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Construction Adhesive Dry Time

How long does construction adhesive take to dry? Construction adhesive dry time is from 24 hours to several days depending on various factors such as temperature, construction material, and moisture. Drying Time Range The drying time of construction adhesive depends on various factors such as the type of adhesive used, humidity, temperature, and the surfaces …

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What is Boring in Construction

“Boring” in construction is about making holes for foundations, utility installations, and geological surveys. Boring Techniques Boring Tools There are a variety of tools used for different boring techniques. Augers, bailers, and chisels are some of the most common. More about these tools can be found here. Directional Boring Directional boring allows for installing utilities …

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What is Piling Construction?

What is Piling Construction? Piling construction is a process used in the construction industry to create a stable foundation for buildings and other structures. This involves driving piles, which are long, slender columns made of various materials, deep into the ground to support the weight of the structure. What is Piling? Piling refers to the …

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What is Hardscape Construction?

Hardscape construction refers to the installation of non-living elements in a landscape. This includes features such as stone walkways, patios, retaining walls, and outdoor kitchens. Hardscape construction requires specialized skills, including knowledge of materials, construction techniques, and engineering principles. What is Hardscape? Hardscape refers to the inanimate, non-plant elements of a landscape. This can include …

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Star Rates

Star Rates are used to price work where the unit rates in the contract cannot fairly represent the work done exactly. Usually, contract unit rates that are similar to the work done are used in negotiations to determine the Star Rate. Star Rates may be used, for example, where the original installation work is required …

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Bill of Quantities

A Bill of Quantities (BOQ) is a detailed document that lists all the materials, labor, and other costs that are required to complete a construction project. It specifies the quantities and qualities of the items needed, along with the unit prices or rates for each item. The Bill of Quantities is usually prepared by Quantity …

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Lump Sum Contract

The Lump Sum Contract can sometimes be called ‘Stipulated Sum’ and is the most basic form of agreement where the contractor/supplier agrees to a fixed lump sum price to undertake all the specified contract works and the employer agrees to pay this price upon completion of works. The Schedule of Rates may be provided by …

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Compaction by Roller

In some remote works area or when the bulky compaction work is to be carried out beyond 1200mm below formation level, the site supervisor could suggest to use a what we called the “ product specification ” to determine the relative compaction of the backfill. To begin, we set out and agree with the Engineer …

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California Bearing Ratio

The California Bearing Ratio (CBR) test is a simple strength test that compares the bearing capacity of a material with that of a well-graded crushed stone (thus, a high-quality crushed stone material should have a CBR @ 100%). The CBR rating was developed for measuring the load-bearing capacity of soils used for building roads. The CBR …

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