AREA METHOD OF ESTIMATING BLOCKS

AREA METHOD OF ESTIMATING BLOCKS

AREA METHOD OF ESTIMATING BLOCKS The area method of estimating is one of the methods adopted for easy calculation of the number of blocks that will be required to complete a particular building project. This article seeks to help those in the building industry who have difficulties in carrying out this task for their prospect client. After deciding to carry

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COMPUTATION METHOD OF CONCRETE VOLUME

COMPUTATION METHOD OF CONCRETE VOLUME

COMPUTATION METHOD OF CONCRETE VOLUME CALCULATION The computation method of concrete volume calculation involves the use of a formula which specifies each constituent element. The formula for calculating concrete volume and materials required is given as            Vc =   W   +      C      +        Fa    +      Ca                       1000       1000Sc     1000Sfa   1000Sca

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CALCULATION OF MATERIALS FOR PLASTERING

CALCULATION OF MATERIALS FOR PLASTERING

CALCULATION OF MATERIALS FOR PLASTERING To carry out the calculation of materials for plastering work, we must know the constituent of mortar. Mortar comprises of cement and sand. To calculate the quantity of these materials that will be needed for plastering work, we must get the dry volume of the cement mortar. This dry volume is gotten by multiplying the

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CALCULATION OF ONE CUBIC CONCRETE MATERIAL

CALCULATION OF ONE CUBIC CONCRETE MATERIAL

CALCULATION OF ONE CUBIC CONCRETE MATERIAL The calculation of material needed to produce one cubic concrete is an integral part of every engineer. Most especially, the civil engineer and the builders, Ignorant of this makes you worthless in the field as the field demand accuracy of such calculation. This article is targeted at given a quick and brief method of

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Drafting setting in an AutoCAD

Drafting setting in an AutoCAD

Drafting setting in an AutoCAD Drafting setting in an AutoCAD is the setting that controls the following. endpoint, middle point, extension, center, node, quadrant etc. To carry out the drafting setting click on tool icon from the tools panel at the top. →from the items display, click on drafting setting → from the display, click on object snap then select all

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Construction of rigid pavement – Base materials

Construction of rigid pavement - Base materials

Construction of rigid pavement The construction of a rigid pavement involves the incorporation of concrete which requires a careful design due to its nature. A good concrete pavement should provide an excellent riding surface while retaining good surface texture and skid resistance. The following among others are important things to note in the construction of rigid pavement. Subgrade preparation In

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A Quick approach to learning AutoCAD

A Quick approach to learning AutoCAD

A Quick approach to learning AutoCAD This article addresses the difficulties that AutoCAD beginner do face by providing a quick approach to learning AutoCAD. This article can be called teach yourself AutoCAD manual as it directs mostly beginners in the right way by just using the mouse. Before moving on, I will like to buttress on the term AutoCAD. AutoCAD

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Road pavement – Types of road pavement

Road pavement - Types of road pavement

Road pavement A road pavement is a durable surfacing directly above the sub-grade on which vehicles and human move on. The primary functions of pavement are to provide a smooth surface for ridding, transmit the load to the sub-grade and underlying soil. The design of any pavement solely depends on its services and functions. On this note, before the design

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What is construction?- Types of Construction

What is construction?- Types of Construction

Construction comes from the word ‘construct,’ which means to build. This, therefore means that any form of a building is an example of constructing something. In engineering terms, it is usually associated with large structures like houses, railways, roads, and power plants. In engineering terms, it is an activity of putting together different elements, using a detailed design and plan. This

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Phases in Construction Projects – Initiation

Phases in Construction Projects - Initiation

Phases in Construction Projects There are several phases in construction projects. Construction is the act or activity of putting together different elements, using a detailed design and plan, to create a structure for a certain purpose in a particular location. From this definition, it is clear that the putting together of the different elements are done in stages which is

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