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112, 2018

“MASS RALLY” by Joint Front of Associations,CPWD on 12Dec.2018.

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

A Forum of CPWD service Associations ( JOINT FRONT) i.e. CPWD EA, AICPWD EA, CPWD JEA, AICPWD OSA, AIEDSA, CPWDA (AD)A, Gr-B CPWD OSA, CPWDHort.OA, CPWDRS, and CPWDSA have called for a Mass protest rally at Nirman Bhawan & all over India  on12th December, 2o18 in protest of Retired & Reappointed DG, Er. Prabhakar  Singh.                Please Read the need and its background. Poster is  also attached below [...]

805, 2012

Development Of Light Weight Concrete

By |May 8th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, concrete mix design|

By Dhawal Desai IIT Bombay ABSTRACT  This paper deals with the development of two types of lightweight concrete the one using lightweight aggregate (Pumice stone) and the other water floating type using Aluminium powder as an air entraining agent. This also shows the importance of water/cement ratio as in first type of concrete it relates to the smoothness of the surface and in second one it is a major factor [...]

705, 2012

Kolkata Underground Car Park – Perfect Example of Using Sheet Piles as a Permanent Structure and With Top Down Construction Methodology

By |May 7th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|

The two-level underground structure will feature a shopping mall and a carpark   Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is India's fourth largest city, a famous historic landmark, and the capital of West Bengal state. A period of economic stagnation followed the country's independence decades ago but has been replaced by a boom engendering rapid growth in all domains, including road traffic. The population of the eastern Indian mega-city currently exceeds [...]

405, 2012

Bandra Worli Sea Link – India’s Civil Marvel

By |May 4th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , , |

When we talk about moving from western suburbs to islands of Mumbai, the only way out till today was Mahim causeway. But today with the grand opening of Bandra Worli Sea Link Project by Sonia Gandhi would make the life of commuters much more easy. Earlier with the non availability of any other route, the distance of 8 km took nearly 40 minutes but with the opening of this Indian [...]

305, 2012

Joint Sealants

By |May 3rd, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , , , , , |

By:Deepak Kanitkar DGM – Technology & Business Development Chembond Chemicals Limited, Mumbai. One of the most essential materials for making the Building Envelope waterproof is the joint sealant. Joints are there invariably in all civil constructions. According to material of construction, there are different kinds of joints. Some are only for joining, some are for accommodating the movements. Movements are mainly because of thermal gradients caused by temperature variations. There [...]

105, 2012

LTC to North East by Air : Relaxation extended

By |May 1st, 2012|Categories: What's new|

The relaxation for travel to North Eastern Region (NER) by Air is further extended for two more years beyond 1st May 2012. An order in this effect has been issued by DOPT today. View the Order In view of the above extension , the relaxation to travel Jammu and Kashmir by air is also likely to be extended. You might also like: Last date for LTC to Jammu and Kashmir [...]

3004, 2012


By |April 30th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

India InvesTrade, 2012 Date & Venue : 26th – 28th April 2012 in Colombo, Srilanka Contact : Firdous Afrin, Executive, Dept - South Asia Initiatives,Indian Chamber of Commerce, 4, India Exchange Place,Kolkata - 700001. Tel. : +91 33 22534200/ 22534298 (D)Mob. 09903710071 Fax. : +91 33 2231 3377/ 3380 Email : [email protected] Website : ROOF INDIA 2012 Date & Venue : 25-27 May, 2012, Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Contact : [...]

3004, 2012

STP's Advance Waterproofing Products

By |April 30th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , , |

STP Limited, a member of the Turner Morrison Group of company, is a leading quality driven organization for world-class waterproofing products, road surfacing products, anti-corrosive and construction chemical products. It has the second largest operation in the world in coal tar group of products. The clients have been counting on STP Limited since 1935 and since then it has been delivering result as one of the largest and most respected [...]

2604, 2012

Sustainable Waterproofing Technology : Protecting Concrete and Environment

By |April 26th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , , , , |

Sustainable Waterproofing Technology : Protecting Concrete and Environment   Water is the main cause of building decay and deterioration. Building materials have considerably shorter life span when subjected to water moisture over a prolonged period of time. The importance of waterproofing is reflected in the consequences of not doing proper waterproofing at the time of construction. Water which penetrates in concrete can have immediate and long-term effects on the building [...]

2304, 2012

CGEWHO works under `No Profit ‘ No Loss’ basis…

By |April 23rd, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , , , , , , , |

CGEWHO works under `No Profit ‘ No Loss’ basis and the land cost is calculated according to the actual expenditure involved plus finance cost towards investment made for the procurement. No profit is being derived by CGEWHO at any stage. The below information was given by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri.KUMARI SELJA in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha regarding the [...]

2304, 2012

B.E. Part Time(In southern region) application forms

By |April 23rd, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , , , |

B.E. Part Time application forms B.E. / B.Tech. Part Time application forms will be issued from 27.04.2012 to 18.05.2012 for the academic year 2012. Directorate of Technical Education Department has announced as follows… Including Coimbatore and Salem Engineering colleges, there has been arranged in ten colleges to issue application forms for Part Time B.E. / B.Tech. courses. The few colleges are given below… 1. [...]

