There are different types of mortars used in building construction works based on nature of application, binding material, density and special purposes for which it is used. Mortar is a workable paste which is prepared by adding required amount of water to a mixture of binding material (also called matrix) and fine aggregate (also called […]

Special Plastering Materials for Different Purposes Used in Building Construction

Different types of special plastering materials are used in building construction for various purposes to provide aesthetic appearances to walls, columns and ceilings.  Plastering is the formation of smooth / rough durable surface over the rough surfaces of walls, columns, ceilings etc. The layer or coat is termed as Plaster. Plastering protects the structure from […]

What is Ferro cement?

“Ferro cement is a type of thin wall reinforced concrete, commonly constructed of hydraulic cement mortar, reinforced with closely spaced layers of continuous and relatively small size wire mesh. The mesh may be made of metallic or other suitable materials” -ACI Committee 549, 1980 •Cement mortar is reinforced with layers of continuous and small diameter […]


Types of Soil tests for building construction works depend on properties of soil. Design of foundation is based on soil test report of construction site. Soil tests for construction of buildings or any structure is the first step in construction planning to understand the suitability of soil for proposed construction work. Soil which is responsible […]

The Best Civil Engineer in the world

Best Civil Engineer in the world The Bharat Ratna M. Visvesvaraya One of the most eminent engineers ever produced by India, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, better known as M. Visvesvaraya, was a man of high principles and discipline. An engineer par excellence, he was the chief architect behind the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in […]

Autocad Blocks Collection

AUTOCAD  BLOCKS COLLECTION  Using blocks Appliances Doors and windows Electrical fixtures Electronic symbols Fasteners Furniture Plumbing fixtures Restaurant equipment Dynamic blocks Block unit Color Layer Linetype Linetype scale Lineweight Material Name Object name Plot style Position Rotation Scale X Scale Y Scale Z Unit factor A dynamic block has flexibility and intelligence. You can easily […]

Earthwork Calculation Excel Sheet

Earthworks can be described as “the disturbance of land surfaces by blading, contouring, ripping, moving, removing, placing or replacing soil or earth, or by the excavation, or by cutting or filling operations”. Soil Disturbance – The disturbance of land surfaces by any means including blading, blasting, contouring, cutting of batters, excavation, ripping, root raking, excludes […]


There are many different types of cranes used in construction. Crane is a machine which is capable of lifting, lowering and moving of heavy materials with the use of pulleys and cables. Cranes are valuable assets for the construction industry because they made things easy for any type of construction. Nowadays there is no worry […]

Civil Engineering Basics – Engineering App

Civil Engineering Basics – Engineering App The Android App is a complete free handbook of basics of civil engineering with diagrams and graphs for better understanding. The app brings in a flashcard like presentation, the app is best way to learn the subject quickly and revise at the same time. This is great at the […]