Monthly Archives: July 2016

Monolithic Dome Construction | Advantages & Disadvantages | Materials | Profiles | PPT

Introduction Monolithic Dome is thin wall reinforced concrete shell structure. The structure provides safe shelter for the people in the area with hurricanes and earthquakes. This technique is an effective alternative to conventional methods. A Monolithic Dome is a structure cast in a one-piece form. A curve rotated about a central axis to form a… Read More »

Surveying in Civil Engineering MCQs

Surveying is the most initial step in any construction industry. CivilDigital brings you series of frequently asked and discussed multiple choice and interview questions for the benefit of every civil engineering student or job seeker for Interview & Exam Preparation. This part concentrates on Interview Questions from Surveying in Civil Engineering MCQs. Surveying in Civil… Read More »

Use of Synthetic Fibres in Concrete Flooring and Plastering |Advantages

Advantages & Benefits of Synthetic Fibres in Concrete Flooring & Plastering Applications Use fibres in concrete or concreting materials as an additive, dates back to Romans & Egyptians period. Romans included bits of horse hair in the construction of Roman Colosseum which was built in 80BC and the Egyptians used straw in their bricks for… Read More »

Compressive Strength of Concrete & Concrete Cubes | What | How

Compressive Strength The compressive strength of any material is defined as the resistance to failure under the action of compressive forces. Especially for concrete, compressive strength is an important parameter to determine the performance of the material during service conditions. Concrete mix can be designed or proportioned to obtain the required engineering and durability properties… Read More »

Transition Curve in Highways | Purpose|Requirements |Example

Transition Curve Transition curve as the name suggests, is usually a horizontal curve in plan provided to allow transition from a straight alignment to a circular curve gradually. In other words, it is a curve which connects a with infinite radius and radius R. Transition curves are usually provided between a straight and curved track/roads.… Read More »