RMC - A Revolution in Production of Concrete

RMC - A Revolution in Production of Concrete
Ready mixed concrete, by far the most common form of concrete, accounts for more than half of all concrete consumption. Ready mixed refers to concrete that is batched for delivery from a central mixing plant instead of being mixed Read More...

Designing Reinforced Concrete Structures for Long Life Span

Designing Reinforced Concrete Structures for Long Life Span
Innovation in construction industry is highly linked with development of advanced construction materials. In the recent two–three decades lot of research relating to how to enhance the life of reinforced concrete structures has been Read More...

Single Ply WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES The Way Forward

Waterproofing Membrane
Waterproofing the concrete structures has always been a challenging task for construction industry. With the increased complexity of structures, more possibility of structural movements and settlements Read More...

Waterproofing of Concrete Structures

Waterproofing of Concrete Structures
A conscientious good workmanship going along with correct mix design can always make the requirement of any waterproofing admixture redundant. As a matter of fact a well made concrete can have as low Read More...

Conceptual Maintenance and Rehabilitation Strategies

Conceptual Maintenance
Highway maintenance is an important activity of every highway department. The safety and convenience of traffic using the road are governed to a large extent by the quality of maintenance Read More...

Integral Watertight Concrete Structures- An Insight

Integral Watertight Concrete Structures- An Insight
Since the Stone Age mankind has struggled to keep the structures watertight, Even today’s struggle is on to deploy one or other kind of waterproofing system to achieve total water tightness of structures Read More...

Basis of Concrete Repair & Corrosion Control

Concrete Repair
Once concrete repairs and strengthening was considered as an activity of rejuvenating the old structures and making them capable of bearing loadings and environmental stresses Read More...

Waterproofing of Structures:Challenges and Solutions

It rained and people sought protection against rain water falling on the head, Figure 1. The concept, the art and the science of waterproofing developed from this desire for protection against rain water. In the beginning, most people thought that the objective of waterproofing was to prevent rain water from falling on their head. As people started using delicate Read More...

Waterproofing Using Construction Chemicals

What we build brick-by-brick, may get destroyed by drop-by-drop seepage of water. To avoid premature deterioration of the buildings and other concrete infrastructure facilities, a scientific approach towards waterproofing is essential to avoid leakages and seepages. This calls for knowledge and technology management for designing efficient waterproofing Read More...

Volvo Strongly Benchmarked to Quality

Volvo Strongly Benchmarked to Quality
Swedish construction equipment major, Volvo strongly identifies its products based on "quality" parameters. This is both in terms of the advanced technical features of its equipment and altogether Read More...

Slipform Techniques for Accelerated Construction

Slipform Techniques for Accelerated Construction
Slipforming is a construction technique which has been used for decades for production of concrete structures. Wide range of structures are slipformed, typically, vertical structures such as towers Read More...

Concrete Tunnel | Concrete Structures | Metro Railway tunnels

Concrete Tunnel | Concrete Structures | Metro Railway tunnels
Conventional concrete, which can be considered to be an artificial rock, is not intrinsically waterproof. It absorbs water. The rate of absorption depends upon many factors, including the porosity of concrete Read More...

Effect of Usage of Admixture in Concrete

Concrete consists of cement, sand, aggregate and water. Anything other than these if added in concrete either before or during mixing to alter the properties to our desired requirement are termed as admixtures. The use of admixtures offers certain beneficial effects to concrete like improved workability, acceleration or retardation of setting time, reduce Read More...

Self Compacting Concrete for Rafts and Retaining Walls

Self Compacting Concrete for Rafts and Retaining Walls
Self–compacting concrete can be defined as a category of High Performance Concrete that hasexcellent deformability in the fresh state and high resistance to segregation and can be Read More...

Reinforced Concrete:High-Strength Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced Concrete:High-Strength Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete
The combined use of silica fume having pozzolanic reaction and filler effect, and super-plasticizer will improve the interface of the materials, thereby enhancing the strength of the concrete, can lead to Read More...

Load Capacity: Concrete Types And How They Behave

Load Capacity: Concrete Types And How They Behave
Accurately calculating and predicting the pressure that poured concrete will exert on the formwork, is one of the most important tasks when planning on-site concrete works. Sure knowledge of the expected Read More...

