What is Geographic Information System (GIS) ?

Concept of Geographic Information System In today’s modern world most of the decisions involving planning and development are based on consideration of the information available regarding location or geographic information. such information regarding location is usually referred to as Geographic Information System or GIS. Geographic Information System should include not only the data processing functions … Read more What is Geographic Information System (GIS) ?

Global Positioning System { GPS } in Surveying

Importance of Global Positioning System (GPS) in Civil Engineering Global Positioning System is a system developed by the US Department Of Defence (D.O.D) for military as well as Civil operations. The D.O.D sustains it. The Global Positioning System provides quickly, accurate and inexpensively to determine the time, position and velocity of any object on the … Read more Global Positioning System { GPS } in Surveying

Plane Table Surveying : Advantages & Disadvantages

Plane Table Surveying Plane Table Surveying is one of the most rapid method of surveying. The plane table is an instrument used for surveying by a graphical method in which the field work and plotting are done simultaneously. The main advantage of plane table surveying is that the topographic features to be mapped are in … Read more Plane Table Surveying : Advantages & Disadvantages

Important Abbrevations Used in Civil Engineering

The most common abbreviation used in civil engineering are as following: A.A.S.H.T.O – American Association of state highway Transport Official. A.C.I – American Concrete Institute. A.R.E.A – American Railway Engineering Association. A.B – Anchor Bolt Or Asbestos Board. AC – Asphalt Concrete. A.S.C – Allowable Stress of concrete. A.S.T.M – American society for testing materials. … Read more Important Abbrevations Used in Civil Engineering

Cement Concrete Specification for Design Mix 1:2:4

Detailed Cement Concrete Specification : The detailed cement concrete specification give information about quality and the quantity of the materials, proportion of mortar, workmanship, method of preparation and execution of work etc. The cement concrete specification is properly prepared which makes it easy on site for execution of cement concrete work. Coarse Aggregates : Course aggregate … Read more Cement Concrete Specification for Design Mix 1:2:4

Super Elevation and How to Calculate it

Super Elevation The inward transverse inclination provided to cross section of carriage way at horizontal curved portion of the road is called as Super Elevation. It is also referred as to Cant or Banking. Objectives : To counteract the effect of centrifugal force acting on moving vehicle. To help a fast moving vehicles to negotiate … Read more Super Elevation and How to Calculate it