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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.

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 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 ...

Permeability of Concrete and Factors Influencing It

Permeability of concrete is defined as the property that controls the rate of flow of fluids into a porous solid. It largely depends on the size of pores, connectivity of pores, and how tortuous the path is for ...


Building materials and Construction What are the dimensions of the standard brick? What are thin shell roofs? Why are they becoming popular? Name the different types of retaining walls ...

What are Indeterminate Arches in Construction?

An arch is defined as a plane-curved bar or rib supported and loaded in a way that makes it act in direct compression. Arch is one of the oldest and enduring structural elements of traditional architecture and is ...