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Retaining Wall Types, Materials, Economy, and Applications

What is a retaining wall? Retaining wall is a structure that are designed and constructed to withstand lateral pressure of soil or hold back soil materials. The lateral pressure could be also due to earth filling, liquid pressure, sand, and other ...

Concrete Grade Beam Construction Process

What is concrete grade beam? Grade beams are commonly concrete beams which are designed to act as horizontal ties between footings or pile caps. They should be reinforced with continuous reinforcement that is developed within or beyond the supported column, or ...

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 ...

Labor Requirement for Various Construction Works

The cost of construction project highly depends on the requirements of labor for various activities during construction.There are direct and indirect costs associated with the labor. They are the salary of labors, 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 System (QMS) in Concrete Construction

Quality Management System (QMS) for concrete construction must be considered as an important part of the construction project. A set of detailed guidelines regarding the quality management of concrete construction is called as QMS. QMS guidelines will help to improve ...