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Earthquake Safe Construction Guidelines

If Vulnerability is reduced, risk of disaster will decrease. Prediction of earthquake only saves human losses not economic losses due to collapse. Most of earthquake occurs in ocean. Earthquake of Magnitude 6 evolves energy that is equal to 1 Hiroshima atomic bomb. Magnitude 7 ==> 100x Energy evolved = 1 Hiroshima atomic bomb. Magnitude 8 ==> 100 x

Selection of Stones for Building Construction

Once a stone has been selected on aesthetic basis, it is important than to ensure whether it exhibits the necessary physical properties and durability to remain in working condition for a long time. Confirm the traditional name of the stone and test it in the field for properties like streak, color, hardness etc. It is better to confirm whether the amount and quality of stone

Definition and Types of Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is a structure that retains (holds back) any material (usually earth) and prevents it from sliding or eroding away. It is designed so that to resist the material pressure of the material that it is holding back. An earth retaining structure can be considered to have the following types: Gravity Walls Reinforced Gravity Walls Concrete Cantilever retaining wall Counter-fort / Buttressed retaining wall Precast concrete retaining wall Prestressed retaining wall

Design & Construction of Steel Structures

it is the ability to redistribute the load. Simple beam is determinate. Fixed beam is indeterminate by 2 degrees so it has two redundant actions. fixed supported beam is more better as indeterminate structure can redistribute the load. When load increases support becomes plastic and it turns into a simply supported beam. But simply supported does not go through the stage of plastic

Construction of Open Wells

A water well is a lot more than a drilled hole, but for many people, the above ground part of the drilling process is the only part they see. A water well is a specially engineered hole in the ground; For ground water monitoring, or for scientific research purposes, wells may be drilled in a way that allows the specialists to closely examine the rock formations and take frequent

Tutorial: Steps to create a WBS in Primavera

Click "Data" from Menu and then select "WBS", then click the "Structure" button. the numbers from 1 to 10 represent levels of WBS. Which means the structure of WBS can have levels ranging from 1 to 10. Enter the symbol in separator field that you want to use for separating different levels of the WBS. Example of work breakdown structure of a GIS Project in Primavera Project Planner P3.

Types of Floors and Methods of Construction

The floor whose topping is of brick. These are easy to construct and repair. but the surface resulting from these is not smooth and is rough, hence, easily absorbs and retains moisture which may cause dampness in the building. For constructing a brick floor, the top surface of earth or murram filling is properly consolidated. Over this compacted earth, a layer of clean sand about 10 cm thick

How to Write Technical Construction Proposal

A document which persuades its readers to accept the writer's idea is called a proposal. The RFP asks for both a technical proposal and a cost proposal. There are two kinds of proposals. In external proposal, one firm responds to a request from another firm on the government for a solution to a problem. It ranges from lengthy (100 pages or more) to a short (4-5 pages). In an

How to Write Project Progress Reports

Progress reports inform management about the status of the project. It is submitted at regular intervals throughout the life of the project. It lets the reader know whether work is progressing satisfactorily, that is within the project’s budget and time limitations. Most readers are not fully informed about all aspects of the project. To understand the progress made to date

Minerals, Rocks and Stones used in Construction

Rocks normally consist of several minerals, some essential, some accessory. A rock may be thought of as a "mineral environment." Each rock type was formed under certain specific conditions, resulting in the formation of a fairly predictable group of minerals. Rocks fall into three classes according to their origin: Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic. Following are some rocks

Disadvantages of Concrete in Construction

Concrete has a very low tensile strength and requires the use of reinforcing bars at tensile zone. Forms are required to hold the concrete in place until it hardens sufficiently. The low strength per unit of weight of concrete leads to heavy members and is an important consideration for tall buildings and long-span structures. The properties of concrete vary widely due to

Team Functions, Roles and Responsibilities

Contracts are broken down into activities for purposes of scheduling, estimating, progress control and cost control. Large projects can have several hundred activities or more. Trick is to know which activities are critical. Critical activities are those that could impact the cost of the work by at least one half of one percent of the bid price: For example, on a $1,000,000 project.

Role of Materials in Construction

Material has major role in the creation of anything which makes it comfortable, durable, valuable, precious and beautiful. According to ancient scholars myth everything in universe has been made of four elements i.e. Air, Fire, Soil and Water. Here we will talk about the role of material in construction of buildings and buildings requirements. In the construction of any building there

Road Construction Machinery

Road construction equipment are found in a wide variety ranging from the very heavy equipment to portable and lighter equipment. These modern and high construction equipment make the construction job easier and quicker. Also the work done my heavy machinery is of good quality, this is the reason that we find a wide variety of equipment at every construction site.

Rubbers and Glass as Engineering Materials

It is present as an emulsion in the latex of rubber trees mostly grow in hot, moist climate ► Malaysia, Venezuela, Mexico. Latex is milky fluid oozing (dropping) from vertical grooves having an upward inclination cut around the trunk of the rubber tree. Pots are tied to the trunk of the trees for collecting latex. Crude rubber is obtained by coagulation of latex with alcohol, alum

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