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What happens when super plasticizer is added to concrete?

Since from the start the concrete has gone through several tests, experiments and additions in order to make it suitable for some specific situation and specific condition where normal concrete is not considered feasible or effective.  Admixtures are basically chemicals or compounds that are added in suitable proportion into the concrete in order to change and vary some specific property of…
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Ready Mix Concrete Definition Types Advantages

Ready mix concrete as the name suggest is the concrete that is already mixed in suitable proportions before arrival at site either on agitating trucks or dumpers as per the requirement of slump or material.  Basically the ready-mix concrete is mixture of binding agent and…
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Transparent or Translucent Concrete

Have you ever seen a façade or cladding giving look of a rock-hard material but still gives you a see-through and translucent look inside the building? .  The widest used construction material, which is sustainable and reliable as well, is getting a makeover by engineers…
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Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Fiberglass is basically a matrix in which very fine fibers of glass exists. Fiberglass material is usually used for making of boats or for temporary sheds like sometimes on the roof tarus. That is the reason where ever the word fiber glass is touched ones always thinks of it as insulation boards or boats etc. In fiber glass a reinforced plastic-glass polymer is mixed in a polymer and if instead of…
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Top 10 Concrete Structures of the World

1 | Pantheon, Romepossibly by Apollodorus of Damascus, c126 AD The ancient Romans didn’t have reinforced concrete (that is, strengthened with steel) but they had concrete, and used it to such heart-stopping effect on the Pantheon that no one has really been able to match…
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Honeycombing in concrete, causes and remedies

The finishing in concrete works is vital as for sure the final touches depend on it. The poor finish of concrete is not only wrong from aesthetic point of view but also it shows the strength and integrity of the concrete structure. Besides many defects in concrete one important is honeycombing.  Hollow spaces and cavities left in concrete mass on surface or inside the concrete mass where concrete…
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Concept of Reinforced Earth

Reinforcement in the form of steel or synthetic strips called geo-strips are placed within an embankment, containing soil in various layers compacted mechanically; the granular material of embankment is linked by means of friction. The embankment becomes a self supporting structure, such a structure is called reinforced earth structure. Earth Reinforced with Geo-strips and Reinforced Earth…
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What is slab?

Structural Concrete Slabs are constructed to provide flat surfaces, usually horizontal, in building floors, roofs, bridges, and other types of structures. The slab may be supported by walls, by reinforced concrete beams usually cast monolithically with the slab, by…
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Retaining Walls, the support soil needs to stand up

We know that soil or any other loose granular material has a safe angle of repose at which the soil or material can withstand without any requirement of confinement or support. But due to practical and property restrictions we in some cases need to cut or fill the soil at some unstable angle which if unsupported might cause failure of the slope. Concrete Retaining Wall If we provide…
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10+ Important Points for Civil Site Engineers to Remember:

Site Engineers Play an important role for the success or failure of any project; they are the front force of any construction or consultant company, they have to face harsh weathers, large amount of man power; and they comes in direct execution of any project; to know more about site engineers, what are its responsibilities; what are the skills required; move to this post; Site Engineer, skills…
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