Interlocking Bricks | Features of Interlocked Brick Masonry | Benefits | Disadvantages

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What are Interlocking Bricks? Typically, the construction process and masonry can be tedious, time consuming, and expensive. To overcome the hardships and issues encountered during construction, varied methods of construction is being considered and developed. Simultaneously, materials and equipment used for construction are also being fabricated to enhance the quality of construction and furthermore minimize … Read more

15 Most Important Aspects of Concreting Process | Checklist for Site Supervision of Concreting Work

Concrete Pouring height below 1m

Concreting is one of the important process for any kind of construction. Contractors & builders pay huge money for concreting process comparing to other civil works. Before and while concreting site engineer or supervisor needs to monitor and certify the following aspects for proper execution of concreting work. 1. Shuttering Stability The shuttering and centering … Read more

Testing Bricks at Site | Quality of Clay Bricks | Visual and Experimental Tests for Quality Bricks

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Bricks are basic building blocks of masonry work and construction material for load bearing walls, partition walls, and other elements of buildings. Basically, bricks are made of naturally available material like clay, aggregate, sand and other mixtures like concrete. There are various types of quality bricks available in the market based on location, type & … Read more

Brick Masonry | Inspection Checklist for Brickwork | Site Supervision Tips!

Brick Mason Placing Brick Layers over mortar

Brick Masonry A structural system in which the bricks are placed in a systematic manner and the joints are filled by the mortar to form a solid structure is termed as Brick masonry. It is generally used in walls and buildings. These Brick Masonry structures are used as both load bearing and non-load bearing walls. … Read more

Methods of Underwater Concrete Repair | Concrete Structures Rehabilitation Underwater

Repair of underwater structures

Methods of Underwater Repair of Concrete Structures Underwater concrete structures are prone to damage due to many reasons. There are some methods which are specially adapted to repair these damages. Care should be taken to ensure that the damaged area is not contaminated before the application of the repair material. The material used for the … Read more

Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beam (RC Beam) | Methods

Strenthening techniques implemented on an existing building

Strengthening of RCC beams The need for strengthening a reinforced concrete beam or a number of beams in a structure is usually caused by problems due to degradation of characteristics of materials with time, reduction in cross section, corrosion, wrong initial design or the increase in the load demand on the building when its utilized for … 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

Bentonite | Application of Bentonite Slurry in Civil Engineering

Bentonite slurry used in pile foundation

Bentonite Slurry in civil engineering Bentonite slurry is a combination of sodium bentonite and slurry. A slurry is a thin sloppy mud or cement or, in extended use, any fluid mixture of a pulverized solid with water, often used as a convenient way of handling solids in bulk. This combination is frequently utilized to form a solid … Read more

Ground Improvement with Micro Pile | Micro Piles

Micro piles construction

Micro pile Micro-piles are piles molded on the spot to serve as deep foundations and highly tensioned stress along the shaft, composed of sand and cement mortar and thoroughly reinforced throughout its length. Micro-piles are employed in highly compact or consistent ground or in the ground where bedrock or rocky formations are found, in which … Read more