Construction Technology

Factors affecting Compaction of Soil

Placing of soil over the reinforcement material

Factors affecting Compaction of soil Compaction of the soil is the process where the dry density of soil is increased by reducing air content or air voids present in the soil. This process is an essential part of the construction…
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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…
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Characteristics of Good Building Stone | Construction Aggregate Properties

Building stones used in construction

Characteristics of Good Building Stones Every building stone which is used for construction, cannot satisfy all the ideal requirements. For example, when the stone satisfies the requirement of strength and durability, it may not do the same with other necessities…
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Ground Improvement with Sand Compaction Piles | Advantages

Sand compaction piles

Sand Compaction Piles Sand compaction piles are one of the potential methods for improving ground stability, preventing liquefaction, reducing settlement and similar applications. This method involves driving a hollow steel pipe into the ground. The bottom is closed with a…
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Vibro Stone Columns | Ground Improvement

Installation of Vibro Stone Columns by Vibroflot

Vibro Stone Columns To improve the load bearing capacity of in-situ soils and fills, Vibro stone columns are designed and are used. These columns reduce the differential settlements of non-homogeneous and compressible soils which allows the use of shallow footings…
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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…
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Ground Improvement with Soil Pre-Compression | Ground Preloading

Preloading & Ground Improvement with Soil Pre-Compression in Kuwait

Soil Pre-Compression Soil Pre-compression is one of the ground improvement technique which compresses the ground under an applied pressure before placing or completing the structural load. Pre-compression is performed in following two ways: Ground precompression is achieved by pre-loading, which…
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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…
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Rapid Impact Compaction | Ground Improvement | Advantages

Rapid impact compaction equipment

Rapid Impact Compaction Rapid Impact Compaction is a shallow ground improvement and densification technique. This method densifies shallow, granular soils, which repeatedly strike an impact plate on the ground surface using a hydraulic hammer. The energy is transferred to the…
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