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Monthly Archives: July, 2016

How To Calculate the Quantity of Materials (Sand and Cement) Required for 1 Cubic Meter of Cement Mortar

Sometimes on site, we are faced with the problem of calculating for the amount of materials (sand and cement) required in plastering or rendering!...

Quantities Needed For A Cubic Meter Of Concrete

Quantity of materials such as cement, sand, coarse aggregates and water required per cubic meter of concrete  and mortar varies with the mix design...

Difference Between Tender Documents And Contract Drawings

To understand the difference between tender documents and contract documents, first we have to understand what these documents contain.Tender Documents:A tender is an offer in...

How To Calculate Soil Bearing Capacity And Types Of Bearing Capacity Of The Soil

The bearing capacity of soil is defined as the capacity of the soil to bear the loads coming from the foundation. The pressure which...

Dampness In Buildings: Causes, Preventive Measures And Effects On a Building

Dampness in a simple term is when excess water molecule is on building which results to visible growth of mould and destruction or disturbance...

Rope Method In Setting Out A Building

A line has to be set out perpendicular to the base line from peg (A). Peg (A) is not on the base line.A long...

How To Set-Out The Corners Of A building

What is setting out? It is the process of developing the physical positions of corners and walls of a building, and it’s done by...

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