## 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.

## Grades of Concrete with Proportion (Mix Ratio)

We use different grades of concrete for different parts of the building.

We could say the grade of concrete is the only thing we do care lot while concreting.

In this post, we are going to explain that in detail.

# What is FSI (Floor Space Index)?

FSI stands for Floor Space Index also known as Floor Area Ratio (FAR).

FSI means the ratio between the area of a covered floor (Built up Area) to the area of that plot (land) on which a building stands.

## How to Calculate Septic Tank Size?

You may wonder, What should be the required size of Septic Tank for a domestic or commercial building? We already explained how to calculate the Water Tank Size.

In this post, we are going to see, how to calculate the size of Septic Tank?.

## 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.

## 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.

## How to Make Bar Bending Schedule for Pile Reinforcement – [BBS for Pile]

In this post, we are going to see “ Bar Bending Schedule for Pile Foundation”.

Hope you have read other Bar Bending Schedule Posts.

So Let’s get started.

## Bar Bending Schedule for Beam [BBS for Beam]

In this post, we are going to see How to prepare bar bending schedule for Beam alias BBS for Beam.

Note – There is no one single version which is an absolute right. so please use the below calculations as a guide.

## Why Crank Rod is Provided in the Slab?

You may notice difference shape of bent up bars and cranks are provided in the slab and other structural members.

Do you know the reason? Let us explain.

## Difference between One way slab and Two way slab

We all know that (L/B) ratio to find the given slab is one way slab or two way slab.

It’s not that critical to find that. Just understanding the basics will do the magic.

## Types of Foundation – Comprehensive Guide with Detailed Drawings

Foundation is the most important element of any construction but least understand mechanism.

Making minor mistakes causes the whole structure collapse. But the reality is very simple if you read this guide.

# Difference between Formwork, Shuttering, Centering and Staging.

You may interchangeably use these words without knowing the difference between these terms.

# 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.

# 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.

## How to Choose Right Size Air Conditioner for a Room?

No, we are not HVAC Engineer.

But if someone asks us to recommend how much tonne AC is required for their room? What do we do?

As a Civil Engineer, we need to know each and every component that makes a complete home.

# What is Nominal Mix and Design Mix ? and their Difference

We hope you all know that Nominal Mix is site level mixing and Design mix are designed from RMC plant.

You are right… But there are more than that.

# How to properly use a tape for effective measurement?

We use this tool every day for measurement.

But we bet you actually don’t know the full capacity or hidden features of a measuring tape.

## What is 1 BHK, 2 BHK & 3 BHK (0.5 BHK) in a Flat layout?

BHK is a flat notation used to identify or describe the layout of a flat.

In India, it is common misconception theory. Sometimes it seems like little confusing.

Let us explain these in detail.

## Difference between Carpet area, Built up area and Super Built up Area

Are you wondering what’s the difference between all these terms? and what does it really mean?.

This post will explain you all these jargons.

## 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.

## Safety Helmet Colour Code in Construction – Hard Hats

We use this almost every day. Also, constantly yelled at the workers to wear the helmet.
Are we aware enough of the safety helmet standards?