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. Marble flooring although has…continue reading →

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 it is produced / made, how…continue reading →

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…continue reading →


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. When cement is used as a binding…continue reading →

What is Stepped Foundation

The natural surface of ground is not always level and mostly to such an extent that there may be a considerable slope either across or along or both across and along the site of most buildings.Where the ground floor is to be at or just above ground level at the…continue reading →

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 bearing of the foundation is concerned. This is…continue reading →

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 CulvertCulvert actually is a tunnel like structure constructed under roadways or…continue reading →

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…continue reading →

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 forms the interface across which loads are…continue reading →

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…continue reading →

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 is…continue reading →

Types of Building Structures

Construction of buildings can be divided into three main categories:Load bearing constructionComposite constructionFramed constructionBut among the three types, framed construction is widely used for all kinds of constructions.An engineering structure is an assembly of number of elements transferring the loads and providing a form space to serve the desired function.The…continue reading →