Masonry Pilaster Wall Design and Construction Details

Masonry pilaster wall consist of pilaster, which is rectangular projectile column constructed of masonry blocks in the face of the wall and provide extra strength to the wall, filler wall, and foundation. The pilaster is cantilevered up from the foundation and built at determine interval along the wall length. Filler is masonry units that spanned […]


Nikola Tesla is remembered as a brilliant, world-changing inventor who famously developed the Tesla coil, the alternating current electrical system, rotating magnetic field, and countless other concepts that were left unfinished at the time of his death. These achievements are celebrated today, as Tesla’s legacy has enjoyed a resurgence in the last few decades. But […]

Bridge Terminology

Here are some of the common bridge terminologies or bridge structure terms used in general: Abutment A retaining wall supporting the ends of a bridge, and, in general, retaining or supporting the approach embankment. Approach The part of the bridge that carries traffic from the land to the main parts of the bridge. Approach Span […]

Methods and Procedure for Repair of Underwater Concrete Structures

Several methods are used for repair of underwater concrete structure. These methods with procedure for repair of underwater concrete structures is discussed. Repair of Underwater Concrete Structures – Methods and Procedure Following are the different methods to repair underwater concrete structures: Surface spalling repair Large scale repair of underwater structural concrete Preplaced aggregate concrete Injection […]

Soil compaction is the process of increasing the soil density by reducing the volume of air within the soil mass. In soil compaction test, if a test result exceeds 100%, should engineers accept the result?

Compaction is the process of densification of soil by reducing air voids. The degree of compaction of a given soil is measured in terms of its dry density. The dry density is maximum at the optimum water content. A curve is drawn between the water content and the dry density to obtain the maximum dry […]