Mechanical Properties of Geopolymer Concrete with Alternative Materials

Mechanical Properties of Geopolymer Concrete with Alternative Materials
Concrete is considered the world’s most versatile, durable and reliable construction material, next only to water. It is the most consumed material requiring large quantity of cement, fine aggregates, course aggregates Read More...

Ferro-Sialate Geopolymer using Red Mud

Ferro-Sialate Geopolymer using Red Mud
Geopolymer is being used as a replacement for Portland cement for over the past three decades. The technology utilizes material rich in silica and alumina, either processed geological material or industrial byproducts Read More...

Geopolymer Concrete - The Eco Friendly Alternate to Concrete

Geopolymer Concrete - The Eco Friendly Alternate to Concrete
The name geopolymer was given by “Joseph Davidovits” in 1978. Geopolymer concrete (GPC) is an eco friendly product which uses industrial waste by-products such as fly ash (waste from thermal power plants) and ground Read More...

Compressive strength study of Geopolymer Mortar using quarry rock dust

Compressive strength study of Geopolymer Mortar using quarry rock dust
T. Venu Madhav, Head Department of Civil Engineering, Audisankara College of Engineering & Technology, Gudur, Andhra Pradesh, India. I.V. Ramana Reddy, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, S.V.U. College of Engineering Read More...

Use of Factory Made Reaction Generating Liquid (RGL - SRGPJ1) to Produce Geopolymer Concretes

Use of Factory Made Reaction Generating Liquid (RGL - SRGPJ1) to Produce Geopolymer Concretes
Geopolymer binders, formed by alkaline activation of aluminosilicate precursors, are attracting interest as “green” cements because of their use of industrial wastes such as geothermal silicas, fly ashes and mineralogical Read More...

Performance Evaluation of Fly ash and GGBFS Blended Self-compacting geopolymer concrete

Performance Evaluation of Fly ash and GGBFS Blended Self-compacting geopolymer concrete
An attempt has been made to develop Fly ash (FA) and Ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) blended self-compacting geopolymer concrete mixes with varying volume of pastes using conventionally available river sand Read More...

Robustness of Self-Compacting Geopolymer Concrete (SCGC)

Robustness of Self-Compacting Geopolymer Concrete (SCGC)
It’s widely known and has been reported on numerous occasions and in multiple journals that concrete is one of the most used construction materials in the world. With current cement production in excess Read More...

Necessity of Health Monitoring of Structures Constructed Before 2000 across India

Necessity of Health Monitoring of Structures Constructed Before 2000 across India
Sangeeta Pandey, Chief Manager (Civil), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., Patna, PVS Sudhakar, Sr. General Manager (Civil), NOFN Works, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd., Vishakhapatnam & Dr. Achintya, Professor of Civil Read More...

WATERPROOFING Importance of Filling Cracks, Joints & Voids

WATERPROOFING Importance of Filling Cracks, Joints & Voids
Samir Surlaker, Director, Assess Build Chem Private Limited discusses some new joint treatments and injection systems in waterproofing. It is a myth that waterproofing treatments can be carried out by application of single material Read More...

Recent Developments in Concrete Technology

Recent Developments in Concrete Technology
Recently, two new developments in concrete technology can have a far reaching impact on the way we consume concrete in construction. Concrete happens to be the largest in terms of weight—being about more than 5 tonnes per capita Read More...

Construction Chemicals in Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures

Construction Chemicals in Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures
Years of research plus decades of practical experience have enabled FAIRMATE to develop detailed solutions to restore and rehabilitate concrete structures with structural rehabilitation, retrofitting and strengthening of RCC structures Read More...

Repair and Maintenance Techniques for Building Facades

Repair and Maintenance Techniques for Building Facades
Sunny Surlaker, Head Technical Services, Assess Build Chem writes on the selection ideologies, materials and methods for defect remediation in Concrete Buildings. The building façade or the envelope is the primary line of Read More...

Condition Evaluation of Fire Exposed Concrete Foundation

Condition Evaluation of Fire Exposed Concrete Foundation
This article provides some basic information on effects of fire on concrete, various condition evaluation methods, and show findings from a case study of a fire exposed concrete foundation in California, and informs construction Read More...

Concrete Repair Bonding Agents Panacea or Snake Oil?

Concrete Repair Bonding Agents Panacea or Snake Oil?
There is considerable controversy within the concrete repair industry regarding the use of bonding agents as a pretreatment method for the repair of deteriorated concrete. This paper examines the use of bonding agents Read More...

Fire Damage of Concrete Structures – Assessment and Repair

Fire Damage of Concrete Structures – Assessment and Repair
This paper discusses the effects of fire on concrete and provides a methodology to assess, evaluate and repair concrete structures. Though concrete is among the best fire-resistant building materials, it does get damaged when Read More...

