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SOIL FORMATION AND SOIL TYPES

Soils are the fundamental resource supporting agriculture and forestry, as well as contributing to the aesthetics of a green planet. They are also a base from which minerals are extracted and to which solid wastes are ...

SCAFFOLDING / FORMWORK

Scaffolding is a temporary frame used to support people and material in the construction or building and other large structures. It is usually a modular system of metal pieced although it can be made out of other materials. The purpose ...

INTEGRAL BRIDGES

INTEGRAL BRIDGES Integral bridges in simple words can be defined as bridges without joints. Integral bridges are characterized by monolithic connection between the deck and the substructure (piers and abutments). They span from ...

Cement Types and Characteristics of Cements

Types of Portland Cement • Different types of Portland cement are manufactured to meet the requirements for specific purposes • The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Designation C150 specifies the following eight types of Portland cementTypeNameType INormalType IANormal, ...

Design of Steel Tanks

Design of Steel Tanks The steel tanks are defined as vessels made of steel plates. The steel tanks are ...

GEOTEXTILES

Geotextile is defined as a permeable textile material used in contact with soil, rock, earth etc as an integral part of civil engineering project, structure or system It may be of natural materials such as jute,coir,cotton etc. Or of synthetic polymers such ...

FACTORS AFFECTING DURABILITY OF CONCRETE

DURABILITY OF CONCRETEConcrete durability has been defined by the American Concrete Institute as its resistance to weathering action, chemical attack, abrasion and other degradation processes.Durability is the ability to ...

COMPRESSIBILITY AND CONSOLIDATION OF SOILS

When a soil mass is subjected to a compressive force, its volume decreases. The property of the soil due to which a decrease in volume occurs under compressive force is known as the compressibility of soil. The compression of soil ...

Mechanization in Construction Industry

Need for mechanization in construction IndustryThe work can be done speedily.The work can be done in time.Large quantity of materials can be handled , so the size of the project ...