Building Construction & Design

Most Recent

  • An Introduction to the Field of Civil Engineering
    Civil engineering is the oldest and one of the most versatile branches of engineering. Every structure that we see around today is a creation of civil engineering. Learn more about this fascinating discipline.
  • Basic Methods of Waste Management
    After the industrial revolution, waste management became an important and necessary function. Learn some of the main methods used in managing waste products today.
  • Causes and of Rust and Protection Through Galvanization
    Rust is a process that occurs when oxygen and moisture contact exposed metal. With the settlement of moisture in dents, and with an increase in the contact period, rust is formed. Rusting is intensified with high temperatures and increased humidity, and leads to a deterioration in the metal.
  • Green Rooftops for Energy Efficiency
    The LEED system for energy efficient building construction, maintenance, and operation has led to renewed interest in roof gardens and greenery. Several important considerations should be examined for retrofit and new construction of such systems.
  • Architecture in Civil Engineering
    Civil engineers and architects complement each other’s' work. An architect takes care of the design and shape of a building whereas a civil engineer takes care of the technical nitty-gritty like the strength of the building. Architecture is art; civil engineering is more about physics
  • Test Your Civil Engineering Skills
    Just like any other science, Civil Engineering, too, is evolving. Concrete is no longer coarse and made of fine aggregates only. Similarly engineering materials are not restricted to cement and steel. Challenge yourself with this short quiz and find out how much you know about Civil Engineering.
  • Engineering for Municipal Services
    How many times have you said, "I love that city. It is so clean and well organized." How many times have you been impressed by how cities like London and Venice are able to handle their municipal services so effectively? You can thank the municipal engineers who play the major role behind this.
  • Waste Incineration as an Alternative to More Landfills
    There are several types of waste incineration plants. The most common type is municipal solid waste (MSW) with the heat providing energy from waste. This is becoming more necessary in many countries throughout the world as we all run out of land-fill sites for our household rubbish.
  • Highway Construction & Engineering
    Highway construction and engineering includes planning, designing, and building of highways. History stands witness that good roads lead to prosperity for distant societies. If a road is well planned and then executed according to the plan, a highway can open the gates of growth and development.
(1 of 12)