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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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What are the Types of Cladding Installation Systems?

What are the Types of Cladding Installation Systems?

Cladding is an envelope that protects the exterior of a structure by acting as a shield to the dwelling unit/structure from environmental elements. A cladding should be able to tame inclement weather conditions like torrential rains and heavy winds, ...

What are the Types of Masonry Walling Materials? [PDF]

What are the Types of Masonry Walling Materials? [PDF]

Walls are a significant building component that encloses or divides a building and forms the periphery of a room. A wall supports the weight of the roof/slab and the floor and provides shelter from external commotions. It constitutes most ...

How to Develop High-Early-Strength Concrete? [PDF]

How to Develop High-Early-Strength Concrete? [PDF]

High-early-strength concrete can be developed using ordinary concrete constituents, special admixtures, and certain concreting practices. The high-early-strength concrete, which is also called fast track concrete, gains its specified strength at an early age compared to ordinary concrete. The time ...

How to Construct a Manhole? [PDF]

How to Construct a Manhole? [PDF]

A manhole or an inspection chamber is an underground unit constructed to provide access to the utilities like a sewer system, drainage system, etc. Hence, with the help of a manhole, underground utilities are inspected, modified, cleaned, and maintained. ...

7 Uses of Natural Pozzolans in Concrete Applications [PDF]

7 Uses of Natural Pozzolans in Concrete Applications [PDF]

Pozzolans can be blended with lime (or Portland cement) to produce blended cements that can replace pure Portland cement commonly used in building materials such as concrete, masonry block, masonry mortar, bricks, and other construction units. Utilization of natural ...