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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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Calculation of Lap length in Reinforced Concrete Structures

steel bars overlapped

Lap length in Reinforced Concrete Lap length is one of the important term in the reinforcement. This is usually confused with another important term called development length and anchorage length. In this article, the lap lengths of bars is discussed….
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Types of Dams | Classification of Reservoirs

Nagarjunasagar Dam

Types of Dams A dam is a hydraulic structure or assembly that is constructed across a river to form a reservoir on its upstream side for confining water for various purposes like Hydropower, water supply, flood control, navigation, fishing and…
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Loads on Building for Modeling | Structure Load Calculation | Analyze Building | Excel Spreadsheet

Loads on the building

Calculation of Building Loads The loads on building, may be a residential or any type of structure, are mainly classified into vertical and horizontal loads. The vertical loads are the dead and live load. The horizontal loads are the earthquake…
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Scaffolding | Scaffold Components | Types

Independent scaffolding with safety signs, lights and hazard warning

Scaffolding Temporary support required to provide a safe and convenient working surface is known as scaffold or scaffolding. There is a limit to the safe working height at which a worker can access the building work from ground level. Scaffolding is used on…
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Monolithic Dome Construction | Advantages & Disadvantages | Materials | Profiles | PPT

Monolithic Dome House

Introduction Monolithic Dome is thin wall reinforced concrete shell structure. The structure provides safe shelter for the people in the area with hurricanes and earthquakes. This technique is an effective alternative to conventional methods. A Monolithic Dome is a structure…
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All About Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) & Parameters

Construction of the A5 highway east bypass of Biel; 12.6 m diameter drill head of TBM © Chriusha (Хрюша) CC-BY-SA-3.0

Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) A TBM is a massive set of complex equipment assembled together to excavate a tunnel, often called as “Mole”. Major components of this Tunnel Boring Machine includes Cutter head, with cutting discs/tools and Muck buckets to…
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Base Isolation System: Outline on Principles, Types, Advantages & Applications

Base Isolation for a Building

Base Isolation System: An Outline on Principles, Types, Advantages & Applications What is Base isolation? Base isolation is a state-of-the-art method in which the structure (superstructure) is separated from the base (foundation or substructure) by introducing a suspension system between…
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Things You didn’t Know Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Chaotianmen Bridge - World Record Steel Arch Bridge

Things You didn’t Know about Chaotianmen Bridge – World Record Steel Arch Bridge The Chaotianmen Bridge is built across the Yangtze River, Chongqing, China. The total length of the main bridge and both west and east approaches is 1741 m,…
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