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

Soil Nailing | Principles | Advantages

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Soil Nailing Soil nailing is a ground improvement technique which is used to reinforce soil to make it more stable. Soil nailing is used for slopes, excavations, retaining walls etc. to make it more stable. The faces of steep slopes are usually protected by shotcrete and mesh for temporary works and by either cast-in-place concrete … Read more

Reinforced Soil | Principles of Soil Reinforcing | Advantages

soil reinforcement

Reinforced soil is the combination of compacted earth fill with tensile reinforcement to create an earth structure. The properties and performance of this earth structure depend on the bonding between the soil and reinforcement. The layout of reinforcement is done between the layers of compacted earth fill, which is an essential part of the construction … Read more

Modular Construction Technique| Construction Process | Example Projects

Modular Construction House

Modular construction is a newly adopted method in the construction industry where the houses are constructed as rectangular blocks away from the actual construction site. It is also known as “Offsite Construction”. These blocks are then transported to the actual site and placed as per the architectural drawings. These building are made of prefabricated or … Read more

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 of any structure, as it strengthens the soil. Many factors influence the degree with which … 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

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 such as ease of dressing. Hence it is the job of the site engineer to … Read more

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 collapsible plate down to the required depth and then pipe is filled with sand. The … Read more