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Types of Defects in Timber as a Construction Material

There are various types of defects in timber as a construction material. These defects in timber can be due to natural forces, fungi, insects and during seasoning and conversion. Types of these defects in timber is discussed in detail. Trees gives ...

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12 Types of Loads Considered for Design of Bridge Structures

Various types of loads are considered for design of bridge structures. These loads and their combinations decides the safety of the bridge construction during its use under all circumstances. The design loads should be considered properly for perfect design of ...

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Storage of Cement – Precautions, Duration and Place of Storage

Proper precautions for the storage of cement such as duration and place of storage, arrangement, atmospheric moisture content etc. is necessary after the process of manufacturing and before using it in the construction site. Because the cement hygroscopic nature, the cement ...

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18 Types of Fixtures and Fastenings for Doors and Windows

Fixtures and fastenings are provided for doors and windows to provide operating facilities, security for rooms and ease of opening and closing etc. Different types of fixtures and fastenings such as, hinges, bolts, handles, locks are available. Types of Fixtures and ...

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Materials and Methods of Thermal Insulation of Buildings

What is Thermal Insulation of Buildings? In general, people living in hot regions wants to make their inside atmosphere very cool similarly people living in cold regions, wants warmer atmosphere inside. But, we know that the heat transfer takes ...

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