Friday, October 13, 2017

4 Common Problems to Look Out to When Building Your First House

Building a home is everyone’s dream. It is important that it is well planned and designed before the actual construction begins. Many people may not afford to hire a professional engineer before the planning stage to talk or give them advises.

Most people hire a professional engineer on and during the construction to overlook their construction stages.


This guide would help any person who would like to build their homes by themselves be aware of the probable problems to consider when building their first homes.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Major Works of a Construction Manager

Construction Manager plays an important role in building construction. They are the head personnel that runs the entire project from the pre-planning, budgeting, to actual day one of the projects, until the completion and building turnover. Thus, hiring highly skilled and experienced construction managers is a must.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

9 Most Important Job of a Site Engineer

A site engineer is an important role in a construction of building, bridge, dam, enfra-structure project and several others related project.

A project without a "site engineer" might be considered as a paralyzed project with a broken organization. He or She should be the engine of the ship, a project without him will not produce productivity. That's the reason why the management shall ensure a site engineer is being appointed to run the project.

The Site Engineer is the creator of the project, they are the builder, executioner, planner, motivator whatever you may want to call it. They are the main component of an organization.


Monday, July 17, 2017

How to De-shutter the Slab of a High-Rise Building

The installation of forms—sometimes called shuttering—for a slab, when covering an area of more than a thousand square meters, is easier than removing the forms later, after the concrete has been poured.

You might imagine that is easy to remove the forms, but the truth is: it is very hard and risky.

Before you de-shutter the forms of your concrete slab, you should establish the "Method Statement" or "Methodology" of how to do a safe removal. The process involves risks and hazards, especially in a hi-rise building.


The engineer or consultant might prevent you from removing the forms without their approval and consent, and sometimes they will even ask the contractor to submit the methodology of de-shuttering.

Friday, June 30, 2017

How to Inspect a Footing Prior to Pouring Concrete

In the construction of a building, the most important part is the foundation, because it bears the full load of the building. But there are many types of foundation that we have considered and used—which depends on the strata below the building or structure.

Soil investigation is a great help in deciding what type of foundation a building needs, and it will be shown in the recommendation of the engineer from an approved third-party laboratory.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

5 Top Civil Engineer Interview Questions That You Should Know

Do you want to become an engineer?

For those who have civil engineer background, they have a chance to get a good job in a big construction or consultancy company. However, being accepted in a big company is not that easy because you need to follow the interview section. There are a lot of interview questions that you need to master and there are some special questions about the civil engineer. This is necessary to test your academic knowledge to know that you deserve to get the job.
What are those questions?


There are 5 top civil engineer interview questions that you should know.

Monday, May 1, 2017

7 Steps to Properly Check a Slump Test of Concrete

There are projects that contain a thousand cubic meters of concrete and if the engineer does not carefully plan the checkpoints and routes of the concrete mixers, it might create a delay in pouring the concrete and eventually create a problem in the concrete itself.

In addition, the potential worst case scenario is the failure of the slump test for concrete when it arrives at the checkpoint, due to delays in the concrete's arrival as well as the time of checking the slump of the concrete.


Now, in order to avoid such issues, the proper steps to check the slump of concrete are discussed below.