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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.

Dummy Activity in Network Analysis

A Dummy activity is a type of operation in a project network which neither requires any time nor any resource. It is an imaginary activity shown in a project network to identify the dependence among operation.

What is Tributary Area in Columns?

Tributary area is the area surrounding the column that is bounded by a panel centerline. In order to calculate the forces and static loads transferred from floor slabs ...

5 Ways Drones are Revolutionizing the Construction Sector

The flying machines have arrived and are changing the way construction is done. With the settlement of mobile technology and IoT(internet of things), everyone had been eagerly looking out for what next; what more could be achieved through ...

What is a Diaphragm Wall?

Diaphragm wall is a continuous reinforced concrete wall constructed in the ground to support major construction activities like the construction of dams, tunnel approaches, deep basements and enclosures. They act as a retaining wall, support for the underground ...

Lacey’s Silt Theory of Canals

Lacey investigated the stability conditions of different alluvial channels and came up with Lacey’s silt theory which explains about the different regime conditions of a channel such as true regime, initial regime, and final regime and the design ...

Ballast – Functions and Types

Ballast is a granular material which is placed and packed below and around the railway sleepers. Different types of ballast materials used are broken stone, sand, gravel, moorum, brickbats etc. The main purpose of ballast is to transmit ...