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Measures to Prevent Retaining Wall Distress and Failures

Various measures to prevent retaining wall distress and failures shall be taken for safety and stability. Methods to prevent distress in retaining wall is discussed. There are various construction, design, and detailing reasons that influence retaining wall safety and stability. On ...

Types of Offshore Concrete Structures – Their Details and Uses

Generally, offshore concrete structures are constructed exposed to an open sea environment. Offshore structures are designed to either stay semi permanently or permanently fixed to seabed by applying proper means such as piles, anchors, or gravity or stay floated and ...

Types and Causes of Movements in Masonry Buildings

Movements in masonry buildings are deformations caused to it due to various reasons. Types and causes of such movements in masonry buildings is discussed. There are different factors for example, temperature variations and changes in moisture content, that lead to generate ...

Highly Reactive Metakaolin Concrete – Properties and Applications

The reactivity of metakaolin is based on chemical composition and reactive surface. Highly reactive metakaolin has become available as a considerably reactive pozzolanic material in concrete. This type of material is not like other admixtures for example fly ash, blast furnace ...

Construction of Offshore Concrete Structures at Different Locations

Generally, offshore concrete structures are constructed in an open sea. There are different types of offshore structures such as bottom founded structures and floating structures. Both structures are built for different purposes such as oil and gas exploration and productions. Since, ...

Types of Ready Mix Concrete Plants and their Concrete Mixing Actions

There are various types of ready mix concrete plants which most of them designed for specific locations or circumstances. Moreover, there are standard ready mix concrete plants but these are usually modified to accommodate for certain situations. Concrete that are produced ...

Effects of Fly Ash on The Durability of Concrete

Fly ash is used in concrete as an admixture as well as in cement. The effect of these fly ash on durability of concrete is discussed in this article. The use of concrete in aggressive and potentially aggressive environmental condition has ...