Category : Building Materials in Construction

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

TYPES OF MORTAR AS BINDING MATERIAL

Types of of Mortar as binding material: The kind of binding material for a mortar is selected by keeping in mind several factors such as expected working conditions, hardening temperature, moisture conditions, etc. According to the kind of binding material, ...

SELECTION OF MORTAR FOR VARIOUS WORKS

Selection of Mortar for Various Works Different grade of mortar is required for different nature of work. Special types of mortars are required under special conditions. ...

SPECIAL TYPES OF MORTARS

Special mortars: Following are tile various types of special mortars which are used for certain conditions: 1.  Fire-resistant mortar 2.  Lightweight mortar 3.  Packing mortar 4.  Sound-absorbing mortar 5.  X-ray shielding mortar ...

REQUIREMENTS OF A GOOD BUILDING STONE

The essential requirements of building stones used for structural work are given below: Strength Ordinarily, the strength of a stone is not of primary importance, as very often the loads to which it is subjected in a structure are much ...

Alternate Building Materials Used in Construction Industry

Alternate building materials are those which can be used economically by replacing the conventional building materials. Alternate building materials are made from waste products and thus it even minimizes environmental pollutions. ...

RAPID HARDENING CEMENT–ADVANTAGES AND USES

Rapid Hardening Portland Cement (RHPC) Rapid hardening cement is similar to Ordinary Portland cement but with higher tri-calcium silicate (C3S) content and finer grinding. It gains strength more quickly than OPC, though the final strength is only slightly higher. This ...

CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT OF CEMENT

Cement is defined as the product manufactured by burning and crushing to powder an intimate and well-proportioned mixture of calcareous and argillaceous materials. The cement, which is generally used for preparing concrete, is the Ordinary Portland Cement. But for special ...

EFFECT OF FIRE AND HIGH TEMPERATURE ON FRPs

Effect of Fire and High Temperature on FRPs The use of externally-bonded FRP plates and sheets to strengthen existing reinforced concrete structures is now widely recognized. However, a primary concern that still discourages the use of FRPs in some cases ...

MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FRPs

Mechanical Properties of FRPs Many FRPs have tensile strengths that exceed the strength of steel, but their stiffness is generally lower than that of steel. When loaded along the fiber direction they behave essentially linearly until fracture, and are therefore ...

ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS (ACMs)

Advanced Composite Materials (ACMs) can be defined as combination of materials appropriately arranged using reinforcing fibers, carefully chosen matrixes, and some times auxiliary materials like adhesive core and other inserts. These combinations after proper manipulation and processing result in finished ...