2104, 2012

Whitetopping- An Engineered Economical Long-lasting Solution for Distressed Roads

By |April 21st, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|

 Dr Rakesh Kumar, Scientist and Dr Renu Mathur, Scientist & HoD,Rigid Pavements Division, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New DelhiWhitetopping is an engineered method of placement of concrete overlay on existing distressed bituminousas well as concrete roads. In India, whitetopping technology is being adopted at a very fast rate not only as a measure for overcoming commonly occurring distresses in bituminous roads but also for the purpose of enhancing load carrying capacity of [...]

2004, 2012

Clean and Green Sustainability enabled hot mix plants – a must for today and a bright tomorrow

By |April 20th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , , , |

  Blesson Varghese MD Marini India "New developments in asphalt production technology delivery phenomenal reduction in the amount of energy used and green house gases emitted during the mix production. As an industry leader in the manufacturing and development of technologies, MARINI is committed to providing sustainable asphalt production technologies and superior pavement performance for a sustainable future." Much before "sustainability" became a buzzword in the industries world over, the asphalt industry [...]

1704, 2012

Waterproofing for Extreme Conditions

By |April 17th, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , , , , , , |

  Protection from moisture has always been a challenge for building technology experts across the world. Waterproofing for moisture load, waterproofing in submerged condition and water proofing for soil filled structure etc. is being commonly done by the experts. The primary function of waterproofing is to ensure that structure of the building is not affected by the ingress of water and salts, but what if the structure is subjected to [...]

1204, 2012

CGHS Cards : Universally acceptable and valid for obtaining treatment in any CGHS dispensary

By |April 12th, 2012|Categories: C.G.H.S., What's new|Tags: , , , , , |

All CGHS Cards : Universally acceptable and valid for obtaining treatment in any CGHS dispensary in all over the country. This information was given by Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on 30.03.2012. All CGHS cards including the paper cards issued all over the country are universally acceptable and valid for obtaining treatment in [...]

1204, 2012

Euramax – Applies the power of color in metal cladding

By |April 12th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|

Jorrit Scheepers, Euramax Coated Products is an international coil coating specialist that supplies pre-coated aluminium to roof and façade manufacturers worldwide. Euramax, with plants in Roermond (the Netherlands) and Corby (UK), works with many well-known manufacturers of façade systems, such as Hunter Douglas, Kingspan, Rigidal, Kalzip, Tiger, Interfalz, Euroclad and Aluform. Jorrit Scheepers, architectural support coordinator within the Euramax team, is the liaison between the architect and the [...]

904, 2012

Degree holders demand review of recruitment rules

By |April 9th, 2012|Categories: service matter, What's new|Tags: |

9 Apr 2012 Hindustan Times (Delhi) [email protected] Rajesh Ahuja CPWD HIERARCHY GAMES Allege important posts of executive engineers are being filled with diploma holders NEW DELHI: Tension is simmering in the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) over the issue of diploma holder engineers getting preference over degree holder engineers. Degree holder engineers allege that the important posts of executive engineers, who head any project execution team, are being filled with [...]

704, 2012

Redefining Bathrooms

By |April 7th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , , |

Ar Apurva Bose Dutta Luxurious Bathroom Products from Gessi Goccia Collection (Picture Courtesy : FCML Luxurious Bathrooms) A luxurious ornate bathroom with gold fittings, a whirlpool bathtub with fibre - optic coloured lights attuning to the moods of the user, two smart sinks with sleek faucets, a sunken tub with sensors detecting the body temperature and adjusting the water accordingly, a shower [...]

504, 2012

Green And Intelligent Construction

By |April 5th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , , |

Parisa Esmaeili Moakher Research Graduate ME (Construction & Management) Dr S.S.Pimplikar Professor & Head-Civil Department MIT- Pune   Continued challenges with the availability of fossil fuels and the impact of global warming are pushing building owners and developers toward projects that have a much higher level of energy efficiency .The challenge is that this efficiency needs to be [...]

2903, 2012

Introduction of Annual Medical Examination for the Group A Officers of Central Civil services of age 40 years and above.

By |March 29th, 2012|Categories: C.G.H.S., service matter, What's new|Tags: , , , , , |

No. 21011/1/2009-Estt (A)- Part Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) North Block, New Delhi,1st February, 2012 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:- Introduction of Annual Medical Examination for the Group ‘A’ officers of Central Civil Services of age 40 years and above. The undersigned is directed to say that a scheme of Annual Medical Check-up is already operating in respect of All India Service officers. [...]

2703, 2012

Calculation of Arrears due increment w.e.f 01.01.2006

By |March 27th, 2012|Categories: engineers association, service matter, What's new|Tags: |

NOTE:- TO CALCULATE INCREMENT ARREARS ENTER PAY & GRADE PAY IN THE PAY DUE AS WELL AS IN PAY DRAWN. YOU WILL GET THE TOTAL ARREARS UPTO MARCH 2012. Submitted by: Er.P. Karthik Calculation of increment Arrears w.e.f 01.01.2006.xlsx Related articles Employees who were due to get their annual increment between Feb. to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1 .2006 in the pre-revised pay scale-OFFICE MEMORANDUM [...]

