Quarrying is the process of collecting stones from the natural rock surfaces. Site selection and methods used for quarrying for construction works is discussed.
Difference between Asphalt, bitumen and tar, their types and comparisons of properties is discussed. These are generally used for pavement Construction.
Calcium silicate bricks are made of sand and lime and popularly known as sand lime bricks. These bricks are used for several purposes in...
Paints are mixture of pigments and binders generally available in liquid state. Different types of paints and their applications in construction is discussed.
The synthetic resins like epoxy, polyester, acrylic, polyurethane and their similar type of resins are used widely for civil engineering applications.
There are various types of flooring materials used in building construction and their selection depends on applications, aesthetics and choice of user.
Anchors in masonry structures are commonly used to attach different structural and nonstructural masonry components. Types, installation, anchorage length and its strength is discussed.
Specifications for reinforcement and accessory metals used in the construction of masonry walls is provided by IBC 2009 and ACI 530.1-11 and its types.
Wooden formworks are generally used for construction due to its ease of use. Different criteria for design of wooden concrete formwork and their calculation.
Building construction with plastic bottles are low-cost and eco-friendly. Construction of plastic bottle walls, roofs and their benefits in buildings is discussed.