Author Archives: Namita

Pile Foundation | Classification of Pile Foundations | Pile Installation Methods

Pile Foundation Pile Foundation. Pile foundations are deep foundations used when the site has a weak shallow bearing strata making it necessary to transfer load to a deeper strata either by friction or end bearing principles. Foundations provide support for structures by transferring the load to the rock or layers of soil that have sufficient… Read More »

Underwater Construction | Underwater Construction Techniques | Caissons | Cofferdam

Underwater Construction Underwater construction is a method on how to place the concrete underwater. During the construction of bridges, dams or any structure where the foundation is most likely to lie underwater, the underwater construction is opted. Construction in water poses many difficulties especially in the places where the depth is considerable. During underwater construction,… Read More »

Artificial Islands | Construction of Artificial Island | Photos | Facts

Introduction to Artificial islands An artificial island is an island constructed by man rather than created by natural means. They are constructed by expanding the existing islets and by construction on existing reefs or merging some natural islets into a bigger island. Artificial islands are usually constructed by land reclamation. Land reclamation is a process… Read More »

Curing of Concrete | Purpose of Curing | Curing Methods

Curing of Concrete Curing of Concrete is a method by which the concrete is protected against loss of moisture required for hydration and kept within the recommended temperature range. Curing will increase the strength and decrease the permeability of hardened concrete. Curing is also helps in mitigating thermal and plastic cracks, which can severely impact durability of structures. A curing practice involves keeping the concrete damp or moist until the hydration of concrete is… Read More »