Types of Pipe Fittings Used in Plumbing Systems

Types of Pipe Fittings Used in Plumbing Systems

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 andRead more about Types of Pipe Fittings Used in Plumbing Systems[…]

Recycled Aggregate Concrete: Applications, Advantages & Disadvantages in Construction

Recycled Aggregate Concrete: Applications, Advantages & Disadvantages in Construction

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 isRead more about Recycled Aggregate Concrete: Applications, Advantages & Disadvantages in Construction[…]

Top Eco-Friendly Materials used in Construction Industry

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 constructionRead more about Top Eco-Friendly Materials used in Construction Industry[…]

How to Check the Quality of Cement on Site?

How to Check the Quality of Cement on Site?

How to Check Originality of Cement? There are many manufacturers (branded and local brands) producing cement in India. Be aware before you buy cement as it is one of the prime construction materials of structural importance, any lapse in its selection and use, can lead to catastrophic effect. As license for the use of standard markRead more about How to Check the Quality of Cement on Site?[…]

Concrete Mix Design M30 Grade : An Illustrative Example (M20, M25, M30, M40 Grade Concrete)

Concrete Mix Design M30 Grade : An Illustrative Example (M20, M25, M30, M40 Grade Concrete)

Concrete mix design is a procedure of selecting the suitable ingredients of concrete and their relative proportions with an objective to prepare concrete of certain minimum strength, desired workability and durability as economically (value engineered) as possible. As we decide to go for a concrete mix design, collect the following data before hand as fewRead more about Concrete Mix Design M30 Grade : An Illustrative Example (M20, M25, M30, M40 Grade Concrete)[…]

Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks (CSEB) – an alternative to Clay Bricks

Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks (CSEB) – an alternative to Clay Bricks

CSEB – An Eco-Friendly alternative to Clay Bricks The rise of a movement against non eco-friendly practices today has awakened us to adapt to and incorporate practices that are pro-earth. We have realised that the smaller steps taken today, have a larger impact on our tomorrow. Green practices in the construction industry can contribute towardsRead more about Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks (CSEB) – an alternative to Clay Bricks[…]

What is the procedure to calculate cement bags in 1 cubic meter of concrete?

What is the procedure to calculate cement bags in 1 cubic meter of concrete?

To arrive at different quantities of concrete ingredients, the Dry loose bulk density of materials plays important role as concrete ingredients are batched loosely in volume proportion.   How to determine dry loose bulk density of materials? a. Cement Cement being a factory made product and packaged in Bags weighing 50 kg each,its DLBD more orRead more about What is the procedure to calculate cement bags in 1 cubic meter of concrete?[…]

Comparision of AAC Blocks vs CLC blocks vs Red Clay Bricks

Comparision of AAC Blocks vs CLC blocks vs Red Clay Bricks

Comparison of Various Bricks and Blocks (AAC Blocks vs CLC Blocks vs Red Clay bricks)    S.No Parameter AAC Blocks Red Clay Bricks CLC Blocks 1 Raw Materials Cement, fly ash, water and Air entraining agents Locally avaiable clay Cement, lime, specially grinded sand, foam, high primary energy input 2 Size 400-600mm X 200mm X 150mmRead more about Comparision of AAC Blocks vs CLC blocks vs Red Clay Bricks[…]

Which Brand of Cement is best for House Construction?

Which Brand of Cement is best for House Construction?

As we intend to build our homes, a lot of question pops in our minds regarding the materials used for construction (especially Cement). As cement is one of the most important building material that gives longevity to the construction, any misguidance or influence can cost us huge or affect the construction quality itself. So, weRead more about Which Brand of Cement is best for House Construction?[…]

Which Type of Cement Should be used for House Construction?

Which Type of Cement Should be used for House Construction?

There are various categories of cement used in building works for various purposes. Thus, it is important to understand properties of each type of cement and their uses. There are commonly three types of cement used in general construction purposes i.e. Ordinary Portland Cement (43 Grade & 53 Grade), Portland Pozzolana Cement and Portland SlagRead more about Which Type of Cement Should be used for House Construction?[…]

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