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 ? Formwork or shuttering is provided as per standard specifications. Inner surface of the shuttering plates should be oiled to prevent concrete sticking to it. … [Read more...] about Definition of Formwork or Shuttering | How it is provided ?
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 … [Read more...] about Definition of Amalgamation | Alteration and Apartment
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. … [Read more...] about Machine mixing and slump 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. … [Read more...] about Hand mixing of Cement Concrete
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. … [Read more...] about Definition of Seasoning of Timber | Natural seasoning
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. … [Read more...] about Why Termite Control is necessary ? | How Termiticide works ?
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: … [Read more...] about Definition of Soil | Residual soil definition
Definition of Lean Concrete Lean concrete is called if the cement content used in concrete is less than about 10% of the total contents. It is widely used in … [Read more...] about Definition of Lean Concrete | Normal Concrete | Rich concrete
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 … [Read more...] about Definition of Shoring | Inclined, Horizontal and Vertical shores
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 … [Read more...] about Shallow foundation | Spread, Combined, Strap and Raft foundation