Research Papers/Topics in Civil Engineering

STABILIZATION OF SILTY CLAY SOIL USING CEMENT AND SAW DUST ASH samson et al

ABSTRACT Soils containing large quantities of clay and silt are the most burdensome to the engineer. These soils exhibit marked changes in volume with changes in water content and consequently affect the function of any layer lain upon it due to its shrink and up heave behavior when used as a subgrade or a layer built of it. The test assesses the geotechnical characteristics of silty clay soil in order to increase the shear strength and decrease the compressibility of the soil, so t...

EFFECTIVENESS OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHWAYS PRIVATE FINANCE INITIATIVES (PFI) SCHEME

Since the inception of the Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) in the United Kingdom, Government are increasingly adopting it as a means of proving infrastructure to the public neglecting the traditional procurement methods which relies completely on the public finance. Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is a method of contract procurement where the private organisation provides an infrastructure, finances, operates and maintains the infrastructure. This is done by transferring the risks involved...