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Introduction to Contours

A contour line is a imaginary line which connects points of equal elevation. Such lines are drawn on the plan of an area after establishing reduced levels of several points in the area. The contour lines in an area are drawn keeping difference in elevation of between two consecutive lines constant. Characteristics of Contours The […]

Materials Management in Construction

Materials management is an important element in project planning and control. Materials represent a major expense in construction, so minimizing procurement or purchase costs presents important opportunities for reducing costs. Poor materials management can also result in large and avoidable costs during construction. First, if materials are purchased early, capital may be tied up and […]

How to prevent and avoid construction accidents

1. Construction Site Accidents Prevention Construction sites are the most hazardous environments than other workplace. So construction accidents likely happen more often than other working accidents. But construction accidents can be easily prevented by applying rigid and enforceable safety practices at all construction sites. The general contractor and all subcontractors should be required to create […]

RCC – Roller Compacted Concrete

RCC Definition ACI 116 defines Roller Compacted Concrete as “concrete compacted by roller compaction”; concrete that, in its unhardened state, will support a (vibratory) roller while being compacted. RCC is usually mixed using high-capacity continuous mixing or batching equipment, delivered with trucks or conveyors, and spread with one or more bulldozers in layers (also called […]

Structural engineering

Structural engineering is a field of engineering dealing with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads economically. Structural engineering is usually considered a specialty within civil engineering, but it can also be studied in its own right. Structural engineers are most commonly involved in the design of buildings and large nonbuilding […]

Introduction to Construction Surveying

Construction surveying is generally performed by specialised technicians. Unlike land surveyors, the resulting plan does not have legal status. Construction surveyors perform the following tasks: Survey existing conditions of the future work site, including topography, existing buildings and infrastructure, and even including underground infrastructure whenever possible (for example, measuring invert elevations and diameters of sewers […]

Civil Engineer and Civil Engineering Jobs

A civil engineer practices civil engineering, the branch of engineering which focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of public works. These professionals may be employed by municipalities or by private firms which have landed contracts to build such public works. The qualifications to become a civil engineer vary by nation, but generally the position […]

Concrete admixtures

Concrete materials and concrete applications have changed and improved in the last 100 years. Whilst concrete admixtures have been around for many years, there has been an extensive amount of development of new admixtures in recent years. It is probable that almost all concrete used around the world today contains some types of admixtures. Admixtures […]

Construction Managers

Construction managers are responsible for coordinating and planning various construction projects which can include the building of roads, bridges, or other types of residential and commercial properties. They can manage a whole project or part of one, and they will schedule all construction processes that will occur. These professionals may also be called project managers […]

What does a Civil Engineer do?

Most Civil Engineers work in the construction industry, but there are many different types of organizations that employ them, including contractors, consulting engineers, local and national authorities academia or the armed forces. Some engineers carry out research to develop knowledge, work for charities in developing countries or after disasters to restore initial services such as […]