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Ten Rules for Construction Project Managers

<b>Are you a</b> <b>project manager or going to manage your projects?</b><p>These ten rules will help improve your construction projects. Are these ten rules the top …

Project Management

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 …

Listed Building

What is Shotcrete?

As a structural material, most people are familiar with concrete. However, not everyone is familiar with the form of concrete known as <b>shotcrete</b>. Here …

Concrete

Main Types of Cement in Construction

In addition to ordinary portland cement there are many varieties of cement. Important varieties are briefly explained below:<p>(i) White Cement: The …

Engineering

Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works

Data Required for Preparing an Estimate: In order to prepare a detailed estimate the estimator must have with him the following data: 1. Plans, …

Drawing

Construction Planning

The development of a construction plan is very much analogous to the development of a good facility design. The planner must weigh the costs and …

Project Management

Advantages and Applications of Post-Tensioning

There are post-tensioning applications in almost all facets of construction. In building construction, post-tensioning allows longer clear spans, …

Engineering

Bulldozer – A Powerful Earth Moving Equipment

A bulldozer is known as a very powerful crawler which has a sharp blade. Any heavy machine can be called as a bulldozer but specifically, it is used …

Hydraulic

An Introduction to Prestressed Concrete

Plain concrete, commonly known as concrete, is an intimate mixture of binding material, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate and water. This can be …

Selecting the Right Scaffold for the Job

You cannot contract away the responsibility for selecting the right scaffold for your job. But if you do contract for scaffolding:<p>Choose a scaffold …

Employment

Standard Method for Measurement of Building Works

Data Required for Preparing an Estimate<p>In order to prepare a detailed estimate the estimator must have with him the following data:<p>1. Plans, sections …

Acoustic Roof Using Sarnafil System

<b>Sarnafil Acoustic roof with sound absorption property:</b><p><b>Build-up layers of an acoustic roof as featured in the clip below:</b><p>1. Acoustic Steel Desk<br>2. S- …

Construction Engineering

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

Engineering

Seven Grandiloquent Lines Appraising Sex and Buildings

Today over in the UK, <i>The Telegraph</i> reviews <i>Sex and Buildings,</i> author <b>Richard J. Williams'</b> titillating ("thigh-flashing," winks reviewer Keith Miller) investigation into architecture's "decent stab at sexual utopia," which, if one is to summarize the essay Williams published prior to his book release, …

The world's tallest buildings

The new World Trade Tower building may have been deemed the tallest building in the U.S., reaching 1,776 feet, but it's far from the tallest in the world. Read more: N.Y. World Trade Center is nation's tallest skyscraper, panel rules.

World Trade Center

Exclusive (Audi)! German Automaker to Build 50 A8L W12 Exclusive Concepts

We are under the impression that if you can afford one of Audi’s $136,795 long-wheelbase A8L luxury sedans fitted with the available 6.3-liter W-12 engine, then you’re not just riding exclusive, but you’re also an odd-engine connoisseur. Apparently, there’s yet another level of exclusivity to be …

Michael Charters' Big Wood Skyscraper is a Sustainable Alternative to Steel and Concrete Buildings

Modern skyscrapers are typically made from concrete and steel, but as architect Michael Charters suggests, <b></b>wood could be a viable construction …

Buy a Share of the Empire State Building for $13

It ended up costing the <b>Malkin family</b> around $280 million in underwriting fees, legal expenses, and transfer taxes for the <b>Empire State Building</b> to go public. But gone public it has, and the initial public offering yesterday—71.5 million shares priced at $13 per share—raised <b>$929.5 million</b>, one of the …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

Combining The Built And Natural Environments To Create Generous Cities Of The Future

Urban growth doesn’t have to destroy nature–it can work with it.<p>Our collective desire to live in cities has never been stronger. According to the World Health Organization, 60% of the world’s population will live in a city by 2030. As urban populations swell, what people demand from their cities is …

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 Spotted At the FCC

Earlier this week, it was rumored that Samsung galaxy Note 12.2-inch tablet is expected to go in production by the end of this year. The tablet is …

Gear & Gadgets

earHero Earphones

Like the AfterShokz, earHero are open ear earphones. Its speakers are so tiny that they won’t block your ear canal, so you can still hear the sounds …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a 5.7″ 1080p AMOLED screen, a 13mp rear camera, either a 2.3GHz quad-core or hybrid octa-core (1.9GHz quad + 1.3GHz …

Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Update to Roll Out Soon?

Samsung is busy rolling out the Android 4.3 update for its handsets. Last month, the update was rolled out for the Samsung Galaxy S4, followed by …