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Cement Mortar | Estimation of Cement, Sand & Water in Mortar | Types of Mortar & Applications

Cement mortar used for laying of bricks (Source YouTube-Слава Храмцов)

Cement Mortar Cement Mortar is one of the most common and cheapest binding materials used in construction industry. Cement mortar is basically a mixture of cement, sand & water. It is used in various aspects of civil engineering works such…
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Billing of Quantities (BOQ) | Types | Example BOQ | Advantages and Limitations

An example for Billing of Quantities (Source Youtube channel Civil Engineer)

What is Bill of Quantities (BOQ) Bill of Quantities also referred to as BOQ, is a document formulated in the construction industry to specify materials, labors, and their cost. It serves as a communication tool between client, consultant & the…
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Total Station |Components | Functions | Advantages of Total Station Survey

Total Station Models from Various Total Station Manufacturers

Total Station is an equipment used in surveying, designed for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, inclusive of measuring sloping distance of object to the instrument. It is a combination of electronic theodolite and electromagnetic distance measuring (EDM) instrument. It also…
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Solid Waste Management in India | Waste Management Methods

Disposal of Solid Waste (climatecentral.org)

Due to urbanization and industrialization in India, threats for environmental degradation has increased. Environmental degradation results in frequent floods, change in duration of summer and winter, melting of ice from glaciers, etc. Also there is an increase in pollution due…
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Deflection Walls, Wall Piers & Crash Walls | Design Criteria, Loads & Specifications

Deflection Wall cum Blade Pier

Deflection Walls or Crash walls Deflection Walls or Crash walls are huge wall shaped reinforced concrete structures provided for the protection of piers and abutments in the vicinity of railway tracks. The purpose of deflection wall is to prevent head-on…
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Opportunities for Civil Engineers in Banking Sector | Civil Engineering & Financial Sector

Civil Engineers in Banking Sector

You must have heard in your first year civil engineering class and countless times thereafter that opportunity for a civil engineer is limitless. Speaking of which, have you considered a career in banking and finance as a Civil Engineer? Yes,…
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Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) | Chemical composition | Applications | GGBS concrete | Properties & Uses

GGBS concrete (Global Resources-INDIA)

Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) The importance of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) lies in its greener way to become a substitute in concrete material. GGBS being a waste material, it needs proper method for disposal. So incorporating…
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Roller Compacted Concrete | Materials & Mix proportion | Properties | Advantages & Applications

Civil engineer and Banking

Roller Compacted Concrete – Definition The development of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) was a major change in the construction practices of dams and other structures. Roller Compacted Concrete is defined as the concrete which is compacted by roller compaction technique….
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Coastal Protection Structures | Water front Structures | Wave Protection

Curved face seawall

Coastal Protection Structures Coastal Protection structures are constructed principally to protect the coastal line. They are useful for changing current and sand movements but also to redirect rivers and streams. These structures are built to: Slow down or prevent coastal…
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Local Attraction in Compass Surveying | Elimination methods | Magnetic field of Earth

Correcting observation for Local attraction – YouTube

Local attraction & Compass Surveying Local attraction is the phenomenon by which the magnetic needle is constantly prevented to point towards the magnetic north at a place. This is because that these magnetic compass is influenced by other magnetic objects…
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