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Factors Affecting Durability of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)

There are various factors which affects the durability of fiber reinforced concrete such as temperature, weathering, corrosion, freezing and thawing etc. are discussed. Durability of concrete element is the ability of the member to resist aggressive environment, accidental event, and impact ...

How to Reduce Environmental Impact of Concrete?

Concrete has a substantial environmental impact. Various methods to reduce environmental impact of concrete such as material conservation is discussed. For example, it is estimated that 1.6 billion ton of concrete is produced annually which is responsible for about 7% carbon ...

What is Facade Retention in Building Construction and its Advantages?

Facade retention is a method of building rehabilitation to bring changes to interior of the building structure. Advantages of facade retention in building construction is discussed. Historic Buildings Redevelopment using Facade Retention Lack of open sites to bring new buildings in the ...

Durability of Bituminous Pavements and Factors Affecting it

Durability of bituminous pavements helps to minimize maintenance cost. There are different factors which affect the durability of bituminous pavements are discussed. The ability of a structure to survive and give continued required performance throughout its life is called the durability. ...

Prestressed Masonry -Methods of Prestressing, Advantages and Applications

Prestressed masonry makes the masonry structures strong in tension. Advantages and applications of prestressed masonry and their methods of prestressing is discussed. Prestressed Masonry – Advantages and Applications, Methods of Prestressing Generally, masonry is substantially very strong in compression however it is ...

Building Construction with Plastic Bottles- Walls, Roofs and Benefits

Building construction with plastic bottles are low-cost and eco-friendly. Construction of plastic bottle walls, roofs and their benefits in buildings is discussed. Why Plastic Bottles for Building Construction? The packaging and plastic bottles are unlimited today. They comprise a large portion of ...