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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.

World’s Top Concrete Product Manufacturers

The concrete product manufacturing industry is a very competitive industry in the world that has been producing around 4.4 billion tons of concrete every year. Useful concrete products like blocks, pipes, bricks, walls and girders find huge demand ...

Modes of Concrete Work Measurement at Construction Sites

Measurement of concrete works is one of the most crucial tasks at any construction site. It should be conducted rigorously and very carefully as the measurements hold a very important place in the planning and execution of any ...

4 Types of Septic Tank Materials

Septic tank is a tank which collects sewage and treats it by bacterial decomposition. It is generally located underground. For a better septic system, a good septic tank is important. To select a good septic tank, one must ...

Points to Remember for Mortar in Brickwork Construction

Various grades of mortar such as M1, M2 etc. are used in brickwork construction. Lime mortar and cement mortar are two types of mortar generally used for brickwork. The properties, strength and uses of these mortars under various circumstances should be ...

Common Quality Lapses in Brick Masonry Construction

Various types of defects occur in brickwork due to the adoption of low-quality materials or due to poor workmanship. These defects should be repaired and blended with the structure as soon as possible.Following are ...

What is Pressure Head in Fluid Mechanics?

Pressure head in fluid mechanics is the pressure exerted by a liquid column on the base of the container. It is represented as the height of the liquid column. Pressure head is also called static head or static ...

Segregation of Concrete – Causes and Prevention

Segregation of concrete is the separation of cement paste and aggregates of concrete from each other during handling and placement. Segregation also occurs due to over-vibration or compaction of concrete, in which cement paste comes to the top ...