Dam Safety and Earthquakes

Until now no people have died from the failure or damage of a large water storage dam due to earthquake. Earthquakes have always been a significant aspect of the design and safety...

Papercrete

This is a recently developed material . It is made with re-pulped paper-fiber with a combination of Portland cement and or clay. This type of material is considered environmental...

Piping Fundamentals

It is a Tubular item made of metal, plastic, glass etc. meant for conveying Liquid, Gas or any thing that flows. It is a very important component for any industrial plant...

Prefabricated Structure

A prefabricated structure or building is a structure that has several factory built components that are assembled on a site. These pre-made components can consist of panels...

Watershed Management Concept and Principles

Watershed is not simply the hydrological unit but also socio-political-ecological entity which plays crucial role in determining food, social, and economical security and...

Disaster Management

Climate change is likely to be perceived through experience of extreme weather eventsTherefore, response to climate change will perhaps happen through adaptation to climate...

Use of Fly Ash in Concrete

Finely Divided Residue Resulting From Combustion Of Powdered Coal An Artificial Pozzolan Common Ingrediant In Concrete. First Used In Construction Of Hungry Horse Dam In USA...

Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are known to be super tall building either residential, work place or of mix use. They are now tends to coincide with major downturns in the economy. Today the number...

Recycled Aggregate

Any construction activity requires several materials such as concrete, steel, brick, stone, glass, clay, mud, wood, and so on. However, the cement concrete remains the main construction...

Pile Corrosion

Piles are structures used to transfer loads from superstructure to the sub surface strata. When the subsurface stratum is water based or if we deal with a hydraulic structure...

Canal Irrigation

The main canal takes its supplies directly from the river through the head regulator and acts as a feeder canal supplying water to branch canals and major distributaries. Usually...

Dams

GRAVITY DAMS: These dams are heavy and massive wall-like structures of concrete in which the whole weight acts vertically downwards n Bhakra Dam is the highest Concrete Gravity...

Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Fiber Reinforced Concrete can be defined as a composite material consisting of mixtures of cement, mortar or concrete and discontinuous, discrete, uniformly dispersed suitable...

Green Building

Key Words: Green Building, Sustainable Development, Designing, Construction, Economical Shelter is one of the most important things which is essential for human beings. As the...

Pavement Design

Pavement design and construction methodology is most often office based and reliant on critical input data and computer programs. However to design and construct a pavement...

Rainwater Harvesting

In many regions of the world, clean drinking water is not always available and this is only possible with tremendous investment costs and expenditure. Rainwater is a free source and...

Cracks in Buildings

Cracks result in when applied forces are greater than those which the building or its part can withstand. These forces may have emerged externally to the building or internally within...

Solar Building Design

Solar building design has been used since ancient times. In the more recent past, it has been more or less ignored as impractical, complicated, or too expensive. Incorporating the...

Ground Improvement

Suppose while working as a Geotechnical Engineer, we encounter the following situation: a three-storied office building with load bearing walls has to be constructed. At the site...

Pile Foundation

Pile foundations consist of piles that are dug into soil till a layer of stable soil is reached. Pile foundations transfer building load to the bearing ground with the greater bearing...