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Category : Building Technology Guide

Building technology and construction guide provides information on building and construction materials for different types of construction works.

What are the Causes of Concrete Formwork Failures?

There are several factors that may lead to the failure of formwork during and after concrete placement. Improper bracing can cause formwork failure since the weight of fresh concrete is no longer supported by formwork system. Unanticipated incident can make member ...

12 Factors Affecting Selection of Flooring Material

Flooring can be done using different materials such as timber, concrete, marble, stones, bricks, cork, etc. All of these materials have different properties. Hence, the flooring material is selected based on various factors which are described in this ...

Kiln Burning Vs Clamp Burning of Bricks

Burning is the last stage of brick making which usually imparts hardness ad strength to the bricks. The burning of bricks should be done properly. The brick should not be over burnt as well as under burnt. In general, bricks are ...

14 Common Defects in Painting

Painting not only gives a good appearance to a structure but also provides protection against various infiltrative actions such as corrosion, decaying, weathering, etc. But however, paint film also gets deteriorated by these actions. Hence the paint should ...

Tests on Limestone

In the construction industry, Lime is one of the best binding materials available and is used widely for different purposes such as mortar making, plastering, whitewashing, etc. Lime obtained by the calcination of limestone, which occurs naturally. Different ...

12 Commonly Used Building Stones – Their Properties and Uses

Stones are derived from the rocks which are naturally occurred as the portion of earth’s crust. Each rock has a different chemical composition and exhibits different properties. Some of these rocks are widely used in the construction industry. ...

Characteristics of Good Timber

Timber is a naturally occurring material and is used for several engineering purposes. From tall tower blocks and bridges to doors and windows and interior decoration- timber structures find their application everywhere. What becomes extremely essential is the ...

Difference Between Reinforced Concrete (RC) and Steel Structures

Reinforced concrete structures and steel structures follow a similar load transfer method but they differ in several factors like material, construction, load carrying capacity, durability, etc. One of the important difference is that the former uses concrete and ...