Category : Building Technology and Construction Guide

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

FLOORING AND FALSE FLOORING

FLOORING AND FALSE FLOORING Flooring is essentially required for any building. For a building to look good it is very much necessary that proper flooring pattern is selected. While deciding the flooring pattern one must also consider the function of the ...

LAMINATE FLOORING – DO IT YOURSELF

Laminate flooring In today’s trend of homely yet modern design is plenty of space for laminate flooring. The ease of maintenance and hygienic properties of this type of flooring are just two of the reasons that more and more people choose ...

Where Do Designers Go Wrong

Where Do Designers Go Wrong? Typical Problems in Wood Construction Wood and wood products are relatively simple engineering materials, but the conception, design, and construction process is fraught with problems and places to err. In using wood in its many forms ...

BLASTING TECHNIQUE FOR PAINTING SURFACE PREPERATION

ABRASIVE BLASTING TECHNIQUE OF SURFACE PREPERATION FOR PAINTING Abrasive blast cleaning is most often associated with cleaning painted and unpainted steel. It may also be used with care to prepare concrete and masonry surfaces and to clean and roughen existing coatings ...

FLEXIBLE ENGINEERED CEMENTITIOUS COMPOSITES

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 ...

SLABJACKING

SLABJACKING The purpose of slab jacking is to raise a slab in place permanently, prevent impact loading, correct faulty drainage, and prevent pumping at transverse joints by injection of a grout under the slab. The grout fills voids under the slab, ...

MOST SUITABLE MATERIAL FOR CONSTRUCTION

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

Building stones are to be tested for their properties. Following are the tests conducted on stones:Acid ...

PAINT FAILURE IN BUILDINGS

PAINT FAILURE IN BUILDINGS Oil bound paints sometimes fail when used on certain building materials. When an acid and alkali react together, a salt is formed. If the acid is fatty such as linseed oil, then the result is soap and ...

REPAIRS OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

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 ...