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What is responsibility of civil foreman ?

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

Answered by: krishna chowdhury on: Sep 20th, 2014

Responsibility of a civil foreman is to inspect the work on the site. There are different types of works of a civil foreman like project evaluation & staff work coordination.

Answered by: Md. Nesar Uddin (PowerPac, Bangladesh.) on: Jan 12th, 2014

The civil foreman job responsibility is Supervision of Labor Work Directly and Labor Quantity Check at 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: Arif on: Sep 18th, 2014

Round steel calculation formula is {Length of bar = Pi x D}
Weight of bar = Length of bar in Mtr x Square of Diameter in MM x 0.006167 = Answer will be in KG

Answered by: Aafan Shahid on: Jul 10th, 2014

Rectangular Beam is more efficient

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: 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

Answered by: sadabraj singh on: Jul 19th, 2014

Fineness is very important characteristics of cement & is described as specific surface of all the particles i.e the summation of surface areas of all the cement grain in one gram of cement. 

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 ...

Knowledge of cad software and the versions you have used?

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

Answered by: MD.HUSSAIN on: Sep 12th, 2014


Answered by: Rohit on: Sep 7th, 2014

Now a days autocad 2010 is good.......

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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Answered by: Debiprasad Banik

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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...

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: shashank gaurav on: Aug 12th, 2014

Yes, first the concrete should be tested for compressive strength for 7 days if it is sufficient to bear the load of structure then there is no need to test it for 28 days.

Answered by: sai on: Aug 9th, 2014

After 28 days also cube is ok. It depends on curying.

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;

Quantity survey billing - excaVATion material

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

ExcaVATion material is the property of excaVATion contractor,. Yes or no

Answered by: Hammad on: Jun 30th, 2014


Answered by: bikkumalla rakesh on: Jun 27th, 2014


Quantity survey billing - rate excaVATion

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

Generally rate excaVATion with blasting is more than that with chiseling...Say yes or no and give reason

Answered by: Prakash on: Jun 16th, 2014

Yes. but generally in city area or near habitate places blasting prohibited.

There are many restriction on store & procurement of gelatine.

That's why people consider chisling method

Answered by: raghavendra on: Apr 5th, 2014


Inverted and hidden beams

Asked By: jislam | Asked On: Feb 16th, 2010

What are inverted beams and hidden beams ?

Answered by: Balbir Singh on: May 29th, 2014

During construction of ground slab specially in foundation the beam are design as inverted beam and in the floor slab where their is no provision of beam and wall are to raised on the slab a provision of hidden beam is given which is embedded in the slab itself

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


Answered by: Amol Naik on: Apr 17th, 2014

Yes, the supplier incorporates the amount of maintenance, in the quotes, for the said work.

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