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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.

How Coarse Aggregate Affects Mix Design of Concrete?

Coarse aggregate is one of the essential components of concrete and occupies the largest volume in the mix. That is why it greatly affects the concrete mix design. Its properties such as strength, maximum size, shape, and water ...

6 Factors Affecting Lateral Pressure of Fresh Concrete on Forms

There are several factors that influence the magnitude of lateral pressure of fresh concrete on formwork sides. For instance, concrete weight, rate of placement, vibration, the temperature at the time of pouring, chemistry, and slump. Formwork designers need ...

9 Different Types of Corrosion

Corrosion is the process of deterioration of metal caused by the action of chemicals or electro-chemicals present in the surrounding atmosphere. Corrosion is a major problem especially in the construction industry where various metals are used for structural ...

10 Different Market Forms of Timber

The timber obtained from trees is cut into suitable commercial sizes and shapes for various engineering purposes. Some of the common market forms of timber are listed below.Market Forms of Timber

7 Cracking Control Methods in Concrete Dams

In concrete dams, cracks are formed mainly due to shrinkage of concrete due to temperature variations. These cracks may develop internally in the body of the dam or externally on the surface of the dam. Surface cracks are more dangerous than ...

How to Set Good Safety Plan for Concrete Formwork System?

Good safety plans for formwork system ensure execution of construction project as per established construction practice and avoid undesired events such as failure of formwork and consequent delay in construction and possible loss of life. Commonly, safety shall ...

What are the Causes of Concrete Formwork Failures?

There are several factors that may lead to the failure of formwork during and after concrete placement. Improper bracing can cause formwork failure since the weight of fresh concrete is no longer supported by formwork system. Unanticipated incident can make member ...