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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.

Polymer Modified Mortar- Types, Properties, and Applications

Polymer modified mortar is produced by mixing water with polymeric admixtures, Portland cement, and sand. The addition of polymer improves mortar performance and consequently can be utilized advantageously and economically in several applications.Latex polymers, ...

How to Build an Indoor Fireplace?

An indoor structure built using bricks, stone and metal designed to hold or contain fire in it is known as Fireplace. The main purpose of constructing ...

How to Cut Control Joints in Concrete Slab?

Control joints are provided in a concrete slab to reduce cracks formed due to shrinkage. The specifications of the control joints such as the depth, timing and place of the cut play an important role in the efficiency ...

Cellular Concrete – Material, Types and Advantages

Cellular concrete is a special engineered concrete which is manufactured by mixing Portland cement, sand, fly ash, water and pre-formed foam in varied proportions to form a hardened material having an oven-dry density of 50 pounds per cubic foot ...

Parapet Walls – Types and Uses

A parapet wall is a low or dwarf wall built along the edge of the roof, terrace, walkway, balcony etc. Parapet walls can be constructed using different materials like reinforced cement concrete, steel, aluminium, glass etc. Different types ...