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High Rise Multi Story Building with Raft base Model

Practical Steps in Design of Concrete Buildings Concrete is arguably the most important building material which plays an important role in all building structures. Its virtue is its versatility which is its ability to be moulded to take any shape required for various structural forms. The entire process of structural planning and design requires not … Read more

Early Thermal Cracking in Concrete Explained [with Solved Example]

Early Thermal Cracking , PC- Jon Knights Materials Consulting Ltd

Early-age Thermal Cracking, usually termed as Early Thermal Cracking is a phenomenon in concrete structures, caused by excessive Tensile Strain in a concrete section above the Tensile capacity of concrete as a result of restraining thermal contraction or due to differential temperature within the cross section. There are several factors that can influence ETC in … Read more

Septic Tank and Soak Pit

Septic Tank And Soak Pit Why Do We need A Sewer System Each time we flush the toilet or wash so that down the sink’s drain,we create sewage (also known in polite society as wastewater). One question that many people might ask is, “Why not simply dump this waste-water onto the ground outside the house, … Read more

A Bridge Built to Sway When the Earth Shakes

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SAN FRANCISCO — Venture deep inside the new skyway of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and it becomes clear that the bridge’s engineers have planned for the long term.

Courtesy NYTimes

At intervals inside the elevated roadway’s box girders — which have the closed-in feel of a submarine, if a submarine were made of concrete — are anchor blocks, called deadmen, cast into the structure. They are meant to be used decades from now, perhaps in the next century, when in their old age the concrete girders will start to sag. By running cables from deadman to deadman and tightening them, workers will be able to restore the girders to their original alignment.

The deadmen are one sign that the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, which includes the skyway and a unique suspension bridge, is meant to last at least 150 years after its expected opening in 2013. (The existing eastern bridge, which is still in use, will then be torn down.)

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Making the Future-MIT Professor prints her own Buildings

A innovative approach to design and construction that save materials and energy and create unusually beautiful structures.

(From Technology Review, as published on January 11,2012 by Kevin Bullis)

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Welcome to CivilDigital.com

Constructing lives, building sustainable environment”

In Creation we stand next to god. Making this world an eco friendly place to live is a tacit agreement between the prophet and civil engineers. A nearly impossible dream like this can be turned into a reality by close interactions of civil engineers’ community from all over the world.

Civil Engineering Students, MNIT, Jaipur introduces “CivilDigital.com“ as an initiative to realize the close interaction of civil community and permanently root our stand in creation.

Knowledge is the beginning of any loose thread being sewn to revolutionize mother earth. It grows when it is shared. And the discussions lead to the intellectual growth.

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