Preliminary Works in Construction

Preliminary works refer to all the activities that are involved in a construction site before the actual work commences, such as demolition, site clearance, site survey, soil survey, planning, designing, and cost estimation. In this article, we briefly discuss all the preliminary works involved in the construction of a project. 1. Demolition The demolition of the […]

How to Avoid the Effects of Expansive Soil on Buildings?

Several measures like construction of deep piers, soil replacement, keeping moisture at a constant level, chemical soil stabilization, use of void forms can be adopted to avoid detrimental effects of expansive soil on structures and their foundations. One or a combination of these preventive methods can be considered while planning construction over expansive soil. The soil investigation […]

Concrete Slump Variations at Site

Adjusting the slump of concrete is a part of the concreting process, which the contractors should manage properly and cautiously. The concrete slump variation from one transit mixer to another is generally due to aggregate moisture content, concrete temperature, mixing process; and time of delivery, waiting, and unloading. Sometimes, the concrete slump variations at site […]

Strength Evaluation of Concrete Structures with Physical Load Test

Strength evaluation of concrete structures can be done by using physical load test method. Strength evaluation may be required from time to time for various applications of concrete structure. Procedure for concrete structure physical load test is discussed in this article. Strength Evaluation of Concrete Structures with Physical Load Test The procedure of load test […]

Construction of Slab on Ground- Design Elements

The construction of slab on ground requires certain basic design elements. These design elements must be enlisted and added in the contract documents by the designer in charge before asking for a bidding. The design elements required for slabs on ground are: The Materials required for base and the sub – base preparation. The vapor […]