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Common Quality Lapses in Brick Masonry Construction

Various types of defects occur in brickwork due to the adoption of low-quality materials or due to poor workmanship. These defects should be repaired and blended with the structure as soon as possible. Following are ...

Segregation of Concrete – Causes and Prevention

Segregation of concrete is the separation of cement paste and aggregates of concrete from each other during handling and placement. Segregation also occurs due to over-vibration or compaction of concrete, in which cement paste comes to the top ...

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 ...

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 ...