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Torkham - Jalalabad Road Afghanistan Ground Breaking Ceremony FWO

Sequel to Pakistan\’s announcement last week about the construction of Torkham-Jalalabad Road Afghanistan, a Ground Breaking Ceremony was organized by the Afghan Ministry of Public Works at Jalalabad for laying an additional carriageway of the road by the Frontier Works Organisation. The 75 km long section is a part of the legendary Grand Trunk Road which connects Pakistan and Afghanistan…
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Eiffel Tower Goes Green

Tallest tower of Paris, located on Champ de Mars in Paris, erected in 1889 as the entrance arch for World’s fair, Eiffel Tower (La tour Eiffel) goes green as Universal Green Energy (UGE) – a Canadian based company has installed two VisionAIR5 vertical axis wind turbines on the first floor of iconic iron lattice tower. Within past 126 years Eiffel tower has gone through a lot of renovations but…
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Treatment of dampness in walls in many ways

Dampness is the cause, reason and initiator of many defects and diseases in all sorts of construction from roads and transport systems to building and housing facilities. It might be a headache for you in rainy season and it might not let you sleep easily because of the…
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Concept of Reinforced Earth

Reinforcement in the form of steel or synthetic strips called geo-strips are placed within an embankment, containing soil in various layers compacted mechanically; the granular material of embankment is linked by means of friction. The embankment becomes a self supporting structure, such a structure is called reinforced earth structure. Earth Reinforced with Geo-strips and Reinforced Earth…
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Defects in Brick Work and their Remedies

\”sulphate attack on mortars, unsound materials, frost action, corrosion of iron and steel, crystallization of salts, linear changes resulting from variation in moisture content\” While doing brickwork and after the brick is completed there are certain defects…
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What is Formwork, Shuttering, Scaffolding, Shouring

During construction of reinforced concrete works as well as their maintenance, we need to support the structure as long as it is in its premature state or plastic state as it could not even bear its own load. After the suitable duration of time, i.e. when concrete sets enough to take its own load, these temporary supports are removed systematically. @import…
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