Quality Control in Concrete Construction

When preparing concrete, on-site engineers use locally available materials of various properties to come up with the ultimate mixture. It is for this reason that the strength of the concrete will vary from one batch to the other in the fullness of time. Moreover, this variation in strength is dependent…continue reading →

Bar Bending Schedule for Circular Slab

In our previous posts we have already explained what bar bending schedule is? What information does a bar bending schedule provides? How to calculate and estimate the bar bending schedule of a simple beam.Today in this post we will be going to establish bar bending schedule of a circular slab.As…continue reading →

Soil Salinity Reasons and Treatment?

If the concentration of harmful salts in the root zone of a plant increases to such an extent that plant growth is effected, this situation is called Salinity.Salinity is the measure of all the salts dissolved in water. Salinity is usually measured in parts per thousand (ppt or % ).…continue reading →

What Is The Difference Between Lap Splice Development And Anchorage Length

Reinforced cement concrete is the widest used construction material in civil engineering whether it is that of dam, highway bridges, buildings or infrastructures. Reinforcement used along with concrete proves to be the best available material in terms of economy, strength and sustainability. Choice of reinforcement within a structural member is…continue reading →

8+ Important Points regarding Designing of Asphalt and Bitumen Pavements Mixture

The overall objective for the design of bituminous paving mixtures is to determine, within the limits of the project specifications, a cost-effective blend and gradation of aggregates and bitumen that yields a mix having the following properties:Design of Asphalt Pavement, Bitument Pavement(a) Sufficient bitumen to ensure a durable pavement;(b) Sufficient…continue reading →

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…continue reading →