• Posts Tagged ‘Building Construction’

    Calling All Presentations for the ASCE 2017 Convention

    by  • November 16, 2016 • Conference, Convention, Editorial, News from ASCE • 0 Comments


    Call for Presentations now Open! The ASCE 2016 Convention was a resounding Success. The attendees gave the educational content a 93 percent satisfaction rating. This is your opportunity to be part of this outstanding program. The ASCE 2017 Technical Program Subcommittee is currently accepting proposals for presentations at the Convention, taking place in New...

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    Indian Highway Projects increases to 1.40 lakh kilometer

    by  • November 13, 2016 • Articles, Editorial, Expert Lecture, India, Recent News for Civil Engineers • 0 Comments


    In order to build the required road infrastructure both in the rural and urban areas of the country, the government has decided to increase the length of country’s highways from the current 1.05 lakh-km to 1.40 lakh-km. To achieve the laid down targets, it has also been decided to increase financing from the current...

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    ACC Coolcrete Ready mix concrete

    by  • June 14, 2016 • Building Construction, Cement, concrete, Editorial, Expert Lecture, Introduction • 0 Comments

    Coolcrete : Ready-Mix Concrete Temperature –  controlled Concrete. Coolcrete has placement temperatures much below ambient temperatures and and can be designed as low as 12 degree Celsius or as per client requirement. Temperature controlled concrete is necessary to prevent the rise of internal temperature of the concrete beyond specified limits for mass concrete or...

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    Concrete Society Report – Concrete core testing for strength

    by  • February 10, 2015 • Articles, Books, concrete, Download Free Civil Engineering Books • 0 Comments

    cement and concrete association

    Report of Concrete Society working Party. This report provides recommended procedures for obtaining and the compressive testing of concrete cores and for the interpretation of the results. Evidence from practice and research is provided for the formulae and conversion factors recommended.  

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    First cable-stayed bridge for monorail built in Korea

    by  • January 29, 2015 • Bridge, Civil Engineering Projects, Editorial, Recent News for Civil Engineers • 0 Comments

    SK cable-stayed monorail bridge

    SK Engineering & Construction Co. has completed construction of the first cable-stayed bridge for a new monorail in Korea. The nearly 700-foot-long span has a tower height of 231 feet. SK Engineering & Construction Co. (SK E&C) has completed the development of a railroad cable-stayed bridge mistreatment proprietary technology for the primary time in...

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    Pile Foundation Failure and Remedies

    by  • May 3, 2014 • Foundation • 0 Comments

    condition of pile foundation failure

    Pile foundation is widely used deep foundation for complex geologic conditions with kinds of load conditions, especially for soft soil foundation. Pile foundation has large bearing capacity, well stability and small differential settlement compared to other foundation types. But pile foundations may also get damaged and fail specially during earthquakes. Fig: Pile foundation failure...

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    Extracting Concreting Cores and Testing for Strength

    by  • April 23, 2014 • concrete • 0 Comments

    While Rebound Hammer, CAPO/Pullout, Windsor probe and ultrasonic pulse velocity tests give indirect evidence of concrete quality, a more direct assessment on strength can be made by core sampling and testing. Cores are usually cut by means of a rotary cutting tool with diamond bits. In this manner, a cylindrical specimen is obtained usually with its ends being uneven, parallel and square...

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    Change Mix Design according to Coarse Aggregates

    by  • April 16, 2014 • Aggregates, Building Materials, concrete • 0 Comments


    Coarse Aggregate Properties affecting Mix Design Strength Maximum size of coarse aggregate: Maximum size of aggregate affects the workability and strength of concrete. It also influences the water demand for getting a certain workability and fine aggregate content required for achieving a cohesive mix. For a given weight, higher the maximum size of aggregate,...

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