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Tag: construction Engineered construction

This broad category of construction, sometimes called engineering construction, is characterised by designs prepared by engineers rather than architects, the provision of facilities usually related to the public infrastructure and thus owned by public-sector entities and funded through bonds, rates or taxes and a high degree of mechanisation and the use of much heavy equipment and plant in the construction

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Tag: construction General building construction

Within this very broad category we find projects that include residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. Residential construction produces buildings for human habitation, including single-family dwellings, condominiums, multifamily townhouses, flats and apartments and high-rise apartment buildings. Depending on the project’s complexity, such work is usually designed by architects, owners or builders themselves, with construction performed by contractors who hire specialty

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Tag: construction Responsibilities for programming the construction

The contractor is responsible for producing a programme for construction for the job, though he must comply with any special requirements laid down in the contract documents. Under the ICE conditions the contractor must submit his proposed programme within 21 days of being awarded the contract (Clause 14(1)). Within a further period of 21 days (see Section 9.5 Item 4), the engineer must accept or

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Tag: construction The most widely used contracts for construction

One of the most frequently encountered risks in civil engineering construction is that the ground conditions met during construction will not be as expected, because trial boreholes and test pits cannot reveal the nature of every cubic metre below ground level. This means that quantities of excavation, filling, rock removal and concrete, etc., for such as the foundation of structures

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Tag: construction Brick Masonry

Brick masonry is built with bricks bonded together with mortar. For temporary sheds mud mortar may be used but for all permanent buildings lime or cement mortars are used. The various types of bonds generally used in brick masonry are 1. Stretcher bond 2. Header bond 3. English bond and 4. Flemish bond. 1. Stretcher Bond: A stretcher is the longer

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Tag: construction Lime

It is an important binding material used in building construction. Lime has been used as the material of construction from ancient time. When it is mixed with sand it provides lime mortar and when mixed with sand and coarse aggregate, it forms lime concrete. —————Types of Limes and their Properties —————Tests on Limestones —————Uses of Lime

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