2603, 2012

Galvanizing – Past & Present

By |March 26th, 2012|Categories: General Knowledge, What's new|

Introduction Corrosion annually costs the U.S. economy 3.2 percent of the gross national product, over $279 billion. Indirect costs to the public could raise the percentage to as much as 6 percent. Some indirect costs of corrosion are: lost productivity due to traffic delays, accidents caused by corroded hand and guardrails, excessive use of nature's raw materials and energy to replace corroded steel. The global impact of corrosion is almost [...]

2203, 2012

Slope Failures and Remedial Measures for Strategic Highway Construction in Hilly Terrain

By |March 22nd, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Dr. S.S. Seehra, Senior Consultant (Roads & Highways), LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd. (Former Director – Grade Scientist & Area Adviser, CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi) Introduction Gravitational forces are always acting on a mass of soil or rock beneath a slope. As long as the strength of the mass is equal to or greater than the gravitational forces, [...]

2003, 2012

Employees who were due to get their annual increment between Feb. to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1 .2006 in the pre-revised pay scale-OFFICE MEMORANDUM

By |March 20th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

MOST IMMEDIATE No.10/02/2011-E.III/A Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:— Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 — Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008. In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, there will be a uniform date of annual increment, [...]

2003, 2012

GPF Interest Rate @ 8.6%wef 01.12.2011-Government of India- RESOLUTION

By |March 20th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA) F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2011 Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012 RESOLUTION It is announced for general information that during the year 2011-2012, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight per cent) for the period from [...]

1903, 2012

Notification from AICTE (ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION)-Qualifications acquired by individuals through distance education mode

By |March 19th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION (A Statutory Body of Government of India) Advt. No. : UB/06(07)2010 PUBLIC NOTICE As per Government of India’s Gazette Notification No.44 dated 01.03.1995 issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Education), the qualifications acquired by individuals through distance education mode are recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government, provided, these have been approved by Distance [...]

1703, 2012

Prime Technologies Launches Diamond Concrete Cutting Machines in India

By |March 17th, 2012|Categories: General Knowledge|

Prime Technologies has announced the launch of Premium and cost effective range of Diamond Concrete Cutting Machines from Husqvarna Construction Products, part of Husqvarna AB, for the Indian market. According to Mr. Akhil Jain, Prime Technologies, Husqvarna started their operation in India with the sales of K3000 Cut n Break, the handheld, single phase electric machine being manufactured in Sweden at Husqvarna. Featuring company's unique Cut-n-Break method, K 3000 Cut-n-Break [...]

1603, 2012

A look at various tax saving routes

By |March 16th, 2012|Categories: how to save tax|

Please click on following link to see video Individuals have a small amount of benefit on the tax front but the overall situation will end up being negative as higher expenses in the form of additional service and excise eats up a larger part of their household budget. At the same time there are also a lot of gains on the procedural front that should not be forgotten. Starting [...]

1603, 2012

DLF launches housing scheme for govt staff

By |March 16th, 2012|Categories: General Knowledge|

DLF Limited, which is the country's largest real estate builder in a recent move, has drawn up an ambitious plan to offer residential housing units to government and defence staff on discounts ranging from 3 to 5 % in its projects in areas including Jalandhar, Panchkula, New Chandigarh, Bangalore, Chennai, Shimla and Kochi. In this connection, the builder [...]

1503, 2012

Guidelines for Skyscrapers

By |March 15th, 2012|Categories: General Knowledge|Tags: , , , |

A new set of rules for building highrises has been formulated by the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF). This is the first time, the ministry has come up with such guidelines setting certain parameters for highrises. The guidelines relate to height of buildings, adequacy of fire-fighting facilities, width of the road and distance from the fire stations. The guidelines would be implemented with immediate effect and state-level appraisal committees–Environmental [...]

1303, 2012

INTERMAT : Gears up for Next Edition

By |March 13th, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , |

At a Glance Event : INTERMAT 2012, international exhibition for equipment and techniques for the construction and materials industries Frequency :Every three years Dates/Times : 16-21 April 2012 - 9.00am to 6.00pm Venue : Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte- France Contact : Claire DELPLANQUE, Customers Relations Officer Tel. : + 33 (0)1 76 77 10 95 Email : [email protected] Website : Over 1500 International Construction Equipment manufacturers are gearing [...]

1103, 2012

Parliamentary panel submits report on Direct Tax Code, suggests bonanza for taxpayers

By |March 11th, 2012|Categories: how to save tax|

Raise I-T exemption limit to Rs3 lakh, says parliamentary panel on DTC Besides hiking the income tax exemption to Rs3 lakh from Rs1.8 lakh at present, the Standing Committee on Finance also suggested that 10% tax be levied on taxable income between Rs3-Rs10 lakh, 20% between Rs10-Rs20 lakh and 30% over Rs20 lakh New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget, a parliamentary panel that scrutinised the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill [...]

