10 Books for Christmas Gift 2014

The christmas 2014 is very near and is only about one month left. In this time everyone is busy for the christmas gifts buying. In 2014 there are several books which could be on your christmas buy list to gift it to your nearest person.

Here we are presenting the best 10 books that you can buy on this christmas 2014.

1. The GoldFinch by Donna Tartt

2. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

3.Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

4. The Circle by Dave Eggers

5. The Son by Philipp Meyer

6. Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux

7. Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

8. Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Caroll

9. Picture me Gone by Meg Rosof

10. The Infatuations by Javier Marias


How to Make an IPS and Transformer in Home

IPS (Instant Power Supply) and transformers are very much needed electronics in our day to day life. Because of Increased load shedding IPS become a part and parcel of life to the many people. In this video tutorial you will learn how to make an IPS nad Transformer with the local materials and everything that is near to your hand.


20 Best selling books 2014 in USA

Best selling books 2014 according to USA-TODAY are listed below. Most of the books are obviously novels and some others are for childrens. The most selling books in USA in 2014 is–

1. The Fault in Our Stars written by  John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars

2. Divergent written by Veronica Roth



3. Insurgent written by  Veronica Roth

Insurgent written by  Veronica Roth

4. Allegiant written by Veronica Roth

Allegiant written by Veronica Roth

5. The Gold Finch written by Donna Tartt

The Gold Finch written by Donna Tartt

6. Heaven is for Real written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

7. The book Thief written by Markus Zusak

8. Lone Survivor written by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson

9. Gone Girl written by Gillian Flynn

10. The Husband’s Secret written by  Liane Moriarty

11. The invention of Wings  written by Sue Monk Kidd

12. Divergent Series Complete Box Set written by

13. Orphan Train written by Veronica Roth

14. Shadow Spell written by Nora Roberts

15. The Maze Runner written by James Dashner

16. Sycamore Row written by   John Grisham

17. The Target written by David Baldacci

18. Oh, The Places You’ll Go written by Dr. Seuss

19. Looking For Alaska written by John Green

20. City of Heavenly Fire written by  Cassandra Clare (91)

5 Megaprojects of the World

Money belongs to everything!!!!

OK, modern world is very much money depended and a lot of projects are still running on the world. But there is some projects which cost is even crosses some of the total budget of some small countries!!!

Here we are listing some of the biggest megaprojects in the world.

1.  The InterstateHighway System

The interstate highway System is a project in USA and is intended to connect the states of the USA. The interstate highway system project was started in 1955 and total cost of the project was USD 459 billion.


2. The International Space Station

The international space station settled up in the orbit of the earth is the second largest megaproject in terms of money. The cost of this station is ongoing. The total cost of international space station is USD 150 Billion.


3. King Abdullah Economic City

The estimated cost of king abdullah economic city is USD 86 Billion and suppose to introduce Saudi Arabia as a economically strong city.The estimated completion of the city is 2020.

king-abdullah-economic-city4. California High Speed Rail Project

The estimated cost of this project is about USD 98.5 Billion.


5. DubaiLand

The estimated cost of this project is about USD 76 Billion. The project was started in 2003 and comprises of 250 projects.



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5 Popular Websites for free Engineering Books Download

free books

Engineers often in need of downloading books as the books are always costly and can cost around 200-500 USD to buy any single book. Why would you buy books when you have an online copy or PDF version of the book is available?So this post is for those students who wants to read a lot, study a lot from the books but are depriving of proper sources.
There are several websites on the web from where you can download E-books. Here we are giving the most enhanced and sourced 11 websites:



The website link is freebookspot.es . This a very famous website on free books download and can provide you books on almost all topics. There are a huge collection of books. The only demerits of this website is the download link is on websites which do not offer to download one books at time if you are not a premium member.


2. Free E-Books

The website URL is  http://www.free-ebooks.net/. Free E-books is a very good website for downloading books on different categories. You can also submit your own created E-book here too.

3. 4shared

The website URL is 4shared.com .Although 4shared is not dedicated only to books but to many other things but 4shared is very important and good for downloading books. You can search for E-books by the name or by the author name and you have to wait for about 20 seconds each time you want to download a pdf version of  each book.

4. Scribd

The website URL is www.scribd.com . Scribd.com is dedicated to all kjnd of paper works of  institutional documents in the PDF,DOC,or PPT format. You can find your study materials for 100% free here. But to download the necessary documents for free you have to upload one or more genuine documents that is not present in the scribd. You will get access to download just after you have uploaded your genuine documents.

5. All About Free Books

The website URL is www.allaboutfreebooks.com . The website provides books mainly on engineering especially on civl engineering. You can find books on software tutorial. There are also a lot of learning topics on civil engineering and you can learn a lot from the posts. The books and study materials are 100% free of cost and you will have no obligation in downloading the books (1709)

Contouring Definitions and Terms (Surveying)

contour of a hill

Definition of Contour:
The line of intersection of a level surface with the ground surface is known as contour line or contour.Contour is line passing through points of similar RL(Reduced level).

