of Indian standard codes for earthquake design of structures include IS 1893–2002, IS 4928–1993, IS 13827–1992, IS: 13920–1997, IS: 13935–1993. These codes take several parameters into considerations for instance local seismology, accepted level of seismic risk, ...