Sewage Maintenance and Development

The two most important things that civil engineering provides people in an urban environment with are cheap and clean water supply, and cheap and clean sewage systems. There are arguments about which of them is more important than the other, but sewage can’t be temporarily replaced like water can be with bottled water, so at least during a short term crisis the risks of a sewage system that isn’t working is higher. Sewage pipelines typically run under roads throughout the UK, and it is very…

Structural Surveys

It is important that every building undergoes a survey every now and then to determine if they are still structurally sound, particularly for big buildings which contain a lot of people and are worth a lot of money. Often times these larger building’s insurance will require buildings surveys periodically for the insurance to remain valid. A number of things need to be reviewed to determine if they need to replaced or repaired regularly. The two biggest ones that need to be looked at regularly are…

Waiting for Cement to Settle

Waiting for cement to fully settle and solidify presents a number of problems, both from a point of view of logistics and planning and a civil engineering point of view. It can mean that you need to wait and halt building work, sometimes for a very long time. There are a number of factors which need to be considered when laying out cement, such as what else needs to be done on the construction project and ensuring that work can still be done while the…

Air Compressor Support – The Problems that can Occur

Air compressors essentially convert power from motors or engines into energy. Using the basic principles of atmospheric pressure, power is required to compress air and energy is then released as that air expands to return to normal. By pressurising air and storing it, compressors can provide potential power for a number of important uses such as powering construction tools like nail guns, wrenches, drills and saws, turning air turbines, filling tires and running certain heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Air compressors are generally…

Transporting Heavy Machinery

Owning heavy machinery such as construction vehicles or cranes is pretty uncommon in the construction industry, with most businesses renting them instead. These rental services are great because they limit costs and liability, for businesses, as when they are done with them they can be transported to the next building for use in a new construction project. Transporting heavy machinery is an important part of keeping the construction industry running. Transferring machine-resources quickly and easily from one location to another is considered in every part…