Define Contour Interval?
Contour interval is vertical distance between anybtwo consecutive contours is known interval.

What is horizontal equivalent?
Horizontal distance between any two consecutive contours is known as horizontal equivalent.Contour interval is constant but horizontal equivalent is not constant.

Draw a typical contour lines of a hill?
contour of a hill


Modern Tools of Surveying

Modern technologies are gone far far of thinking and therefore the modern engineers are in need of modern surveying equipment. Modern equipment helps to get the very accurate data and information regading any survey work. It has made the complicated works of survey very easy and effective one. Here are the list of some common modern survey equipment:

  • Total Station

Total Stations are very much accurate in measuring the length in three direction and it can also measure the angles too accurately.


  • GPS (Global Positioning System)

Now a days GPS is used in everywhere and in almost all of the cell phones uses GPS. By the virtue of GPS each and every location of the earth can be monitored. The most important factor is you can do aerial surveying by using GPS.

  • Digital Theodolites
  • Digital Levels


Questions Related to Levelling (Surveying)

What is Levelling?

The art of determining the relative heights of differnt points on or below the surface of the earth is known as Levelling.

Why Levelling is done?

  • To determine the relative heights of different points on the earth.
  • To determine the undulation of ground surface.
  • To prepare contour map
  • To determine altitude or RL of different points.

What is a Datum?

Datum are the imaginary level surface or level line from which the vertical distances of different points are measured.

What is Reduced Level( RL)?

Reduced level (RL) is the vertical distance of  a point anove or below the datum line .

What is meant by Mean Sea Level (MSL)?

MSL is the average elevation of the surface of the sea.

What is Bench Mark?

These are the fixed points or marks of known RL determined with reference to the datum line.

What is meant by Line of Collimation?

Line of Collimation is the imagionary line pasing through the intersection of the cross hairs of the diaphragm and the optical center of the object glass and its continuation.It is also known as line of sight.

Define Parallax?

Apparent movement of the image relative to the cross hairs is known as parallax. (152)

Dhaka Power Distribution Company Assistant Engineer(CE) Recruitment Question

Recruiting Authority: Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC)

Post: Assistant Engineer ( CE)

Exam Date: 07/11/2014

Exam venue: BUET

Exam Time: 10.00 AM

Duration: 1.5 hours

Total Marks: 100

Marks Distribution: 30 marks on General knowledge(60 objectives x 0.5= 30 marks) and 70 marks on Civil Engineering

Questions on Civil Engineering:

1. Sedimentation tank design: Volume, discharge given, detention time = ?
2. Rain water: Area of roof, rainfall intensity, runoff coefficient given given, quantity=?
3. Chlorination curve with break point
4. FM
5. Column area, reinforcement given, tie rod spacing=?
6. SFD, BMD of a simply supported beam and a flexure=?
7. pH given, [OH-] = ?
8. angle of friction, unit wt, height given, active pressure=?
9. Surveying: length correction of engineering chain=?
10. Concrete volume, ratio given, cement bag = ?
11. Axle load on column determination (136)

Dhaka WASA Assistant Engineer (CE) Questions-Exam taken by BUET

Recruiting Authority: Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority(Dhaka Wasa)

Post: Assistant Engineer ( CE)

Exam Date: 14/11/2014

Exam venue: BUET

Exam Time: 10.00 AM

Duration: 1.5 hours

Total Marks: 100

Marks Distribution: 30 marks on General knowledge(60 objectives x 0.5= 30 marks) and 70 marks on Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Problems:

1. Draw the defected shape and show the reinforcement of the following beam:


2. Compute the maximum tensile stress of the beam (consider a section of I- section with web dimension is 10 in x 10 in and flange dimension of 20 in X 5 inch):


3. Draw the stress-strain diagram of Mild steel

4.  Express the bearing capacity equation and describe the terms.

5. Determine the FM of the given sieve analysis

6. Compute the stress at a point 15 m below the base of the single column foundation carrying 250 K load and size = 10 ft X 10 ft.

7. Compute the Critical Path for the given problem.

8. What is acid rain? What are the impacts of acid rain?

9.Draw the section of flexible pavement and mark the components.

10. Name five modern surveying equipments.

11.Draw the following road signals:

  • No parking, Roundabout, No stopping, Prohibited right turn

12. Calculate BOD of a sample having diluted with 25 ml seeding.

13. Determine the rainwater availability for a roof area of (….), I and C (run off co-efficient are given)

14. Void ratio and volume of soil is given.determine the amount of volume of void and volume of solids.

15. 10 Fill in the gaps on civil engineering.

16. Atterberg Limits and Plasticity chart


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