Rapid Hardening Cement – Properties – Benefits – Uses

Rapid Hardening Cement

Rapid hardening cement is a particular type of cement that is used in exceptional cases of concrete pouring. As the name implies, rapid hardening cement needs the shortest time to set up and consolidate. It achieves higher strength on lesser days.  With such, it can attain seven days strength in only three days. You can … Read more

Digital Level Surveying – Advantages – Component – Types

Digital Level Surveying

In digital level surveying, we uses levels that uses electron beam to analyze a level staff at a distance. You can measure differences in height between two points or determine the height of objects or structures with digital surveying levels. While interpreting gradation markings on the staff level, these types of digital levels decreases the … Read more

Difference between compaction and consolidation

Difference between compaction and consolidation

So, you’re confused about difference between compaction and consolidation. Well, civil Engineers deal with these processes in geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics. Both consolidation and compaction is a way to reduce the volume of the soil but are quite different in some ways. Though both processes tend to improve the engineering properties of soil but … Read more

Specific Gravity of Cement – Definition – Test – Procedure

Specific Gravity of Cement

For most of the cements we use in construction has a specific gravity of cement ranging between 3.1 to 3.16 g/cc and a density of 1440 Kg/m3. But that doesn’t mean it stays same for all types of cement we have. Moreover, specific gravity itself is an important quality control parameter for cements while determining … Read more

Falsework – Types of Falsework – Applications – Components

Uses of Falsework

If you’re constructing a bridge, you will support the deck with a temporary structure until it can sustain. Wouldn’t you? That is what falsework is. Well, a temporary support to a permanent structure, material, or plant during construction is what we define as falsework. So, in today’s read I’ve skimmed through every bit of detail … Read more

Dog-Legged Staircase – What is Staircase – Advantages & Disadvantages

Dog-legged Staircase

With so many types of staircases, finding the right one seems overwhelming. Anyhow, we can relate hundreds of reasons why dog-legged staircase is the best pick for you, no matter what. So, in today’s read I’m going to reveal some of the hidden facts about the dog-legged staircase. Let’s get started: What is a staircase? … Read more

Dry density of soil – Relationship of dry density with moisture content

Maximum Dry Density of Soil

Dry density is an important concept in geotechnical engineering. When you’re in the field for soil compaction, you need to know the parameters that affect the dry density of soil. You might also be looking for related terms like dry unit weight of soil, bulk density of soil, or density of soil solids. Definition of … Read more

4R Principle – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Recover

4R Principle to reduce solid waste

The 4R principle deals with how we use plastic goods and solid waste in our daily lives. Reduce, Recycle, Refuse, and Reuse are the four R’s that protects the environment and prevent land pollution. It is a way to enhance the recycling process of plastic and other solid waste. Let us just take a closer … Read more

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