Carbonation A Durability Threat for Concrete

Carbonation A Durability Threat for Concrete
The rate of carbonation depends on porosity (for CO2to Diffuse) & moisture content of the concrete (for dissolution of solid Ca(OH)2). The diffusivity of CO2 depends upon the pore system of hardened Read More...

Prestressed Concrete in Building: Advantages and Economics

Prestressed Concrete in Building:  Advantages and Economics
Prestressed concrete is a method for overcoming concrete's natural weakness in tension. Prestressing tendons (generally of high tensile steel cable or rods) are used which produces a compressive stress Read More...

Conventional Vis–a–Vis Mineral Admixed Concrete

Conventional Vis–a–Vis Mineral Admixed Concrete
This article presents a comparison between conventional concrete and mineral admixed concrete to be used in the construction of cement concrete pavements. Mineral admixtures such as flyash Read More...

Strengthening of RC Beams in Shear Using Composites Fabrics

Strengthening of RC Beams in Shear Using Composites Fabrics
Studies on the use of composites materials for the strengthening of shear deficient concrete structures are limited. The research in this area started since 1991. This is because various configurations of composite sheets can be used Read More...

Ultimate Solution for Epoxy Flooring Finishes on Oil Contaminated Concrete Floor Substrates

Epoxy Flooring
Concrete contaminated substrates cause immense problems to the user over the years. Contaminationdue to fuels, oils, fats, grease, sugar are a combination of both organic and hydrocarbon based Read More...

Shear Strengthening of RC Beam by Externally Bonded Side Gfrp Strips

Shear Strengthening of RC Beam by Externally Bonded Side Gfrp Strips
In recent years, several studies have been conducted to investigate the flexural strengthening of reinforced concrete (RC) members with fiber reinforced composite fabrics. Shear failure of RC members is disastrous and occurs with Read More...

Realistic Cable Modeling in Prestressed Concrete Structures

Realistic Cable Modeling in Prestressed Concrete Structures
Concrete is perhaps the most important construction material due to its various added advantages. The major problem with concrete is that it is very weak in tension. To strengthen the concrete to withstand tensile stresses, reinforced Read More...

Effect of Temperature on rubber latex modified tertiary blended concrete

Effect of Temperature on rubber latex modified tertiary blended concrete
Extensive research work for decades is in progress throughout the globe in concrete technology in finding alternative materials which can partially or fully replace ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and Read More...

Strength Properties of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Strength Properties of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete
It has been estimated that several million tones of waste glasses are generated annually worldwide. The key sources of waste glasses are waste containers, window glasses, window screen, medicinal Read More...

Concrete Suitable for Higher Temperature

Concrete Suitable for Higher Temperature
Concrete structures need repair and rehabilitation many a time as they get damaged due to excessive stresses due to unforeseen forces caused by man-made or natural disasters. But there are few situations in practice, where concrete is Read More...

Comparative Studies of Different Cements with Different Standards

The compressive strength of four cements (Three PPC and one OPC) was determined according to different international standard, BIS, BS, ASTM and Sri Lanka. The 28 days strength of one PPC is 53 MPa, the other two shows 48MPa when tested as per BIS. The 43 grade OPC also shows 50 MPa at 28 days. However, when tested as per BS & ASTM methods Read More...

Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Beams Using GFRP Wrapping

Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Beams Using GFRP Wrapping
Comparative behavior of Prestressed concrete (PSC) beams subjected to two point loadings in terms of failure load, deflection and failure modes is evaluated. Effect of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Read More...

Sealants In Concrete Pavements, Roads, Highways & Building Construction

A sealant is a viscous material that changes state to become rubber like compound, once applied, and is used to prevent the penetration of air, gas, noise, dust or liquid from one location through a barrier into another. Typically, sealants are used to close small openings that are difficult to seal with other materials, such as concrete, drywall, etc. Desirable Read More...

Waterproofing of Bridge Decks The Latest Technique and Material

waterproofing latest technique
Bridges are important infrastructure facilities connecting different areas and allowing smooth movement of men, material and machinery from one place to another. Roads have no purpose unless bridges are Read More...
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