Tuesday

Brick Construction Know How

April 24, 2018 0
To clearly understand the real concept in masonry construction, we will have to start from the basics. A civil engineer must have equal and above knowledge of a mason, even though he is the person executing the work and we are the one who supervises.

What are the faces in Brick?


The brick will have a header face, a stretcher face and a bed face, as shown in the figure-1 below.

Fig.1.The three faces of a Brick

What is the Dimension of the Brick?

There is two dimension to brick. They are:
  • Specified Dimension
  • Nominal Dimension
  • External Dimension
  • Aperture dimension
The specified dimension is the actual or theoretical dimension of brick that is measured directly from the brick.

The nominal dimension is the dimension of the brick that is used in the construction plans. This is the sum of actual dimension + the construction joint.

External dimension is the wall thickness. It is the difference between the specified dimension and one joint. This will hence will miss a joint

Aperture dimension will have a joint. This will be the sum of specified dimension and joint.






Wednesday

What is M25??

April 18, 2018 0
M25 is a representation for a grade of concrete used in construction. This shows the strength that is attained by the concrete cast from this type at 28th day. The M25 grade concrete comes under the nominal concrete category which can be easily designed with the help of IS 10262:2009.


Thursday

Methods of Construction Cost Esrimation - Plinth Area Method

April 12, 2018 0
The plinth area method of construction cost estimation is conducted based on the plinth area and the plinth rate. The plinth area is the product of length and breadth of the outer dimensions of the building. Once the plinth area is obtained, we will determine the plinth rate of the site. The plinth rate is dependent on various factors that are discussed one by one in this article.




Construction Cost Estimation

April 12, 2018 0
Construction cost estimation is an important aspect in the field of civil engineering. The cost concern is a governing factor in the execution of any construction project. Every project in construction must determine an approximate construction cost in order to study the feasibility of the project. 


Wednesday

Fix Foundations Using Piers

April 04, 2018 0
The foundation repair by means of piling or piering involves the process of driving the steel pilings under the damaged foundation and lifting it. This lifting will hence recover the settlement caused in the foundation.
Piering for Foundation Repair
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Monday

Foundation Damage and Repair

April 02, 2018 0
Damage to building foundation will create major problems at present as well as in the future. This will adversely affect the residents to stay in the building. A damage to the foundation will delay if you have a plan to sell the property.



Saturday

Concrete Mix Design

March 31, 2018 0

What is Concrete Mix Design???


The procedure of determining optimum properties of various ingredients composing a concrete, which would finally yield required workability and specified characteristic strength and durability is called ass Concrete Mix Design. The concrete is a composite material, which composes a number of ingredients. Its production is a set of operations.

What is Differential Settlement?

March 31, 2018 0

The stability of any building structure is based on the stability of the foundation underneath the structure. Any variation in the strength or bearing capacity of the soil over which the foundation is constructed can result in sinking of the whole structure. This sinking is called a settlement of the structure.

Sunday

What happens when Sugar is Added to Concrete?

March 25, 2018

What happens when Sugar is Added to Concrete?


Principle Behind Sugar in Concrete


The Basic Principle followed is the glucose catalytic principle.According to its formula, it belongs to the polyhydroxy group and its surface has strong polarity. This will result in solid-liquid adsorption. Hence the molecular hydroxy group slows the hydration process by hindering the crystal contact and delays tricalcium silicate hydrate reaction.

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