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Use of Aluminium In Building Construction

By Prof. Madhuri K. Rathi, Mr.Ajinkya K. Patil
Amrutvahini College of Engineering, Sangamner

The aluminium element was discovered 200 years ago. After an initial period of technological development, aluminium alloys were used in many structural applications, including the civil engineering field. Aluminium is the second most widely specified metal in building after steel, and is used in all sectors from commercial building to domestic dwelling.

This paper contains complete overview of use of aluminium in building construction. How it is beneficial in modern age building construction. This paper also contains the properties, advantages. Some question arises that whether aluminium is sustainable, fabricated for fast track, requires maintenance, are explained in detail in this paper.
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Breaking Through The Barriers To Sustainable Building

Insights from Building Professionals on Government Initiatives to Promote Environmentally Sound Practices
By Sandeep Singh

75% of the world’s energy is consumed in cities. 40% of the world’s energy is consumed in buildings. The most interesting potential for CO2-reduction in cities from an economical point of view lays in the modernization of the building’s infrastructure. Making existing and new buildings to Green Buildings is one of the most effective levers to meet the challenges of CO2 reduction in cities. The objective of the presentation is to give a short overview of the frame conditions, the existing labels and – most important – show success stories.

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Analysis and design of prestressed concrete box girder bridge

Miss.P.R. Bhivgade

Abstract:– Bridge construction today has achieved a worldwide level of importance. Bridges are the key elements in any road network Use of box girder is gaining popularity in bridge engineering fraternity because of its better stability, serviceability, economy, aesthetic appearance and structural efficiency. The structural behavior of box girder is complicated, which is difficult to analyze in its actual conditions by conventional methods. In present study a two lane simply supported Box Girder Bridge made up of prestressed concrete which is analysis for moving loads as per Indian Road Congress (IRC:6) recommendations, Prestressed Code (IS: 1343) and also as per IRC: 18 specifications. The analyzed of box girder using SAP 2000 14 Bridge Wizard and prestressed with parabolic tendons in which utilize full section. The various span/ depth ratio considered to get the proportioning depth at which stresses criteria and deflection criteria get satisfied.

Keywords: Concrete Box Girder Bridge, Prestress Force, Eccentricity, Prestress Losses, Reinforcement, Flexure strength, shear strength, SAP Model.

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Mitigation of Soil Erosion with Jute Geotextile Aided by Vegetation Cover

Mitigation of Soil Erosion with Jute Geotextile Aided by Vegetation Cover: Optimization of an Integrated Tactic for Sustainable Soil Conservation System (SSCS)
By Md Minhaz Mahmud, Nazmul Huda Chowdhury, Md Manjur Elahi, Md Hasanur Rashid, Md Kamrul Hasan
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology(KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh

Degradation of soil considered as one of the foremost vulnerability and global threats nowadays not only for agricultural production and food security, but also for the environmental challenges related to watershed protection, disaster management, bio-diversity conservation, sustainable management of natural resources and climate change, furthermore, complication in Civil engineering. In Bangladesh where arable lands are less than necessary, certainly susceptible to severe erosion due to rainfall and flood, particularly when poor agricultural methods are used or preventive measures are not taken. Implementation of Jute Geotextiles (JGT) aided by native vegetation cover was investigated intended to design a sustainable and low cost tactic at Beel Dakatia through the entire year of 2009. Prime consequences were that erosion, moisture content and runoff are likely to be considerably impacted by rainfall intensity, soil surface slope; additionally, combined presence of JGT and vegetation cover reduced rate of erosion about 95% and runoff about 70% with respect to bare plots. Hence, play noteworthy role to conserve soil and stabilize the slope as well and mitigate susceptibility to degradation.

Keywords : Soil Protection, Jute Geotextiles (JGT), Watershed Management, Renewable Natural Resource, Disaster Management, Soil Strength.
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Structural Design of a Bus Terminal

MD Anamul Hasan

Bus-terminal is an essential component of urban transport facilities which defines the beginning (origin) or end (terminating) of the line for the transportation system. It normally requires a size-able land in a strategic part of an urban area. A well planned or managed bus-terminal will act as catalyst to the social and economic development of the surrounding areas. On the other hand, bus-terminal is an asset to an area as it may act as catalyst to economic and social development of the surrounding areas. However, poorly planned and sited terminal for buses may generate traffic problems as well as deteriorating the quality of life of the affected surroundings. This project focuses mainly the structural design of whole bus terminal. As with engineering and operational aspects of terminal facilities the focus would be on the design to fulfill traffic capacity requirement and operational efficiency to operators and passengers. The proposed far side terminating bas terminal model which located outside city centre may have added advantages such as reducing unnecessary congestion and improving the environment.

Objectives: This project have following main objectives:
Conducting research on the existing bus terminal of a city and proposing a new model of bus
terminal according to findings
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