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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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How to Choose the Best Insulation for Buildings?

How to Choose the Best Insulation for Buildings?

Insulated buildings not only minimize the transmission of heat but also control the energy costs. Various forms of insulations are used in building construction to reduce the transmission of thermal energy within walls, floors, and ceilings to create a ...

How to Construct In-situ Walls with Soil-Cement?

How to Construct In-situ Walls with Soil-Cement?

Soil-cement is a highly-compacted mixture produced by mixing cement with soils. Generally, in-situ walls constructed with soil-cement are used for excavation support, groundwater control, and construction of single-story buildings. The in-situ construction with soil-cement shall be limited to single-story ...

Stainless Steel as Reinforcement Material

Stainless Steel as Reinforcement Material

The selection of stainless steel as a reinforcement material for large-scale projects may sound like a costly option. But its exclusive properties and characteristics imparted to the structure make up for its cost in several ways. Stainless steel reinforcement ...

Mjøstårnet: The Tallest Timber Building in the World

Mjøstårnet: The Tallest Timber Building in the World

Mjøstårnet (pronounced:/mæo-stâr-nɛt/) is the tallest timber building in the world. It is a big step towards the adoption of green construction as it portrays timber as an exceptional replacement for bricks and cement. Mjøstårnet is 84.5 m tall and ...

9 Important Concrete Reinforcing Accessories

9 Important Concrete Reinforcing Accessories

Reinforced concrete is a widely used composite material made up of concrete and steel. In addition to steel, a few other concrete reinforcing products and accessories are added to the mix, so that it acts as a monolithic unit ...

What are some Special Types of Cladding?

What are some Special Types of Cladding?

Cladding is an envelope that protects the exterior of a structure from harsh environmental conditions. It is currently one of the most popular and widely used construction techniques. The most commonly used materials for cladding are stones, glass, wood, ...