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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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    Construction Client Types

    Construction project begins with client idea. Each construction project has different goals and objectives. There are many different types of client in the construction industry. Each type of client has different priorities, needs and expectations of the construction service and will require different approaches. So let’s take a look through four typical clients in the […] More

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    Environmental Considerations in Site Investigation

    Site investigation is carried out before the start of a new construction projects. Environmental consideration is of much importance in the site investigation process to investigate the site suitability for the given project. This investigation refers to the local conditions and resources both natural and those already existing including the infrastructure. A preliminary site reconnaissance […] More

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    Construction Participants

    The participants in the construction process are: the investor, the designer, the contractor, the consultant, the structural engineer, the technical controller and the supplier of plant and equipment. The agencies supporting the construction industry to following: Construction business promoters like government bodies, public and private enterprises for real estate and industrial development, and other similar agencies. […] More

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    Want to Know How to Get Your Dream Home

    Many home buyers believe that designing the home of their dreams is something they can do on their own – by designing themselves, or, even worse, by just buying an old house and “fixing it up”. We architects, on the other hand, know that the process is far more difficult than that – but also, […] More

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    Structural Elements of Bridges

    A bridge is subdivided into the superstructure, substructure and foundation. Deck: The portion of the bridge that directly carries traffic. Superstructure: The portion of the bridge that supports the deck and connects one substructure element to another. Substructure: The portion of the bridge that supports the superstructure and distributes all bridge loads to below-ground bridge footings. Structural […] More

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