Aggregate crushing test to find Strength of aggregate

Aggregate crushing test is done to find out the strength of aggregate which is the fundamental and essential components of concrete, flexible pavements, etc. More than 70 to 80 per cent of the volume of concrete is aggregate. Aggregates are a very important component of concrete, so the quality really matters when it comes to aggregates. Furthermore, their uses include flexible pavements, railway ballast, etc.… Read More Aggregate crushing test to find Strength of aggregate

Tile and marble – A complete guide to make a right choice

“Tile and marble ” are the most debated flooring materials that come into the picture while finalizing the interiors. Replacement of most interior material is easy, fast, and economical. However, replacing flooring material is a costly and tedious affair. Hence choose a durable and low-maintenance flooring material that could match the interior themes.… Read More Tile and marble – A complete guide to make a right choice

Reservoir vs Dams || Reservoir- Types and functions

Reservoirs are artificial or natural structures used for collecting and storing for further usages. The reservoir is formed by constructing dams across rivers, valleys, and streams. The Reservoir is located on the upstream side of dams and prevents floods by managing the water flow apart from serving as a storage basin.… Read More Reservoir vs Dams || Reservoir- Types and functions

Water proofing types – 5 effective methods explained.

Water proofing is a method of applying coatings to a structure to make it waterproof or leak proof. Waterproofing is one of the most critical construction activities meant for enhancing the life and stability of the building/structure. In other words, we can say waterproofing means preventing the entry of water through a structure. This article is about the waterproofing methods suggested for residential, industrial, and commercial applications.… Read More Water proofing types – 5 effective methods explained.

Marble flooring – Advantages || Disadvantages – A complete analysis

Marble is one of the most durable, elegant, and beautiful flooring materials used for centuries. Marble flooring is a superior quality flooring that can match any architecture concept and never get outdated. Apart from presenting luxurious interiors, the marble flooring can enhance the value of the building.… Read More Marble flooring – Advantages || Disadvantages – A complete analysis

Aqueduct || Cross Drainage Works || Types and functions

Aqueduct is a cross drainage structure constructed to channel water from the rivers or stream to the distribution points. But modern engineering aqueduct is a cross drainage system constitute of pipes, ditches, canals, tunnels, and supporting structures constructed/laid to convey water from a source to the main distribution points. Aqueducts play and important role in maintaining the strategic flow between drainage water with canal water.… Read More Aqueduct || Cross Drainage Works || Types and functions

Dams – Site selection, Advantages and Disadvantages

Dams are obstructions constructed across the water bodies to control the water flow and water levels. Dams serve as a water source for human consumption, irrigation purpose, power generation, prevention of floods when there is a sudden discharge of floodwater. The water that impounds in the dams is also used for recreation purposes and industrial uses. They are mostly made up of rock fill or earthen.… Read More Dams – Site selection, Advantages and Disadvantages

Golden Gate Bridge: Design and 2 Main Issues

There are several civil engineering wonders around us. Golden gate bridge is one among them. It stands for the talent and power of civil engineers. We will go through all the details of the bridge in the blog. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait. … Read More Golden Gate Bridge: Design and 2 Main Issues

Cloverleaf interchange- Examples, problems and challenges

A cloverleaf interchange is a two-level interchange at which left turns are done by ramp roads (reverse directions in left-driving regions) (US: ramps, UK: slip roads). Vehicles first proceed to go left (in right-hand traffic) as one lane crosses over or below the other, then exit right onto a one-way three-fourth loop ramp (270 °) … Read More Cloverleaf interchange- Examples, problems and challenges

Smart roads- 6 Smart road technologies Full Guide

Smart roads and other smart road technologies are relevant to the advancement of the transportation sector of a country. We are going to dig deep into this in the upcoming sections. We’ve all learned about connected vehicles, self-driving cars, GPS mapping, applications for route optimization and ride-hailing services, after all… Read More Smart roads- 6 Smart road technologies Full Guide

What is BIM? All Applications Explained!

