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Category : Special Concrete in Construction

Special concrete are concrete for special purpose for increased strength and durability for various construction applications.

Architectural Concrete Construction and Finishes

Architectural concrete construction needs special care in the selection of materials, forming, placing, and finishing in order to achieve the designated architectural appearance. Architectural concrete stays permanently exposed to view on surfaces of completed structures making important for ...

Blended Cement – Characteristics, Types and Uses

Blended cement can be defined as uniform mix of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and blending materials such as silica fumes, fly ash, limestone and slag to enhance its properties for different uses. Blended cement can improve workability, strength, durability and ...

Dry Mix Process and Wet Mix Process for Shotcrete

Dry mix process and wet mix process are the two methods of shotcrete construction which are based on the time at which the water is added to the mortar or concrete mix. in Dry mix process, water is added at ...

Difference between Self Compacting and Normal Concrete

One of the key differences between the self-compacting concrete (SCC) and normal cement concrete (NCC) is the flowability property of SCC by it's on weight. Most of the differences shown by SCC is due to this variation of flowability from ...

Reactive Powder Concrete – Composition and Advantages

What is a Reactive Powder Concrete? Reactive powder concrete (RPC) is the ultra-high strength concrete prepared by replacing the ordinary aggregate of normal concrete with quartz powder, silica fume, steel fibers etc. RPC not only has high strength but also has ...

Portland Pozzolana Cement – Manufacture, Properties and Uses

Portland Pozzolana cement is integrated cement which is formed by synthesising OPC cement with pozzolanic materials in a certain proportion. It is commonly known as PPC cement. In this article we discuss about the properties, manufacture, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages ...