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Category : Building Materials

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

Inspection and Testing of Ready Mix Concrete

Inspection and testing of ready mix concrete is crucial to ensure that all specified conditions meet the acceptable criteria. Ready mix concrete, which produced in batching plant and transported to construction site by truck mounted mixers, are commonly inspected and ...

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Sandcrete Block Manufacturing and Testing

Sandcrete blocks and bricks are masonry units manufactured from a mixture of cement, sand and water, and it plays a crucial role in the building construction. Sandcrete blocks are largely used for load bearing and non-load bearing walls and foundations.Production ...

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Various Codes for Construction Material Testing

Various standard codes for testing of construction materials are specified by ASTM international, Eurocodes, IS Codes, BS Codes, etc. These codes specifies testing procedure and methods for concrete, masonry, aggregates, steel, soil and other building materials.Codes and standards are living ...

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14 Uses of Sedimentary Rocks in Civil Engineering

Uses of sedimentary rock can be found in almost all buildings and public structures. This makes it substantially important construction material in civil engineering projects.The sedimentary rock is formed by the settlement and subsequent cementation of mineral or organic particles on the floor ...

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21 Types of Beams in Construction

Different types of beams are used in construction of building and structures. These are horizontal structural element that withstand vertical loads, shear forces and bending moments. Beams transfer loads imposed along their length to their end points to walls, columns, ...

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