Movable bridges | Special Types of Movable Bridges | Photos

Pontoon retractile

Movable Bridges & Types Movable bridges are the bridges which can change their position and sometimes even the shapes so as to allow the passage of vessels and boats in the waterway. This type of bridge has lower cost of building as there are no high piers and long approaches. Utilization of this bridge stops … Read more

Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beam (RC Beam) | Methods

Strenthening techniques implemented on an existing building

Strengthening of RCC beams The need for strengthening a reinforced concrete beam or a number of beams in a structure is usually caused by problems due to degradation of characteristics of materials with time, reduction in cross section, corrosion, wrong initial design or the increase in the load demand on the building when its utilized for … Read more

Important points for a Civil Site Engineer | Civil Site Engineer Job Tips

Important points for a Civil Site Engineer A site engineer has to perform a lot of activities on the site. His/her role involves a lot of responsibility which includes giving sufficient advice and supervision when there are any technical issues, or for proper management and for the preparation of day to day reports of the … Read more

One way Slabs & Two way Slabs | Spanning of Slabs | One way & Two way Action

RC Beam Column Building

One way & Two way Slabs Floor System One way and two way slabs as floor systems are the most conventional forms of structural floor systems. Reinforced thin plate elements are supported over beams, masonry walls or directly over columns. Beam and slab arrangement can be the best example for one way and two way … Read more

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 way of handling solids in bulk. This combination is frequently utilized to form a solid … Read more

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. During the placement of steel in Reinforced concrete structure, if the required length of single … Read more

Punching Shear | How to design against Punching Shear Forces

Mushroom shaped column cap

Punching Shear Failure In previous article we have discussed about the punching shear in flat slabs. If you have not read that you can check it at What is Punching Shear? Punching Shear in Flat Slabs. In this article we are going to discuss about the design of members for the punching shear. What is … Read more

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

Drip Inducer in Structures | Water Cut & Water Shedding Requirements

Common DripInducer details and standard

What is a Drip Inducer or Water Cut A drip inducer also known as water cut can be a recess, protrusion, groove or a projection on an underside surface. The function of drip inducer is to interrupt and break the flow of water along the surface thereby causing it to drip off. One of the … Read more