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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.

Analysis Methods for Buildings Frames

Building frames can be analyzed by various methods such as force method, displacement method, and approximate method. The method of analysis to adopt depends upon the types of frame, its configuration (portal bay or multi-bay) in multi-storied frame ...

Fundamental Assumptions for Reinforced Concrete Design

The fundamental assumptions for reinforced concrete design permit one to predict by calculation the performance of reinforced concrete members. Of course, the structural mechanics in conjunction with extensive testing are used as a base for the design and ...

Procedure of Brickwork in Masonry Construction

'Standard specification and work procedure for brickwork in masonry construction' provides guidelines about quality of bricks, mortar, soaking of bricks, laying of bricks, curing, scaffolding etc. The construction of brickwork in substructure and superstructure requires quality control on ...

5 Effective Fire Retardants in Construction

Fire retardants or Flame retardants are chemicals used to slow down or hinder the growth of fire and provide a sufficient amount of time to evacuate a building. Their application on construction materials is absolutely essential to meet ...

Why do Modern Dams Fail?

Dam failures rarely occur, but when they do, it wreaks havoc into the environment and human life. There are several reasons that contribute to dam failure like overtopping, failure of foundation, erosion, improper maintenance, etc. Modern dams make ...

Work Procedure for Cement Concrete Works For Mixes 1:2:4, 1:1.5:3

Detailed Specifications for Cement Concrete provides a step by step description and specifications for various phases of concrete production and application such as materials, mix proportions, mixing of content, workability, formwork, laying and curing. This specification helps as ...

FIDIC Contracts – Forms of FIDIC Contracts and Their Uses

FIDIC Stands for Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) which has about 102 countries as members. The FIDIC forms of contract have conditions suitable for use in all types of construction, electrical, mechanical and domestic ...