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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.

Concrete Delamination- Causes, Effects, and Precautions

Concrete delamination is the detachment of thin layers of concrete from the concrete surface. The peeled-out concrete surface then becomes prone to all kind of abraders in the atmosphere which consequently weaken the structure. It, therefore, becomes extremely ...

Earth Retaining Systems for Deep Excavations

Different types of earth retaining systems can be employed to conduct deep excavation procedure in construction. The selection of earth retaining system depends on the economy, the soil conditions of the site, the safety of adjacent structures, water table conditions ...

Groynes and their Classification

A groyne is a rigid hydraulic structure built either from the shore (in case of seas) or bank (in case of rivers) in order to dissipate the wave energy or to protect the banks from erosion by

Plate Girder and Its Components

A plate girder is a built up I-beam section, used to carry heavy loads which cannot be carried economically by rolled I-sections. It is made by riveting or welding the steel plates in I-beam shape. Components of a typical Plate girder ...

Errors in Plane Table Surveying

Plane table surveying is a type of surveying in which plotting and field observations are done at the same time. In this article, errors encountered while conducting plane table surveying are briefly explained.Errors in ...

Welded Wire Fabric Concrete

Welded wire fabric is a series of parallel longitudinal wires welded to cross wires by electric fusion method with accurate spacing. The welding work is done by machinery which ensures the precise dimensions and results in considerable savings ...

Factors Affecting Selection of Canal Lining

Canal lining is provided to prevent the seepage losses of water. Canal lining can be constructed using a variety of materials. There are some factors to be considered while selecting good canal lining material and those factors are ...