Construction

Types of Footing – Building Construction Foundation

Different types of footing foundations are used in building construction. It depends on soil condition and loads from the structure. Footing is structural elements that transmit to the soil column loads, wall loads or lateral loads. It is advisable to know suitability of each types of foundation before making any decision for their selection in …

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Commonly Used Abbreviation in Construction Industry

These are common abbreviations use on drawings or in general use in structural engineering, architecture, and construction. A: AB air brick ABR alternate bars reversed (reinforcement) AC alternating current or air conditioning ACoP approved code of practice agg aggregate AIStructE Associate of the Institution of Structural Engineers ALT alternate, alternately (reinforcement) alum. aluminium AMIStructE Associate …

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What is FIDIC? 10 Things You Should Know About FIDIC

FIDIC is well known for its work drafting standard form Conditions of Contract for the worldwide construction industry, particularly in the context of higher value international construction projects, and is endorsed by many multilateral development banks (“MDBs”). Companies and organisations belong to FIDIC national member associations which now represent other professionals, such as architects. FIDIC …

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10 Documents Must Be Included on Every Construction Project

When an owner decided to construct a new building or renovate existing property, the owner need to prepare a document for how work will be done and other parts of the construction project. Each construction project should have contained essential documents that typically compose part of every construction contract. Many type of construction documents can be …

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Tensile Membrane Structures

Tensile membrane structures offer an aesthetic, practical, and cost-effective way to provide roofing to either new or existing areas. These shade supporting structures have been put into use for the most part of the twentieth century and have found wide spread applications including, sports facilities, convention centres, concert halls, shade roofs of large commercial buildings, …

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FIDIC eBook PDF: Tendering Procedures According to FIDIC

The tendering procedure. as described in this document, implies that certain activities have to be carried out in connection with each part of the project for which a separate tender is to be called. It is important that these activities are carried out in a systematic and timely manner. They should, therefore, be planned carefully and …

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Top 5 Trends for the Construction Industry in 2017

Analysts predicting 2017 can be another challenging year for the construction sectors. Construction experts are optimistic about what dominating the industry this year. The construction industry is evolving and changing into a fast-paced business keeping up with new technology and finding the solution to labour shortages. However, many professionals hope that will bring strong demand …

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Type of Estimates

The quantity surveyor, civil engineer or project manager use different methods of estimating in the early stages of cost planning. It depends on reliable historical cost data whereas an analytical approach to estimating is based on applying current prices for resources to a well-developed design. A contractor may use a combination of estimating methods in …

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