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In which conditions should we design the concrete instead of using nominal concrete mix proportions?

Concrete Mix Design

Concrete mix design is a process of determining the right quality materials and their relative proportions to prepare concrete of desired fresh and hardened properties ,like workability, setting time,strength,durability etc . Nominal mix design concrete are prepared by approximate proportioning of cement, sand and aggregate (generally volume batching,no weigh batching) to obtain target compressive strength. …

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How to Calculate (Formula) for Unit Weight of Reinforcement Steel Bar?

Formula for Unit Weight of Reinforcement Steel Bar

Why Weight of Steel is Required? The quantity of Steel is usually derived from the drawings using Bar Bending Schedule (Sample Bar Bending Chart shown below). The quantity of Steel arrived used bar bending schedule is usually in length of each dia of bar required. But Steel is always procured or brought in weight (kgs or …

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Vitrified Tiles, Granite or Marble – Which is a better option?

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The number of flooring options available today is numerous and when it comes to deciding which floor covering to choose for one’s own house or office building and the like, one is sure to be in a dilemma. The following article guides you on how to compare and contrast between three of the most commonly …

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Manufacturing Process of Marble used for House Finishing Works

Marble Quarry

Marble is one of the most appreciated finishing materials to improve the aesthetics of your home/building. Selecting marble at a particular budget can be a daunting task for end user. Here we plan to make an attempt to make your life simpler by giving you tips for Marble Selection. Understanding Marble as a building material: …

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Types of Pipe Fittings Used in Plumbing Systems

Types of Pipe Fittings used in Plumbing System

Pipe fittings are used to connect pipes of same size or different sizes; they regulate or divert the flow of liquid in it. There are various types of pipe fittings used in plumbing system serving its purpose. The material of the fittings should be compatible to the pipe material, nature of liquid flowing, pressure and …

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Recycled Aggregate Concrete: Applications, Advantages & Disadvantages in Construction

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World is growing and urbanising at a very fast rate and so is India. This effect of rapid urbanization is also seen in construction industry. However, with urbanisation comes the moral responsibility of sustaining the environment. Concrete is the favourite choice as a construction material among civil engineers around the globe for decades. It is …

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Top Eco-Friendly Materials used in Construction Industry

There are eco-friendly materials that are now used in construction for create energy efficient buildings and homes. These materials help not-only to provide more insulated and cheap alternatives to traditional construction materials but also to serve as a contributor in providing low-impact damage to nature. Creating an eco friendly house starts with using eco-friendly construction …

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Façade Glazing as a Green Building Material

Facade Glazing

Glazing in modern architecture has achieved a very special position in the last fifty years due to the radical changes introduced in its application. There has been a continuous improvement in the thermal insulation properties as well as optical properties of the glasses pushing the application of the glazing as a green building material needed …

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