1. All Rebars are NOT made Alike
Rebar is not just a steel rod that is inserted in concrete. Being a Civil Engineer you understand what are the different external patterns on rebars and when and how they are used. For example, there is a carbon steel rebar, European rebar, epoxy coated rebar, and so on.
2. Why the Leaning Tower of Pisa has NOT yet fallen?
Being a Civil Engineer you know that it is because of the geotechnical engineering the Leaning Tower of Pisa was kept from collapsing. By placing weights on the north end of the foundation, Civil Engineers were able to prevent the tower from collapsing. It is believed that the Leaning Tower of Pisa will survive for hundreds of more years.
3. Estimatins used in structure loading calculations
Being a civil engineer you know that calculating loading values is so complicated that you can get different answers by using different methods. Since different methods give different answers it is important to add on safety margins cautiously. At Apaha Institute of Construction Project Management students learn calculations in Microsoft Excel Templates as well as gain practical knowledge through site visits and paid internships.
4. What are the different type of Truss and their unique features?
As we all know that there are hundreds of types of trusses, and each one of them has its own specific structural loading capabilities. Being a civil engineer you know when to use a certain truss and how to calculate its strength.
5. What is the difference between a Total Station and a Theodolite?
Surveying is an important part of civil engineering. Being a civil engineer you are familiar with surveying equipment. Especially during your site visits and internships when you get hands-on experience on such equipment. At Apaha Institute of Construction Project Management, we provide site visits as well as paid internship in our PG Program in Construction Project Management. As you know a total station uses GPS, lasers, and leveling sensors to measure precise elevations and distances to develop point clouds. Theodolites or auto levels on the other hand can detect the change in elevation between two points, without distance measurements.
6. What is the difference between Concrete, Cement, and Mortar
Generally, people use the words Concrete, Cement, and Mortar interchangeably. But, being a civil engineer you know the difference, that while concrete is cement with a coarse and fine aggregate and mortar on the other hand has a higher amount of cement with added fine aggregate like sand. Cement alone is simply the binding material. Being a civil engineer you also know that those trucks that carry concrete aren’t called cement mixers, but instead they are known as transit mixers.
7. Why there are Gaps in the Road on Bridges and in the Track on Railways?
Being a civil engineer you know that in order to allow the metal to expand and contract with temperature, there need to be expansion joints in roadways and railways. If these Gaps in the Road on Bridges and in the Track on Railways are not built, then the roads and railways can fail or bow.
8. What are the particle sizes for different types of soil?
Being a civil engineer you know the minute size differences between silt, sand and clay:
- silt (.05 to .002 mm)
- sand (2mm to .05mm)
- clay (<.002 mm)
Over the period as you gain experience you may not even have to calculate the particle size, you can just look at the soil and know. Along with the knowledge of different types of soil, you can even determine which combinations of soil should be used for better foundations and what needs to be done to make the ground more suitable for construction.
9. Concrete is Never Dry
Being a civil engineer, you probably love concrete a little too much. Concrete is mushy and gray, then it soon turns into strong rock. Your practical experience teaches you how dry concrete is at different points in its curing cycle. But you also understand that concrete technically continues to dry and strengthen over its entire lifespan.
10. What are the Technical Names of the Curves on Roads?
Being a civil engineer you know that there are four types of road curves:
You learn in your curriculum as well as through practical experience how to use the right equations to design a road with each one of these curves. Not only that, but you also know how to calculate what slope the road needs to be in the curve to keep cars from sliding off the road.
So these were the 10 Things Only Civil Engineers Know. Civil Engineering is the profession that you should be proud of. #ProudToBeCivilEngineer
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