Soil Stabilization

Soil stabilization is treating the subgrade material or subbase of a road so that it’s properties are improved. The improved properties are the ones we talked about in the previous section, ground improvement. The difference between soil stabilization and ground improvement is that soil stabilization deals with only improving characteristics of a subbase that will […]

Earthwork Equipment

Earth moving equipment names can easily be confused with each other, so let’s briefly list and describe them here: Dozers: Dozers are general use, probably the most basic type of equipment in construction. They can be used in land clearing, dozing, scraper loading assistance for earthwork and also for general use for purposes other than […]

Earthwork Quantity Calculations

Earth is almost never at the desired elevation at the intended location of a structure, and even if it was the case, almost always modifications must be done, to serve as a foundation base material that is capable of supporting the loads and at the same time settling only within tolerable limits. Therefore, earthwork operations […]

Earthwork

Earth is almost never at the desired elevation at the intended location of a structure, and even if it was the case, almost always modifications must be done, to serve as a foundation base material that is capable of supporting the loads and at the same time settling only within tolerable limits. Therefore, earthwork operations […]

Stress vs Strain, Elasticity Modulus

Stress vs Strain, Elasticity Modulus

After discussing stress and strength, the next important item to know is the relation of stress versus deformation. Imagine a material which is somehow perfectly rigid. In other words, it never deforms, no matter how large, even infinite, load you apply on it. In nature no such material exists. Every material, no matter how strong, […]

Surveying

Surveying

What is Surveying? Surveyors are the first people to visit a site, in order to locate the site and the project footprint and general features, to start the designs. After the designs are complete, before any construction activity starts in the field, surveyors also go there before any other trade, and layout and establish the […]

Facade renovation

Fa├žade renovation job of an existing building,may consist of many items such as replacement of glass, plaster, canopies, screens, waterproofing, stone or tile application, entire new curtain wall systems, even the exterior studs or bricks that hold the facade materials. Facade renovation is important because it increases the value of the property, it provides better […]