Monthly Archives: March 2017

Road tunnels or Vehicular Tunnels | Types & Shapes | Components | Advantages & Considerations

Road Tunnels or Vehicular Tunnels Road tunnels or vehicular tunnels are defined as enclosed roadways through ground, sea or mountains with vehicle access restricted through portals or tunnel ends, independent of structure type, method of construction or the crossing medium. The carriageways covered by bridges are not considered as tunnels. Some of the most common… Read More »

Steel Structures Vs Concrete Structures | Complete Comparison of Steel & Concrete

Concrete and Steel are one of the most common construction materials even in today, Steel Structures Vs Concrete Structures is an attempt to compare advantages and disadvantages of both materials from constriction and maintenance point of view. Concrete Structure Concrete is the second most used material for construction after water in the world. Concrete structure… Read More »

Anchorage Systems in Post Tensioning | Types of Prestressed Concrete Anchorages | Images

Anchorage in Prestressed Concrete Anchorage as the name signifies is a component of post tensioning system which is used to anchor the tendons into the concrete while terminating or joining two tendons. Main function of anchorage is to transfer the stressing force to the concrete once the stressing process is completed. It is one of… Read More »

Weep Hole in Civil Engineering Structures | Retaining walls | Working

Function of Weep Hole Weep Holes are provided in earth retaining structures like retaining walls, underpasses, wing walls and other below ground drainage structures. From engineering point of view, Weep Hole is provided in these structures to relieve hydrostatic pressure or water pressure on the walls.  Reducing the water pressure on the walls will reduce… Read More »