Category : Building Materials in Construction

Building materials provides information on various construction materials, their properties and applications in building construction.

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 ...

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 ...

Wooden Concrete Formwork Design Criteria with Calculation Formulas

Wooden formworks are generally used for construction due to its ease of use. Different criteria for design of wooden formwork and their calculation is discussed. Formwork is substantially significant temporary construction element in the construction of structures. It provides necessary support ...

Building Construction with Plastic Bottles- Walls, Roofs and Benefits

Building construction with plastic bottles are low-cost and eco-friendly. Construction of plastic bottle walls, roofs and their benefits in buildings is discussed. Why Plastic Bottles for Building Construction? The packaging and plastic bottles are unlimited today. They comprise a large portion of ...

Grading of Bitumen- Different Methods of Bitumen Grading

There are different methods of grading of bitumen such as chewing, penetration grading, viscosity grading and superpave performance grading of bitumen which are discussed in this article. History of Bitumen Grading The correlation between the bitumen stiffness and temperature varies with the ...

Viscosity of Bituminous Materials – Measurements and Factors

Introduction to Viscosity and Rheology of Bituminous Materials The resistance of a liquid in flowing is defined as the viscosity of that fluid. Under the action of force, the fluid reflects higher resistance when the viscosity is high. The two factors ...