BIM is one of the trending civil engineering technological advancements. It has impacted the construction sector hugely and continue to make it better and better. It is a highly collaborative process that allows multiple stakeholders and AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) professionals to collaborate on the planning, design, and construction of a building within one 3D model. … Read More What is BIM? All Applications Explained!

Smart Building: 4 Features Full Guide

Today, we are going to talk about one of the interesting innovations, smart building. With the advancement of technology, civil engineering has seen mouthful innovations in the past decade. A smart building is any structure that uses automated processes, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, safety and other systems, to automatically control the building’s operations.… Read More Smart Building: 4 Features Full Guide

Component of a bridge|Bridge components-Types,functions

Component of a bridge/ bridge components plays a very important role in maintaining the stability and functional requirements of the bridge structure. Each bridge component has its functions. The bridge component types and functions vary as per the site conditions, design requirements, and functional requirements. This article is about a total overview of the components of bridge/bridge components.… Read More Component of a bridge|Bridge components-Types,functions

Prefabrication: All Advantages & Disadvantages Explained

Construction has always been about the speed and efficiency that can be ensured with the materials and techniques of construction. Prefabrication is an amazing technology that helps to reduce time and having many more benefits. Prefabricated construction, or “prefab,” is a method of construction that uses components made off-site in a factory, which are then transported put together on-site to create a structure.… Read More Prefabrication: All Advantages & Disadvantages Explained

Components of Road pavement structure – Parts of a road and functions

Components of a road or parts of a road plays an important part in ensuring the safety and service life of a road. Components of a road is designed to meet the design requirements, functional requirements etc. This article is about the components of road/parts of a road and its functions.… Read More Components of Road pavement structure – Parts of a road and functions

5 Types of road construction Complete Guide

Types of road construction are significant to understand the category of roads and their characteristics. In this blog, we will find out the details of 5 types in detail. Whitetopping is the coating of a layer of Portland cement concrete on the existing asphalt pavement. Depending on the thickness of the concrete sheet and if the layer is bonded to the asphalt substrate, whitetopping is divided into different types… Read More 5 Types of road construction Complete Guide

Road Pavement Layers – Components & Functions

Road pavement structure: Road is the most important structure that decides the economic growth of a country. The road structure to be constructed based on the traffic requirements, climatic conditions of the area, terrain, etc. The road structure has to withstand abrasion loads and climatic and terrain conditions without failure. This article is about the components of a flexible pavement structure.… Read More Road Pavement Layers – Components & Functions

Blockboard vs Plywood – Which one do you choose?

Blockboard vs plywood, Most people get confused with these terms because of the similarity in looks, and both products are popularly used in interior works, home decor, and furniture works. In reality, both these materials are different types of engineered wood and possess entirely different properties, and are used for specific interior applications… Read More Blockboard vs Plywood – Which one do you choose?

Ecological footprint- Methodology, Impact and Examples Complete Guide

The ecological footprint is gaining significance in the era of advancements. The unsustainable developments and rapid technological developments in the infrastructure says its high time we give significance to the concept. Ecological footprint helps in measuring and assessing the impact of human activities. Therefore take necessary actions which include rainwater harvesting, soil management practices, use of public transportation system, use of renewable resources, organic farming etc.… Read More Ecological footprint- Methodology, Impact and Examples Complete Guide

Pervious Concrete- All Factors Affecting, Limitations and Methodology Explained

Pervious concrete pavements (PCP) are advancement of innovative materials that contribute to the construction of better structures. We will find out the basic and technical details, design considerations, factors affecting the performance and limitations of PCP in the blog. Pervious concrete is a special form of concrete with a high porosity used for concrete flatwork applications that allows direct passage of precipitation water and other sources, thereby reducing the runoff from a site and allowing groundwater recharge.… Read More Pervious Concrete- All Factors Affecting, Limitations and Methodology Explained

Augmented Reality in Construction- Top 7 Applications Full Details

Augmented reality is a trending technological advancement that has the potential to change the user experience and visual presentations. Augmented reality use of a synthetic environment for the integration of 4D building information models to live picture. It is more feasible and more effective than the traditional methods. The real and virtual environment are represented as the two poles of the continuum. And, augmented reality is the middle segment of continuum. In the next section, I will show you why augmented reality is important technology to be applied in civil engineering.… Read More Augmented Reality in Construction- Top 7 Applications Full Details

