Methods of Testing Compressive Strength of Masonry

Testing compressive strength of masonry before construction and for every 464.5 m2 of masonry work during construction is required as per Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structure (ACI 530.1- 11) and under its quality assurance program, certification of ...

Repairs and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures for Failure and Defects

There are various techniques available for repair and rehabilitation of concrete structure for failure and defects in concrete. These techniques and materials for repair of concrete is described. Concrete is the most widely used and versatile construction material possessing several advantages ...

How to Control Corrosion of Steel Reinforcement in Concrete?

Why Corrosion Control of Reinforcement bars (Rebars) is necessary? Corrosion control of steel reinforcement is necessary to prevent damage and failure of concrete structures. Nearly 40% of failure of concrete structures is due to corrosion of embedded steel reinforcement. There ...

Methods of Dewatering Excavations at Construction Site

Dewatering of excavations are required at construction sites generally for foundation works. Various methods for dewatering of excavations are described. Firm and sound working conditions are indispensable when construction of buildings, powerhouse, dams, and other structures has to be executed. These ...