ACI 562 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures and Commentary

ACI 562 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures and Commentary
The ACI 562 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures and Commentary was first published in 2013 and revised in 2016. Development of ACI 562 was an industry response to variations Read More...

Unified Vision of Indian Nation for the Concrete Protection, Strengthening and Repair Industry – Vision 2030

Unified Vision of Indian Nation for the Concrete Protection, Strengthening and Repair Industry – Vision 2030
The repair industry in India and for that matter, throughout the world, is like the story of an elephant described by seven blind people. Whichever part of an elephant will come in the hands of a blind man, the elephant will be described Read More...

Constraints and Strategic Solutions of Leakage in Chamera Hydroelectric Project (Stage – III)

Constraints and Strategic Solutions of Leakage in Chamera Hydroelectric Project (Stage – III)
The Chamera Hydro-Electric Project (Stage-III) is located on the river Ravi at village Kharamukh (250.0 m downstream of the confluence of river Ravi and Tundah Nala) in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The Project consists Read More...

Green Products from the House of JSW Cement

Green Products from the House of JSW Cement
"Through our wide range of future-ready, superior quality green products, we meet the evolving demands of the construction industry in India," avers Lopamudra Sengupta, Vice President (Technical services) JSW cement Read More...

Sensitivity Analysis of Cable Profile of Prestressed Concrete Beams

Sensitivity Analysis of Cable Profile of Prestressed Concrete Beams
The cable profiles for post-tensioning of concrete beams are usually designed as parabolic curves based on the eccentricity of the midpoint of the duct to the neutral axis of the beam. The end points and the midpoint of a duct are very important Read More...

Overview of Concrete Ingredients, Concrete Mixes and Durability Requirements in Arabian Peninsula

Overview of Concrete Ingredients, Concrete Mixes and Durability Requirements in Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Peninsula usually has either a tropical or subtropical arid desert climate or arid steppe climate. Arabian Desert - the great desert region in the extreme southwestern Asia - occupies almost the entire Arabian Peninsula. Read More...

Industry 4.0 in Construction 3D Printing

Industry 4.0 in Construction 3D Printing
The discovery of fire has generally been considered as the first and most significant discovery of mankind. Millenia and four industrial revolutions later, humanity has forged ahead and shown no signs of slowing down the scientific and technical Read More...

Sustainability of Concrete Using Copper Slag as Replacement for River Sand

Sustainability of Concrete Using Copper Slag as Replacement for River Sand
Concrete consumption is so extensive that it stands second to water. Spiraling urbanization has led to excessive consumption of concrete, which has increased the demand for sand, cement and coarse aggregates. The sand consumption across Read More...

GGBFS Replacement for High Early Strength Concrete for Precast Industry

GGBFS Replacement for High Early Strength Concrete for Precast Industry
The Precast Concrete industry is one of the thriving industries in the wake of faster development with high quality standards. The initial capital cost for precast construction is higher than for conventional concrete. The chief requirement Read More...

Simple Guidelines for Producing Sustainable, Durable and Economical Concrete

Simple Guidelines for Producing Sustainable, Durable and Economical Concrete
There is a dire need to control environmental pollution across the world. Concrete is a must for infra development. Cement, which is the main binding material for concrete, adds CO2 to the environment. At present 7.4% of CO2 is contributed Read More...

Terex celebrates a decade of success in India

Terex celebrates a decade of success in India
Terex — a diversified global manufacturer of equipment for mining and quarrying industries — is celebrating 10 years of operations in India and has announced expansion plans for its 45-acre manufacturing plant in Hosur, with which it plans Read More...

Dr. Fixit introduces LW+Super for enhancing the efficiency of M-sand

Dr. Fixit introduces LW+Super for enhancing the efficiency of M-sand
The rapid boom in the construction industry, has tremendously given rise to the demand for sand, causing deficiency of suitable river sand in many parts of India. Besides, river mining causes imbalance in the river bed water flow, and Read More...

Design & Construction of Composite Structures

Design & Construction of Composite Structures
Arun Nadig, Director, Nadig Consulting, presents two award-winning projects in composite construction technique for modern office spaces, which have been duly recognised by the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) for Read More...

Corrosion Control with CLEANFLO STEELCARE

Corrosion Control with CLEANFLO STEELCARE
Corrosion Control on Reinforcement Bars made easier by using CLEANFLO STEELCARE - Corrosion Resistant Admixture. Developed by CSIR-CECRI Karaikudi, which is one of the largest research establishment for electrochemistry in South Asia Read More...

Self Concrete Mixer: AJAX Soaring Up New Heights!

Self Concrete Mixer: AJAX Soaring Up New Heights!
AJAX, a world-class leader in providing concreting business solutions, was established in 1992 for manufacturing Self-Loading Concrete Mixers. Today, it is positioned as a global leader in this product category. Over the years Read More...

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