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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.

Kiln Burning Vs Clamp Burning of Bricks

Burning is the last stage of brick making which usually imparts hardness ad strength to the bricks. The burning of bricks should be done properly. The brick should not be over burnt as well as under burnt. In general, bricks are ...

Types of Magnetic Concrete Cover Meter Equipment

There are several types of magnetic cover-meter equipment which are used to determine the thickness of reinforcement protector concrete. Commonly, these devices fall into nondestructive tests. Micro-cover meter, Pachometer, Profometer, NOVOTEST, and Cover Master are types of magnetic cover-meter ...

What are the Requirements of Good Building Construction Estimator?

Construction estimator plays essential role in the success of building construction projects. There are several requirements that each construction estimator need to have in order to produce proper estimation. For instance, he/ she needs to have sufficient knowledge about drawings and be ...

14 Common Defects in Painting

Painting not only gives a good appearance to a structure but also provides protection against various infiltrative actions such as corrosion, decaying, weathering, etc. But however, paint film also gets deteriorated by these actions. Hence the paint should ...

What is Frost Action in soils and How to prevent it?

The two critical frost actions in the soil are the frost heave and the frost boil. Frost heave is the phenomenon in which the water molecules present in the pores freeze during lower temperature which results in the ...

Tests on Limestone

In the construction industry, Lime is one of the best binding materials available and is used widely for different purposes such as mortar making, plastering, whitewashing, etc. Lime obtained by the calcination of limestone, which occurs naturally. Different ...

Installation of Windows in Brick Masonry Walls

Installation of windows in brick masonry walls need to be carried out properly in order to avoid faults and subsequent failure of walls or deflection of windows which may lead to their malfunction. Generally, window placement in openings which are created ...

Installing Windows in Concrete Wall

Installing windows in concrete wall is sometimes required when the function of certain spaces is varied or lights are required in garages or basements. It is necessary to conduct the work properly and according to the applicable codes in addition to consult ...