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• # The Constructor - The Construction Encyclopedia

The Constructor - The Construction Encyclopedia provides informational resources to Civil Engineers on subjects such as concrete, construction, Structures, Building Tips, How to Guides.

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## Types of Foundation for Buildings and their Uses [PDF]

Types of foundations generally used in buildings are isolated footings, combined footing, raft or mat foundations, strip foundation, pile and drilled shafts.

## Methods of Rainwater Harvesting [PDF]: Components, Transport, and Storage

Methods of Rainwater Harvesting -Broadly there are two ways of harvesting rainwater such as surface runoff harvesting and rooftop rainwater harvesting.

## Compressive Strength of Concrete -Cube Test [PDF], Procedure, Results

Compressive strength of concrete cube test provides an idea about all the characteristics of concrete. Cube test results judges proper concreting at site.

## Calculate Quantities of Materials for Concrete -Cement, Sand, Aggregates

Quantities of materials for concrete such as cement, sand and aggregates for production of required quantity of concrete of given mix proportions such as 1:2:4 (M15), 1:1.5: 3 (M20), 1:1:2 (M25) can be calculated by absolute volume method. This ...

## Standard Size of Rooms in Residential Building and their Locations

Knowledge of standard size of rooms and their location in a residential building is important for planning of residential construction project. The room sizes and their location provides spaces for movement, sunlight and wind for residents.

## Quantity of Cement and Sand Calculation in Mortar

Quantity of Cement and Sand Calculation in Mortar Quantity of cement mortar is required for rate analysis of brickwork and plaster or estimation of masonry work for a building or structure. Cement mortar is used in various proportions, i.e. ...

## Quantity and Rate Analysis for Reinforced Concrete Construction

Today we will see how to prepare rate analysis for Reinforced Concrete (RCC) work. First step to rate analysis is the estimation of labour, materials, equipments and miscellaneous items for particular quantity of reinforced concrete. The second step is ...