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Category: Building Materials

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

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Fine-Grained Concrete: Significance and Properties

Fine-Grained Concrete: Significance and Properties

Fine-grained concrete, also known as sand concrete, is defined as the concrete in which the coarse aggregate is replaced by sand or any filler material. The maximum size of fine aggregates used in fine-grained concrete is 10 mm. Fine-grained ...

Concrete Slump Variations at Site: How to Deal with it?

Concrete Slump Variations at Site: How to Deal with it?

Adjusting the slump of concrete is a part of the concreting process, which the contractors should manage properly and cautiously. The concrete slump variation from one transit mixer to another is generally due to aggregate moisture content, concrete temperature, ...

How to Construct a Concrete Building: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Construct a Concrete Building: A Step-by-Step Guide

The construction of concrete buildings is different from one structure to another based on the size, complexity, function, and materials of the building. Additionally, soil types, environmental conditions, availability of local skilled labor and construction equipment, and construction material ...

Standard Specifications of Hollow and Solid Concrete Blocks

Standard Specifications of Hollow and Solid Concrete Blocks

In recent times, we have seen a drastic transition from brick masonry to concrete block masonry due to its numerous advantages such as fire resistance, good acoustic performance, cost-efficiency, and strength. In this article, we’ll discuss the standard specifications ...