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Lean Concrete - Base - Mix Design - Strength - Purpose - Uses

Have you ever wondered what lean concrete is and what’s its purpose?   Lean concrete mixes is a concrete mix with low cement content and high percentages of aggregates, it is used in several works such as the blinding concrete under foundations and as leveling course below footings or in mass concrete such as dams.  Lean Concrete – Base – Mix Design – Strength &#8211…
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Difference between Marble and Ceramic Tiles

In order to know which floor type is better and sustainable you actually need to know the basics and difference between marble and ceramic tile flooring. The pros and cons of marble and ceramic tile flooring is actually dependent on its usage, location and structure types.
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What is Polymer Concrete?

If in 2018 you are not familiar with this highly durable and beneficial construction material than you must read each an every word of this article about Polymer Concrete. Because I\’ll be going through all the aspects of Polymer Concrete including its definition, how…
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What is Raft Foundation?

Raft foundation are among the most common types of foundations used these days keeping in view the structural safety, requirements and the ground bearing capacity.   What is Raft Foundation?  So you might also be the one that are told by their contractors or construction experts that your house is going to be built on the raft foundation and you are searching for;  what is raft…
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Right of Way - Definition - Width - Roads - Highways

When you’re into dealing with different pieces of land or in highway engineering, you need to figure out what is right of way width for a road or for any civil engineering property.  We drive on highways and use public amenities such as streets and sidewalks frequently…
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PLASTERING AND ITS TYPES

The art of covering the surface of masonry work with a suitable material is called plastering. A fine paste of mortar made by mixing cement with sand or fat lime with sand or surkhi in addition to sufficient quantity of water if called plaster. PLASTERING AND ITS TYPES When…
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Stepped foundation – Construction process – Techniques – Benefits

If you have ever stood on the side of a hill and looked at houses built on the same lot, you would notice that one home might be significantly smaller than the other home just because of the way the foundation was built. There are ways to build houses on sloping lots to ensure that everyone gets an equal amount of land in their property. Have you ever considered purchasing a house on a slope?
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What Is Under-reamed Pile Foundation?

Many times during soil exploration, geotech engineers have to face soils that are very likely to undergo volumetric changes due to moisture variation underneath the ground surface. This expansion and shrinkage can cause distress which is very dangerous and critical as far as…
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What are Culverts? Definition and Types

An opening through an embankment for the conveyance of water by mean of pipe or an enclosed channel is called Culvert. It is a actually a transverse and totally enclosed drain under road, railroad, trail, or similar obstruction. Definition of Culvert Culvert actually is a…
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What is Bar Bending Schedule?

Bar Bending Schedule or BBS is actually a detailed tabulated worksheet showing the particulars of reinforcing bars as needed in reinforcement drawings of a structure. The phrase “Bar Bending” is so because at the steel yard where different types of reinforcement are cut and bent this table is used as a reference to bend the reinforcement bars in desired and required shape and sizes. What…
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Raft Foundation

The word foundation is taken as the base of everything, the mind directly shifts towards the importance, safety related words that are associated in a must-to-have manner. Similarly in Civil Engineering and in structures foundation is the supporting base of a structure which…
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Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete sometimes called carboconcrete is a type of concrete that is reinforced with carbon fibers so it’s also known as “Carbon Reinforced Concrete”; It is a highly stressable lightweight composite construction that combines special fine grain ultra high-strength concrete and carbon fibers. It has higher strength than steel with quarter of its weight. As for…
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Parts of Bridge

Bridge is basically a structure that is carrying a road, a path, railway etc. across a river, road or other obstable. It is a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road or the like.  At the end of this post you will be able to understand :-  What…
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Types of Building Structures

Construction of buildings can be divided into three main categories: Load bearing constructionComposite constructionFramed construction But among the three types, framed construction is widely used for all kinds of constructions. An engineering structure is an assembly of…
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Admixtures in Concrete, Definition Types and Benefits

Materials added to concrete during or before mixing are referred to as admixtures. They are used to improve the performance of concrete in certain situations as well as to lower its cost. There is a rather well-known saying regarding admixtures, to the effect that  Different Types of Admixtures “they are to concrete as beauty aids are to the populace.” An admixture can be defined…
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