Category : Construction Engineering & Management

Construction Engineering & Management provides information on Equipments, Contracts, Project Management and cost estimation of project.

LOAD BEARING MASONRY

Load bearing masonry is among the oldest and most widespread building techniques in the world. The earliest load bearing masonry consisted to stones stacked one over the other. Over the passage of time, the stones were chiseled and dressed to ...

STACKED LOG CONSTRUCTION

Log houses originated in Europe where they were hastily erected as hunting cabins. Stacked log homes today are elaborate structures worth several hundred thousand dollars in some cases. Coniferous trees are ideal for constructing stacked log houses are the timber ...

CONSULTANCY IN CONSTRUCTION

Civil engineers commonly work as consultants by becoming employees or independent contractors for engineering consulting companies. These consultants most often provide design and analysis services. They plan and design buildings, bridges, highways, water treatment plants, harbors, railroads, and airports. They ...

BEST PRACTICES IN CONSTRUCTION

What is Best Practice? Best practices is defined as ‘the policy, systems and procedures that, at any given time, are generally regarded by peers as the practice that delivers optimal outcome, such that they are worthy of adoption’. Best Practice is the ...

PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN

Pipelines are a very important part of modern civilization. And pipeline transport has become the most important way of moving fluids from one point to the other. Pipelines have been used for millennia for the movement of water and pipeline ...

PRECAST CEMENT CONCRETE BLOCKS CONSTRUCTION

MANUFACTURING1 Mould:- Moulds shall be fabricated using mild steel plates and mild steel angles for stiffening the plates. The mould should be either fixed type or (box with four side walls fixed at corners, and top and bottom open) or split ...

RELEVANCE OF CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULES

In addition to assigning dates to project activities, project scheduling is intended to match the resources of equipment, materials and labor with project work tasks over time. Good scheduling can eliminate problems due to production bottlenecks, facilitate the timely procurement ...

QUALITY AND SAFETY CONCERNS IN CONSTRUCTION

Quality control and safety represent increasingly important concerns for project managers. Defects or failures in constructed facilities can result in very large costs. Even with minor defects, re-construction may be required and facility operations impaired. Increased costs and delays are ...

ESTIMATING PROJECT ACTIVITY DURATION

In most scheduling procedures, each work activity has an associated time duration. These durations are used extensively in preparing a schedule. TABLE 1: Durations and Predecessors for a Four Activity Project Illustration ...

QUALITY CONTROL MEASURES AT SITE

QUALITY CONTROL MEASURESStudy duties responsibilities, Tender specification, standards, codes of practice and work instruction.Evolve effective acceptance/rejection procedures for construction materials in coordination with the project purchase department.Do proper sampling and testing of steel, cement, ...