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Category : Building Materials

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

12 Common Wood Design and Construction Problems

Woods and wood products are fairly simple engineering materials. However, the conception, design, and construction process are fraught with problems if proper measures are not considered. In using wood in its many forms and with its unique inherent ...


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 ...


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 – Strength and Properties of Stones

There are various tests on building stones to know its properties and suitability for various construction works. Tests on building stones provides physical and chemical properties as well as strength and hardness properties. Tests on Building Stones Following are different tests on building ...


Concrete construction is generally expected to give trouble free service through out its intended design life. However, these expectations are not realized in many constructions because of structural deficiency, material deterioration, unanticipated over loadings or physical damage. Premature material deterioration ...

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 ...