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How to Conduct Weight Sounding Test?

How to Conduct Weight Sounding Test?

Weight sounding test is a form of penetration test conducted at construction sites to assess liquefaction susceptibility, soil profiling, determination of the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations, etc. The test consists of two stages, namely, static penetration and rotational ...

What is Dynamic Cone Penetrometer(DCP)? [PDF]

What is Dynamic Cone Penetrometer(DCP)? [PDF]

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer, or DCP, is a tool used for evaluating the strength of soils on site. It also helps with monitoring the condition of granular layers and subgrade soils in pavement sections over time. It can be used ...

Preliminary Works in Construction [PDF]

Preliminary Works in Construction [PDF]

Preliminary works refer to all the activities that are involved in a construction site before the actual work commences, such as demolition, site clearance, site survey, soil survey, planning, designing, and cost estimation. In this article, we briefly discuss ...

Aggregates for Concrete as per American Standards – ASTM [PDF]

Aggregates for Concrete as per American Standards – ASTM [PDF]

The aggregates used in the production of concrete are inert granular materials such as gravel, crushed stone, sand, slag, recycled concrete, and geosynthetic aggregates. The aggregates may be natural, manufactured, or recycled. The aggregates are broadly classified into two ...