Definition of Cofferdam and its Types

The word Coffer means a trunk, casket or chest in which temporary structure built to enclose and encase an area meant for excavated for the foundation of the construction. Cofferdams are used for structural foundation in Open Water & Open Land such as bridge piers, docks, locks, dams and high ground water table. A cofferdam […]
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What is Plastering and How Many Types of Plastering

Plastering means covering the surface area with a suitable material by masonry. The Material required for Plastering is being prepared by mixing cement with sand or fat lime with sand or surkhi in addition to sufficient quantity of water. A Fine Paste of Mortar is formed after mixing all the ingredients. The Category of Plastering […]
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How to Build Rope Bridge using Quadrocopters / Flying Machine

A rope bridge is a bridge constructed chiefly of rope. In its simplest form of bridge. It can be made of one or two ropes and is bridged over a river. A traveler is enable to cross the river by being supported by the bridge and does not get swept away with the flow. One […]
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Post Tension of Reinforced Concrete – Detailed Process

Post tension is a technique for reinforcing concrete. Post-tensioning tendons, which are prestressing steel cables inside plastic ducts or sleeves, are positioned in the forms before the concrete is placed. Afterwards, once the concrete has gained strength but before the service loads are applied, the cables are pulled tight, or tensioned, and anchored against the […]
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Pile Foundation and its types

When the upper layer of ground on which the construction is to be done is of weak soil, then the load of the structure needs to be transferred to the deeper layer earth. Pile foundation carries the load of the structure and transfers in to the strong soil or rocks beneath. Pile foundation is more […]
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Types of Beams, Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagram

When a beam is subjected to uneven load, beam undergoes bending producing bending moment which in turn produces stresses within the beam. Therefore, it is necessary to calculate the bending moment and shear stress developing within the beam when subjected to any type of load. A beam is a horizontal member of a structure, which […]
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Calculate Construction Material using Online Calculators and Designers

For any construction project, small or big, it is necessary to make initial rough estimations. Designing, calculations and estimations are to be done to know the overall budget of the project. These calculations take the maximum amount of time of the designer or the construction contractor. To make things easier, faster and efficient, there is […]
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Tips to Building Strong Foundation Design

Building Foundation is the most important step of any construction project. Foundation of any building is under the plinth level up to the soil level. Pouring strong foundation which can support the load of the complete structure and can transfer it to the ground, requires proper designing and civil knowledge. Here are some useful construction […]
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Preparing Bar Bending Schedule Sheets using Bar-Be-Que Software

Bar Bending Schedule is the sheet containing all the information for the bars to be used for RCC, such as length, diameter, bending angle, thickness, type, location and number of bars. It contains the detailed drawing of each element. Creating BBS is an extremely rigorous and time consuming process. Precision is important. Also steel bars […]
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Know more about Shallow Foundation Types

Rather than going deep into the ground, Shallow foundation transfers the load of the structure nearer to the surface. This type of foundation is used where digging deep into the ground is not feasible and the structure in not very large. However, the soil on which the foundation is build should have bearing capacity and […]
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