In Part 1 of this series I made a pretty compelling case for why roads should not be provided by the government. The only reason why one would continue to support government roads, despite the obvious problems, is a belief that roads cannot be provided efficiently through markets. Government roads, in this view, are the […]
If you spend any amount of time debating proponents of statism you’ll inevitably hear, “But who will build the roads?” Libertarians are often accused of being stupid, ignorant, and hypocritical since we want to radically shrink the size of government yet we apparently don’t realize that the government provides us with valuable services like roads. […]
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Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As current U.S. infrastructure experiences growing obsolescence, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild, repair, and upgrade bridges, roads, levees, dams, airports, buildings, and other structures. A growing population likely means […]
This guy built an built a like-new iPhone 6S completely from parts he bought at public China cell phone parts markets. And guess what? The phone works! Including tools and books, it cost him over $1000. Not to mention the cost of his time!
This article covers general information on reinforced concrete design. Reinforced concrete is concrete embedded with steel reinforcing bars (aka rebar) before the concrete hardens. The charts in this article cover reinforcing bars section properties and cement types. Type of cements Type Name Description I Normal General purpose II Moderate Moderate sulfate and heat resistance III […]
Watch this video and learn techniques for the construction of modern houses. Some of the stages of modern home construction include: Excavation Foundation Pouring Basement Walls Back-fill Foundation Sill Plate 1st Floor Joist & Decking 1st Floor Stud Walls 2nd Floor Joists & Stud Walls Roof Truss Installation Exterior Shething Installation Vapor Barrier Installation […]
ASTM C-94 Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete Material Requirements Cement: C 150 or C 595 Aggregates: C 33 or C 330 (light weight concrete) Water: clear and apparently clean Admixtures: C 260, C 494, C 618, C 989, C 1017. Specifications Needed Size of course aggregate. Slump at delivery. Percent of air-entrained. One of the […]
After watching this construction video tutorial, you will understand better how to work out proportion of water and cement in concrete. Generally, the water cement ratio remains at under 0.4 to 06 according to IS Code 10262 (2009) toward nominal mix M7.5, M10, M15, M20 and M25. To determine how much water is required in […]
In this AutoCAD video tutorial series, I have explained steps of making a simple 2 bedroom floor plan in AutoCAD right from scratch.