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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.

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

COMPRESSIBILITY AND CONSOLIDATION OF SOILS

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 ...

Plastering Concrete Surfaces – Methods and Procedure

Plastering of concrete surface is the application of lean mortar to enhance the appearance of the surface. Different methods are used to plaster concrete surfaces such as dense concrete, low-weight concrete and mixed concrete surfaces.

Stainless Steel Reinforcing Bars – Types and Properties

What are Stainless Steel Reinforcing bars? Stainless steel reinforcing bars are low carbon steel alloy bars and contains minimum 12% of chromium and 8 to 12% of nickel in it. Stainless steel bars are highly corrosive resistant and they can be ...