11 Types of Stirrups in Construction – Reinforcement – Sizes & Purpose – Ties

Types of Stirrups

Stirrups in reinforcement of beam play a vital role in resisting shear stresses. During construction of buildings, civil engineers provide stirrups with the purpose to hold reinforcement in place and to prevent collapsing of the main reinforcement during seismic activity. What is a stirrup in construction? Closed loop bar provided at a regular center to … Read more

Fly Ash Bricks – Advantages – Disadvantages – Properties – Vs Red Bricks

Fly Ash Bricks

FAB is an acronym of fly ash brick that is a special type of brick better than ordinary clay bricks. Masons use it to get high quality masonry work in building construction. It is known as high technology manufactured bricks. We use it as the replacement of red clay brick especially for environmental protection purpose. … Read more

Compaction of Concrete – Importance – Under & Over vibration – PDF

Compaction of Concrete

Compaction of concrete is an important step of concreting that plays vital role in quality control. We ensure proper compaction of concrete after placing the freshly mixed concrete. Compaction is the process that expels air voids in freshly placed concrete. Different methods of compaction allows aggregate to come close together to achieve higher density. It … Read more

Can You Pour Concrete Over Concrete? – Level – Thickness

Can you pour concrete over concrete

Let’s be honest, a lot of homeowners are wondering if one can pour new concrete over existing concrete and will it stick? That’s one way of escaping an entire concrete slab replacement – which is obviously a costly venture. Well; adding a layer of concrete over a cracked concrete patio can instantly revitalize the flooring. … Read more

Types of Plaster & Finishing for walls – Interior

Types of Plaster

Plaster is the cementitious material which constitutes binding material cement or lime, fine aggregate and water that are mixed to form cohesive and workable mass. This cementitious material is then applied to the surface to get good appearance of surface, to make surface impermeable or to get smooth surface. However, with so many different types … Read more

Rebar – Types of Rebar in Construction – Grades & Sizes – Properties [PDF]

The word rebar is a short form of reinforcing bar. In general, its meaning is the use of steel rod with ridges for reinforced concrete. Basically, concrete is brittle material which is strong in compression but very weak in tension. Whenever tensile forces act on concrete it damages concrete by originating cracks in it. So, … Read more

Load Bearing Wall vs Non-load Bearing wall – Cost – Identification

Non-load Bearing wall

A lot of homeowners are confused about load bearing wall and non-load bearing wall in their home. That’s when they’re looking to have an open concept in order to get rid of the cramped kitchen. It’s always good to know the process and structural aspects of this project. People are idealizing more the open floor … Read more

Fire hazard in a buildings – Causes – Examples – Prevention – Effects [PDF]

Fire Hazard in a building

Fire safety should be the highest priority in any building, particularly one that houses people or offices. But how can you tell if your building has fire hazards? Here are some of the most common causes of fire hazards and what you can do to mitigate them or remove them altogether from your place of … Read more

Pest-Proof Construction- How Engineers Can Do Their Bit

Pest Proof Construction

Pests have always been a concern for homeowners and business owners in Australia. But commercial pest control is extra daunting because their presence can cause damage to the reputation of the business. After all, you cannot make a great impression on clients and customers when they see stray bugs and rodents on your property. Besides … Read more

12+ Roles and Responsibilities of Civil Site Engineer [PDF]

Roles & Responsibilities of Civil Site Engineer

Civil engineer is a person who practices tasks like planning, designing, constructing, maintaining infrastructures. Civil Engineers are also involved in improving existing infrastructure that are damaged because flood, blasts or earthquakes. Generally, civil engineers have two distinct roles. They either work like consulting engineers or work as contracting engineers. Consultant engineers usually design project and … Read more