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Seismic Design & Earthquake Resistant Construction

Earthquake resistance is the ability of the structure to withstand earthquakes. These structures perform better during the earthquakes and give sufficient time to its dwellers to evacuate the building, besides saving lives, reducing injuries and lowering the damages of the earthquake. These structures are intended to withstand the largest earthquake of a

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

Structural & Non Structural Defects in Building Construction

Concrete is very versatile material. It can be cast in place with or without reinforcement. It can also be precast or prestressed in order to achieve the required strength. In order to achieve the required strength. There is the need of proper understanding of its behavior and constituents that are making the concrete. Any type of negligence in any of its phase like placement, design & maintenance

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

Pile Foundation - Design, Construction and Factors Affecting Piles

In foundation practices, the main point of concern is bearing capacity of soil. Bearing capacity can be defined as the maximum load that can be carried by the soil strata. When the soil is strong enough that it can carry the whole load coming on it, then we use shallow foundation. Shallow foundations are usually used where hard soil strata is available at such a depth

Millau Viaduct Bridge Design, Construction & History

Millau Viaduct multiple span single line cable stayed Bridge the tallest bridge in the world. Its highest tower stretches a staggering 343 meters in height and 2.5 km in length. It is located in southern France, and is the highest bridge in the world. It is a truly amazing piece of engineering, especially considering the method used to span the distance between

Hong Kong International Airport Design & Construction

Hong Kong is one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Previously, it had an airport named Kai Tak. But that was in the middle of the city, endangering human life and property. It had only one run way and the congestion was a lot rather increasing day by day. The airplanes had to fly past the apartments and the tall buildings, very nearly and risk of accident was very high. A new

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 of Floors

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

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