Safe Construction for Piles & Deep Foundations

Piles Piles are usually driven into the ground in situ; Other deep foundations are usually laid using excavation and drilling. Nomenclature meetings may vary between engineering departments and organizations. Deep foundations can be made of wood, steel, reinforced concrete or prestressed concrete. In piles and deep foundation works a basic step to safety is the … Read more

How Underwater Structures are Built

Water resources such as oceans, rivers and lakes are a major part of the landscape, but they are not ideal places to build structures. Most of our tools and construction materials work dry. However, many of the infrastructure, warps, bridges and dams on which we depend on a daily basis are installed under water. How … Read more

Guidelines for Safe Excavation Works

Guidelines for Safe Excavation Works Excavation and trenches are among the most dangerous operations of the construction industry. Hazards can include cave-ins, falling loads, dangerous atmospheres, and hazards from using heavy equipment. Followings are some steps can be used to mitigate the hazards. Fencing Shoring Timber has historically been used for shoring. Recently they are … Read more

Sequence of Activities in Building Construction

Building construction is not an easy task. Numerous finance, resources and efforts are involved based on the size of the project. However, it’s exciting if you understand the steps involved before and through building construction. Any project which is funded by authorities/client/stakeholders are decided based upon motive of the project and availability of finance etc. … Read more

Handling and Storage of Building Materials

Handling and storing of construction or buildings materials used in the construction industry from essential operations to their end use. Handling and storing building materials is mostly multi-step, when the material is received at the first unloading site away from the work site or has to be moved to the storage site for any reason. … Read more

Method Statement for Site Clearance Works

Objective The methodology is to describe the systematic procedures, arrangements and safety measures, which should be followed during site clearance works, topsoil stripping and grubbing. Contractor will remain responsible to ensure compliance with all site clearance work and safety stipulations/measures as stated in this method statement and associated risk assessment and also to ensure all due … Read more

Basic Knowledge for Site Engineers

As a site engineer, it is important to have a basic understanding of various aspects related to construction and project management. Here are some key areas of knowledge for site engineers: 1. Construction Methods and Techniques: Familiarize yourself with different construction methods, techniques, and materials used in building projects. Understand the basics of structural systems, … Read more

Tender process for construction projects

This blog describes the standard tendering procedure for any construction projects.  What is Tender? Tender is the set of documents released by the client to invite number of prospective contractors in response to which contractors submit their proposal to provide their goods or services.   What is Tendering? Tendering is the process in construction industry whereby … Read more

Civil Engineering and its 9 Sub-Disciplines

Civil Engineering Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure projects. It involves the planning, designing, and supervising the construction of various structures. Such as buildings, bridges, roads, highways, tunnels, airports, dams, water supply systems, wastewater treatment plants, and more. Civil engineers play a crucial role … Read more