Definition of Formwork or Shuttering | How it is provided ?

Monday, August 7, 2017 20:34

Formwork or Shuttering

Formwork or shuttering may be defined as the set of forms provided to keep the concrete in position until it sets.

How formwork or shuttering is provided ?

  1. Formwork or shuttering is provided as per standard specifications.
  2. Inner surface of the shuttering plates should be oiled to prevent concrete sticking to it. Continue Reading »

Definition of Amalgamation | Alteration and Apartment

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 20:55

Amalgamation of plots

Amalgamation may be defined as:

The joining of two or more adjoining plots to make a single plot for the building purposes. Amalgamation means to combine two or more units to make one single unit.

Alteration in building Continue Reading »

Machine mixing and slump of cement concrete

Saturday, March 18, 2017 19:42

Machine mixing of cement concrete

Following points must be kept in mind for machine mixing of cement concrete.

  • Stone ballast, sand and cement to be pour into the cement concrete mixer.
  • For example, for concrete of ratio 1:2:4 first four boxes of stone ballast, then two boxes of sand and then one bag of cement should be put into the cement concrete mixer. Continue Reading »

Hand mixing of Cement Concrete

Sunday, March 12, 2017 13:17

Hand mixing of Cement Concrete

Following points must be kept in mind for hand mixing of cement concrete.

  • Hand mixing of cement concrete should be done in masonry platform or iron sheet. Continue Reading »

Definition of Seasoning of Timber | Natural seasoning

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 19:53
Posted in category Engineering Materials

Definition of seasoning of Timber

The process of removing moisture or sap from freshly cut timber is known as seasoning of timber.

The following two methods are used for seasoning of timber. Continue Reading »

Why Termite Control is necessary ? | How Termiticide works ?

Sunday, February 19, 2017 22:13

Why Termite Control is necessary ?

Termites are the most destructive wood pests. They cause damage to wooden structures by feeding on them. They feed on wooden structures like door frames, wooden paneling, floor parquet, cupboards and books. Continue Reading »

Definition of Soil | Residual soil definition

Saturday, December 3, 2016 18:00
Posted in category Soil Mechanics 1

Soil Definition

Soil has various meanings depending upon the professional field in which it is being studied.

For engineering purposes, Soil may be define as:

Natural aggregate of mineral grains, loose or moderately cohesive, inorganic or organic in nature.

If we are studying geology, then: Continue Reading »

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 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 »