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Why we need to do pcc?

Asked By: manmohansingh | Asked On: Feb 23rd, 2009

Answered by: vaibhav yadav on: Oct 29th, 2014

It gives uniform support ,n level for foundation which helps in placing of reinforcement

Answered by: g.srinivasa.rao on: Oct 26th, 2014

P.c.c is leveling course . it is separate to structure and ground

Cube test

Asked By: KALPESH GHARAT | Asked On: Jul 18th, 2011

I am casting raft and get the cube .After seven days test the cube that was pass as per rule so I will testing after 28 day ? Yes or no? And why?

Answered by: vaibhav on: Oct 29th, 2014

7 days cube test given approval of next stage of work you got 60-70% n at 28 days it should be more than hundred % as per std.deviation practically no need but theoretically, you should submitted 28 days report to construction authority for final approval so yes .

Answered by: krunal on: Oct 27th, 2014

7 day cube result up to 66.67 % & 28 Days result up to 100%
Also All result should be nearest average all result near up to +-15% as per is 456 p29

Design of foundations

Asked By: M Laxmi Prasad | Asked On: Oct 22nd, 2014

Why for design of foundations only service load combinations are used? Why not design?

What is responsibility of civil foreman ?

Asked By: Rafique Ahmed | Asked On: Nov 20th, 2011

Answered by: pushparaj on: Oct 20th, 2014

To supervise labors and co-ordinate with engineer. Timely finish the target.

Answered by: seraj khan ehs officer DSCPL on: Oct 9th, 2014

Foreman is the key person to look after safety aspects also. He should encourage the work force to adhere ppes . He should highlight the sub standard acts and sub standard condition of site.

Efficient beam

Asked By: deemech | Asked On: Mar 19th, 2010

Which is more efficient - rectangular beam or a circular beam? Give example?

Answered by: PUSHP RAJ on: Oct 4th, 2014

According to material of beam if we use conc then rectangular beam but on using steel beam tubular section are better than rectangular. as construction

Answered by: saikumar on: Sep 30th, 2014

Rectangular beam

What is fineness of cement?

Asked By: bhavik | Asked On: Nov 15th, 2011

What are the type of tests and name of test equipments?

Answered by: pushp raj on: Oct 4th, 2014

Fineness of cement is property of cement that indicate particle size of cement and specific surface area. and indirectly effect heat of hydration. if fineness is more then heat of hydration should be more

Answered by: jeetendra kumar pandey on: Sep 19th, 2014

To calculate fineness of cement sieving are done sieve number 9 and size of sieve 90 micron sieve

Quantity survey billing engineer - maintenance of jcb.

Asked By: Sathishkumar | Asked On: Mar 29th, 2014

Jcb hiring rate includes maintenance of jcb....Yes or no

Answered by: Ramesh Gour on: Oct 6th, 2014


Answered by: M.P.PAREKH on: Apr 19th, 2014


Knowledge of cad software and the versions you have used?

Asked By: CivilGuru | Asked On: Apr 13th, 2006

Answered by: sk imran on: Oct 4th, 2014

2012 is good to known easily and also commands are also updated as compare to advanced versions soo i suggest AUTO CAD 2012 is best.2012 is good to known easily and also commands are also updated as compare to advanced versions soo i suggest AUTO CAD 2012 is best.

Answered by: shubahm on: Oct 4th, 2014

Now Auto CAD 2015 is the best software for design of 2d plan of any structure

Structural engineering

Asked By: shahanth | Asked On: Mar 31st, 2013

What is the difference between deflection and deformation? Explain

Answered by: ram kumar on: Sep 23rd, 2014

Deflection is the degree to which a structural element is displaced under a load

Answered by: s on: Apr 1st, 2013

Deflection exists due to compressive load & deformation due to tensile & copm.both forces

EexcaVATion level readings

Asked By: Sathishkumar | Asked On: Mar 29th, 2014

We get excaVATion level readings more accurate with total station, say yes or no ( and give reason)

Answered by: indrajeet rai on: Sep 17th, 2014


Answered by: gades on: Sep 12th, 2014

No. Because Total Station readings are depending with reflection of rays from Total station to prism/target and back to total station which can be affected by various factors including Temperature cha...


Asked By: jaganmodi | Asked On: Jun 7th, 2012

What is the vdf?

Answered by: Arm Strong on: Sep 15th, 2014

VDF flooring stands for Vacuum Dewatered Flooring

Answered by: shahanth on: Mar 10th, 2013

In flooring construction point of view VDF is The Vacuum Dewatered (VD) Flooring. It is a system for laying high quality concrete floors with superior cost-effectiveness.It is used in industries ...

What is cement..?