903, 2012

One day pay cut for absence on strike day

By |March 9th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

The state government has decided to cut a day’s salary of employees who skipped work on the day of the Citu-sponsored general strike on February 28, but spared them the break-in-service clause it had threatened to invoke. Today’s order, issued by the finance department, came as a relief to many employees who were absent that day. As a last-ditch attempt to foil the strike, Mamata Banerjee had threatened on strike-eve [...]

903, 2012

Production of Self–compacting Concrete Using Crusher Rock and Marble Sludge Dusts.

By |March 9th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, concrete mix design|Tags: , |

M. Shahul Hameed, Faculty & Research Scholar, Dept. of Civil Engg., Sethu Institute of Technology, Kariapatti; P. Kathirvel, Faculty & Research Scholar, Dept. of Civil Engg., KLN College of Engg., Madurai, and Dr. A.S.S. Sekar, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Civil Engg., Alagappa Chettiyar College of Engg. & Tech., Karaikudi For many decades, concrete has largely been used as a construction material, whether in moderate aggressive environment, or in strong aggressive environment. By [...]

803, 2012

Local purchase of stationery and other articles from Kendriya Bhandar, NCCF and other Multi-State Cooperative Societies having majority shareholding by the Central Government

By |March 8th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

No. 14/1/2009-Welfare Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training, (Welfare Section) Room No.361, 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi, the 5th March, 2012. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Local purchase of stationery and other articles from Kendriya Bhandar, NCCF and other Multi-State Cooperative Societies having majority shareholding by the Central Government. The Ministries/Departments may kindly refer to Department of Personnel and Training [...]

603, 2012

IMI, KOLKATA – Colorful Expression of GLass in Architecture

By |March 6th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|

  Designed and developed by Abin Design Studio, the Building IMI, Kolkata is inspired by nature. The sky with its various states and ever changing colors is one of the most dynamic elements of nature and this is what has inspired the built form façade. The colored laminate with Vanceva PVB glass on the façade follows no repetitive pattern and is symbolic of the unpredictable nature of the sky. It [...]

603, 2012

Havells' New Generation LED Range

By |March 6th, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , , , |

Lighting is one of the most important aspects in home and commercial space décor, the reason being the dearth of day light source in buildings due to space constraints for placing windows and ventilators in modern day buildings. There are different types of decorative lighting available in the market and though they might look attractive but how many of them are energy efficient is [...]

503, 2012

Modern and Bold Designs of Airports in India

By |March 5th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

Designing an airport is a complex task - while symbolically the designs need to embody the city's and country's identity by acting as the first and last handshake; the key factors of the sensitive nature and security concerns of airports also have to painstakingly taken in consideration in the designs. In recent times with terror attacks hounding the country, Airport designing has become all the more critical and vital. Airport [...]

403, 2012

Guidelines on Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures

By |March 4th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|

Samir Surlaker & Sunny Surlaker, MC-Bauchemie India Private Limited Introduction Versatility of Concrete is an established fact on account of its mouldability and durability. This makes it attractive for use in varied exposure conditions. Vulnerability of concrete to deterioration has always been a cause of deep concern. Concrete Cover plays a key role in this phenomenon. Generally, the process of deterioration begins almost immediately after the casting. Basically from material [...]

103, 2012

A Bridge Built to Sway When the Earth Shakes

By |March 1st, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: |

Mika O. Grondahl/The New York Times The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco. The existing eastern bridge, far left, will be torn down after the new bridge is complete.SAN FRANCISCO — Venture deep inside the new skyway of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and it becomes clear that the bridge’s engineers have planned for the long term. Multimedia Interactive Feature A Replacement Bridge Rises on the [...]

2702, 2012

Increment issue – Dopt order for Granting one increment to the Central Government Employees may be issued very soon…

By |February 27th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

The order for Granting one increment to the Central Government Employees may be issued in the first week of March 2012 Sources close to the DOP&T informed that the issue of granting one increment to the government servants, whose increment date falls between February 2006 and June 2006, has been forwarded to Finance Ministry for its approval. According to the sources, the Finance Ministry gave its approval to this proposal [...]

2702, 2012

Basement waterproofing- Requirements

By |February 27th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, What's new|Tags: , , , , |

Solution for Basement Waterproofing Ravindra Babu UB Marketing Manager, Fosroc Chemical India Pvt. Ltd. For the past 50 years Fosroc being world leader in construction chemical industry, and recognized as an effective solution provider in all areas of construction. Fosroc quality product can be found in nearly every major project around the globe. Every day, as the demand increases for enhanced structural integrity obsolete maintenance is the future mantra of [...]

2402, 2012

C.I. Soil Pipes Fittings & Manhole Covers from Singhal

By |February 24th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , |

Singhal Iron Foundary Private Limited is a leading manufacturer of C.I. Soil Pipes, fittings and manhole covers, being supplied in India under the brand name and style of "SIF" and has been serving the segment for the past 54 years. Most of the company’s products come with ISI marked and are manufactured strictly adhering to the norms of Bureau of Indian Standard Code IS:1729-2002 (not as an obsolete code IS:1729-1979) and IS:3989-2009. As [...]

