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Rajib Barua
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What is Mortar? Specifications for Mortar
Mortar is a cementitious material used to bind building blocks like bricks, stones, concrete masonry units, connectors and sometimes reinforcement (for reinforced masonry) together to render strength and resistance to weathering. Mortar fills the gaps and s...
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What is the allowable settlement of foundation?
Allowable settlement: The settlement of a foundation that is acceptable both structural and esthetic point of view is called allowable settlement which generally includes a rational factor of safety. As esthetic issue is considered to set acceptable settlem...
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Monitoring of excavation induced building settlement
Theories developed for excavation analysis in the past have many limitations which is treated by limiting excavation depths, adopting conservative design, with these precautions some construction failures were observed. Now with increase in demand, deeper e...
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Foundation Foundations on Black Cotton S oil Properties of Black Cotton Soil   What is Raft Foundation? Difference between Raft Foundations and Mat Foundation How to Choose Right Type of Raft Foundation?   Design Example of Pile Cap for Concentric Loading    
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Settlement of Foundation Supported on Rock
Building foundations are supported on different types of soils encountered under construction site. We are always suspicious about loose sands, clay deposits, collapse potential soils etc. and always look for firm ground surface to avoid deep foundation. Ev...
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Deterioration of Timber Foundation
All natural and man made materials in the world are susceptible to decay or deterioration. According to national science foundation, deterioration is a time dependent phenomenon and every infrastructure may deteriorate due to • Aging of constituent or const...
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Why is Curing of Concrete Required?
To produce a good quality of concrete, both in respect of strength and durability, a properly placed well-proportioned mix must receive curing during initial stage of hydration under suitable environment. The term environment is important as temperature, re...
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Water as Drilling Fluid of Pile
Water is almost available in all regions of the world. In right conditions, water can be suitable drilling slurry. Every drilling contractor, at first, will try to apply water as a replacement of drilling slurry if favorable ground condition is found as it ...
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Loss of Workability of Concrete with Superplasticizers
The introduction of superplasticizers brings revolution in concrete construction making possible to place it where it was never possible before. With the use of superplasticizers, it is possible to render significantly higher strength with other properties ...
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What is the Significance of Modulus of Subgrade Reaction of Soil?
Modulus of subgrade reaction is an important term that is frequently used in structural analysis of components of foundation. This is used to design continuous footings, rafts and different types of piles. Modulus of subgrade reaction is a relationship betw...
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