Category : Building Materials in Construction

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

Smart Materials

They are the materials which have the capability to respond to changes in their condition or the environment to which they are exposed, in a useful and usually repetitive manner. They are called by other names such as, ...

ROLLING SHUTTERS SPECIFICATIONS

Materials Used in Rolling Shutter:Rolling shutters are a type of door normally used for godowns and shops. The specification of rolling shutter shall be as per the requirement of the client. Here I am trying to put general information about ...

COMPOSITION OF PORTLAND CEMENT

COMPOSITION OF PORTLAND CEMENT The principle raw materials used in the manufacture of cement are: a) Argillaceous or silicates of alumina in the form of clays and shales. b) Calcareous or calcium carbonate, in the form of lime stone, chalk and marl which ...

FLOORING AND FALSE FLOORING

FLOORING AND FALSE FLOORING Flooring is essentially required for any building. For a building to look good it is very much necessary that proper flooring pattern is selected. While deciding the flooring pattern one must also consider the function of the ...

LAMINATE FLOORING – DO IT YOURSELF

Laminate flooring In today’s trend of homely yet modern design is plenty of space for laminate flooring. The ease of maintenance and hygienic properties of this type of flooring are just two of the reasons that more and more people choose ...

Where Do Designers Go Wrong

Where Do Designers Go Wrong? Typical Problems in Wood Construction Wood and wood products are relatively simple engineering materials, but the conception, design, and construction process is fraught with problems and places to err. In using wood in its many forms ...

FLEXIBLE ENGINEERED CEMENTITIOUS COMPOSITES

Conventional concretes are almost un-bendable and have a strain capacity of only 0.1 percent making them highly brittle and rigid. This lack of bendability is a major cause of failure under strain and has been a pushing factor in the ...

MOST SUITABLE MATERIAL FOR CONSTRUCTION

Stone, bricks and concrete are materials that can be used in construction of buildings. Each materials has its own characteristic that makes them different to the other materials. In other word, each of these materials have their own advantages and ...

TESTS ON BUILDING STONES

Building stones are to be tested for their properties. Following are the tests conducted on stones:Acid ...