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    How to Reinvent the Apartment Building

    In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and […] More

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    Pile Load Test

    The estimation of pile load capacity and settlement under a load is based on the results of field investigations, laboratory testing and the empirical and semi-empirical methods. These estimated values should then be confirmed by field pile load tests. Pile load tests, in practice, are normally executed in two alternative ways: 1. Test Pile Preliminary […] More

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    Specification for Transporting and Placing Concrete

    Concrete drop during vertical placement shall not exceed 2.5m. For heights greater than 2.5m, the Contractor shall pour concrete through enclose chutes or access hatches, details of which shall be approved by the Engineer. This must comply with four main requirements, namely: It must be rapid so that the concrete does not dry out, lose […] More

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    Structural Engineering Drawings in Building Construction

    Drawings are prepared by structural engineers acting as consultants as part of the tender documentation. The architects are involved in the preparation of the site and other general arrangement plans. Drawing to Scale A 1:50 and 1:100 scale can be used for the floor pan of a building, both in architectural and structural layouts. A […] More

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    Fundamental Requirements of a Good Building

    Basic requirements of a building should fulfill the physical, emotional, biological, social and cultural needs of the person who are going to occupy there. A good building has following fundamental requirements. Strength and Stability Building should be capable of transferring the expected loads in its life period safely to the ground. Design of various structural […] More

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    Barrette Pile Foundation

    Barrette pile is a type of drilled and cast-in-place pile, the distinctive characters of which are the shape and way of drilling. Grab-bucket or Hydrofraise type drilling tools are used for barrette pile construction. The size of these tools determines that of the piles.   The simplest piles are made with one stroke of a […] More

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    Nanotechnology in Civil Engineering

    Nanotechnology in Civil Engineering, Nanotechnology is an enabling technology that allows us to develop materials with improved or totally new properties” It is rather an extension of the sciences and technologies already developed for many years ,to examine the nature of our world at an ever smaller scale. Nanotechnology is the use of very small particles of […] More

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    Major Types of Construction Projects

    Construction Projects are grouped into four types: Building construction, Infrastructure Construction, Industrial Construction and Special-purpose projects. Construction projects are commissioned either publicly, by a municipal agency for example, or privately by a property owner. Building Construction Building Construction is a largest segment of construction. Building can be divided into two categories that are residential building and commercial buildings. Residential […] More

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    Resources in Construction Projects

    Construction projects success not only depends on the quality & quantity of work, but also largely depends on adequate availability and efficient management of resources. Various types of resources involved in construction industry such as materials, manpower, machines, finance and spaces that are required for each stage of construction. The project manager ability to handle […] More

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