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Why is Timber Construction Popular in 21st Century?

Timber is a favorite construction material from the historic time and now, one of the favorite construction material of the future. Timber construction material when compared with other construction material gain:High Insulation property The carbon-dioxide emission is less Highly sustainable materialSustainability is ...

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Economy of High Performance Lightweight Concrete

Purpose of high performance lightweight concrete utilization is to reduce cost or enhance functionality of the structure or the combination thereof. The economy of high performance lightweight concrete is discussed. One might argue that, the production of high performance lightweight concrete ...

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Applications of High Performance Lightweight Concrete

High performance lightweight concrete is produced by carefully mixing specified amount of cement, sand, lightweight aggregate, different pozzolans such as fly ash, silica fume, shale, metakaolin, calcined clay and superplasticizer. Various applications of high performance lightweight concrete are discussed.

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Strategies to Protect Buildings Close to Deep Excavation

Building structures close to the excavation for deep foundations may suffer settlement and subsequent cracking and even failure. Therefore, it is necessary to practice utmost cares while deep excavation is carried out to reduce its undesired effect on the surrounding ...

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