Highway Materials Types and Characteristics

Highway construction can be characterized by large right-of-way having length of considerable amount. Due to this, Highway materials are needed in large quantum.Depending upon the type of highway pavement, flexible or rigid the highway material required for highway construction is decided.This post contains general information regarding the Types of highway…continue reading →

Formwork Cost

During any sort of construction the cost of formwork constitutes a major share that can be sometimes a major factor to be considered while planning and estimating. This post will dictate the cost of formwork for various structures. @import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:700); Cost of Formwork for RCC ( function() { if (window.CHITIKA ===…continue reading →

Determine the moisture content of timber by oven dry method – Experiment

To determine the moisture content of timber by oven dry [email protected] url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald:700); ApparatusOven, weighing device, timber specimen.Reference:D2016-(Reaffirmed in 1983) ScopeThis method covers the determination of the moisture content of the wood.BackgroundThe moisture content of timber is the quantity of moisture or water contained in it, expressed as a percentage of dry…continue reading →

50+ Civil Engineering Materials MCQs

Civil Engineering Materials includes the introduction as well as detailed characteristics of various structural and construction materials used throughout the world, like timber, steel, concrete, bricks, cement etc. Here are 50+ multiple choice questions (mcqs) related to civil engineering Materials1. ___________________is obtained by distillation of bituminous shales.a. Coal tarb. Mineral…continue reading →

Sawing of Timber, Cutting of Timber

Saying of Timber may be defined as “To cut the logs into various formations into pieces is called sawing.”Purpose of sawingThe logs (trees after felled) if not cut for a long time would results in circumferential shrinkage because of drying of moisture from the outer most part and less dryness in…continue reading →