Famous Construction Contractors (Companies) of Pakistan

In Pakistan, there are many public and private construction companies. These companies have taken up several small and large scale real estate projects of various natures. We are going to discuss some famous Construction Companies in Pakistan as follows: National Highway Authority (NHA) The National Highway Authority (NHA) was made in 1991 through the Act of […]

Types of Defects in Bricks and their Identification

Following are the different types of defects generally found in bricks: Sulphate Attack The common forms of defects due to sulfate attack are Chipping and spalling of bricks and Formation of cracks in joints and rendering These types of defects happen when sulphate salts present in brickwork react with alumina of cement in case of […]

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Construction Engineering- Needs and Future

Introduction to Construction Engineering Construction engineering is a professional discipline that deals with the designing, planning, construction and management of infrastructures such as roads, tunnels, bridges, airports, railroads, facilities, buildings, dams, utilities and other projects. Civil engineering is a related field that deals more with the practical aspects of projects. Construction engineers learn some of the design aspects similar to civil engineers as well as project site management aspects. At the educational […]

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Find out the Drawing Mistakes

Find Out the Drawing Mistakes The following Layout Plan of the House was developed by one of my students. Please find out the mistakes in the following drawing and give your comments in the comments area at the end of this page. Learning from mistakes is the best way to master the given knowledge area. […]

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Ten Steps to Obtain a Building Permit

Ten Requirements to Obtain Buildings Permits Architectural/Engineering Plans & Specifications (Also referred to as Construction Documents) – Including all architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection plans. These plans will incorporate the modular unit plans (described below and designed specifically for this project) and will integrate these modules into the overall building. This includes […]

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Modular Construction: Types, Applications, and Attributes

What is Modular Construction? ‘Modular construction’ is a term used to describe the use of factory-produced pre-engineered building units that are delivered to site and assembled as large volumetric components or as substantial elements of a building. The modular units may form complete rooms, parts of rooms, or separate highly serviced units such as toilets […]

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Use of Robotics in Construction Industry

Construction Industry in adopting Robotics Technology Technology has influenced nearly every modern industry by improving efficiency, safety, and cost savings. While some industries have embraced new technology from the moment it is released, the construction industry has historically been slow to onboard automated solutions. This trend has changed in recent years as the construction industry […]

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Construction of Burj Khalifa – World Tallest Building

Introduction of Burj Khalifa Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed five years later in 2009. The primary structure is reinforced concrete. The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. It is designed to be the centerpiece of large-scale, mixed-use development. The decision to construct […]

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Masonry Walls Restoration – Block Stone Work

Importance of Block Stone Work Block stone work has, and will keep on being, a pervasive structure material as it has a few alluring properties. In any case, it is these equivalent material ascribes that can likewise conceivably make block workmanship unfortunate for use in the outside dividers of structures. For instance, solidness and style […]

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Light Weight Metal (Steel) Building Construction

Abstract The application of metal buildings for living purpose and commercial purpose is increasing day by day. This new building technology came to the foreground because of the rapid development in the building industry, surely it has a lot of advantages from the technological point of view, which meet all the requirements these days. But […]

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Digital Construction and 3D Printing

What is Digital Construction? Digital construction is the use and application of digital tools to improve the process of delivering and operating the built environment” In general terms that will translate into making the delivery, operation and renewal of our built environment safer, more efficient and more collaborative. “Digital construction is the use and application of digital tools to improve […]

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Safety Equipment for Construction Laborers

What Does Safety Equipment Mean? Safety Equipment, as implied by its name, includes the gadgets that are used (worn, used, suspended etc.) for the protection of life and to avoid injuries or casualties. Safety Equipment for Construction Laborers? These are equipment that used by laborers during construction for the protection purpose from injuries or casualties. […]

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FWO: Frontier Works Organization – Key Projects

FWO: Frontier Works Organization The Frontier Works Organization is an active-duty military administrative (non-combatant) staff corps, and one of the major sciences and technology commands of the Pakistan Army. Originally commissioned and established in 1966, the FWO is a vital administrative branch of the Pakistan Army that includes both active duty officers and civilian scientists and engineers; […]

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How to Become a Home Contractor and Why?

Who is the Home Contractor? A home builder, also called a residential contractor, constructs new homes and takes on major remodeling jobs. A home builder is typically the owner of a residential construction company. Housing demands in your community determine how many workers you need and whether you should specialize in one area of construction […]

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Draftsman Skills, Needs, and the Freelancing Job Market

Draftman- Who is the Draftman Draftman is the person who take the thoughts of the designer and translate them into reality by making complex visual representations of the plans. Most Draftmen work with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software aviable in the market, especially, AutoCAD, Revit, etc.  Both in developed and underdeveloped contries draftmen require formal preparing and […]

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Building Permits in Abbottabad & Dera Ismail Khan City, Pakistan

Construction Sector in Pakistan is going to improve at a rapid pace, as the current government is interested in increasing the revenue and job opportunities by focussing on the Construction Sector. If was the first time in the history of Pakistan that the construction sector will be considered as proper CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. We being the citizen of Pakistan, are thankful to our Ministers, esp. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan.

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Recommended Books for Civil Engineering Public Services Test Preparations

In Pakistan, to prepare for Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) or Provincial Public Service Commission (PPSC) as a Civil Engineer, you need to be SHORTLISTED or SCREENED OUT through a written test based on 100 MCQs with 120 minutes duration, before being eligible for appearing before SELECTION BOARD of COMMISSION.