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The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home for Civil Engineers

The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home provides informational resources to Civil Engineers in United States of America, India, United Kingdom, Australia and around the world on various subjects such as construction management, Structural Engineering, Building Construction Tips, How to Guides for Civil Engineers etc.

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Flakiness Index and Elongation Index Test on Coarse Aggregates

Shape tests on coarse aggregates such as flakiness index and elongation Index, its importance in concrete construction, methods of determination is discussed. Shape Tests on Coarse Aggregates: Following tests are conducted on coarse aggregates under shape tests:The elongation index of the given ...

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FIRE PROOF CONCRETE

At the high temperatures experienced in fires, hydrated cement in concrete gradually dehydrates, reverting back to water (actually steam) and cement. This results in a reduction of strength and modulus of elasticity (stiffness) of concrete. In some fires, spalling of ...

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DEVELOPMENT LENGTH OF BARS

The development length may be defined as the length of the bar required on either side of the section to develop the required stress in steel at that ...

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RISKS IN PPP PROJECTS

CLASSIFICATION OF RISKUnderstanding and addressing the risks of a PPP project early on is important for both the parties in PPP. This chapter presents many of the risks involved and actions that can be taken to mitigate ...

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RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN

Reliability?“BEST bus services are very reliable”“BMC water supply is not very reliable”“In Mumbai, Western Railway’s service is more reliable than ...

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REACTIVE POWDER CONCRETE

REACTIVE POWDER CONCRETE • A composite material & ultra high strength with mechanical properties. • Mixture of fiber reinforced, super plasticized, silica fume, cement & quartz sand with very low ...

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