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The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home for Civil Engineers

The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home provides informational resources to Civil Engineers in United States of America, India, United Kingdom, Australia and around the world on various subjects such as construction management, Structural Engineering, Building Construction Tips, How to Guides for Civil Engineers etc.

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Types of Steel Beam Connections and their Details

There are various types of steel beam connections used in structures. Steel beam connections are categorized into two groups namely framed and seated connections. In the framed steel beam connections, the beam is connected to the supporting steel element through fittings ...

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What are the Types of Ties Used in Building Construction?

Ties are tensioned reinforcements anchored and lapped mechanically or welded. Types of ties in building construction, their design and uses are discussed. What are Ties in Building Construction? Ties are continuous tensioned reinforcements which are completely anchored and sufficiently lapped mechanically or ...

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Types of Masonry Foundations, Their Construction and Uses

Masonry foundation may be constructed from concrete block or brick masonry units. The concrete block masonry foundation is commonly used as it is cost effective and its unattractive appearance would not be visible. The masonry foundation should be able to adequately ...

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How to Prevent Corrosion of Suspension Bridge Cables?

Corrosion of the cables of suspension bridges is one of the factor causing deterioration of the bridge structure. The causes and prevention of corrosion of suspension bridge cables is discussed. Main cables in suspension bridge structure are used to carry bridge ...

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Construction of Concrete Block Retaining Walls with Steps

How to Build Concrete Block Retaining Walls? Construction of concrete block retaining walls, with step by step process, materials, advantages, applications and its construction inspection are discussed. Retaining wall structure is commonly constructed to retain earth mass or back fill materials. It ...

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Methods to Prevent Water Penetration in Brick Masonry Walls

How to Prevent Water Penetration in Brick Masonry Walls? Water penetration into brick masonry walls leads to several problems such as efflorescence, mortar joint deterioration, interior moisture damages and spalling. Methods to prevent water penetration into masonry walls are discussed. When brick ...

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