Building Construction & Design

Civil engineers are primarily concerned with construction, whether it be of buidlings, highways, bridges, tunnels and other necessary structures. In this topic we delve into the matters of designing and constructing projects. Construction Engineering is closely related to Civil Engineering, but more focused on management of the construction site instead of just purely on design and building. Learn all you can about this important topic.
You’ll also learn about the tools, equipment and material needed for projects. Find out more on forklifts, jackhammers, drills, excavaters and much more. Learn the basics of the machinery and proper care to make sure everything is as safe as possible. Also read about how to choose the right material for the project: wood, plastic, stone, concrete, glass and much more. What is the best material to choose? What is the environmental impact of the chosen material? These are all questions the Civil Engineer needs to consider before designing a building.

Reasons for Construction Failures

Failure of construction is an important subject for an owner or a builder, since it involves human life and money. Structural failure may be prevented by incorporation of a proper design and use of quality materials. Workmanship is also an important factor to ensure a proper structural construction.

What are Formwork Systems?

The formwork sector is being influenced by the requirements of improved workplace safety and crane-independent systems that are fast and reliable. Working at heights has become less hazardous. Due to these reasons, concrete formwork is becoming popular.

What is Construction Waste Recycling?

Recycling is the processing of used materials into new products to avoid waste of valuable materials. The utilization of new raw materials, energy consumption, air pollution by incinerators, and water pollution by landfills is reduced. Recycling is a crucial constituent of current waste management.

The Modern Theory of Plate Tectonics

Active research is being conducted by scientists to obtain details about the movement of tectonic plates. These movements are responsible for geological events including earthquakes, volcanoes, formation of mountains, seafloor spreading, and island arcs. Most action takes place at plate boundaries.

What to Do in an Earthquake?

Earthquakes can cause serious damage, for which it is essential that all necessary measures, including household seismic safety, should be ensured by a thorough planning, rehearsals, and remaining peaceful during an earthquake. Actions during, and after an earthquake, should be known to residents.