Significance of Cyclone Resistant Buildings | Design Parameters

Do cyclones affect buildings?

Do cyclones affect buildings?

Seepage in Earth Dam | Seepage Analysis & Control Measures

Failure of earth Dams

Seepage in Earth Dam Seepage in Earth Dams and seepage control are important aspects of dam design and construction. Seepage flow in the dam is defined as the movement of water from the upstream side of the dam to the downstream side through embankment of below the foundation or base. The seepage problem is most … Read more

Self-healing Concrete | How Self Healing Concrete Works

Self-healing Concrete

What is Self-healing Concrete? Self-healing Concrete is defined as a type of concrete that exhibits self-healing properties. Self-healing or self-repairing of concrete is that property by which concrete undergoes crack repair and rectification, either by autonomous or by autogenous methods. The characteristics of concrete that defines all of these activities is it’s durability. Durability is … Read more

Model Analysis in Civil Engineering | Classification | Applications | Model Laws

Dam Model Testing

Model Analysis – Model vs Prototype The Model Analysis is carried out to analyze or find out the performance of hydraulic structures or hydraulic machines before its construction or manufacturing. Several tests and analysis are made using these models to obtain the required information. The Model is a scaled replica of a structure or machine and … Read more

All about Concrete Admixtures | Dosage & Cost | Admixture Market in India

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Concrete Admixtures Concrete Admixtures are those ingredients or additives (other than aggregates, cement, water) added to the concrete during the time of mixing to enhance or alter its mechanical and material properties. The desired characteristics such as high workability, high compressive strength, setting time, and durability parameters can be altered by the addition of admixtures. … Read more

Construction Waste Management | Construction & Demolition Waste | Classification

Demolition of building generating construction waste (Source : youtube.com/diecastmania)

Construction & Demolition Waste The growth in the construction industry triggers waste production to exponential levels. The waste generated from the construction industry is commonly called as Construction & Demolition Waste or C&D waste. Most of the waste materials in construction industries are non-biodegradable and inert materials. Construction waste materials are heavy, dense, bulky in … Read more

Effects of Capillary Water on Structures and Foundation | Preventing damage

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What is meant by Capillary water in buildings? Construction materials, like concrete, aggregates and sand, are porous and allows water molecules to rise due to capillary action. This creates a ring of dampness in base of buildings or structure including lateral walls due to accumulation of capillary water. The principle behind the capillary rise is … Read more

Maintenance of Residential Buildings | Types | Objectives | Checklist

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Why Inspection & Structural Maintenance is important? “ Life expectancy “ is not just a term associated with a living, breathing being, but even with an immobile non-living element, like a building. According to researchers, the general lifespan of a concrete building lies in the average range of 75 to 100 years. And for a … Read more

Lateral Torsional Buckling | Factors influencing LTB

lateral torsional buckling

Lateral Torsional Buckling occurs in unrestrained beams. A beam is unrestrained when its compression flange is free to displace laterally and rotate. When I sections are used as beams or beam columns the compression flange is under compressive stress and has a tendency to buckle but it is attached to the tension flange which resists … Read more

Advantages of Precast Concrete and Factory Production | Quality | Cost | Time

U Tub Composite Bridge Girder being Transported to site

Precast Concrete and Factory Production The corporate goal behind the use of a production method that is to establish itself in the marketplace must be: to produce a product better or cheaper or faster than the competition. So what is the situation with construction using precast concrete elements? Improved quality Production in an indoor environment … Read more