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Category: Building Tips

Tips on Building construction to civil engineers. This section consists of practical guide and other relevant information on building materials and construction which every civil engineers should know.

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How to Install/Fix Ceiling Covers? [PDF]

How to Install/Fix Ceiling Covers? [PDF]

The ceiling cover is fixed onto the ceiling to give decorative appearances, conceal projections(such as beams occurring underneath floor slab), provide a false ceiling, obtain special acoustic effects, insulation against heat and cold, etc. The ceiling can be covered ...

How to Handle Construction Mistakes at Site? [PDF]

How to Handle Construction Mistakes at Site?  [PDF]

Handling or management of construction activity is crucial to prevent the occurrence of construction mistakes at sites. Smallest precautionary steps can help save gigantic losses. These construction errors can appear due to poor-quality material, poor workmanship, inadequate monitoring, etc. ...

How to Construct a Manhole? [PDF]

How to Construct a Manhole? [PDF]

A manhole or an inspection chamber is an underground unit constructed to provide access to the utilities like a sewer system, drainage system, etc. Hence, with the help of a manhole, underground utilities are inspected, modified, cleaned, and maintained. ...

What are Construction Site Layout Considerations? [PDF]

What are Construction Site Layout Considerations? [PDF]

Many considerations need to be accounted for while setting the layout of the construction site, for example, considerations for site access, offices and accommodations, storage area, plants, temporary services, fencing, health, and safety. The objective of a site layout ...

Concrete Sealing Compounds – Features & Types [PDF]

Concrete Sealing Compounds – Features & Types [PDF]

Concrete sealing compounds or concrete sealers are liquids applied on the hardened concrete surface to prevent the penetration of deicing solutions, carbon-di-oxide, acids, water, etc. into the concrete. The penetration of such materials results in corrosion of reinforcing steel ...

Preliminary Works in Construction [PDF]

Preliminary Works in Construction [PDF]

Preliminary works refer to all the activities that are involved in a construction site before the actual work commences, such as demolition, site clearance, site survey, soil survey, planning, designing, and cost estimation. In this article, we briefly discuss ...