2302, 2012

Concrete Aggregates- From Discarded Tyre Rubber

By |February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, What's new|

The scarcity and availability at reasonable rates of sand and aggregate are now giving anxiety to the construction industry. Over years, deforestation and extraction of natural aggregates from river beds, lakes and other water bodies have resulted in huge environmental problems. Erosion of the existing topography usually results in flooding and landslides. Moreover, the filtration of rain water achieved by deposits of natural sand is being lost, thereby causing contamination [...]

1902, 2012

Concreting on moon…Waterless Concrete!

By |February 19th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, concrete mix design, What's new|

NASA plans to launch manned spacecraft to moon in 2020; but it hopes not just to land on the moon but also to establish longer-term bases for astronauts, and to accomplish this the astronauts will need to be able to build structures using resources that are readily available on the lunar surface. The structures will need to be able to withstand the harsh lunar environment, and for this reason concrete appears [...]

1502, 2012

General Body Meeting of CPWD Engineers Association (SR)- 9th March 2012 ( Friday)

By |February 15th, 2012|Categories: engineers association, What's new|Tags: |

CENTRAL P.W.D.  ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION                  (Recognised   by Govt. ofIndia)                         SOUTHERN REGION President    :             .Er.SURYANARAYANAN  9444443887 Secretary    :                   Er.S.GOPALAKRISHNAN      9445280323         CCC  II,   CPWD, A- Wing,First  floor, Shastri Bhavan  26-HaddowsRoad,Chennai  -  600 006.  No  : CPWDEASR/2012   /125                                                                    [...]

1402, 2012

Lecture on Mix Design of Concrete by Dr .B.Bhattacharjee,Department of Civil Engineering,IIT Delhi.

By |February 14th, 2012|Categories: concrete mix design|Tags: |

Module 9 Lecture - 1 Mix Design of Concrete Lecture Series on Building Materials and Construction by Dr. B. Bhattacharjee, Department of Civil Engineering,IIT Delhi. For more details on NPTEL visit Related articles IIT Delhi Graduate launches Aakash tablet's rival Classpad ( 10 Places to Get Free Online Education (

1302, 2012

Elastomeric Coating

By |February 13th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, What's new|Tags: , , |

ELASTOMERIC COATING is a flexible protective coating based on styrene – acrylic copolymer for exterior or interior use. Applied as a liquid, it cures to form a durable, protective, waterproof membrane. It is a single component emulsion containing inert pigments and has a brushable consistency. ELASTOMERIC COATING exceeds all the requirements of a coating that resists carbonation and prevents chloride ion ingress. Elastomeric Coating is designed to waterproof exterior masonry [...]

1202, 2012

Multilevel Car Parking Systems

By |February 12th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, What's new|Tags: , |

Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta, Bengaluru The growing population of India has created many problems - one of the challenging ones being car parking which we confront almost every day. Besides the problem of space for cars moving on the road, greater is the problem of space for a parked vehicle considering that private vehicles remain parked for most of their time. Roads are being built for cars to ply but [...]

1102, 2012

Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD

By |February 11th, 2012|Categories: C.G.H.S.|Tags: |

No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell / Part IX Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan New Delhi 110 108 Dated the 17th January, 2012. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD. The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry’s Office Memoranda of [...]

1002, 2012

Rates of room charges of Holiday Homes and Touring Officer’s Hostel under Ministry of Urban Development – Revision thereof.

By |February 10th, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: |

No. D-110128/23/82/-Regions (Vol.II) Government of India Ministry of Development Directorate of Estates Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, Dated 30th January 2012 Office Memorandum Subject: Rates of room charges of Holiday Homes and Touring Officer’s Hostel under Ministry of Urban Development – Revision thereof. The undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorates O.M. No. D-11028/8/94-Regions dated 4.7.2001 and 26.12.2001 regarding charges of rooms/suits of holiday homes & O.M. No. D-11028//02/2007-Regions dated 28th [...]

1002, 2012

Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS) System in India

By |February 10th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, What's new|Tags: , |

India is well on its way to create a world-class MRT system as an integral part of community infrastructure development in the country, reports Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta. Growing cities, growing population and growing traffic has invariably called for a shift from private modes of conveyance to public transport. A glance at the world's developing nations indicates that well planned Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS) exist successfully. India (like many other [...]

902, 2012

Pay commission can't be demanded every five years: Kerala HC

By |February 9th, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , |

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday made it clear that government employees can't legally demand pay revision every five years. HC said the government appoints pay revision commission not on the basis of any rule and if the government appoints the commission each year, that does not mean that it's a right of the government employees, said justice TR Ramachandran Nair . He said recommendations of the commission would be [...]

902, 2012

Income Tax bonanza for taxpayers in 2012-13 ?

By |February 9th, 2012|Categories: how to save tax, What's new|Tags: , |

Preparation for budget is in progress. The Govt. is planning to enhance the tax slabs for the individual taxpayers. According to a PTI report, the basic exemptiom limit is likely to be enhanced from 1.8 lac to 2 lac. Income between 2 to 5 lac will be taxed @ 10%, 5 to 10 lac @ 20% and more than 10 lac @ 30 % for the Financial Year 2012 - [...]

