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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.

STACKED LOG CONSTRUCTION

Log houses originated in Europe where they were hastily erected as hunting cabins. Stacked log homes today are elaborate structures worth several hundred thousand dollars in some cases. Coniferous trees are ideal for constructing stacked log houses are the timber ...

What is Papercrete? Its Properties, Uses and Benefits in Construction

What is Papercrete? Papercrete is essentially a type of industrial strength paper maché made with paper and cardboard, sand and Portland cement. There are many varieties of Papercrete possible. Essentially, the constituents when mixed in different proportions result in PaperCrete of ...

CONSULTANCY IN CONSTRUCTION

Civil engineers commonly work as consultants by becoming employees or independent contractors for engineering consulting companies. These consultants most often provide design and analysis services. They plan and design buildings, bridges, highways, water treatment plants, harbors, railroads, and airports. They ...

STRENGTHENING OF R.C.WALLS

The dimensions of the wall and its reinforcement are in creased by the following steps: 1. Roughing the total area of the concrete surface. 2. Installing steel connectors for the whole surface at 25-30cm spaces in both directions. ...

Tests on Hardened Concrete for Quality Check of Construction

Hardened concrete gains strength with time and testing these hardened concrete for quality check is important for structures. Different types of tests are available to check different properties of hardened concrete which are discussed. Properties of Hardened ConcreteEarly volume change ...

Best Practices in Construction

What is Best Practice in Construction The standard and planned practices followed in the construction industry that will guarantee optimal outcome and profit are regarded as best practices in construction. These practices can be a policy, procedure or a complete system ...

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 ...