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Bala is a Planning & QS Engineer working at Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Limited who has more than 9+ Years of experience in Building & Infrastructure. He is the author, editor of Civil Planets.

Specific Gravity is defined as the ratio between the volume of any given material to the volume of the same quantity of water. The value ranges from 0.1-100 for any given material. In simple, It is used to index the floating ability of materials. If the value ranges below <1,…

The cement reacts with water and turns into a paste to form a layer on other ingredients to make the (concrete) bond stronger.  The optimum quantity of water and cement produces a strong, homogeneous mix material that gives consistency to the concrete or mortar.  What is the consistency test of…

The bearing capacity of the soil determines the type of foundation selection.  The maximum capacity of the soil that supports the structural load without any shear failure or settlement is called the bearing capacity of the soil. It is calculated in load per unit area. One of the tests that…

The brick size will vary based on different country standards. The standard size of brick has been mentioned in IS code 1077. Brick Size in India In general, there are four standard sizes of bricks used in India. Modular Brick / Metric Bricks – 190 x 90 x 90 mm.…

Like types of chains used in chain surveying, there are equipment and accessories that are used in plane table surveying. Each instrument contributes to the performance of the plane table surveying.  As parallelism is the principle of the plane table survey, the following items help to attain that perfectly. Plane…

What is the Charpy impact test used for? The Charpy impact test used to determine the resistance capacity of metal (steel) specimen against sudden impact load of a pendulum which swung from a certain height. The other name of the Charpy impact test is the Charpy V-notch test because of…

Surveying is the preliminary and primary step to kickstart any kind of project properly.  There are different types of surveying methods available to discover the earth’s surface. The right surveying method is chosen depending on the size and existence of hindrances on the land. The plane table surveying is one…

Yes!… The steel contains high tensile strength, and that’s why it is prefered in concrete. However, not every steel provides the same yield strength. It differs based on its constituents. Constituent Fe 415 Fe 415D Fe 500 Fe 500D Fe 550 Fe 550D Fe 600 Carbon 0.3 0.25 0.3 0.25…

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