30+ Construction Tools List with Images and their Uses

This post (building construction tools list) is written with the intention to make it as a go-to option for all of us.

Sometimes we know the tool but don’t know the name of them in English. We hope we all face this at least once in our life. The below list is a collective effort.

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What is Skirting Tiles & its Purpose?

We often confuse, can we use 75mm (3 inches) or 100mm (4 inches) for skirting tiles?

That 25 mm doesn’t make much difference if you know the reason of providing skirting tiles.

What is Skirting Tiles & its Purpose?

Skirting tiles are the tiles that laid in the corner of a wall and floor junction.

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Types of Cement and their Uses (12 Types)

Cement on Trowel

Cement is a basic material which can’t be ignored at any situations.

Even if it is plumbing or electrical works some sort of cement action will be required there. In this post, we are going to explain you about some special types of cement available in the market.

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How to Calculate the Weight of a Steel Bar? – With Example Calculation

Steel Reinforcement Feature Image

Do you think it’s that simple formula (D2 / 162.2) for steel weight calculation of a bar?


It’s hard to find the exact weight of steel bars according to its area, it is advisable to refer the manufacturer’s chart to calculate the weight of the steel bar.

If you can’t find the details, then the below steel bar weight calculation formulas are useful for site level execution.

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How to Calculate Number of Riser and Treads of Staircase?

Today we are going to calculate the number of riser and treads for a staircase.

This looks like a simple calculation but believe us there is more demolition than perfect construction of staircase. Even though we do the perfect calculation of rise and tread the way of implementation is most important one.

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Difference between Control Joint, Construction Joint and Expansion joint

You have probably heard these terms often and wonder what these really mean? Right.

Today we are going to see the difference between Control, Construction, and Expansion Joints.

We know that concrete is strong in compression and weak in tension that’s why we use reinforcement for high tensile strength. The added content of the concrete makes it incredible in strength.

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How to Calculate the Land Area? At site – Geometric Method

Irregular Shaped Site

In this post, we are going to see how to measure a piece of land at the site using the geometric method.

As you know land measurement is the basic and first thing when comes to any construction. Making minor mistake will lead to heavy loss of our budget. At big sites, there may be someone who will take this hard part.

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Bar Bending Shape Codes

Shape codes are the building stones of a perfect bar bending schedule.

When calculating the reinforcement detailing for different members for a building, taking account of small bent ups and other angle detailing will make the difference of effective and economic BBS.

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How to Calculate Circular Slab Reinforcement?

Circular Slab Reinforcement - Distribution Rod

Let say you need to calculate the reinforcement for a circular slab of 2 Metre diameter with spacing 200 mm c/c and clear cover as 25 mm.

Unlike other RCC members, this one is different since the rod length will differ according to the diameter of the circle.

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Difference between Lap Length and Development length

Difference between Lap Length and Development Length (Anchorage)

The main purpose of providing reinforcement bars is to transfer the load from member to member. It may be either to another rebar or to concrete.

In Order to successfully transfer the load from one member to another, reinforcement bars need to be firmly tied at both ends so that it can’t be slipped away.

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Unit Weight of Materials used in Construction

Unit Weight of Construction Materials

Purpose of Unit Weight of Materials

Every estimation is not going to be the same.

Sometimes we will get a material calculation completely different from their original unit. Like getting cement quantity in m3. But we will buy cement in kgs from the market.

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What do you mean by Honeycomb in Concrete?

What do you mean Honeycomb in Concrete?

Have you seen anything like the below on your site.?

This is called as Honeycomb in Concrete. The surface looks very rough with voids and gaps between concrete and the reinforcement. It resembles like the honeycomb.


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Types of Column Failure – Quick Tip

How do colums fail

How do Columns fail?

You know that columns are used to transfer the load vertically to the horizontal beam.

Every material used in the building experience both compression and tension stress that’s how we designed the modern buildings.

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14 Types of Brick Bonds – Easy to Remember

Types of Brick Bonds

Are you confused about different types of brick bonds and hard to identify? Not anymore.

The reason for the confusion is, we all assume that every brick bonds are distinguished from others.

But the reality is, there are only 3 basic bonds.

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Why do We Need Sand Filling in Footing?

Every time we start a foundation work, we will fill “X” inches of sand (specifically river sand) and then “X” inches of PCC bed under every footing.

The purpose of this may differ due to the soil condition and the need. sometimes we skip this (rarely).

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Basic Surface Area and Circumference Formulas

This may be funny or weird if you are new to the field. Even experienced guys also sometimes surf the internet to find these basic formulas.

You don’t need to memorize, the more you use this formula in day to day work the more it will be automatically stored in your mind.

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