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  • What is Bore Piles?

    Bored pile is another type of reinforced concrete pile which is used to support high building which has heavy vertical load. Bored pile is a cast-in-place concrete pile where the bored piles have to be cast on construction site, while other concrete piles like Spun Pile and Reinforced Concrete Square Pile are precast concrete pile

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    Samsung blocked Microsoft security updates

    Samsung has been accused of disabling Microsoft’s software in preference for its own, leaving computers insecure. Microsoft technical expert Patrick Barker said he had found Samsung software downloading and running a file called Disable_Windowsupdate.exe, while helping a user with a computer problem. He said “a few Samsung-manufactured computer systems” were affected. Samsung said it was

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  • What is low heat cement?

    Hydration of cement is an exothermic process that produces large quantity of heat. In mass concrete structures such as dams, retaining walls, bridge abutment, raft and etc. the rate of dissipation of heat of hydration from the surface is much lower than that generated. It causes rise in temperature inside the concrete mass and may

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  • What is High Alumina Cement?

    High Alumina Cement (HAC), sometimes called calcium aluminate cement or aluminous cement, is very different in its composition and in some properties from Portland Cement (OPC), but concreting techniques are similar. It has a very high rate of strength development with as much as 90 percent of its ultimate strength being achieved at the age

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    Green-mix concrete as an environmentally friendly building material

    Complementing the Government of Malaysia’s efforts to encourage the use of environmentally friendly materials in the construction of green buildings, researchers from the faculty of civil engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia have successfully developed an environment friendly version of building concrete called green-mix concrete. When it comes to building structures, developers and contractors have the

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  • Ever instantly regretted sending an email? Gmail wants to help. Photograph: Denis Closon / Rex Features/Denis Closon / Rex Features
    Gmail’s ‘Undo Send’ comes to the masses

    Popular feature that recalls email after sending will become standard part of Google’s webmail after years in beta mode If you’ve ever drunkenly emailed your devotion to a former partner or accidentally used reply-all on an email thread to thousands of colleagues, good news: Gmail’s “undo send” feature has come to the masses. The feature,

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  • What does your height says about your health?

    Small comfort for all the short and tall women out there: There isn’t a perfect height for your health. Turns out, extra inches lower your risk of some common health problems, but increase the odds of others. Sigh. Here’s the long and short of it: When Short Is Sweet (Photo: Getty Images) You’re not as

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  • How to protecting yourself against MERS infections?

    As South Korea struggles to contain the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), neighbouring Asian countries are becoming increasingly concerned and want to learn more about the disease and how to protect themselves against infection. Since the first reported case of MERS infection in South Korea on May 20, the number of MERS

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    A comparison of SOHC vs DOHC

    SOHC refers to Single Overhead Camshaft. In SOHC, the camshaft is situated in the cylinder head, above the valves. The valves are opened and closed either directly with a shim between the cam lobe and the valve stem, or via a rocker arm. SOHC engine valve configurations typically have 2 or 3 valves per cylinder.

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    What is Guarantor?

    Guarantors are legally bound to pay back the loan if the borrower cannot pay Introduction Financial institutions may require guarantees to enhance the credit standing of prospective borrowers, thus enabling them to obtain financing. Many people think that a guarantor gives a reference of the good character of the borrower. They do not realize that

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