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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.

Standard Contract Documents in Construction

Construction contract documents define the basis of the contract including both parties’ roles, responsibilities, and detailed description of the work or service such as drawings, specifications, procedures, any other conditions, etc. Contract document include sufficient information to be ...

CFRP Laminates for Shear Strengthening of Concrete Beams

The use of Near Surface Mounted Reinforcement for concrete structures are not a new invention. A type of NSMR has been used since the 1940s, where steel reinforcement is placed in slots in the concrete cover or in addition concrete ...

Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers for Concrete Construction

The main impetus for development of carbon fibres has come from the aerospace industry with its need for a material with combination of high strength, high stiffness and low weight.Recently, civil engineers and construction industry have begun to realize that ...

Different Types of Composites in Construction and their Uses

Composites are materials consisting of two or more chemically distinct constituents on a macro-scale, having a distinct interface separating them, and with properties which cannot be obtained by any constituent working individually.There are two ...

Compressive Strength of Mortar -Mix Ratio and Cube Test

Compressive strength of mortar is determined by using 2 inch or 50mm cubes as per ASTM C109 / C109M - Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Hydraulic Cement Mortars.Mortar is a combination of cement, sand mixed with water. It ...