Types of Stone Masonry – Ashlar Masonry – Rubble Masonry

Types of Stone Masonry

Although different types of stone masonry were in use from ancient times for construction of hideouts and houses, but owing to the durability and sturdiness they still are a popular choice among construction peers. Can you imagine, if the great Egyptian pyramids would had built by bricks, could had survived till now? In fact, most … Read more

What is Bogues Compounds in Cement and their Significance or Uses

Different Bogue's Compounds in Cement Details

Bogues compounds are responsible for initial setting of the cement grout. These compounds have been researched extensively by an American chemist named Rober Herman Bogue (R.H. Bogue) who is well known for his books on The Chemistry of Portland Cement and the Chemistry and Technology of Gelatin and Glue. After his extensive research, Bogue has … Read more

Bitumen Extraction Test – Binder Content – Apparatus & Procedures

Bitumen Extraction test, also referred to as binder content test, is used to determine the amount of bitumen that is actually used as binding content in asphaltic pavement or asphaltic concrete recently laid at site. The durability, compatibility and resistance from defects like rutting, bleeding, raveling and ageing of  flexible asphaltic roads is highly dependent … Read more

Plate Bearing Test (Complete Guide WITH PICTURES)

Plate Bearing Test also known as plate load test or static loading test, is an in-situ load bearing test of soil.  The activity of plate bearing test is performed in order to determine the bearing capacity of soil underneath that is likely to take the anticipated load of temporary or a permanent structure. It is … Read more

Pile Driving Analysis Test (PDA Pile Testing)[With PICTURES]

PDA Pile Testing

High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing or PDA Pile Testing is an alternate pile testing technique which takes less time for test preparation and conducting, compared to the conventional static pile load test. This test method is used to obtain the force and velocity through measured strain and acceleration induced in a pile during the impact … Read more

Field Density Test (FDT) 7 Methods and their Comparison

field-density-test

Different types of field density test are being practiced in different parts of the world for evaluation of in-situ soil compaction and knowing the relative degree of compaction. FDT is an acronym of Field Density Test that is an in-situ Quality Control test carried out at site for knowing the increased density or compaction achieved … Read more

Field Density Test Calculation – A step by Step Guide

Knowing the correct method for field density test calculations is very important for Transportation Engineers and Civil Engineers. Whether you are about to found the footing of a building on soil, or is working on a dam project where roller compacted concrete is used or you are working on a highway  project where subgrade is … Read more