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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.

Hydrology and Hydrological Cycle in Water Resource Engineering

Hydrology and hydrological cycle are important science that deals with the depletion and the replenishment of the water resources. The knowledge of hydrology is necessary to perform design, operation and maintenance of the water resource engineering projects.

Types of Base for Pavement Construction

The construction of the base or sub-base for the pavement construction is dependent on the type of base chosen and the equipment available. In this article, some of the top base and subbase layers used for pavement construction ...

Difference between Lean Concrete and Normal Concrete

The main difference between lean and PCC concrete is that lean concrete contains less cement compared to the water content present in it. This means, when compared to plain cement concrete (PCC), the lean concrete has a smaller ...

Three Major Types of Construction Cost Estimates

The construction cost estimates are viewed from different perspectives based on different institutional requirements. There are several types of cost estimates in the project, but the top classification of cost estimates is based on the functions; Design, bid ...

What is Construction Bidding?

Construction bidding is the process of submitting a tender by the contractor to the client as a proposal to conduct or manage a particular construction project. The bidding process is an incredibly important part of a construction project. ...

Twisting of Buildings During Earthquakes- Causes, and Effects

Twisting of buildings is one of the factors that cause severe damages during earthquakes. This commonly occurs in buildings due to stiffness irregularities in plan and elevation of buildings, and mass irregularity in plan and elevations of buildings.

Manhole Covers – Size, Types, and Classes

Manholes cover is a removable plate that is used to shield the manholes from anyone or anything from falling into it. Different manhole cover sizes, types and standard classes are explained in this article with respect to the ...