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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.

What is Proof Stress? Importance and Determination

Proof stress of a material can be defined as the stress at which the material undergoes plastic deformation. Proof stress is determined as the stress corresponding to 0.2% of strain from the stress-strain curve of the given material. ...

10 Structural and Non-structural Applications of Bricks

There are innumerable applications of bricks in the field of Civil engineering. They are widely used as a structural as well as a non-structural(aesthetical) element in construction. When used as a structural member, bricks are used for the ...

Activities in the Construction of Concrete Foundation

Construction of concrete foundation is divided into number of work activities with specific objectives and completion time for each activity is defined. For example, marking foundation layout, excavations, base preparation including leveling and lean concrete placement, formwork and then steel placement, concrete ...

Guidelines for Construction of Concrete Foundations

Guidelines for the construction of concrete foundations ensure strength, durability, and longevity of foundation structures. Consequently, the concrete foundations are constructed properly and according to standards and requirements.Construction guidelines for concrete foundations can be ...

High Range Water Reducing Admixture for Concrete

High range water reducing admixture reduces the quantity of mixing water required to produce concrete of a given consistency by 12 % or greater, as per ASTM C 494- C 494M. It is capable of producing great water ...

Safe Bearing Capacity values of Different Soils

The capacity of the soil to allow the loads coming from the foundation is called bearing capacity of the soil. The gross pressure at the base of the foundation at which soil fails is called ultimate bearing capacity. ...

What are the Foundation Design Requirements?

There are many design requirements that foundation structure need to met in order to perform its function adequately and serve its purpose. For instance, it should be strong enough to minimize differential settlement and should be able to ...