Asked By: JITENDRA | Asked On: Oct 30th, 2013

Answered by: Harpreet Singh on: Sep 12th, 2014

Cement is a binding material, which when mixed with water makes it capable of binding stones, bricks, sand, etc through a process called hydration.

Answered by: Mohd Ismail on: Sep 10th, 2014

Cement is a material with adhesive and cohesive properties , which when mixed with water makes it capable of binding stones, bricks, sand etc through a chemical reaction known as hydration.

Least count

Asked By: ksaravvv | Asked On: Jun 5th, 2010

What is mean by least count? Tell the least count of dumpy level and theodolite?

Answered by: pratap pradhan on: Sep 11th, 2014

For theodolite it is 20 and the dumpy level that is 5mm.

Answered by: Mohit sharma on: Aug 1st, 2014

For Theodolite 20" & auto level 5mm

Rcc - required binding wire

Asked By: Jagdish | Asked On: Nov 24th, 2011

(for 1.0mt steel), nails & lubricant (for 1.0 sqm shuttering) in rcc what are the required quantities for: 1. Binding wire required for 1.000 mt of tmt reinforcement bars. 2. Nails for 1.00 sqm shuttering. 3. Lubricant/black oil/ deisel/ grease for 1.00 sqm shuttering.

Answered by: S.Noorul Ameen on: Sep 4th, 2014

For 1: 10 kgs binding wire per 1MT of steel.
For 2: 1 to 1.5 kg per quintal

ie 10 to 15 kgs per tonne depending upon dia of steel.

Answered by: navneet kumar on: Aug 27th, 2014

For 2= 5 kg , 3= 11.63 , & 4=16.66 gm.

How much of the strength of concrete comes from post-production curing?

Asked By: harshsinha | Asked On: Dec 7th, 2012

Answered by: priyanka on: Aug 25th, 2014

After 28 days 99% of strength is gain

Answered by: narendra reddy on: Jun 9th, 2014

1day-16%,3-day-40%,7-day=65%,21day=90%28day=99% and 100%strength achieves only after 28 days and we need to check for target mean strength which is necessary

What is the minimum length of the wall after which expansion joint is to be provided?

Asked By: vishal ranjan verma | Asked On: Nov 9th, 2007

Answered by: bhushan naik on: Aug 19th, 2014

After 25.00 m

Answered by: Biplab on: Jul 22nd, 2014

According to IS For rcc strs-45m
Load bearing brick strs-30m
Boundary wall-10m
Overhanging members or facia etc-6m

Required quantity of steel

Asked By: jaganmodi | Asked On: Mar 9th, 2012

What is the method of calculate the requirement steel quantity in 1 cum rcc.

Answered by: gkgoyal on: Aug 16th, 2014

For slabs and beams steel should be 80 Kg./Cu.M. and for columns it should be 120 Kg./Cu.M.

Answered by: rajaneesh kumar ojha on: Apr 12th, 2014

M S Tmt bal waight

Duties and responsibilities of civil site engineer

Asked By: kamal agra | Asked On: Mar 12th, 2009

What are the duties and responsibilities of civil site engineer in road and building construction?

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Member Since Apr-2009 | Answered On : Apr 8th, 2009

While in duty of supervision of building, you should ensure that the concrete mixing is according to the grade specified. While supervision of road, you should ensure that the different layers of the road are laid in proper thickness.

Answered by: swapnil B. L. on: Aug 13th, 2014

Civil site engr. Is responsible for execution of all construction activity allowed to him & he should  take responsibility toward all scope of work under him  He should carryout work allowed to him...

Answered by: Anuraag wagley on: May 4th, 2014

There are two types of site civil engineer , first job is a supervisory one if he works with the consultant, in this case he needs to make sure that the document in hand is the correct designed and is...

Dmc piling

Asked By: mrray | Asked On: Feb 10th, 2010

What is the process of executing dmc piling?

Answered by: govardhan reddy on: Jul 15th, 2014

Direct mud circulation

Answered by: Sruthi on: Jul 31st, 2012

DMC- direct mud circulation Bentonite is pumped in to the bore at the time of drilling so as to stabilise the sides of the bore hole. Water is also pumped in.As the drilling proceeds, betonite is was...

Rcc - column, sla, beams and cover

Asked By: cool.aruna | Asked On: Jul 28th, 2008

Explain what are column, sla, beams and cover?

Answered by: naveed on: Jul 1st, 2014


Answered by: seenu on: Jun 26th, 2014

Column - 40 mm on longer dimension; 25mm on shorter dimension;
Slab - 25mm maximum in case of residential or commercial buildings; 40mm in case of deck slab in flyover or grade separator which has a higher depth of 600mm;
Beams - 25mm on all sides;

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