Pros and Cons of Hydropower

Hydropower refers to the power that can be generated in the form of electrical or mechanical power by utilizing energy head associated with flowing or still water. Be it large structures producing electricity, or be it small water mills for grinding, they

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Role of a Site Engineer: Buildings

As a site engineer, in a construction project of high rise buildings, you carry a lot of responsibility to finish the project in time and with cent percent accuracy. As we know, construction projects are generally a one time activity and are

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Rain Water Harvesting System

What is Rain Water harvesting? Rain Water Harvesting is an act of accumulating and storing rainwater for reuse. As we know rainwater is the purest form of water, we can utilize this water for various purposes after necessary purification process as per

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Expansive Soils

Expansive Soils Definition Expansive soils, also referred as swelling soils, are those soils which have tendency to increase in the volume whenever the moisture content (i.e. water content) in it is increased. Foundation with swelling soil will heave and can cause lifting

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Aerated Lagoons

Aerated lagoons are the lagoons or treatment system which receive oxygen from either mechanical or diffused air systems. This contrasts with stabilization ponds which obtain oxygen from photosynthesis and surface re-aeration. It is believed that aerated lagoon technology began as an attempt

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Types of dams: Introduction and classification

A dam is a hydraulic structure of fairly impervious material built across a river to create a reservoir on its upstream side for impounding water for various purposes. These purposes may be Irrigation, Hydro-power, Water-supply, Flood Control, Navigation, Fishing and Recreation. Dams

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Groyne / Groin

Long shore drift is the movement of sand and shingle along the shoreline, caused by ebb and flow of waves, and by the wind. This continual movement means a beach in the summer may be sandy. In places where long shore drift

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Concrete Canvas Shelters: Concrete buildings in a bag !!!

Concrete Canvas Ltd. manufacture a ground breaking material technology called Concrete Canvas that allows concrete to be used in a completely new way. Concrete Canvas was originally developed for the award winning Concrete Canvas Shelters (CCS), a concrete building in a bag.

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Concrete Forms and Formwork

The WTF formwork system is unique because it forms all of the concrete in the structure including, walls, floor slabs, columns, beams, stairs, window details, balconies and various decorative features in exact accordance with the architect’s design. No other system can match

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Sewage treatment process

Sewage treatment process is designed to purify the sewage or waste water collected from different source like houses, industries etc. Sewage treatment plant are generally constructed by the municipal corporation of a town or city to process the sewage/waste water collected from

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