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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.

Mortar Admixtures – Types, Uses and Benefits in Masonry Construction

Mortar admixtures typically offer properties such as waterproofing, water-repellency, efflorescence control, air entrainment using plasticizers to enhance workability, accelerating and retarding setting times etc. These mortar admixtures are used for ratios 1:3 or leaner mixes for use in ...

Cistern and its Types

A cistern is an element of canal fall and it is provided on the downstream portion to dissipate the surplus energy of water leaving the crest.  The purpose of a

Factors Affecting Selection of Hydraulic Turbine

The hydraulic turbines or water turbines are important hydraulic machines of the hydropower plant that convert the hydraulic energy into mechanical energy. There are different types of turbines such as a Pelton turbine, Kaplan turbine, Francis turbine, bulb ...

Metering Flume and its Types

A Metering flume or flow measuring flume is an artificial channel section which is used to measure the discharge of a channel. Flumes are of different types and can be made up of materials such as aluminum, fiberglass, ...

Design of Two-way Slab by Coefficient Method

There are several methods by which two-way slabs can be designed. All methods are viable provided that the safety and serviceability of the elements are within the acceptable limits. The coefficient method may be the simplest, easiest and ...

Difficulties in Soil Stabilization for Road Construction

Soil stabilization is the method of improving soil properties by adding suitable stabilizers to it. It is very important to achieve the required strength for the soil, especially in road construction projects where an unstable base can lead ...

Top 10 Estimation Software in Construction Industry

The most basic requirement for the preparation of a good bid is a precise and accurate estimate. If prepared by hand, not only the process would be laborious but also liable to errors. With the rapid digitalization of ...