Tips for Innovations in Construction Materials and Equipments

We all know that “Necessity is the mother of Invention.” Changing requirements, parameters, time constraints, size of works, specifications, quality requirements makes the mankind to go for innovations and develop new materials, equipments and technologies. Construction materials, equipment and building techniques ...

Roles and Responsibilities of a Consulting Civil Engineer

A consulting civil engineer is an independent, professional engineer who performs well-detailed engineering services for clients on agreed sum of money. It is quite unfortunate that the services and responsibilities that a consulting civil engineer renders are poorly understood while those ...

LABOUR REQUIREMENT FOR VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION WORKS

LABOUR REQUIREMENT FOR VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION WORKS: The cost of construction project highly depends on the requirements of labour for various activities during construction. There are direct and indirect costs associated with the labour. They are the salary of labours, their accommodation, ...

TECHNIQUES TO RESTORE ORIGINAL STRENGTH OF STRUCTURES

Structures are design for some intended use, and when it gets damaged, it is essential to restore original strength of building so that it can continue to serve the purpose. In case of unreinforced load bearing masonry works, even a ...

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

Quality management systems in concrete construction should be the essential part of the construction project. Quality management system is nothing but a set of documents that provides detailed guidelines on quality management of concrete construction. It establishes systematic way of ...

POINTS TO REMEMBER FOR CIVIL SITE ENGINEERS

Following are few general points to remember for civil site engineers to make the construction work easier while maintaining quality of construction.Lapping is not allowed for the bars having diameters more than 36 mm. Chair spacing maximum spacing is 1.00 m ...

TIPS FOR CORE EXTRACTION & TESTING OF CONCRETE

Core extraction and testing of concrete covers obtaining, preparing, and testing cores drilled from concrete for compressive strength test of casted concrete structures. Reference Standard codes:ASTM code C 42 IS 516 IS 1199General Tips of Core Extraction:Concrete strength is ...

Brick Masonry Construction Tips for Quality and Durability

Special care is required during the construction with brick masonry. These tips for brick masonry with quality construction is discussed in this article. Brick Masonry Construction Tips Following are the tips for construction of brick masonry buildings or structures: 1. Good brick masonry ...

DESIGN OF FOOTINGS – IS-456 RECOMMENDATIONS

DESIGN OF FOOTINGS – IS-456 RECOMMENDATIONS: GENERAL 1. In sloped or stepped footings, the effective cross – section in compression shall be limited by the area above the neutral plane, and the angle of slope or depth and location of steps shall ...