The global village of the construction industry has been burgeoning around the most widely used construction material that is concrete. Concrete itself utterly depends on the properties of its constituents which therefore are intensely imperative to understand. Fine aggregates, one ...

In most of the construction project you might have already used the PVC Waterstop but did you know about Stainless Steel Waterstop and its benefits? If not than this post is for you; as i am going to discuss in ...

A pozzolana is a natural or artificial material containing silica in a reactive form. By themselves, pozzolanas have little or no cementitious value. However, in a finely divided form and in the presence of moisture they will chemically react with ...

Concrete slabs are one of the most common structural elements of modern buildings and infrastructures including residential, commercial plazas, hospitals or buildings having industrial significance. Typically 4 to 20 inches of reinforced concrete mat like element is constructed as roof ...

If in 2018 you are not familiar with this highly durable and beneficial construction material than you must read each an every word of this article about Polymer Concrete. Because I’ll be going through all the aspects of Polymer Concrete ...

Fineness of cement is a characteristic property of cement that signifies the particle size of cement and its specific surface area. Greater fineness of cement means the particles are finer and had more surface area. In case of very coarse ...

Ordinary Portland Cement: – OPC is produced by finely grinding OPC clinker obtained from the cement kilns. This cement on hydration produces C-S-H gel (Calcium – Silicate – Hydrate) Gel, which provides cementation property and is the primarily responsible for ...

The Stamped concrete can be defined as a finish that is provided to the concrete in its wet state. Specific designs or patterns are stamped on the concrete in its plastic state as shown in the figure-1 below. Fig.1. Stamped ...

Ultra-high performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete is a relatively new construction material having minimum coarse aggregate (usually size greater than 6-7 mm is not used) having discrete random steel fibers uniformly distributed across the concrete matrix with the basic strength of ...

Have you ever wondered how the bridges spanning a river of thousands of meters width, stand in the flowing water? How the labor and workers can construct these piers and caissons? How civil engineers can construct piles of several kilometers ...