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Category : Building Materials

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

Lime Concrete and its Uses in Construction

Lime concrete is composite mixture of lime as binding material, sand as fine aggregate and gravel as coarse aggregate in appropriate proportions. Composition of lime concrete depends upon the type of construction but in general it can be ...

8 Properties of Polymer Materials for Use in Construction

Mechanical and chemical properties of polymer materials are of great importance to know before use in any construction applications. Such materials are increasingly used in infrastructure construction for instance structural components, protective coating, and adhesives.

Difference Between Red Bricks and Solid Concrete Blocks

Red bricks are one of the oldest and extensively used building material that is primarily made from clay. Solid concrete blocks are precast concrete blocks manufactured from cement and fine aggregates. The important difference between red bricks and ...

Solar Shingles for Roof Construction – Types, Features

A solar shingle or photovoltaic solar shingle is a solar panel whose configuration is similar to that of a roof shingle, which is combined with an asphalt type roof shingle. The solar shingles integrate into a concrete, slate ...

What is Porotherm Bricks? Properties, Advantages, and Applications

Porotherm clay bricks are horizontally or vertically perforated clay bricks. they are manufactured in variety of sizes (common size is 400x200x200 mm) from natural clay, coal ash, rice husk, and granite slurry. The term porotherm is used for this type of brick due ...