Building Construction & Design
- Beam Load Calculations Explained
In the field of construction, beam load calculations can become truly critical and require special attention as well as accurate implementation of the results. A simple yet effective way of calculating beam loads is discussed here through derived formulas and expressions.
- Low Cost Housing Construction in Earthquake Zones
Earthquakes present one of civil engineering’s most complex challenges. They typically strike without forewarning and impact every aspect of a civilization’s infrastructure. Are earthquake resistant construction techniques a viable option for low income population centers in earthquake zones?
- Reusing Formwork for Concrete
The possibility of formwork reuse is determined by the type of formwork and the nature of construction. Reusing concrete formwork can reduce construction costs significantly if proper planning and handling is applied.
- Types of Riveted Joints Explained
Huge structures like bridges, locomotives, ships, etc. inevitably require joints in order to plan out an inner firm, enduring “skeleton.” Riveted joints play an important part in forming these joints, and are used extensively for the purpose. Here we discuss the major types of rivet joints.
- Hydraulic Cement
Hydraulic cement contains several ingredients that are not present in the ordinary Portland cement. These compounds are added to facilitate hardening of the cement that ensures effective repair of leaks. Use of hydraulic cement to prevent leaks developed due to a wet environment has been successful.
- Dealing with Asbestos Abatement
The health risks involved in asbestos has led to its being removed and replaced. There are persons and organizations specialized in asbestos abatement procedures. Even this asbestos abatement exposure does lead to health risks and requires companies to follow EPA guidelines.
- Construction Training Options
Training in any area of the construction industry requires a high-level of hands-on training and technical skills. The work completed inside programs provided by construction training providers covers professional work in depth to prepare students to enter careers in as little as six months.
- History of Civil Engineering
The history of civil engineering can be traced back to 4000 BC when the sole means of construction was human labor, lacking any sophisticated equipment. With advancement in all spheres of technology, civil engineering has also developed tremendously.
- Acoustics and Noise Control of Buildings
Noise is unwanted sound. When noise exceeds the permissible level, it causes various problems for the listeners. Therefore, in the design and construction of buildings, this has to be taken into consideration, especially in case of public utility buildings.
- Construction Site Work
Any construction site work requires the proper deployment of qualified people in different trades and engineers to oversee their work. Opportunities in construction depend on the state of the economy, which largely governs construction activities.
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