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Concreting under Special Conditions There are three type of concreting under special conditions, Namely Work in Extreme Weather Conditions Under Water Concreting Concrete in Sea Water Work in Extreme Weather Conditions: During hot and cold weather, the concreting shall be Read more…


Cement Mortars Desirable properties of mortars for use in masonry are: (a)        Workability (b)        Water retentivity (c)        Rate of stiffing (d)        Strength (e)        Resistance to rain penetration (f)        Durability MATERIALS Water Water used for mixing and curing shall be clean Read more…


Earth Work Excavation by Mechanical means Earth work by mechanical means involves careful planning keeping in view site conditions i.e. type of soil, nature of excavation, distances through which excavated soil is to be transported and working space available for Read more…


ANTI-TERMITE TREATMENT IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Sub-terranean termites are responsible for most of the termite damage in buildings. Typically, they form nests or colonies underground. In the soil near ground level in a stump or other suitable piece of timber in Read more…


Earthwork excavation important terms and technical details Deadmen or Tell Tales: Mounds of earth left undisturbed in pits dug out for borrowing earth Burjis: Short pillars of brick/ stone having top surface finished with cement plaster for marking etc. Formation Read more…


Question No. 01 Did any of the Egyptian pyramids ever fall down? Answer: Yes, many did. The great pyramid and others that have survived did so for a reason. Their shapes made them sturdier over time and were not the Read more…


Question No. 01 Which one is a better choice, a large diameter piles or a system of several smaller piles with the same load capacity? Answer: The choice of a large diameter pile suffers from the disadvantage that serious consequences Read more…


Question No. 01 Why nautical mile is different from statute mile? Answer: One nautical mile is defined by one latitude minute of arc (there are 60 such minutes to adegree). This equals 1852 meters, and roughly (but coincidentally) 2000 yards Read more…


Question No. 01 Should design life be the same as return period for design conditions? Answer: Design life means the minimum duration a structure is expected to last. The longer is the design life; the higher is the cost of Read more…


Question No. 01 How do engineer determine the number of cells for concrete box girder bridges? Answer: If the depth of a box girder bridge exceeds 1/6 or 1/5 of the bridge width, then it is recommended to be designed Read more…