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RCC Concrete Structures

What are the functions of different components of a typical expansion joint?   In a typical expansion joint, it normally contains the following components: joint sealant, joint filler, dowel bar, PVC dowel sleeve, bond breaker tape and cradle bent.   Joint sealant: it seals the joint width and prevents water …

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Bridge Works

Under what situation shall engineers use jacking at one end only and from both ends in prestressing work?   During prestressing operation at one end, frictional losses will occur and the prestressing force decreases along the length of tendon until reaching the other end. These frictional losses include the friction …

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Basics Definations

Height of drop of concrete,  is also an important aspect to be considered because if the drop height  is more than 1 meter segregation would happen and result in reduction  of concrete strength. Use of stirrup is to  handle the shear force and to hold the re-bars in position. The …

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Unit conversions & Calculations

CONCRETE GRADES: M5 = 1:4:8 M10= 1:3:6 M15= 1:2:4 M20=  1:1.5:3 M25= 1:1:2 CLEAR COVER TO MAIN REINFORCEMENT: 1.FOOTINGS : 50 mm 2.RAFT  FOUNDATION.TOP : 50 mm 3.RAFT FOUNDATION.BOTTOM/SIDES : 75 mm 4.STRAP BEAM  : 50 mm 5.GRADE SLAB : 20 mm 6.COLUMN : 40 mm 7.SHEAR WALL : 25  …

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Basics Interview questions

Along with some grip on the subject(which obviously is important), they should know some other things: 1. When it comes to engineering, a. Opportunities: Structural engineering is a good option for further studies, but not the only branch available after completing civil engineering. What are the better options after BE …

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Civil engineering ethics

Site engineer: Work ethics: 1) Learn how to talk openly, manage various construction activities at a site. Managing is what most of the time you will do as an engineer. 2) Be super active. 3) The most important thing is showcase whatever you do to your manager/boss. This is what …

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Civil Engineering Basic Knowledge

A good civil engineer should know many basics and Topics 1)- BUILDING MATERIAL AND CONSTRUCTION Lab test of Rock,Brick,Cement,Aggregate,Concrete etc ex. sand + Cement = Mortar Mortar + Coarse aggregate = Concrete Different Test of Brick 1) Crushing strength test by UTM in lab Standard result are 10.5N/mm2 (1st class) …

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Civil Engineering Basic Knowledge

#Cement’s intial setting time should be 30 min(Minimum) and 90 min(maximum). #Final setting time of cement should be=10 hours #What type of test should perform for a road’s improved subgrade sand filling: 1.FM of fine aggregates 2.California bearing ratio 3.Dynamic cone penetration test 4.MDD of fine aggregate 5.Field Dry Density. …

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BOQ

BILLS OF QUANTITIES (BOQ) The survival of any business is heavily depend on the success of commercial management. When it comes to commercial management in construction industry, Bill of Quantities (BOQ) is the term which brings attention of every construction professionals and stakeholders. It is one of the communication tool …

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