Practicle Guide to Project Planning

This book was born out of a market need that I began noticing when I first started working in project management. Everybody was interested in seeing examples of project documents to discuss and analyze the models and best practices used in the PMI standards, published in the PMBOK Guide. Continue reading


Surveying Problem Solving with Theory & Objective Type Questions

This book adopts a classical pedagogical approach by providing a vivid insight into the theory of surveying and its application through solving typical problems in the field of surveying. It aims at helping the students understand surveying more comperhensively through solving field related problems. Continue reading

Integrated Project Management Source Book

This book is intended to be an Integrated Project Management Sourcebook for students of any project management (PM) course focusing on the integration between baseline scheduling, schedule risk analysis, and project control, known as Dynamic Scheduling or Integrated Project Management and Control. Continue reading

Openings in Concrete Beams – Effects on Strength and Serviceability


Transverse openings in concrete beams could be different in shapes and sizes as shown in Figure 1. Even though a large number of transverse openings with various shapes and sizes might employ, but it is better to use circular shape to make rooms for service pipes, for example, electrical supply and plumbing, and using rectangular transverse opening through for accommodating rectangular ducts of air conditioners. Continue reading

What is civil Engineering?

Historically, Civil Engineering is the oldest branch of engineering and dates back at least 5,000 years to the profession of “master builder” involving pyramids, temples and irrigation projects. Engineering has changed greatly since those days but the fundamental principles have stayed the same. Engineers solve people’s problems with applied science and innovation. Continue reading