Monthly Archives: January 2018

Retaining Wall | Types of Retaining Walls | Design Considerations

Retaining wall Retaining wall is structures that is constructed and designed to resist the lateral pressure of the soil. Apart from soil, the lateral pressure is caused by the pressure of liquid, earth filling, sand, or other granular material filled behind the wall after it’s constructed. These walls are key components of transportation structures and… Read More »

Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) & Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC) | Differences

Ordinary Portland & Portland Pozzolana Cement Portland Pozzolana Cement – PPC Cement:  Unlike Ordinary Portland Cement, Portland Pozzolana cement (PPC) is manufactured by combination of pozzolanic materials. Pozzolana is an artificial or natural material which has silica in it in a reactive form. Along with pozzolanic materials in specific proportions, PPC also contains OPC clinker… Read More »

Field Tests for Cement | Check the Quality Cement at Site

Field Tests for Cement Quality tests on cement at the construction site are performed to know the quality of the cement supplied, within a short amount of time. It is not possible to have laboratory tests done in the short period of time, hence in such times the basic field Tests for Cement are done… Read More »

Important points for a Civil Site Engineer | Civil Site Engineer Job Tips

Important points for a Civil Site Engineer A site engineer has to perform a lot of activities on the site. His/her role involves a lot of responsibility which includes giving sufficient advice and supervision when there are any technical issues, or for proper management and for the preparation of day to day reports of the… Read More »

Effects of Corrosion in Reinforcement | Signs & Preventive Measures

Effects of Corrosion in Reinforcement Corrosion in Reinforcement is a serious issue, it can affect the integrity and life of the structure. Concrete has mainly two protection mechanisms to protect the steel from corrosion. The first one is that it forms a physical barrier to avoid the steel come in contact with the external environment.… Read More »

Blasting Technique for Ground Improvement

Blasting Technique for Ground Improvement Blasting is the use of buried explosives to cause the densification of loose cohesion less ground. The principal is that the blasting of explosives in a predetermined pattern causes liquefaction, followed by the expulsion of pore water and subsequent densification of the ground. Blast densification is being utilized for more… Read More »