Category : Building Technology and Construction Guide

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

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 ...

How to Improve Masonry Resistance Against Penetration of Water?

Masonry resistance against water penetration depends on materials used, types of wall, and quality of workmanship. Methods to improve water penetration resistance of masonry is discussed. There are number of methods by which the masonry water penetration resistance can be further ...

Masonry Reinforcement and Accessory Metals for Masonry Wall Construction

Specifications for reinforcement and accessory metals used in the construction of masonry walls is provided by International Building Code (IBC 2009) and Building Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-11). Various types of reinforcement and metal accessories is discussed in the ...