Civil Site Engineers Must Know These Tips And Tricks





Civil site engineers should know the following tips and tricks. Either memorize them or have a list readily available.

Minimum thickness of slab is 125mm.

Absorption of water should not be over 15 percent.



Lapping is unaccepted for the bars that have a diameter of more than 36mm.

Longitudinal reinforcement should be not under 0.8% or in excess of 6% of gross C/S.

For square column, minimum bars is 4 No’s and 6 No’s for circular column.

Lap slices are not recommended for a bar that is larger than 36mm.

PH value of the water should not be under 6.



Dimension tolerance for cubes should be + 2mm.

Densities of Different Types of Construction Materials

Steel = 7850 kg/Cum

Cement = 1440 kg/Cum

Brick = 1682 kg/Cum or 1920 kg/cum

Sand = 1100 to 1600 kg/cum

Water = 1000 kg/cum

R.C.C = 2500 kg/cum (5% of steel)

P.C.C = 2400 kg/cum

Wood = 1100 kg/cum

Crushed Brick = 950-1250 kg/cum

To get this information online, watch the following construction video.

Some vital points a site civil engineer should abide by

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