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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.

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 ...

ENERGY AUDIT FOR BUILDINGS

The energy crisis in the present day world has led us to the design of new energy efficient buildings. However the existing buildings consume a lot of conventional energy and minimizing them will help us to ...

GENERAL PROCEDURE FOR A DETAILED ENERGY AUDIT

To perform an energy audit, several tasks are typically carried out depending on the type of the audit and the size and function of the building. Some of the tasks may have to be repeated, reduced ...

COMMON ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES

In this subsection some energy conservation measures (ECMs) commonly recommended for commercial and industrial facilities are briefly discussed. It should be noted that the list of ECMs presented below does not pretend to be exhaustive nor ...

Cement Types and Characteristics of Cements

Types of Portland Cement• Different types of Portland cement are manufactured to meet the requirements for specific purposes• The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Designation C150 specifies the following eight types of Portland cement ...

Types of Geotextiles – Functions and Uses in Construction

Geotextile is a synthetic permeable textile material used to improve the soil characteristics. It has the ability to separate, filter, reinforce, protect and drain when used in association with soils. Geotextiles are ideal materials for many infrastructure works ...