Category : Concrete Types in Construction

Various types of concrete for different purpose, their mix proportions, properties, strength and durability and uses in construction.

FERROCEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION – APPLICATIONS & ADVANTAGES

What is Ferrocement? Ferrocement is a construction material consisting of wire meshes and cement mortar. Applications of ferrocement in construction is vast due to the low self weight, lack of skilled workers, no need of framework etc. It was developed by P.L.Nervi, ...

Materials for Damp Proof Course in Construction

There are various types of materials for damp proof course used in construction works based on type of damp proofing required and type of structural element of building. Damp proof course (DPC) is a barrier of impervious material built into a ...

Fly Ash based Cellular Lightweight Concrete Properties and Uses

Cellular Lightweight Concrete (CLC) is one of the recent emerging technology in making concrete. It has many advantages when compared to the normal conventional concrete. Fly ash is considered as one of the waste industrial product that cannot be easily disposed. ...

NO-FINES CONCRETE & ITS MIX PROPORTION

No-Fines Concrete is a method of producing light concrete by omitting the fines from conventional concrete. No-fines concrete as the term implies, is a kind of concrete from which the fine aggregate fraction has been omitted. This concrete is made ...

THIN SHELL CONCRETE STRUCTURE–TYPES & FORMS

Special Forms for Concrete Shells A thin shell concrete structure, is a structure composed of a relatively thin shell of concrete, usually with no interior columns or exterior buttresses. The shells are most commonly flat plates and ...

VACUUM CONCRETE: TECHNIQUES, EQUIPMENTS & ADVANTAGES

Water-cement ratio is detrimental for concrete. We always try to restrict the water-cement ratio in order to achieve higher strength. The chemical reaction of cement with water requires a water-cement ratio of less than 0.38, whereas the adopted water-cement ratio ...

SELF COMPACTING CONCRETE WITH TESTS

For several years beginning in 1983, the problem of the durability of concrete structures was a major topic of interest in Japan. The creation of durable concrete structures requires adequate compaction by skilled workers. However, the gradual ...

AERATED CONCRETE & ITS PROPERTIES

Aerated concrete is made by introducing air or gas into a slurry composed of Portland cement or lime and finely crushed siliceous filler so that when the mix sets and hardens, a uniformly cellular structure is formed. Though it is ...

MIX DESIGN OF ROLLER COMPACTED CONCRETE

Mix design proportioning methods for Roller Compacted Concrete RCC: Mix design proportioning methods for no slump concrete applicable for Roller Compacted Concrete. Materials Used in RCC mix design a) Cementitious materials: Cement content is generally low (typically 70 to 130 kg/m3). Any kind of ...

TYPES OF CONCRETE WITH APPLICATIONS

Types of concrete with applications for different structural components like beams, columns, slabs, foundations are explained here. Special concrete with uses. Light weight concrete One of the main advantages of conventional concrete is the self weight of concrete. Density of normal concrete ...