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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.

QUALITY AND SAFETY CONCERNS IN CONSTRUCTION

Quality control and safety represent increasingly important concerns for project managers. Defects or failures in constructed facilities can result in very large costs. Even with minor defects, re-construction may be required and facility operations impaired. Increased costs and delays are ...

Types of Structural Design and its Processes

The entire process of structural planning and design requires not only imagination and conceptual thinking but also sound knowledge of practical aspects, such as recent design codes and bye-laws, backed up by ample experience, institution and judgment. It is emphasized that ...

What is Lightweight Concrete? -Types, Uses and Advantages

What is Lightweight Concrete? Lightweight concrete mixture is made with a lightweight coarse aggregate and sometimes a portion or entire fine aggregates may be lightweight instead of normal aggregates. Structural lightweight concrete has an in-place density (unit ...

Reinforced Concrete Slab Casting- Work Procedure

Casting concrete slab is considerably crucial task in building construction and requires great planning and accuracy, in addition to proper execution sequence. This article presents proper procedure on how to prepare and cast reinforced concrete slab. Materials and Machinery for Slab ...

Specifications of Brickwork in Superstructure

Brick masonry is widely used in the construction of superstructure. Materials used for masonry construction shall be of acceptable quality otherwise the masonry construction would not be able to serve its purpose. So,