What IsSPT Test?
The Standard Penetration Test (SPT Test) is one type of in-situ soil test and It is conducted to determine the geotechnical engineering properties of subsurface soils, especially for cohesionless soil.
SPT Test is most widely used to check various parameters and properties of soil on the construction site. For any building foundation, design and construction soil testing are essential.
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Grade of Concrete Grades of concrete are defined by the concrete mix proportion and the minimum strength of concrete at end of 28 days curing period. The grade of concrete is can be known by calculating the compressive strength of concrete in Mpa, where M stands for mix and the MPa denotes the overall strength
There are different types of concrete mix which are based on concrete classification according to…Continue
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Density of CementCement is one of the major ingredients of concrete mix. Cement work as binding material and filler material in concrete which binds all aggregate, sand together. There are mainly two types of cement used in construction 1. OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement) 2. PCC (Pozzonala Portland Cement)
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What Is Timber?A Timber is nothing but a form of wood that is shaped into beams and planks. It is also known as “lumber” in the US and Canada.
Mainly, timber or Lumber is a separated part of growing trees. Any type of timber that is capable of getting a minimum dimensional size can be termed timber or lumber. It is a stage in the process of Timber production.
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What Is DPC?
DPC means Damp Proof Course which is applied at basement levels, which restricts the movement of moisture through walls and floors of a building. Mostly DPC courses are required in new build properties which are most sensitive to moisture in order to prevent rising dampness subsequently.
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What Area Architectural Symbols?
Architects must have knowledge of different types of architectural symbols and signs that are generally used in drawing. All drawings prepared by the architect must be understandable by general people who are connected with construction projects.
For easy understanding and fast reading of architectural drawing, it is essential to utilize some architectural symbols.…Continue
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Top Signs of Water Damages
A common signs of water damages are following,
Dark or Wet Spots
Cracking, Bubbling, or Flaking of paint
Increase utility bill of water
Appearance of mold
Sound of running waterCoAn issue in electronic devices
A musty odor or Damp odor
Dark or Wet Spots
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What Is OTS In House?OTS is full form is Open To Sky. It is an area in a house plan, which directly opens to the sky and is covered by fiberglass or some other translucent material. Open To Sky (OTS) is an area in a house plan, which doesn’t have a roof.
Sometimes the design of a house plan forces us to design a room without any windows. This is detrimental in the long run. An OTS goes up to the roof…
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Types of Stones Used In ConstructionGranite
Ballast and Trap
Granite is an igneous type stone. Granite is hard and durable. Also, it is available in so many colors. Granites are used in construction work such as steps, walls, kitchen, frames of door…
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A canal is an artificial channel, generally trapezoidal, constructed to convey water from rivers, reservoirs, etc. for several purposes like irrigation, power generation, navigation, etc.
Canals irrigation utilized for irrigation are the primary waterway that brings the water for irrigation from the main source to the areas to be irrigated.
These artificial channels are mat be constructed with stone,…Continue
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What Is Aluminium Paint?Aluminium paint is filled with aluminium flakes and solvent–based paint. This paint gives an aluminium kind of touch. Aluminium paint can resist temperatures up to 150 degrees C. Also it resists corrosion due to water resistance properties.
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Types of Load on StructureDead Load
Imposed Load or Live Load
Longitudinal Load – Tractive Force and Breaking Forces
Other Load – Foundation movement, Vibration, Elastic axial shortening, Soil and Hydrostatic pressure, Elastic axial shortening, Stress concentration effect, Fatigue, Impact rection loads, Stress concentration effect
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Skirting tiles are the Tiles or Board that lay in the corner or junction of the floor and wall. The Skirting boards help your room look bigger than it actually is, as the eye will move towards the floor and up the wall, which creates a seamless effect by a transition between floor and wall.
There are different types of skirting used such as Metal Skirting, Wooden Skirting, Continued Skirting, Colored…Continue
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The placement of the structure, particularly its foundations, will be determined by controlling measurements and also references on a drawing and this process is called Building Layout.
Overall length and breadth, distances to roadway centerlines and other structures, inner structural measures, approaches as well as rights–of–way, and so on are all examples.
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The bridge is a rigid structure that allows the movement of vehicles and people to cross an obstacle like a stream, river, canal, valley, heavy traffic road, etc.
its main purpose is to shorting the distance between places and increase connectivity. Also, the bridge is having sufficient strength to carry self–weight as well as the weight of vehicles or anything that is passing over it.
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Steel sheet pipe piles and steel pipe piles are widely used in large construction sites such as harbors, bridge construction, retaining walls, cofferdam, pile foundation, and others.
Steel pilesare more economical as compare to other piles. because it is easy to customize, easy to transport, and easy to connect Generally, steel piles are used in pile foundations.
where H- Section pile and I–section piles…Continue
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Anti termite treatment is a chemical procedure carried out for soil, masonry, wood, and electrical fixtures to provide the building with a chemical barrier against the subterranean termites before and after construction.
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The wall texture painting provides an outstanding look to your home. The texture is an extremely popular classification of paint to cover drywall. The paint possesses a large consistency and contains grains of sand and gypsum is bound with the water–thinned binder. The usage of texture paint generates a roughly patterned impact on the wall.
The texture paints contained coarse grains (such as sand, gypsum,…Continue
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In king post truss two inclined principal rafter meet at the apex point
Two inclined members provided on both sides of the king post truss is known as strut. This strut prevents the principal rafter from bending at the Centre and the central vertical post member to support the tie beam.
It is used for spans of up to 5m to 8m and it is not suitable for a long span.
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Installing the fencing around your home boundary will not only play a role in the exterior design of your home but also give one of the most important benefits for all houses like security & safety.
There are different types of fencing are available for a yard. That all types vary in their durability, appearance, and level of maintenance.
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