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Erection of Formwork

Forms shall be maintained after erection to eliminate bending, warping and shrinking.<p>They shall be checked for dimensions and conditions immediately …

Engineering

Construction Risk Management

Risk Management Construction professionals need to know how to balance the contingencies of risk with their specific contractual, financial, …

Project Management

What Are Bridge Plans?

Bridge plans are generally attached as supplements to the roadway construction plans. The basic types of sheets in a set of bridge plans include the …

Communication Tips for Site Junior and Setting out Engineers

Communications are vital to your success, some engineers have a habit of waiting to be told what to do, often this entails a rush of setting out as …

Job Satisfaction

Construction Cost Estimates

Construction cost constitutes only a fraction, though a substantial fraction, of the total project cost. However, it is the part of the cost under …

Basic Types of Construction Equipment

Construction Equipment is one of those things where the overall influence it has primarily rests on other factors on construction sites. So then what …

Engineering

Substrate Preparation before Applying Flooring System

Concrete Substrate Quality Requirements The concrete substrate must be sound and of sufficient compressive strength (minimum 25 N/mm2) with a minimum …

Demonstration

Want To Be A Bridge Engineer? Get To Know What It Is All About

Are you someone who has been awed by the magnificent structure of the bridges for some time now? Have you ever wondered how these connecting …

Cost Estimation – Essential For Any Construction Project

Cost estimation is an essential step in construction project management. Cost estimation always set up the bottom line of the project rate at various …

NATM – The New Austrian Tunneling Method

The New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) was developed in the 1960s. The main idea of this method is to use the geological stress of the surrounding …

Engineering

Common Types of Construction Contracts

While <i>construction contracts</i> serve as a means of pricing construction, they also structure the allocation of risk to the various parties involved. The …

Types of Concrete Admixtures

<b>Chemical concrete admixtures</b> are material in the form of powder or fluids that are added to concrete to give it certain characteristics not …

Shotcrete Placing Methods

There are basically 2 single application methods for shotcrete placing.<p>1. Dry process<p>The dry mixture of shotcrete is conveyed inside a hose by air. …

Cement in Concrete

Basically concrete mixture is composed of cement, aggregates, admixtures and water. This article will discuss on cement in concrete. Portland cement …

Engineering

Loading Capicity Requirements for Scaffoldings

Scaffoldings must have sufficient bearing force but can not be damaged by its self loading capacity and at least 4 times of calculated force. For …

Web Development

Construction Specifications

Specifications of work quality are an important feature of facility designs. Specifications of required quality and components represent part of the …

Engineering

Antiwashout Underwater Concrete

Antiwashout underwater concrete is an underwater concrete that has improved resistance to segregation as a result of adding an antiwashout admixture. …

Engineering

Types of Construction Estimates

There are several kinds of estimating techniques; these can be grouped into two main categories:<p><b>1. Approximate Estimates</b><br>An approximate estimate is an …

Six Options When Managing Projects With Unrealistic Deadlines

If you are a project manager dealing with what you perceive to be an unrealistic deadline, the first thing you will want to do is talk to your …

Project Management

Sand and Mortar in Construction

Mortar is an intimate mixture of binding material, fine aggregate and water. When water is added to the dry mixture of binding material and the inert …

Engineering

Process of Soft Soil Stabilization by Chemical Grouting Injection

The process of soil stabilization can be described as a standard technique that is used to enhance the engineering traits of soil so as to develop …

The Important Tasks of Civil Engineering

The branch of <b>Civil Engineering</b> deals with the design, construction and maintenance of fixed structures like roads, bridges, transportation systems, …

Safety in Concrete Construction

While there are many things important to <b>concrete construction</b>, such as quality work and making a profit, <i>safety</i> must always be the No. 1 priority. For …

Hovenring – Floating Bike Suspension Bridge

Hovenring – Floating Bike Suspension Bridge in Eindhoven city, Netherlands The Hovenring is a suspended bicycle path roundabout on the border between …

Engineering

An Introduction to Cable-Stayed Bridges

The cable-stayed bridge is related to the cantilever bridge. The cables are in tension, and the deck is in compression. The spans can be constructed …

Load Tests For Piles

The purpose of carrying out pile driving test is to confirm on the design bearing capacity, soil condition, design length of pile, construction …

Load Testing

Construction Engineering

Construction engineering concerns the planning and management of the construction of structures such as highways, bridges, airports, railroads, …

Engineering

Pile Driving Equipment – Diesel Hammer

A pile driver is a mechanical device used to drive piles into soil to provide foundation support for buildings or other structures. A modern diesel …

Basic Requirements of a Building

The planning and construction of a building should be aimed at fulfilling the following 12 requirements:<p>1. Strength and Stability<p>Building should be …