Category : Building Technology and Construction Guide

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

Health Issues with Building Materials During and After Construction

Building materials used in construction of building structures can welcome health issues subsequently for occupants or to workmen involved in building services, maintenances, demolition and refurbishment. Even if the most green and benign materials are employed for the construction, the building ...

Different Types of Industrial Timber – Uses and Properties

What is Industrial Timber? Industrial timber is nothing but timber product manufactured scientifically in factories. Because of its scientific nature, it is stronger and durable than ordinary timber materials. It also contains desired shape and size.  ...

Preservation of Timber – Methods and Materials Used

Preservation of timber is carried out to increase the life of timber. Preservation is done using different types of preservatives. Methods and different materials used for preservation of timber is discussed. Increasing life makes timber more durable and it can be ...

Dressing of Stones with Different Finishes for Masonry Works

What is Dressing of Stones? Stones obtained from quarrying does not contain required shapes and sizes. So, they are cut into required sizes and shapes with suitable surfaces. This process is called dressing of stones. It is preferable that the ...

Asphalt, Bitumen and Tar – Types, Difference and Comparison

Difference between Asphalt, bitumen and tar, their types and comparisons of their properties is discussed. Asphalt, bitumen and tar have similar properties generally used for pavements Construction.  What is Asphalt? The asphalt is a mixture which consists alumina, lime, silica ...

Different Types of Paints and their Applications in Construction

Paints are mixture of pigments and binders generally available in liquid state. Different types of paints and their applications in construction is discussed. Paints form a solid film when applied on a surface. This film protects the surface from many dangers ...

Properties of Epoxy Resins for Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures

The synthetic resins like epoxy, polyester, acrylic, polyurethane and their similar type of resins are used widely for civil engineering applications. Synthetic resins are employed for:Grouting of cracks formed in the concrete structural elements Repair of concrete structures that got eroded Emergency repair ...