Splitting tensile strength test of concrete – Test procedure

The splitting tensile strength test is performed on hardened concrete to determine its tensile strength. Marginal variations in water to cement ratio, ingredient proportioning, increase in a slump, etc impacts the desired concrete strength. This in turn affects the strength and stability of structures. There are several tests to determine the strength of concrete.… Read More Splitting tensile strength test of concrete – Test procedure

Compressive strength test of concrete | Cube test for Concrete

As a construction material, concrete should be able to withstand heavy loads. The concrete material beneath compression tends to reduce its size. Concrete gains its strength over time. The compressive strength depends on cement strength, water-cement ratio, concrete quality etc. The test gives an idea of the overall strength and above-mentioned factors.… Read More Compressive strength test of concrete | Cube test for Concrete

Wastewater Treatment- Stages and Process full details

Wastewater treatment is an area where a lot of experts have carried out in-depth research. The method of removing pollutants from wastewater or sewage and converting it into an effluent that can be added to the water cycle is known as wastewater treatment. In wastewater treatment plants, pollutants in wastewater are reduced to a degree that nature can accommodate. … Read More Wastewater Treatment- Stages and Process full details

Earthquake Engineering- A Comprehensive Guide

Earthquake Engineering though not a mainstream engineering branch, is a widely researched topic now. Though all of us wouldn’t have experienced an earthquake most of us must have seen news and videos about the tremendous loss it causes. Looks scary, right? That’s exactly what makes Earthquake Engineering a subject of immense possibilities and research.… Read More Earthquake Engineering- A Comprehensive Guide

Green Airport Concept, Features and Examples Full Guide

Green Airport has been in the news for quite some time as more and more airports are going green. According to studies by ATAG, the global aviation industry produces 2% of all anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. When it comes to climate change, the aviation industry is under increasing pressure to clean up its act, but gas-guzzling planes aren’t the only culprits. … Read More Green Airport Concept, Features and Examples Full Guide

Best Engineering Colleges in India- 10 Best Colleges Full Details

Best Engineering Colleges in India is a topic that every engineering aspirant would love to know. One of the most prestigious and sought-after courses pursued by students in India would be Engineering. Many engineering colleges in India offer undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs across various disciplines. Students worldwide study at India’s top-ranked engineering colleges and institutes, which annually produce more engineers than most other countries. … Read More Best Engineering Colleges in India- 10 Best Colleges Full Details

Monolith- The Technology, Merits and Demerits Full Guide

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 drawbacks,… Read More Monolith- The Technology, Merits and Demerits Full Guide

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

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

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

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

ALC Panel – Autoclaved lightweight Concrete Panel

ALC Panel or Autoclaved Lightweight Aerated Concrete panel is composite material consists of cement, lime, and silica sand. These panels use two-way welded steel mesh as reinforcement. Reinforcements are treated with anti-rust liquid. ALC panels are manufactured at high temperatures and are steam cured.… Read More ALC Panel – Autoclaved lightweight Concrete Panel