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ANTI-TERMITE TREATMENT

Materials and Tools usedChemicals UsedDildrin Aldrin Heptachlor Chlordane Chloropyripas 20 ECEquipmentCrow bar Measuring Jar Plastic drums 20-lit capacity. Pouring Jar SprayerWorking ProcedureThe anti termite treatment will be done by an approved specialized agency. The earth surface to be cleaned from wooden and any other garbage Particles. The entire ...

PLAIN CEMENT CONCRETE (PCC)-WORK PROCEDURE

Materials and Tools usedAuto level instrument – 1 Nos Wooden /Steel rammer – 1 Nos Mixer machine – 1 NosScope of workVerifying levels and dimension Ramming the earth surface Placing the concrete. Ramming and finishing the concrete surfaceWorking ProcedureExcavation levels and dimensions to be checked ...

WORK PROCEDURE – EXCAVATION

EXCAVATION is the preliminary activity of the construction project. It starts from the pits for the building foundations and continues up to the handing over of the project. ...

ROLE OF CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS IN MONITORING A CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

A construction project is a product of different information and designs from different professionals. If these information and designs are to be adhered to, the presence of their producers and designers are required. The Architect According to Bamisile (2004), the architect should ...

CONTRACT DOCUMENTS

The National Building Code (2006) defines contract documents as including the following: i. Contract drawings and specifications prepared by registered architects and registered engineers; ii. Priced bill of quantities prepared by a registered quantity surveyor; iii. Construction programme, project quality management plan, project ...

CFRP LAMINATES FOR SHEAR STRENGTHENING OF CONCRETE BEAMS

The use of Near Surface mounted Reinforcement for concrete structures are not a new invention. A type of NSMR has been used since the 1940s, where steel reinforcement is placed in slots in the concrete cover or in addition concrete ...

CARBON FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMERS

The main impetus for development of carbon fibres has come from the aerospace industry with its need for a material with combination of high strength, high stiffness and low weight. Recently, civil engineers and construction industry have begun to realize ...

FIBRE REINFORCED POLYMER

An FRP composite is defined as a polymer that is reinforced with a fibre. The primary function of fibre reinforcement is to carry load along the length of the fiber and to provide strength and stiffness in one direction. FRP ...

COMPOSITES IN CONSTRUCTION

Composite is a mixture of two or more materials that differ in form, chemical composition and essentially insoluble. There are two categories of constituent materials: matrix and reinforcement. The reinforcement imparts its special mechanical and physical properties to enhance the matrix ...

COMPACTION FACTOR TEST

AIM To study the workability of concrete APPARATUS Compaction factor apparatus’ trowels, hand scoop (15.2 cm long), a rod of steel or other suitable material (1.6 cm diameter, 61 cm long rounded at one end ) and a balance. SAMPLING Concrete mix (M15) is ...