Category : Building Materials in Construction

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

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 ...

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 ...