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Category : Building Technology Guide

Building technology and construction guide provides information on building and construction materials for different types of construction works.

Cellular Concrete – Material, Types and Advantages

Cellular concrete is a special engineered concrete which is manufactured by mixing Portland cement, sand, fly ash, water and pre-formed foam in varied proportions to form a hardened material having an oven-dry density of 50 pounds per cubic foot ...

Parapet Walls – Types and Uses

A parapet wall is a low or dwarf wall built along the edge of the roof, terrace, walkway, balcony etc. Parapet walls can be constructed using different materials like reinforced cement concrete, steel, aluminium, glass etc. Different types ...

Water Versus Solvent Based Concrete Sealers

Concrete sealers are designed to protect the concrete from wear and tear in addition to the provision of chemical and stain resistance for concrete. They come in water-based and solvent-based varieties both of which act as protective and ...

Concrete Topping Slab -Types, Thickness and Uses

Concrete topping slab is an overlay designed to provide a dense, abrasion-resistant, and a finished floor surface for multiple purposes such as providing a wearing course to support traffic loads in parking facilities and bus terminals, providing a ...

Wood Frame Construction

Wood frame construction is one of the most widely used methods to build residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Wood frames are not only very economical to build but are also resistant to extreme climatic variations, and offer residents ...

Construction of Concrete Chimney Crown

Chimney crown, also termed as chimney cap or chimney top plate is a cover provided on the top of chimney chase to prevent the entrance of rainwater into the chimney. Construction procedure of chimney crowns made of concrete ...