Category : Concrete Technology Guide For CIvil Engineer

Concrete technology guide provides information on materials, properties, mix design. types, strength and durability of concrete.

Anti-Washout Admixture for Underwater Concreting -Types, Advantages and Uses

Anti-washout admixture of concrete for underwater concreting is produced as a viscosity modifying admixture to enhance the rheological properties of cement paste. It mainly composed of microbial polysaccharides for example gum or polysaccharide derivatives for instance hydroxyethyl cellulose and hydroxypropyl ...

Explosive Spalling of Concrete Structural Elements during Fire

When structural concrete elements are exposed to fire, it is possible that explosive spalling of concrete takes place. The explosive spalling of concrete is occurred when free water (water that is not employed for hydration reaction and remained unused in ...

Fire Safety and Property Protection Systems for Buildings

Fire safety and property protection systems for buildings requires knowledge and understanding of hazards to decrease the potential fire occurrence and its risk to life and property during fire. Importance of Fire Safety and Property Protection Systems for Buildings When fire is ...

Factors Affecting Durability of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)

There are various factors which affects the durability of fiber reinforced concrete such as temperature, weathering, corrosion, freezing and thawing etc. are discussed. Durability of concrete element is the ability of the member to resist aggressive environment, accidental event, and impact ...

How to Reduce Environmental Impact of Concrete?

Concrete has a substantial environmental impact. Various methods to reduce environmental impact of concrete such as material conservation is discussed. For example, it is estimated that 1.6 billion ton of concrete is produced annually which is responsible for about 7% carbon ...

Prestressed Masonry -Methods of Prestressing, Advantages and Applications

Prestressed masonry makes the masonry structures strong in tension. Advantages and applications of prestressed masonry and their methods of prestressing is discussed. Prestressed Masonry – Advantages and Applications, Methods of Prestressing Generally, masonry is substantially very strong in compression however it is ...

Sprayed Concrete -Properties, Materials and Uses in Construction

Sprayed concrete is also called as guinite or shotcrete is used for rapid concrete construction. Properties, materials and applications of sprayed concrete is discussed. Stabilization and support for the structures can be attained with best quality and performance with the help ...