Definition of Lean Concrete | Normal Concrete | Rich concrete

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 17:12

Definition of Lean Concrete

Lean concrete is called if the cement content used in concrete is less than about 10% of the total contents.

Definition of Shoring | Inclined, Horizontal and Vertical shores

Sunday, November 20, 2016 12:13

Shoring

Shoring is the Construction of a temporary structure required to support an unsafe existing structure. Temporary structure is known as shores.

Shores are of following types:

Raking or inclined shores Continue Reading »

Shallow foundation | Spread, Combined, Strap and Raft foundation

Friday, November 18, 2016 10:43

Shallow foundation

Shallow foundation may be defined as:

Foundation whose depth is equal to or less than its width.

Types of shallow foundation

1.Spread footing Continue Reading »

Damp proof course DPC | Causes of dampness in a building

Thursday, November 17, 2016 0:34

Damp proof course

A continuous water proof layer is provided above the ground level to prevent moisture to come up which is called damp proof course or DPC. Damp proof courses are provided at various levels Continue Reading »

The Research Process | Eight steps you need to carry out research

Sunday, September 25, 2016 14:07
Posted in category Research methodology

Effects of Noise on Physical Health

Sunday, September 6, 2015 10:01

Effects of Noise on Health

  • High level of noise can also lead to increase in arousal and stress.
  • Incidences of Diseases related to stress-hypertension such as blood pressure, ulcers etc. would increase as one is exposed to higher levels of more unpredictable and uncontrollable noise.
  • Noise has been linked to spontaneous outbreaks Continue Reading »

Observation as a primary source of data collection in a research study

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 15:34
Posted in category Research methodology

Observation

Observation is one way to collect primary data. It is a purposeful way of watching and listening to an interaction or phenomenon as it takes place.

Types of observations

There are two types:

  1. Participant.
  2. Non Participant.

Participant

When the researcher participates in the activities of the group being observed in the same manner as its members. Members may know or do not know that they are being observed. Continue Reading »

Primary and secondary sources of Data collection and its limitations

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 9:35
Posted in category Research methodology

There are two main approaches for data collection about a problem, person or a phenomenon.

Primary Data

There are times when the information must be collected. Sources used in the this approach are called as primary sources.

Examples of information collected through primary sources are: Continue Reading »

Arousal approach theory and arousal effects on behavior

Monday, August 31, 2015 16:16

Definition of Arousal

From a neuro-physiological perspective, arousal is a heightening of brain activity, by the arousal center of brain known as reticular formation.

One effect of exposure to environmental stimulation is increased arousal.

  1. It may be measured physiologically by heightened autonomic activity, such as increase heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, adrenaline secretion etc.
  2. It may be measured behaviorally by increased motor activity, or simply as self reported arousal.

It is one of the dimensions along which any environment can be evaluated Continue Reading »

Definition of Environmental psychology

Monday, August 24, 2015 21:57

Definition of Environmental psychology

It may be defined as: Continue Reading »