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Methods of Precast Concrete Constructions

Methods of Precast Concrete Constructions

Precast concrete construction system has its own characteristics which influence the layout, span length, construction depth, and stability system to a great extent. In precast concrete construction, majority of structural members are manufactured in manufacturing plants away from the construction ...

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Methods of Batching Concrete

Methods of Batching Concrete

The process of measuring ingredients or materials to prepare concrete mix is known as batching of concrete. Batching can be done by two methods, volume batching and weight batching. Batching should be done properly to get quality concrete mix. Methods of Batching Concrete 1. Volume ...

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What is Construction Management?

What is Construction Management?

Construction management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a construction process from the start to the end. The objectives of project management are to produce a project that meets client requirements on budget and schedule, and at acceptable ...

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4 Types of Cracks in Concrete Columns and their Causes

4 Types of Cracks in Concrete Columns and their Causes

Four types of cracks developed in reinforced concrete column are diagonal cracks, horizontal cracks, splitting cracks, corrosion cracks. The causes of cracks in columns can be incorrect design, faulty construction or overloading, corrosion of reinforcement, isolated settlement of foundations, creep ...

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Causes of Failures of Earthfill Dams

Causes of Failures of Earthfill Dams

Earthfill dams are less rigid and more susceptible to failure. Like most of engineering structures, earth dams may fail due to various reasons such as faulty design, improper construction and poor maintenance practices, etc. Different causes of failure of earthfill ...

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Flexible Pavement Composition and Structure

Flexible Pavement Composition and Structure

The composition and structure of flexible pavement consists of surface course, binder course, base course, subbase course, frost protection course, subgrade. Flexible pavements contain bitumen or asphalt layer as wearing course and supports loads through bearing. They have low flexural strength. Composition ...

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10 Types of Buildings Based on IBC and UBC

10 Types of Buildings Based on IBC and UBC

Types of buildings can be classified based on several criteria such as size, function, construction, style, design etc. However, the International Building Code (IBC 2018) and Uniform Building Code (UBC) categorize buildings based on occupancy and use. Criteria from IBC and ...

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