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8 Points to Remember when Concreting in Rainy Season

Be it the season with extreme heat, extreme cold or inclement rains, Civil Engineers should be accustomed to fight all kinds of seasonal fluctuations. These fluctuations bring in different impediments in front of the constructor which are necessary ...

Straw Bale Construction

Straw bale construction is a sustainable construction technique that uses bales or bundles of straw as the main construction element. Straw bales can be used as a load-bearing or a non-load bearing component in a building.

Test for Silt Content in Sand

Sand or fine aggregate is one of the most important construction materials at any construction site. Its selection should be done very carefully as it contributes to the strength of various important mixtures like concrete, plasters and mortar. ...

Bioswale – Design, Applications and Advantages

A Bioswale or biofiltration swale is a narrow strip of a vegetated area that redirects and filters stormwater. A typical bioswale is long, linear and shallow and is used to collect runoff water from non-porous surfaces such as ...

Hempcrete Blocks for Construction

Hempcrete or hemp concrete being a carbon-negative (carbon consuming) material is a great alternative for contractors to use in construction works. Hempcrete is prepared by mixing hemp shives (the inner woody core of hemp plant), water, and lime ...

Civil Engineering Aspects of Smart City

The application of Civil engineering in the construction of Smart infrastructure is the foundation for all the other key elements in a Smart city like Smart property, Smart economy, Smart living, Smart governance and Smart environment. The underlying ...

5 Effective Fire Retardants in Construction

Fire retardants or Flame retardants are chemicals used to slow down or hinder the growth of fire and provide a sufficient amount of time to evacuate a building. Their application on construction materials is absolutely essential to meet ...

GFRG Panel Construction: A Potential Building Technique

Glass fibre reinforced gypsum (GFRG) panel or Rapid wall is a modern building element devised by the GFRG Building System Australia for mass-scale construction of houses in a very short span of time. A GFRG panel is basically ...