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clazcons

B. Tech. (Civil Engineering)
clazcons has written 114 posts for CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION – When Quality Leads Value Breeds and The World Heeds.

List of Some Useful IS Codes for Civil Construction Work – Part A

A large number of Indian Standard (IS) codes are available that are meant for virtually every aspect of civil engineering one can think of. During one’s professional life one normally uses only a handful of them depending on the nature of work they are involved in. Civil engineers engaged in construction activities of large projects … Continue reading

Quality Documents and Their Control

Documents are part and parcel of any construction project, be it a small, medium or a large one. Large projects like industrial and realty construction projects usually comprise of a number of departments working in co-ordination with one another and most of them generates a considerable volume of documents. One of the highest document producing … Continue reading

The 4th Annual Bridges Asia, 26 – 27 Feb, 2013

The 4th edition of Annual Bridges Asia, deemed as Asia’s biggest conference on sustainable bridge infrastructure developments, will be held in InterContinental Grand Standford in Hong Kong on 26th & 27th February, 2013. The event with the keynote “efficient design, construction and maintenance of long span bridge projects” is being organised by IQPC. The conference … Continue reading

Modular Construction – The next big thing in the construction world? (Part – II)

Contd. from Part-I ….. Don’t be surprised to see someday lavitating buildings that not only can float but also would be capable of moving from one location to another with ease. Can’t rule out flying buildings either – buildings capable of taking off and fly like airplanes enabling it’s dwellers to move to other areas … Continue reading

Modular Construction – The next big thing in the construction world? (Part – I)

Even as the construction boom phenomenon is spreading fast to more and more places across the world, people are continually looking for advanced and efficient techniques or methodologies for construction of structures. This perpetual persuit has resulted in new construction techniques that are speedier, more cost-effective, efficient and tailor-made for diverse requirements. The slipform technique … Continue reading

Arresting Alternative Career Avenues for Those in the Construction or the Engineering domain – Part B

Contd. from Part-A …… Wish you all a very happy new year. So, the discussion in progress is all about career avenues that are related to the theme of this blog, although, are quite different in nature or scope of work. To know more about opportunities like them the author delved into the career related … Continue reading

Arresting Alternative Career Avenues for Those in the Construction or the Engineering domains – Part A

In a world that is constantly shaping and configuring it’s state of affairs in order to stay with or even be ahead of time – at a pace much faster than that of even the craziest imagination of souls like you and me – the days, apparently, are not far away when one would be … Continue reading

Worldbex 2013 : The 18th World Building & Construction Exposition, Manila – 13th to 17th March

The 18th edition of Philippines World Building & Construction Exposition, being organised by the country’s leading event management organisation Worldbex Services International, will be held in Manila from 13th to 17th March, 2013. The venue for the expo is World Trade Centre Metro Manila. This event is deemed as Asia’s biggest construction expo drawing highest … Continue reading

12 Easy-to-remember Steps for Designing a Concrete Mix

Mentioned below are twelve simple steps for designing any standard concrete mix as per Indian Standards. For mixes of very high strength (say, M60 and above) there may be special requirements over and above these steps or special design procedures itself. These easy-to-remember steps were derived by the author from the on-site mix design procedure … Continue reading

Some Important Quality Control Tests Commonly Conducted at Construction Sites

Many and assorted quality control tests are conducted regularly in the quality control laboratories at various construction sites. The types and quantum of tests conducted depend on factors like the type of project, size of the project, the degree of importance laid on the quality domain, budget for the project and so on. For example, … Continue reading