A unique feature of this course is that the reliability methods are taught using a computation visualization technique, through which almost all the reliability methods are implemented and illustrated in Microsoft Excel. As such, the programming work involved in the reliability methods is bypassed, which will provide an efficient and transparent way to learn reliability methods effectively. Although this course is taught using examples in geotechnical engineering, the knowledge learned are also applicable to general civil engineering problems.
Construction planning is the backbone of any successful construction project. It is a meticulous process that involves a series of steps and considerations aimed at ensuring a project’s timely completion, within budget, and to the desired quality standards. Effective construction planning not only sets the foundation for a smooth project execution but also helps in minimizing risks and optimizing resources. In this article, we will delve into the key aspects of construction planning, highlighting its importance and best practices
Almost a century ago, the world was introduced to a new architectural typology that changed the entire construction industry. Soon enough, they were being constructed in almost every city across the world with state-of-the-art designs that defy engineering norms. Within this decade Read more
The conditions of the ground on a site are very variable. In fact, the composition of the land can even vary across a short distance. This means there could be a few environmental issues, such as drainage, on one site Read more
The drainage of water is a crucial aspect for the serviceability and durability of civil engineering structures. For centuries, gravel has been used as a drainage material to prevent water accumulation and related negative impacts on man-made structures. Over the past few years, the increasing demand for more efficient and longer lasting Read more
The construction of underground structures in metro rail projects is always challenging as theproject works normally affect a large number of adjacent surface structures with stringentsettlement criteria and protection requirements. Project implementation becomes even morecomplex when the overburden is shallow Read more
Construction is undoubtedly a tough market in which it is particularly difficult to maintain competitiveness. In light of this, digital transformation is now top of the agenda for many construction firms. The benefits of digitization have been championed across industries Read more
In the 20th Century, the construction industry is in a booming phase and day by day the world is experiencing Larger, Taller, Longer, and Deeper construction projects. Due to rapid urbanization, these projects are becoming more complex and challenging and so the various risks associated with it are also increasing. When it comes to safety in Construction projects, we often visualize the three PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) which are safety helmets, aprons, and safety shoes. No doubt that PPE is an integral part of safety but today we will try to understand and have a glimpse few more insights of Safety in Construction Projects.
Knowledge of pile capacity over a long period of time after the end of initial driving is important for proper design, construction and estimation of the cost of pile foundations. The ultimate objective of any foundation is to transfer load Read more
Foundation is the most critical component of any structure and therefore Stability, Safety and Integrity of foundation is of utmost importance especially for plant structures where failures may lead to catastrophic consequences. Selection of appropriate type of foundation (Isolated, Strip, Read more
Rebar detailing is the discipline of preparing ‘shop/placing’ or ‘fabrication’ drawings or shop drawings of steel reinforcement for construction.Architects and Engineers prepare ‘design drawings’ that develop required strengths by applying rebar size, spacing, location, and lap of steel. Modeling Rebar requires precision and an intricate level of modeling. Hence, it Read more
The most important aspect for making a construction project successful is by implementing the 3C;s model. The 3C’s model consists of Communication , Coordination & Co- Operation. All these three are interdependent on each other. Communication slightly precedes the other two because without effective communication, cooperation and coordination will not be achieved successfully.
The Indian renewable energy sector is the fourth most attractive renewable energy market in the world. India was ranked fourth in wind power, fifth in solar power and fourth in renewable power installed capacity, as of 2020. Installed renewable power generation capacity has gained pace over the past few years, posting a CAGR of 15.92% between FY16-22. India is the market with the fastest growth in renewable electricity, and by 2026, new capacity additions are expected to double.
In the civil engineering field, practical knowledge is considered as one of the most important aspects in learning and discovering about this field. The best part of site visit is that in every visit, a civil engineer learns and discovers something new. By going on the same site again and again also, we see the structure has taken its new shape.
Groundwater is an invisible natural resource. It is available in different proportions, in various rock types and at various depths, on the surface layer of the earth. In the historical past, when there is no visible flow of water along Read more
We all civil engineers create amazing structures which stand successfully for more than 100 years serving its purpose. The secret behind this is the strong foundation which is often invisible. These strong foundation ensures the safety and reliability of the structures by resisting to various external forces.
FIDIC stands for Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs – Conseils, which means International Federation of Consulting Engineers. It started in 1913 in Belgium and now has a membership of over 100 countries. Currently situated at the World Trade Center in Geneva Switzerland. Read more
Slabs which are directly laid on the earth, to support walls and other structural elements are called as Slab on grade or Grade Slabs. This type of slab is casted directly on ground level. Grade slab itself acts as a foundation Read more
Wick drains, also known as Prefabricated Vertical Drains (PVD) are prefabricated geotextile filter-wrapped plastic strips with molded channels. These act as drainage paths to take pore water out of soft compressible soil so it consolidates faster, often from decades to Read more
Stone matrix asphalt (SMA) is a gap graded bituminous mix, which has strong rutting and fatigue cracking resistant properties. Due to nature of aggregate gradation, its results stone-on-stone contact, which offers superior rutting performance compared to dense graded mixes. Since Read more
Learning through gamification and game-based learning has proven to increase engagement, as it makes the learning process more interesting and fun. Safety training goes beyond mere compliance. To ensure a safe workplace it is necessary that the people who work Read more
Autodesk Construction Cloud connects workflows, teams and data at every stage of construction to reduce risk, maximize efficiency, and increase profits. With radically simple, purpose-built tools for all stakeholders, we’re empowering everyone to collaborate securely from a single source of Read more
In 2022 NOAA reported over 20-billion-dollar disaster events in the United States. For water resource managers looking to improve the way in which they manage flood risk, FEMA’s Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program is a great opportunity to empower their Read more
Geotechnical investigation is one of the major actions to be followed in the field of constructions. Geotechnical investigations are performed by geotechnical engineers or engineering geologists to obtain information on the physical properties of soil and rock around a site to design earthworks and foundations for proposed structures and Read more
Waste materials disposal is a significant problem worldwide, necessitating the demand for greater landfill capacity. Our society requires proper administration of these areas in order to improve environmental conditions affecting our quality of life. Sanitary landfills are sites where waste Read more
This interactive and dynamic virtual session will provide you with the key knowledge and aspects that you need to know and master, from a contractual and legal point of view, from starting to finishing a project. By having clear insights Read more
Irrigation is one of the largest consumers of water in the world, which means creating robust—and efficient—micro irrigation systems is essential. Enter computer modeling for network design. You can look at everything from piped irrigation network(s) for conveyance, to distribution and application. Read more
A tunnel boring machine (TBM) also known as a “mole“, is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata. They can bore through hard rock, sand, and almost anything in between. Read more
KELLER Group is the World’s largest geotechnical specialist contractor which provides wide range of geotechnical solutions & techniques that are used alone or in combination, these techniques solve a wide range of challenges across the entire construction sector – from Read more