Practical Camber and Various Types of Camber

We have seen almost all highways being raised in the middle portion of the road surface with respect to the edges (Practical Camber and Various Types of Camber). This cross slope in the transverse direction is called as the Camber (or Cant). It is generally provided with the sole purpose of draining the rain water […]

Architectural Estimating sheets

Architectural estimation includes reviewing and estimating the cost of the construction. From a detailed building plan, we prepare almost accurate architectural estimating sheet quickly. There are detailed descriptions of quantities and types of material required for the architectural construction.   The cost of material, labor, overhead and site preparation as well as with methods of […]

Brief Demonstration of ACI codes for Civil Engineering

This construction video provides brief demonstration on ACI (American Concrete Institute) Code that is very important for perfect civil engineering design. ACI forms and circulates consensus-based knowledge on various fields like Concrete, Civil engineering, Structural engineering, standards organization, construction etc. The discussions are made on the following topics :- What should be done with Rectangular […]

Uses of CPM and PERT in Construction Projects

CPM and PERT in construction projects are the tools used for efficient management of activities. CPM is Critical Path Method and PERT is Program Evaluation and Review Technique. The Critical Path Method (CPM) was first used during the overhauling of a chemical plant in United States in the year 1950 by Morgan R. Walker of […]

QUANTITY & RATE ANALYSIS FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE

Today we will see how to prepare rate analysis for Reinforced Concrete (RCC) work. First step to rate analysis is the estimation of labour, materials, equipments and miscellaneous items for particular quantity of reinforced concrete. The second step is to determine the component of structure for which the RCC rate analysis is required, as the […]

How to reinforce a retaining wall

This construction video is based on construction sequence animation. The animation is created for arranging reinforcement toward a single retaining wall panel. Some useful information on Retaining Wall :- A retaining wall must preserve all the material that loads the space among itself and the failure planeā€”all most vertical angle at which prevailing soil can […]

Methods of Dewatering Excavations at Construction Site

Dewatering of excavations are required at construction sites generally for foundation works. Various methods for dewatering of excavations are described. Firm and sound working conditions are indispensable when construction of buildings, powerhouse, dams, and other structures has to be executed. These structures not only require a dry base for their foundations but also a good […]

PILE FOUNDATION SELECTION BASED ON SOIL CONDITIONS

Pile foundation selection depends on the soil data received from soil exploration bore holes at different depths. Selection of pile foundation types and length depends on following conditions: Soil conditions Loads from structures Nature of loads Number of piles to be used Cost of construction     There are three types of pile foundation based […]

Brief overview of Road Cambers

This construction video will provide information on the road camber and its types. Road camber refers to the slope that is arranged in crosswise direction in highways. There are three types of road cambers like sloped camber, parabolic camber and composite camber. Camber is useful for discharging rain water from road surface as rain water […]