Overview of Offshore Structures in Civil Engineering | Classifications, Examples

Fig-3. Semi-submersible offshore structures

Offshore Structures Structures which are designed and build in deep waters are known as offshore structures. Hence, these structures are much different form conventional buildings which are constructed in land mass. They are exposed to harsh environmental loads such as wave loads, current loads, ice loads along with other significant forces such as earthquake and … Read more Overview of Offshore Structures in Civil Engineering | Classifications, Examples

Everything about Bar Bending Schedule | BBS Terms & Rules

Value for minimum radius r for bar scheduling

Bar Bending Schedule or BBS BBS or Bar bending schedule is a detailed report of list of reinforcement types and sizes, its quantities, shape codes, dimensions and designated bar mark numbers with reference to a detailed structural drawing. The preparation of the BBS is known as scheduling. A bar bending schedule is usually prepared by … Read more Everything about Bar Bending Schedule | BBS Terms & Rules

Shear Wall | Functions & Loads Transfer Mechanism | Design Example of Shear Wall

Shear Wall in a Building

Definition of Shear Wall Shear walls are the vertical structural element which resist the horizontal forces acting on a building structure. Shear wall can also be defined as a wall which are reinforced & made of braced panels to carry lateral forces. The thickness of the shear wall for regular buildings can be generally in … Read more Shear Wall | Functions & Loads Transfer Mechanism | Design Example of Shear Wall

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

Live End Post tensioning Anchorage Insulated and External Type

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

Weep Hole in Civil Engineering Structures | Retaining walls | Working

Weep Hole System

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 Weep Hole in Civil Engineering Structures | Retaining walls | Working

Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) | Advantages & Applications of Preengineered Buildings

Typical Pre-engineered Building

Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) Pre-engineered buildings are buildings that are built in factories and are made of steel that are shipped to site and bolted together. PEB (Pre-engineered Building) revolution the construction market using built up sections in place of conventional hot rolled sections. A large column free area is the utmost requirement for any type … Read more Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) | Advantages & Applications of Preengineered Buildings

How to Prepare Civil Engineering Project Report | Steps | Contents Required

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How to Prepare Civil Engineering Project Report All the students who are on the way to become Engineers have to prepare a project report at least once before they graduate. Writing a report is considered to a strenuous task for those who don’t know what to include in it. This happens to all the students … Read more How to Prepare Civil Engineering Project Report | Steps | Contents Required

Vibro-Compaction or Vibro-Flotation for Ground Improvement | Principle | Images

Vibro-compaction in action

Introduction Vibro-compaction also known as vibro-flotation is a technique in which the density of granular soils are increased by the insertion of a heavy vibrating poker to desired depth. This vibrating poker is also known as depth vibrator or a vibroflot or simply flot. It is one of the most common ground improvement technique using … Read more Vibro-Compaction or Vibro-Flotation for Ground Improvement | Principle | Images

Waterstops or Waterbar for Waterproofing | Application | Waterstop Types | Principle

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Waterstops or Waterbar Waterstops or waterbars are flexible tape like elements of a concrete structure that prevent the passage of water through concrete joints. Concrete joints are most liable to seepage. They are designed as fluid tight diaphragm embedded in or running along the joints. The join is as watertight as the waterbar that join … Read more Waterstops or Waterbar for Waterproofing | Application | Waterstop Types | Principle