Reactive Powder Concrete- 6 Components and All Properties Explained

Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC) is a type of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC). The main constituents are cement, sand, silica fume, steel fiber and quartz powder with minimal water to binder ratio, without coarse aggregate. In RPC, water- binder ratio is very low, CA is absent- reduce the heterogeneity of concrete mix and optimize microstructure. Precise gradation of particles yields compact, well-arranged and high strength hydrates of maximum density.… Read More Reactive Powder Concrete- 6 Components and All Properties Explained

Pond Ash- Applications and Benefits in Construction Full Guide

Furnace bottom ash (FBA) is a waste material, it generally has no pozzolanic property, and hence it cannot be utilised as a cement substitution material like fly ash. Pond ash is a waste product from coal-based power plants. the workability of the pond ash concrete (PAC) reduces with the increase in percentage of fine aggregate replacement… Read More Pond Ash- Applications and Benefits in Construction Full Guide

Soil Nailing – Installation,advantages and applications

Soil nailing is a slope protection technique for supporting unstable natural slopes and over steeping of existing slopes. Soil nails are reinforcing passive elements drilled and grouted sub-horizontally in the ground. They are used to support excavations in soil, or soft and weathered rock and slope protection works. Soil nail walls are used as permanent… Read More Soil Nailing – Installation,advantages and applications

Electric Vehicles- 5 Types & Advantages Full Guide

Transport is the main source of GHG. An electric vehicle can be used as an alternative source. We will find out the basic details of EVs along with its challenges and solutions. EVs are defined as vehicles that use an electric motor for propulsion. Although EVs offer several advantages and can be used in different application, there are several challenges in the popular use of them.… Read More Electric Vehicles- 5 Types & Advantages Full Guide

Cellular Light Weight Concrete: Manufacturing Process & Properties Full Details

Cellular Light Weight Concrete (CLC) is a lightweight concrete that is produced by mixing cement and fly ash slurry with pre-formed foam. CLC is also known by the names as foam concrete, aircrete, foamcrete or reduced density concrete. Cellular lightweight concrete is prepared by introducing air bubbles into the concrete using a foaming agent. … Read More Cellular Light Weight Concrete: Manufacturing Process & Properties Full Details

Remote Sensing- 4 Amazing Applications in civil engineering

Remote Sensing has been leveraged for various applications in various fields. We will see the definition, components & applications in civil engineering in this blog. Remote sensing is the technology of acquiring information about the Earth’s surface without actually being in contact with it. This is done by sensing and recording reflected or emitted energy and processing, analyzing, and applying that information.… Read More Remote Sensing- 4 Amazing Applications in civil engineering

Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete- Advantages & applications explained

Glass fibre reinforced concrete or GFRC is a type of fibre-reinforced concrete. These are mainly used in exterior building façade panels and as architectural precast concrete. Somewhat similar materials are fibre cement siding and cement boards. They consist of high-strength, alkali-resistant glass fibre embedded in a concrete matrix. In this form, both fibres and matrix retain their physical and chemical identities, while offering a synergistic combination of properties that cannot be achieved with either of the components acting alone.… Read More Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete- Advantages & applications explained

Self driving cars – Benefits, Working and Challenges – Full details

Self driving cars have become a reality in the past five years, and is commercially available now. A car that would drive on its own was something beyond imagination a few decades back. Thanks to technological development, self driving cars are becoming a reality.… Read More Self driving cars – Benefits, Working and Challenges – Full details

Monolith- The Technology, Merits and Demerits Full Guide

Byjefyjeana Monolith is a well-known concept in the world. The technology is used to construct high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. The monolithic structure can withstand high loads (up to 8 points) without being broken, which makes it a suitable candidate to be used in seismic zones. Let’s look at what monolithic houses are, their benefits and… Read More Monolith- The Technology, Merits and Demerits Full Guide