Methods of Retrofitting

Retrofitting is the modern methodology of strengthening an existing structure. It also includes the adding of new features or technology to the old system. For example, seismic retrofitting is adopted for strengthening the older buildings and making them earthquake-resistant. Differences between Repair, Retrofitting and Rehabilitation: These three terms have their own separate meanings: Repair is […]

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Green Concrete

Green Concrete

Green concrete is concrete which is eco-friendly, uses less energy in its production and produces less carbon dioxide than ordinary concrete. When people hear green concrete, they associate it with the concrete that is coloured with green pigment. But Green concrete does not refer to the colour of the concrete, rather than it indicates its

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Fly Ash Bricks

Fly Ash Bricks

Fly ash bricks have gained popularity over clay bricks.  Fly ash bricks are now being used worldwide. It has resulted in the conservation and protection of natural resources as well as the environment. Fly ash bricks are manufactured from fly ash (which is an industrial waste), cement, sand and dust. Fly ash bricks have better

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Urban Planning

Urban Planning

Urban planning is also known as town planning. The prime objective of Urban Planning is to prepare the environment for a better future, such as arranging the environmental resources and vegetative cover in the proposed area and modelling and classifying transportation system, residential areas, commercial areas, industrial areas, public places, recreations areas communication, other distribution

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Dewatering Techniques for Construction Projects

Construction of any structure progresses with the excavation of Earth to lay the foundations. Quite a few challenges are faced during subsurface excavation works. The presence of groundwater poses a major risk during construction which has caused failures of structures even before construction is completed. The process of dewatering is adopted to reduce the possibility

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