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Category : Building Materials

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

Applications of Different Cement Types for Concrete Construction

Applications of Different Types of Cement for Concrete Construction Selection of cement based on suitability for different concrete construction is important for durability considerations of structures. Thus, making wise choice of cement type for particular construction site, prevents structure from deteriorating ...

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SPECIFICATION OF A GOOD QUALITY BRICK

Following are the requirement of a good quality bricks: (a)  Bricks for masonry in foundations, walls and other locations shall be hand or machine moulded and made from suitable soil and kiln burnt.  They shall have regular and uniform size and ...

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SETTING PROCESS OF CEMENT

When water is mixed with cement to form a paste, reaction starts. In its pure form, the finely ground cement is extremely sensitive to water. Out of the three main compounds, viz. C3A, C3S and C2S, reacts quickly with water ...

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FUNCTIONS OF INGREDIENTS OF CEMENT (OPC)

Functions Of Ingredients of Cement (OPC): The ingredients of ordinary cement, as mentioned above, perform the following functions: Lime (CaO): This is the important ingredient of cement and I s proportion is to be carefully maintained. The lime in excess makes ...

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FACTORS AFFECTING PROPERTIES OF MORTAR

Following are the factors affecting properties of mortar:The strength and extent of the bond are affected by many variables of material and workmanship. Complete and intimate contact between the mortar and the unit is essential, Workability influences the ease with which ...

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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, ...

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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

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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 ...

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