Concrete Compressive Toughness and Flexural toughness, what is the difference?

When it comes to estimating and testing the strength of materials, people sometimes gets confused between toughness and strength so here is answer to the difference between compressive toughness and flexural toughness.Before understanding the compression and tension \”term\” you \”must\” know what is toughness and strength.First, I would like to clarify that toughness is different … Read more

Difference between End Bearing Piles and Skin Friction Piles.

Deep foundation especially pile foundation is best suited and mostly used for a low bearing and bad textured soil or for the heavy load structures. Bearing capacity is the deciding factor for the geotechnical design of foundation. Bearing capacity of soil is defined as load bearing capacity of the soil without having different settlement as … Read more

Difference Between Shear Wall and Column

Yesterday on our one social networking platform a student from India asked us a question “What is the difference between a Shear Wall and a Column”. Although the two structures are way too different from one another and one can’t expect to have confusion between these two.  However, we decided to write about it for … Read more

Plinth Beam – Tie Beam – Difference – Everything you need to know

Basic difference between plinth beam and tie beam is that tie beam can be at any level but plinth beam is at plinth level. So Now i am going to discuss in depth about the following contents :- Contents What is the purpose of beam in a Building? What is plinth level in building? What … Read more

Difference between roller compacted concrete and conventional concrete

Today we are going to discuss a very common, yet very important confusion that exists among fresh civil engineers that what is the different between Roller compacted concrete and conventional Reinforced Cement Concrete. So here is an answer for this; What is Reinforced Cement Concrete?  Reinforced concrete (RC) is a composite material in which concrete\’s … Read more