802, 2012

Waterproofing Systems

By |February 8th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, What's new|

               The waterproofing of buildings to prevent the ingress of water is an activity, which, perhaps is practiced in one form or the other, ever since the first building was built on earth. The methodology has been changing with the changes in architectural designs and availability of different building materials for construction. In the initial stages when stone was the main building construction material [...]

802, 2012

Expecting Dopt order regarding the issue of ‘Date of Next Increment’

By |February 8th, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , |

Employees whose DNI falls between 1st February to 1st June (Pre Revised Scale) issue… National Anomaly Committee - Agenda item No.5(v) – ‘Date of Next Increment’ The above said point regarding the anomaly relating to Rule 9 of the CCS (RP) Rules 2008, some of our readers were confused pertaining a news which came recently from our staff side members of National Anomaly Committee. The news was that, the decision [...]

702, 2012

On February 28th 2012 over 100,000,000 Indian workers will come out on strike.

By |February 7th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

On February 28th 2012 over 100,000,000 Indian workers will come out on strike. Workers from many unions and sectors are trying to gain improvements in areas such as, pay, pensions, and employment rights. The strike has been called because workers have said 'enough is enough', after two years of the government refusing to negotiate with unions on any issue. Indian's are sick of the rich getting richer, record economic growth, whilst 400 [...]

702, 2012

How different taxpayers can distribute tax-saving investments

By |February 7th, 2012|Categories: how to save tax, What's new|Tags: |

  Younger investor A younger investor can consider equity-linked savings schemes (ELSS) as a means to invest in equities. These tax-saving plans are just like any diversified equity fund. If you have EPF and invest in infra bonds, you don't need any more debt in the portfolio.  Put the remaining limit of your Section 80C investments in ELSS funds. Don't get lured by the high returns offered by five-year bank fixed deposits (FDs). In three years, the ELSS is [...]

602, 2012

Stamped Concrete: A New Concept in Outdoor Flooring, in India

By |February 6th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: |

Stamped Concrete Stamped concrete is color, pattern and texture embossed onto the surface of concrete before it fully dries. This process allows one to create the look of pavers, tiles, bricks and even wood, onto standard concrete floors. Benefits of Stamped Concrete: Stamped concrete has an unlimited number of patterns and color. It offers the ability to customize colours, patterns and imprint. Logos or any other custom design Stamped concrete [...]

402, 2012

Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS) System in India

By |February 4th, 2012|Categories: What's new|

India is well on its way to create a world-class MRT system as an integral part of community infrastructure development in the country, reports Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta. Growing cities, growing population and growing traffic has invariably called for a shift from private modes of conveyance to public transport. A glance at the world's developing nations indicates that well planned Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS) exist successfully. India (like many [...]

302, 2012

Representation for grant of 7500 scale for 1999 and 2002 LDCE AEs

By |February 3rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Dear friends   All eligible AEs who were applicants in any Court case and got orders in their favour and declared ineligible by the Dept especially those from 1999 and 2002 may apply as per  draft letter shown below.Click here to download draft. P.R.Charan Babu General Secretary To The Director General Central Public Work Department Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi. (Through proper channel)   Subject:         Implementation of judgment passed by CAT, [...]

102, 2012

Court case in Delhi High court for regular promotion of EE(Regular hearing)

By |February 1st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

   Case has been disposed on default by hon'ble High court due to absence of lawyer of department & class -I cadre. However, the class-I association has filed a revival petition which is likely to come up for hearing in a day or two in Delhi High Court. Our Assn prefers to get the matter heard and decided on merits instead of disposing on technical grounds, so that finality is achieved [...]

102, 2012

Now the members may submit his suggestions/feedback in Guestbook of website.

By |February 1st, 2012|Categories: engineers association, What's new|

         Now the members may submit his suggestions/feedback in Guestbook of website. Which will appear below comments box after typing & clicking on submit button. Please refresh the page once if your comment not appears. Please must submit your reaction in any topic. If you want get your reply by e-mail ,please click on e-mail me icon at right side of comments button. Link for guest book given on [...]

102, 2012

Govt. released index no. for December 2011. Central D.A. 7%

By |February 1st, 2012|Categories: D.A.|Tags: |

               Labour Bureau has released Index No. for the month of December 2011.                   Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers - CPI(IW) has been reduced by 2 points and stood at 197             Accordingly as per our previous calculation, Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2012 will be increased by 7% and the total will be 65%.

3101, 2012


By |January 31st, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: |

PRODUCTS / BOUNDARY WALL Brick walls, which have been traditional to India, are time consuming to erect and costly to keep standing. Our Precast Concrete Boundary Walls overcome these handicaps of traditional brick walls. Our Precast concrete boundary walls are fast and easy to construct and have a virtually unlimited life. These walls are low maintenance and do not deteriorate with time. Our Precast Concrete Boundary walls are made from [...]

3001, 2012

Construction Equipments

By |January 30th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , |

Compact Excavator The compact hydraulic excavator can be a tracked or wheeled vehicle with an approximate operating weight of 13,300 pounds.Normally, it includes a standard backfill blade and features an independent boom swing. The compact hydraulic excavator is also known as a mini excavator. A compact hydraulic excavator is different from other types of heavy machinery in the sense that all movement and functions of the machine are accomplished through [...]

