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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.

Artificial Island Construction Methods, Design and Advantages

Artificial Island is an artificially man-made structure that has not formed naturally. This type of islands can be constructed anywhere, any size and shape and can be used for infrastructure, tourism and industry purpose. History of Artificial Island Artificial Island may have ...

Types of Bitumen Emulsion-Uses, Advantages and Manufacture

What is Bitumen Emulsion? Bitumen emulsion is a mixture of fine droplets of bitumen and water. But as the bitumen is a petroleum product it doesn’t mix with water and as it is sticky in nature, it doesn’t easily gets disintegrated ...

Factors Affecting Durability of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)

There are various factors which affects the durability of fiber reinforced concrete such as temperature, weathering, corrosion, freezing and thawing etc. are discussed. Durability of concrete element is the ability of the member to resist aggressive environment, accidental event, and impact ...

How to Reduce Environmental Impact of Concrete?

Concrete has a substantial environmental impact. Various methods to reduce environmental impact of concrete such as material conservation is discussed. For example, it is estimated that 1.6 billion ton of concrete is produced annually which is responsible for about 7% carbon ...

What is Facade Retention in Building Construction and its Advantages?

Facade retention is a method of building rehabilitation to bring changes to interior of the building structure. Advantages of facade retention in building construction is discussed. Historic Buildings Redevelopment using Facade Retention Lack of open sites to bring new buildings in the ...