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Category : Building Technology

Building technology provides information on building materials, construction materials, building guide, green buildings, high rise building, smart building materials, skyscraper, formwork, shuttering etc

PENETRATION VALUE OF BITUMEN

AIM: (i) To determine the consistency of bituminous material (ii) To assess the suitability of bitumen for use under different climatic conditions and various types of construction. APPARATUS: (i) Container: A flat bottomed cylindrical metallic dish 55 mm in diameter and 35 mm in ...

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DETERMINATION OF LOS ANGELES ABRASION VALUE

DETERMINATION OF LOS ANGELES ABRASION VALUE AIM: (i) to determine the Los Angeles abrasion value. (ii) to find the suitability of aggregates for use in road construction. APPARATUS: The apparatus as per IS: 2386 (Part IV) – 1963 consists of: (i) Los Angeles Machine: It consists ...

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ENERGY AUDIT FOR BUILDINGS

The energy crisis in the present day world has led us to the design of new energy efficient buildings. However the existing buildings consume a lot of conventional energy and minimizing them will help us to ...

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COMMON ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES

In this subsection some energy conservation measures (ECMs) commonly recommended for commercial and industrial facilities are briefly discussed. It should be noted that the list of ECMs presented below does not pretend to be exhaustive nor ...

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WOOD AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

Wood as a Construction Material:· Used extensively for buildings, bridges, utility poles, piles, floor, trusses, roofs– Natural, and– Engineered wood products (laminates, plywood, strand board.)· Low ...

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Cement Types and Characteristics of Cements

Types of Portland Cement • Different types of Portland cement are manufactured to meet the requirements for specific purposes • The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Designation C150 specifies the following eight types of Portland cementTypeNameType INormalType IANormal, ...

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