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How to Manage Safety at Construction Site?

How to Manage Safety at Construction Site?

Safety at construction site is of prominent priority. Several measures that need to be taken to prevent construction site accidents by civil site engineer and safety engineer is discussed. How to Manage Safety at Construction Site? Follow following guidelines for effecting management ...

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Concrete Thin Shell Structure Types and Forms

Concrete Thin Shell Structure Types and Forms

What is concrete thin shell structure? Concrete thin shell structure is a three-dimensional spatial structure that constructed from one or more curved slabs or folded plates. The thicknesses of curved slab and folded plates are small compared to their other dimensions. The ...

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BLAST RESISTANT DESIGN OF STRUCTURES

BLAST RESISTANT DESIGN OF STRUCTURES

Reinforced concrete can provide substantial protection from even extreme blast loading. The relatively large mass of concrete elements provides an inherent resistance to impulsive loads. Structural design considerations include sizing members to provide an expected degree of deformation and associated ...

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ADVANTAGES OF PRE-ENGINEERED BUILDING SYSTEMS

ADVANTAGES OF PRE-ENGINEERED BUILDING SYSTEMS

There are many advantages of pre-engineered building systems, but all advantages lead to reduced construction time. Following are advantages of Pre-Engineered Building Systems: Reduced Construction Time: Due to the systems approach, the use of high strength steel, use of tapered built-up sections ...

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DESIGN METHODS OF MASONRY STRUCTURES

DESIGN METHODS OF MASONRY STRUCTURES

Masonry structures have been and continue to be designed based on the allowable stress design method (also called service load method or working stress design). In this method, a structure is proportioned (designed) to resist code-specified service loads, which are ...

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Vacuum Concrete: Techniques, Equipments and Advantages

Vacuum Concrete: Techniques, Equipments and Advantages

Vacuum concrete is the one from which water is removed by vacuum pressure after placement of concrete structural member. Vacuum concrete has high strength and durability than normal concrete. Water-cement ratio is detrimental for concrete. We always try to restrict the ...

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