There are various types of cement used in building and construction works for various purposes. Thus, it is important to understand composition, properties, uses and advantages of each types of cement.
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Initial Setting Time and Final Setting Time of Concrete
The initial setting time of concrete is the time when cement paste starts hardening while the final setting time is the time when cement paste has hardened sufficiently in such a way that a 1 mm needle makes an impression ...
18 Types of Doors Used in Building Construction
There are different types of doors used in building works classified based on placing of components, method of construction, working operations and construction material used. A door is an accessible barrier which is provided in a wall opening to give an ...
Foundation Construction [PDF]: Depth, Width, Layout, and Excavation
Procedure for construction of foundation starts with a decision on its depth, width, and marking layout for excavation and centerline of foundation. Foundation is the part of the structure below the plinth level in direct contact of soil and transmits ...
How to Calculate Steel Quantity for Slab, Footing and Column?
Estimation of steel reinforcement quantity for concrete slab, footing and column, beams etc. is crucial for the cost evaluation for the construction. Design drawings are used as a base for computing rebar quantity in different structural elements. This article presents steel ...
Design of Rectangular Reinforced Concrete Beam
Reinforced concrete beams are structural elements that designed to carry transverse external loads. The loads cause bending moment, shear forces and in some cases torsion across their length. Moreover, concrete is strong in compression and very weak in tension. Thus, ...
Classification of Roads and their Details [PDF]
Road transportation is an essential network for any country. Classification of roads based on many factors such as materials, locations, traffic etc. are discussed.
40+ Construction Tools List with Images for Building Construction
Construction tools list for building construction works such as concrete, brick masonry, leveling, wood works, floor works, slab works, brick laying, plastering etc. is provided.
Total Station in Surveying: Operation, Uses and Advantages
Total station is a surveying equipment combination of Electromagnetic Distance Measuring Instrument and electronic theodolite for construction site survey.
Types of Building Materials – Properties and Uses in Construction
Building material is any material used for construction purpose such as materials for house building. Wood, cement, aggregates, metals, bricks, concrete, clay are the most common type of building material used in construction. The choice of these are based on ...