Foundation Structural Design (AutoCad file download)

  Foundation is a part of structure which interfaces the superstructure to the adjacent zone of soil or rock below it. The purpose of having a foundation is to transfer the superstructure loads to the underlying soil or rock without overstressing the soil or rock. Placing the footing at a sufficient depth that the soil […]

Is Recycled Plastic the Key to Building Better Roads and Bridges?

For most of us, when we think of road and bridge construction it’s usually when we are being delayed by a work zone or when we resign ourselves to driving through the smaller potholes to avoid being swallowed up by the bigger potholes. When we do think about road and bridge construction, the terms “new […]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Scaffold Safety in Construction

We all know that fall hazards are the leading cause of construction worker deaths, accounting for about 40% of all fatalities in construction each year. Of the 359 construction worker fatalities attributed to falls in 2014, about 16% were from scaffolds. OSHA estimates that about 65% of all construction workers perform some work on scaffolds […]

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FE Exam Resources, Tips, Tricks, and Friendly Advice

  Hey Future Licensed Engineers of the World! I’ve put together some resources I wanted to share with the community, to help everyone with their studying! I passed the exam and am hoping that I can help everyone else do so as well!   WONDERING WHAT THE COMPUTER BASED TEST WILL BE LIKE? CLICK HERE […]

Do’s & Don’ts While Concreting

Concrete consists of different materials, which have different functions .The properties of concrete depends on the particular mixture of constituents. The basic constituents used to make concrete are cement, lime, water and aggregate. Do’s 01. Do hire an experienced contractor for successful concreting operation. 02. Also see that the main/general contractor hire good skilled sub/labour contractor […]

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8 Factors that Affect the Workability of Fresh Concrete

Lubricating nature of workable concrete is the most important nature. Workability is dependent on the proportion of the constituent material as well as on their individual characteristics. The factors that affect the workability of concrete are given below: 01. Water Content of the Concrete Mix Water content will have important influences on the workability in […]

WHY DO WE USE STEEL IN CONSTRUCTION AND NOT OTHER METALS ?

​WHY DO WE PROVIDE STEEL IN CONSTRUCTION : RCC (Reinforced Cement Concrete) is like a marriage. Both concrete and steel (i.e. rebar) need each others during structural elements are designed to withstand the load. As we knows, concrete is formed by the mixture of Portland cement, aggregates(fine and course) & water. And this results in […]

Cement Grouting (High Mobility Grouting)

Cement grouting, also known as slurry grouting or high mobility grouting, is a grouting technique that fills pores in granular soil or voids in rock or soil, with flowable particulate grouts. Depending on the application, Portland cement or microfine cement grout is injected under pressure at strategic locations either through single port or multiple port […]

Concrete Mix Design Excel Sheet

  Concrete Mix Design Mix Design It is a process of selecting suitable ingredients and determining their relative proportions with the objective of producing concrete of having certain minimum workability, strength and durability as economically as possible. Requirements of concrete mix design The requirements which form the basis of selection and proportioning of mix ingredients are : a […]