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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

7 Top Secrets to Pass the Civil Engineering Board Exam

It was back in 1998 I decided to pursue civil engineering. It was my desire after graduation to pass the Civil Engineering board examination. I had a burning desire to pass the exam in one attempt. It is important to have an overview of the course, which means you are likely to attend major classes such as steel design, timber design, reinforced concrete design, and many more. And the most important thing is to ensure you do what you can to graduate and receive the diploma.

In addition, you will have to have a review, which will take 6 months more after graduation.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Project Engineer Duties and Responsibilities That You Should Know

Civil engineers work at the highest level of design and plan large infrastructure projects like airports and roadways, which needs finding advanced issues. Civil engineers should confirm the feasibleness of plans, particularly relating to monetary prices and safety issues.

Urban and regional planners typically look to civil engineers for a recommendation on these problems. Civil engineers square measure ultimately liable for the infrastructure project’s style and implementation. Therefore, they need to be able to lead surveyors, construction managers, applied science technicians, et al to implement the arrange.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

9 Topics of Working Stress Design and Parameters Discussed by A Civil Engineer

Although it has been several years now since my graduation in the civil engineering, I still want to share what I've learned from the civil engineering subject of what we called "reinforced concrete design" where the working stress design was one of the topics.

It was fun during those times, especially when it came to design subjects like reinforced concrete, steel design, timber design and much more but one of my favorites was reinforced concrete design.

Now, here let me discuss working stress design and its parameters.

Working Stress Design evolved around 1900. It introduced Young’s Modulus, where it referred to the ratio between modulus of elasticity of steel and concrete. Although it is a conservative method of design. It was used by many civil engineers during that time and it has had much influence on the contemporary structural design.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Integrity and Pile Load Test Explained

Bored and driven piles are the major substructures that need to be cast properly as defects after construction may seriously affect their designed performance. Thus, it is necessary to determine whether piles has defects or not.

 The most common failures of in-situ piles improper tip formation due to contamination of soil with the concrete, intermittent concrete pouring or cold joints and any other improper construction methodology. Precast piles may be cracked due to mishandling during operation.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Basics Of Structural Design Of A Building

Basically, designing concrete has to be inclined with the building code of a certain country. Take note that building codes are simply a guide to design requirements and constraints. It does not provide actual methodology as to the construction process. Country to country codes or standards defers depending on the location of the place globally. The optimum factor of safety is used to countries lying near active fault lines or volcanoes compared to static countries.


When designing a concrete building, these are the primary categories to be considered: