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Issues in Instruments Selection for Structural Performance Evaluation Tests

Specific instruments are required for structural performance evaluation. Issues while selection of instruments for these structural evaluation is discussed. When a specific structural concrete is design, necessary and required factor of safety are provided and theoretically the structure will be safe. ...

Types of Marine Structures – Their Construction Details and Uses

There are different types of marine structures constructed for various purposes. Construction and uses of these types of marine structures is discussed. Different materials such as concrete, stone, timber, and steel have been used for construction of marine structure. These structures ...

BAMTEC Carpet Reinforcement System -Advantages, Design and Installation

BAMTEC carpet reinforcement system is most advanced and complex reinforcement system. BAMTEC carpet reinforcement system advantages, design and installation is discussed. BAMTEC carpet reinforcement system not only reduces the time for construction but it also reduces the cost of building under ...

Masonry Reinforcement and Accessory Metals for Masonry Wall Construction

Specifications for reinforcement and accessory metals used in the construction of masonry walls is provided by International Building Code (IBC 2009) and Building Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-11). Various types of reinforcement and metal accessories is discussed in the ...

Causes of Excessive Deflections in Reinforced Concrete Slabs

Deflection of reinforced concrete slabs is acceptable to a certain limit which are specified by applicable Codes such as ACI, IS Codes and Euro Codes. These codes to specify the amount of deflection which is acceptable. When the deflection limitation is ...

Applications of High Density Radiation Shielding Concrete in Construction

High density radiation shielding concrete is produced by blending heavy weight aggregate, cement, water, and special additives. Applications of radiation shielding concrete is discussed. Aggregates for high density concrete for radiation shielding are iron shot and steel punching which are utilized ...

Long Term Properties of Geopolymer Concrete with Low Calcium Fly Ash

Geopolymer concrete has been employed in many applications for example earth retaining structures and water containing structures. Properties of geopolymer concrete with low calcium fly ash is discussed. Geopolymer is composed of alkaline liquid and source materials which is either natural ...