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Category : Building Materials

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

Inhibitors Admixed Cement for Durable Concrete Construction

Inhibitors added cement is used for construction of durable concrete structures for longer life.The crack formation in concrete structure occurs due to the corrosion of rebar inside the concrete. This occurs because of the surface oxidization of iron rod into ...


PROPERTIES OF POLYMER MATERIALS The civil engineer is chiefly concerned with mechanical properties and with the physiochemical which determine durability. The thermal properties and permeability are also briefly discussed here. Density of Polymer Materials Polymers are materials ...

Charpy Impact Test

The Charpy impact test is performed to evaluate the resistance of the metal to breakage by flexural shock or impact load according to standard test method ASTM D6110.

Penetration Value of Bitumen -Determination for Road Construction

Penetration value test on bitumen is a measure of hardness or consistency of bituminous material. A 80/100 grade bitumen indicates that its penetration value lies between 80 & 100.Penetration value is the vertical distance traversed or penetrated by the point of ...

Specific Gravity and Water Absorption Tests on Aggregates

Specific gravity test of aggregates is done to measure the strength or quality of the material while water absorption test determines the water holding capacity of the coarse and fine aggregates.The main objective of these test is to,To measure ...