Median in a road – Types of medians – Raised – Flushed – Depressed [PDF]

Types of Road Medians

A median in a road is an area that separates incoming traffic from traffic going in the same direction. Road median is commonly used where there are separate lanes traveling in opposite directions. So, the road median converts a “two-way” movement into a “one-way” movement.  It also acts as an area for cars to U-turn … Read more

11 Different Types of Sand and their uses in Construction [PDF]

Types of Sand in Construction

With so many types of sands in the market, you can’t randomly pick one for your project. Depending on the color, size, and source; the sand can show different properties that are critical for your project. So, in order to get the best result, try to know your options and choose a type of sand … Read more

Rapid Sand Filters – Working – Components – Everything Explained

When it comes to treating water in developing countries we mainly rely on two types of filtering system. One is slow sand filters and the other is rapid sand filters. The later on is also termed as rapid sand gravity filters or in short form as RSF (rapid sand filter). It is a low-cost filter … 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

Road Drainage- Purpose & function-Types-Advantages-Disadvantages

Road Drainage Types

No matter the type of road, drainage is an integral part of the design process. Be it a highway or a link road, the surface runoff is always there. Sometimes the highway engineer provides slope in the profile of the road to drain the surface water. But in some cases, the slope is not sufficient … Read more

Glass Blocks for wall – Advantages – Disadvantages – Types & Size

Glass Block Types

Glass Block, also known as glass brick, is a building component made from glass. The appearance of glass blocks can vary in color, size, texture and shape. Glass blocks give visual appealing look after conceding light. The present-day glass block was developed from pre-existing prism lighting principles within the early 1900s to supply natural light in manufacturing plants. Nowadays glass blocks are utilized in walls, skylights/ Light Ventilators, and sidewalk. Glass blocks are created from two shape glass items, that are melded air-tight at tall temperature. Cooling results … Read more

Modern House Elevation – Design – Types

Modern House Elevation Designs Types

An architect who is designing a home or the owner of the house, spends a lot of time and focus goes into planning so that everything arranges precisely.  According to common concept that interior design and interior decoration are the major parts of the house building. However, there are many factors that that useful to … Read more

7+ Common Mistakes in Construction Cost Estimation

Common Mistakes in Construction Cost Estimation

Construction cost estimation is an important phase that provides an in-depth description of the project and the budget needed for the project. The clients use this projected cost data to evaluate the feasibility of the project. They also utilize this information to obtain project funds and allocate the same for future use. A detailed construction … Read more

How To Consolidate Your Reputation As A Construction Contractor?

Reputation is as crucial as sales and profits for modern businesses. It is even more important in domains such as construction, where word of mouth is the primary means of marketing. Construction projects are expensive, and clients need to be extra sure about the quality, timeliness, and services that a contractor delivers. Everything boils down … Read more

What is a culvert? – Definition – Types – Materials – Parts.

What is a culvert

A culvert is basically a structure that allows water to pass through a roadway, train, trail or other structure from one side to another. In most cases, it is embedded in soil in order to be protected from the elements. The culverts may be constructed either with a concrete pipe, steel tubing or other flexible … Read more

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