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All about bricks

According to history, bricks were first fired around 3500 BC, in Mesopotamia, present-day Iraq, one of the high-risk seismic areas of the world. The ziggurat temples at Eridu, possibly the world's first city, have withstood not only earthquakes but also wars and invasions. From Roman aqueducts and public buildings to the Great Wall of China, from the domes of Islamic architecture to the early railway arch bridges, from the first 19th century American tall buildings to the 20th century nuclear power plants, bricks have been used as structural material in all applications of building and civil engineering. The most commonplace use of bricks worldwide throughout time is in residential dwellings. The shape and size of bricks can vary considerably, and similarly the mortars used depend on...

November 13, 2014
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Cement: The basic building material

Tanvir Manzur, Ph.D
Tanvir Manzur, Ph.D
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Fire safety in construction work

Fire due to short circuit” is a common cause that we read about, whenever there is a fire incident, be it in high rise buildings, apartments or even smaller dwellings not forgetting the industrial set ups, which have figured prominently in fire incidents of recent years.

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November 13, 2014
November 13, 2014

Ensuring quality in every step of construction & proper maintenance after construction

Before starting on the subject matter, I would like to quote a relevant incident. At the Time of 2nd World War, a long Bridge suddenly started to crack-down when a large number of Soldiers were passing over the Bridge. The reason of this cracking-down is “the Combined Rhythmic Steps of the Soldiers” as they marched along which matched with the Bridge's Natural Frequency, thereby causing resonance. The possibility of this type of situation was not considered at the time of designing the Bridge.
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November 13, 2014
November 13, 2014