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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.

Basic Concepts of Stability of Structure

What is stability of concrete structures? Stability of concrete structure described in different ways by different authors and researchers. For example, it is defined as the power to recover equilibrium or Resistance to sudden change, dislodgment, or overthrow.Moreover, a stable structure ...

Electro-Osmotic Consolidation of Soil

Electro-osmotic consolidation, which was studied and applied by Casagrande for the first time, is an attractive soil improvement technique for soft clay. In this technique, the saturated fine grain soil is consolidated by the application of electric current. ...

16 Types of Pipelines and their Construction Method

A pipeline is a system of pipes designed to carry fluids such as oil, natural gas, or other petroleum-based products over long distances, often underground. It is a very important part of the modern civilization that has now ...

Precast Cement Concrete Blocks in Masonry Construction

The term precast refers to the fact that the cement concrete blocks are formed and hardened before they are brought to the job site. They are manufactured in a factory under controlled conditions ensuring the production of high-quality ...

Methods of Installing Pile Foundations

The installation process and methods of pile foundations are equally important factors as of the design process. Pile foundation installation methods are by pile hammer and boring by mechanical auger.To avoid damages to the piles, during design, installation Methods and ...

Types of Piles Based on Load Transfer, Function, Material and Soil

Types of Piles for Pile Foundation Based on Load Transfer and Function Classification of piles with respect to load transmission and functional behavior are:End bearing piles (point bearing piles) Friction piles (cohesion piles ) Combination of friction and cohesion pilesEnd ...

QUALITY REQUIREMENT OF ADMIXTURE

Quality Requirement of Admixture When the admixtures are said to be compatible with concrete, it should meet the following quality requirement; i) Characteristics of admixture : The data sheet shall give the characteristic details such as type of ...