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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

Quality Control Tests on Commonly Used Clay Bricks – Part B

Contd. from Part-A ….. b) Efflorescence test : Conventional clay bricks may contain some amount of alkaline substance in them. However, the greater the presence of such content the greater the risk of efflorescence which appear in the surfaces of bricks as fine whitish layers (deposits). These are hard to control and can lead to … Continue reading

Quality Control Tests on Commonly Used Clay Bricks – Part A

Bricks are undoubtebly amongst the most commonly used construction materials anywhere. Incidentally, concrete is regarded as the most used construction material in the world in terms of weight or volume according to some estimates. Knowing a few simple yet important quality related details as well as about few quality tests on this widely used construction … Continue reading

Benefits of Fly Ash

It was mentioned in the previous post titled “Fly Ash in Civil Construction” that fly ash has gradually been proving to be a cornucopia of diverse benefit over the past decades. Since the most important use of fly ash is it’s utilisation in fly ash cement, some of the salient benefits of this substance – … Continue reading

A List of Some Important Articles of this Site

The following list, containing the links to some of the most useful technical posts of this blog, has been provided in order to enable the readers to quickly browse through the content of the blog: Fly Ash in Civil Construction ( https://civilconstructionresourcez.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/fly-ash-in-civil-construction ) Shotcrete and Gunite ( https://civilconstructionresourcez.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/shotcrete-and-gunite ) Prestressing of Concrete ( https://civilconstructionresourcez.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/prestressing-of-concrete ) … Continue reading

For those few who may not be quite pleased with their careers in the construction industry (Part B)

So, why should one try something that is risky ? Because, the risk is primarily in one sense only, ie one could end up being unsuccessful. That’s all. In another sense there are very less risks. That’s because, unlike most other ventures, both the alternatives provide one with the opportunity to start very humble and … Continue reading

For those few who may not be quite pleased with their careers in the construction industry (Part A)

Construction industry is a sizeable one and is one of the biggest employers as well. That’s especially true for rapidly growing populous countries. For example, the requirement of civil enginees alone, up to 2020, in Indian construction & realty sectors is expected to be somewhere between 3 to 4 million by one estimation. One can … Continue reading