2701, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Leave Travel Concession (LTC) matters – Dopt

By |January 27th, 2012|Categories: LTC|Tags: , |

         Establishment division of Department of Personnel & Training has published an another useful ‘Frequently Asked Questions and Answers’ regarding the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) for Central Government employees. Department of Personnel & Training Establishment (A-IV) Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Leave Travel Concession (LTC) matters S.No. Question Answer 1. How are the claims of LTC be adjusted in case of delayed submission? Where advance has [...]

2401, 2012

"EPDM Membrane Waterproofing"

By |January 24th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|

          "EPDM membrane is a lightweight, durable and weatherproof single-ply waterproofing membrane perfect for a wide variety of applications. It is an effective and high performance waterproofing system for contemporary structures, a 100% waterproofing mission. Also, it has exceptional elasticity and will not split or crack under normal building movement." Advantages: Quick & Easy to Install Extremely Flexible Excellent Weather Resistance Fish and Plant Friendly Superior [...]

2301, 2012

30 Story Hotel Completely Built and Finished in Fifteen Days, on New Years Eve (Amazing Video)

By |January 23rd, 2012|Categories: What's new|

As an architect, I find this completely amazing. Before the Olympics we showed the Ark Hotel erected in six days, but it had nothing on this 170,000 square foot, 30 story hotel that was turnkeyed in 360 hours. It completely changes the way buildings are constructed and, I believe, is about to change the entire industry. Broad Sustainable Construction/Video screen capture I have followed the Broad Corporation for [...]

2101, 2012

Different Methodologies for Repair of Cracks in Concrete Pavements

By |January 21st, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: , |

                       Large scale construction of Bridges & Highways is going on in India and World over. They are mostly made as rigid pavements using Pavement Quality Concrete (PQC). On one hand, concrete is a very good and strong material, but it develops cracks due to temperature, shrinkage, creep etc. Until unless enough precautions are taken, some cracks do come up [...]

1801, 2012

Cadre review & MACP grade pay of Rs.7600/- (up-to date information)

By |January 18th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The first list of MACP grade pay of Rs.7600/- to about 116 AEs in Civil and 82 AEs in Electrical streams is with the Hon'ble UD Minister for his signature. The cadre review of Group-A is approved by cabinet on last Thursday i.e 12th Jan 2012 and is likely to be notified by the Ministry shortly. Group-B and C cadre review is under process in the Ministry of Finance, Dept [...]

1801, 2012

Illustration of Mix Design of Concrete by ISI Method

By |January 18th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, concrete mix design|

The concrete is widely used construction material. The main ingredient of the concrete is cement, aggregates, water and admixtures. Due to the varying properties of the materials used in concrete, the design of concrete is not an easy task. The various methods of mix design are applied for determining the qualities & quantity of concrete. The objective of designing a mix is to produce a concrete of required strength, durability [...]

1801, 2012

Inflatable dams installed to help NYC reduce sewer overflows.

By |January 18th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|Tags: |

It’s a “dam” good plan to keep New York waterways clean. In an unprecedented move, the city has set up two inflatable rubber dams within two of Brooklyn’s largest sewer lines, the Post has learned. The goal: easing the longtime stinky problem of sewage and storm water overflowing into the East River during heavy rain. The $15.7 million project in Williamsburg and Red Hook is the city’s first attempt at [...]

1701, 2012

10 Things to Remember when doing Concrete Mix Design.

By |January 17th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering, concrete mix design|Tags: |

Good quality concrete starts with the quality of materials, cost effective designs is actually a by-product of selecting the best quality material and good construction practices. Following are 10 Things to remember during Concrete Mix Design and Concrete Trials. 1. ACI and other standards only serves as a guide, initial designs must be confirmed by laboratory trial and plant trial, adjustments on the design shall be done during trial mixes. [...]

1701, 2012

India’s Coolest Buildings

By |January 17th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|

India’s Coolest Buildings Below is the list of some of the coolest buildings of India. The infrastructure is on boom now and we expect more of such buildings to come up soon. 1) i-flex solutions, Bangalore Located at C.V Raman Nagar Bangalore, i-flex building has a peculiar design, architecture and superb infrastructure which distinguishes it from the other buildings . i-flex solutions is a world leader when it comes to provide [...]

1201, 2012

What Science Cannot EXPLAIN

By |January 12th, 2012|Categories: General Knowledge|Tags: |

Stories of scores of breakthroughs made in science and technology cannot take away from the fact that there exist some phenomenon that we still can’t explain. Here is list of some of the mysteries GHOSTS Spirits of the dead have long made an appearance in our folklore. People have reported seeing apparitions of both strangers and departed loved ones. Though proof of the existence of ghosts remains elusive, eyewitnesses report [...]

1001, 2012

Comparison of infrastructure bonds to find out the best to save tax.

By |January 10th, 2012|Categories: how to save tax|Tags: |

               Infrastructure bonds are making a splash these days just in time before the end of the tax-saving season in March. Currently, issues are open for subscription from Infrastructure Finance Corporation of India (IFCI), Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), PTC India Financial Services and SREI Infrastructure Finance. IDFC has already raised Rs 533 crore through its issue of infrastructure bonds which closed for subscription in [...]

