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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 Terms and Definitions in Soil Engineering

Terms and Definitions in Soil Engineering Various definitions of terms used in Geotechnical Soil Engineering are presented. Volumetric Relationships of Soil 1. Void Ratio Void ratio is the volume of voids to the volume of solids. It is denoted by ‘e’.  e=Vv/Vs It is ...

Cement Types and Characteristics of Cements

Types of Portland Cement • Different types of Portland cement are manufactured to meet the requirements for specific purposes • The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Designation C150 specifies the following eight types of Portland cement ...

Design of Steel Tanks

Design of Steel Tanks The steel tanks are defined as vessels made of steel plates. The steel tanks are ...

Types of Geotextiles – Functions and Uses in Construction

Geotextile is a synthetic permeable textile material used to improve the soil characteristics. It has the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect and drain when used in association with soils. Geotextiles are ideal materials for many infrastructure works ...

What is Intelligent Transportation System? Its Working and Advantages

Intelligent transportation system is the application of sensing, analysis, control and communications technologies to ground transportation in order to improve safety, mobility and efficiency. Intelligent transportation system includes a wide range of applications that process and share information to ease congestion, ...

15 Factors Affecting Durability of Concrete

A durable concrete is one that performs satisfactorily under expected exposure conditions for specified life of the structure. Various factors affecting the concrete durability are discussed below. Factors Affecting Durability of Concrete


When a soil mass is subjected to a compressive force, its volume decreases. The property of the soil due to which a decrease in volume occurs under compressive force is known as the compressibility of soil. The compression of soil ...