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The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home for Civil Engineers

The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home provides informational resources to Civil Engineers around the globe on various subjects such as construction management, Structural Engineering, Building Construction Tips, How to Guides for Civil Engineers etc.

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STABILITY OF STRUCTURE

Change in geometry of a structure or structural component under compression – resulting in loss of ability to resist loading is defined as instability. Instability can lead to catastrophic failure that must be accounted in design. Instability is a ...

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ELECTRO OSMOTIC CONSOLIDATION OF SOIL

Electro osmotic consolidation means the consolidation of soft clays by the application of electric current.It was studied and applied for the first time by Casagrande.It is inherent that fine grained clay particles with large interfacial surface will consolidate ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PILE INSTALATION METHODS

The installation process and method of installations are equally important factors as of the design process of pile foundations. pile installation methods are installation by pile hammer and boring by mechanical auger. In order to avoid damages to the piles, during ...

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LOAD ON PILES

Piles can be arranged in a number of ways so that they can support load imposed on them. Vertical piles can be designed to carry vertical loads as well as lateral loads. If required, vertical piles can be combined with ...

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TYPES OF PILES

Classification of pile with respect to load transmission and functional behaviorEnd bearing piles (point bearing piles) Friction piles (cohesion piles ) Combination of friction and cohesion pilesEnd bearing piles These piles transfer their load on to a firm stratum located at a considerable ...

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QUALITY REQUIREMENT OF ADMIXTURE

Quality Requirement of Admixture When the admixtures are said to be compatible with concrete, it should meet the following quality requirement; i) Characteristics of admixture : The data sheet shall give the characteristic details such as type of admixtures, available forms, basic ...

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PERMEABILITY OF CONCRETE

If concrete is impermeable, corrosive agents cannot penetrate and attack it. Concrete basically has two types of pores, which determine permeability. These are capillary pores (with a diameter varying between 0.01 to 10 micron) in the cement, paste which coats ...

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CIVIL ENGINEERING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Building materials and Construction What are the dimensions of the standard brick? What are thin shell roofs? Why are they becoming popular? Name the different types of retaining walls Structural Analysis What ...

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