1001, 2012

Secret World Of Wellness in Ancient India..Science of Longevity

By |January 10th, 2012|Categories: General Knowledge|Tags: |

                ANCIENT INDIA: India is the cradle of many of todays most popular trends in health and wellness. Healing knowledge from India is increasingly valued throughout the world, and has caused a sensation not just in the temples of alternative health, but in medical schools as well. In this documentary, we discover the roots of Ayurveda, the science of longevity, in the old [...]

901, 2012

12 Ways to Stay on Top of Stress

By |January 9th, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , |

                  It takes a million years for one gene to change in our bodies. One million years! I'm bringing this up because, physiologically, we're the same humans we were 300 years ago. But look at how things have changed in that short time. Some things make life easier now: washers and dryers, transportation, abundance of food, electricity, etc. But some things make [...]

901, 2012

Tips to improve Fuel Economy

By |January 9th, 2012|Categories: General Knowledge|Tags: , , |

Here are some very good tips on improving your vehicle's Fuel Economy / Increase Fuel Efficiency / Mileage. With increasing fuel prices it is becoming more and more prudent to use them. Use your gears wisely. Driving in the highest gear possible without labouring the engine is a fuel-efficient way of driving. A vehicle travelling at 60kmph in third gear uses 25 percent more fuel than at the same speed [...]

701, 2012

World’s most complex and unique roads-Part 2

By |January 7th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|

This is the part two of world’s most complex and unique roads. By the way, I believe there are still a lot of amazing roads in this world, and this post is just for reference only. Check it out & 1 ) Magic Roundabout – Swindon, UK The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England, was constructed in 1972 and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged in a circle. Its name comes from [...]

701, 2012


By |January 7th, 2012|Categories: C.G.H.S.|

(A) SERVING EMPLOYEES 1. CGHS Cards shall be issued only to the eligible Central Government employees and such class of persons as may he decided by the Government whose place of residence is situated within the coverage area of CGHS. 2. Requisition for CGHS Cards shall be prepared in duplicate in Form ‘A’. One copy to be forwarded to Additional Director (HQ), CGHS, New Delhi and the other to be retained [...]

701, 2012


By |January 7th, 2012|Categories: C.G.H.S.|

NEW PROCEDURE FOR ISSUE OF CGHS CARDS IN OTHER CITIES The above procedure can also be followed in all other cities 'mutatis-mutandis’ with suitable modifications. The Card making process would be centralised in the office of the AD/JD. CGHS in charge of the city. INSTRUCTIONS REGARINDG SUBMISSION OF REQUISITIONS FOR ISSUE AND COLLECTION OF CGHS CARDS 1. Requisitions for issue of CGHS Card(s) should be sent to Additional Director(HQ) CGHS, [...]

701, 2012


By |January 7th, 2012|Categories: C.G.H.S.|

LOSS / MUTILATION OF CGHS CARDS 1. The holder of the CGHS card is personally responsible for its safe custody. 2. In case of loss of a CGHS card or a temporary index card. It shall be incumbent on the card holder to report the loss immediately to the Office of the Additional Director (HQ), New Delhi and also to the Ministry or Office which sponsored the requisition for the [...]

501, 2012

World’s Most Complex and Unique Roads -Part 1

By |January 5th, 2012|Categories: Civil Engineering|

How about give a try on complicated road, one that twists and turns, or has downright congested traffic, or unforgiving terrain? They might give you a headache, but it sure feels good when you have conquered them. Here is the list of the world's most complicated and dangerous roads. Some of these complicated mountain passes can be dangerous if not negotiated with utmost caution, while others are complicated sets of roads and [...]

401, 2012

Tamil Nadu Government employees to get Pongal Festival Bonus

By |January 4th, 2012|Categories: What's new|Tags: , |

An official order has been released regarding the Pongal Festival bonus for state government employees of Tamil Nadu. The order said, State Government employees in 'C' and 'D' Groups will get Festival Bonus equal to 30 days salary with an upper limit of Rs.3,000 and 'A' and 'B' category employees a special bonus of Rs.1,000. Pensioners, Family pensioners and farmer village officers will also get Rs.500. Full-time and part-time staff, [...]

401, 2012


By |January 4th, 2012|Categories: D.A.|Tags: , |

Perhaps it is very early to calculate the status of additional Dearness allowance from January, 2012 for Central Government employees and Pensioners, before releasing the AICPIN for the balance of three months i.e.October, November and December. Enquiries are being poured as comments and received emails to our inbox about the expected DA from Jan, 2012. We can assume that the AICPIN will certainly go up, because of the essential commodities [...]

3112, 2011

By |December 31st, 2011|Categories: HAPPY NEW YEAR|

WISHING ALL MEMBERS & THEIR FAMILY “A -2012”                It is a great pleasure to inform you that CPWD Engineers Association has launched this Blogging page. Now this page will bring to you latest developments/activities of our Members. All efforts are being made to ensure that this webpage caters to the requirement of CPWD Engineers so far as their various information through this [...]



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