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...

Repair of a Major Bridge; Some Thoughts on Repair Materials

bridge repair
Rehabilitation of reinforced concrete (RC) bridges prematurely or otherwise damaged, continue to be a major problem throughout India. The problem is more serious in the coastal areas and Read More...

Preservation of Heritage Buildings and Monuments

Preservation of Heritage Buildings and Monuments
The Heritage Buildings and Monuments (HBM) in any country are mute testimonials of its glorious past. These could also become a good source of income by way of tourist attraction. A large number of HBM Read More...

Construction of Stair-way by Rehabilitation of Existing RCC Wall Between two Railway Tracks

Construction of Stair-way by Rehabilitation of Existing RCC Wall Between two Railway Tracks
The Foot over bridge leading to the Pazhavanthangal railway station Chennai is among the steepest bridge and the commuters, particularly the senior citizens were finding its use very difficult. It was due to Read More...

Water Ingress - A Cause of Reinforcement Cancer - A Cure

Water Ingress - A Cause of Reinforcement  Cancer - A Cure
We would begin with the fact that concrete is known since ages but it is very weak in tension in comparison to its compressive strength. It is because of the low tensile strength of the concrete that reinforcing bars Read More...

Concrete–Protection, Repair & Rehabilitation

Concrete–Protection, Repair & Rehabilitation
Concrete is supposed to be the most versatile material used in modern construction. It is a very durable material, but its properties and performance depend on so many factors like selection of mix Read More...

Repairs on 12,000 Ton Moveable Roof at Miller Park

Repairs on 12,000 Ton Moveable Roof at Miller Park
As the final game of the season at Miller park completed in September 2006, a different team of players went into action. This time the team comprises engineers who act as coaches, and the first string Read More...

Analysis of Building Failures at Chowdawaram & Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh

Analysis of Building Failures at Chowdawaram & Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh
This paper embodies the investigation of failure of 24-hrs Primary Health Centre for women at chowdawaram near Anakapalli, front office and main building had more than 3-inch wide cracks in the roof slabs, noticed Read More...

Heavy Lifting and Bearing Replacement at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium

Heavy Lifting and Bearing Replacement at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium
The Indraprastha Sports complex was developed for Asiad Games held at New Delhi in 1982. The sports complex consists of magnificent indoor stadium–Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, an ultramodern velodro Read More...

Advanced Concrete Repair Systems (A Recipe for Success)

Advanced Concrete Repair Systems (A Recipe for Success)
Concrete repairs is not a new phenomenon and a variety of products and application methodologies are in use for a variety of situation. The range of repair mortars can vary from basic Read More...

Self Compacting Cocrete

Self Compacting Cocrete
Concrete mixtures having high workability and high cohesiveness will be self–compacting concrete. The self–compacting concrete (SCC) is defined as a flowing concrete that can be transported without any segregation and placed Read More...

Engineering of Self Compacting Concrete

Engineering of Self Compacting Concrete
One of the most important performance criteria for concrete is the fluidity at fresh state. Appropriate fresh state properties are achieved by engineering suitably the theology of concrete. Such engineering is achieved by Read More...

High Performance Concrete - Novel Approach with Pre blended Material

High Performance Concrete - Novel Approach with Pre blended Material
The development of high performance concrete is a giant step in making concrete a high-tech material with enhanced characteristics and durability. High performance concrete is an engineered concrete obtained through a careful Read More...

Experimental Behavior of Axially Loaded Slender Hollow Steel Columns in-filled with Rubber Concrete

Experimental Behavior of Axially Loaded Slender Hollow Steel Columns in-filled with Rubber Concrete
This paper is based on the experimental study of ten slender steel tubular columns of circular and square sections filled with plain, fibre reinforced and partial replacement of coarse aggregate by Read More...

Waterproofing construction material waterproofing membrane

Waterproofing construction material waterproofing membrane
Concrete, a composite, construction material made with cement, aggregate, water and admixture, comprise the largest of all man made construction material of our time. Its plasticity, workability, ease to Read More...

Why Waterproofing is Essential

Why Waterproofing is Essential
Waterproofing is one of the most critical, yet neglected subjects because the common man is not exposed to the concrete technology. He just wonders and is shocked when he sees leakage in his building Read More...

Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology
From foundations, floor slabs and exterior precast panels, to water treatment facilities and under ground urban infrastructure, concrete is one of the most commonly used building and construction materials Read More...

Concrete Containing More Than Two Admixtures

Concrete Containing More Than Two Admixtures
Concrete is a material often used in the construction of highrise buildings. In case of unexpected fire, the concrete elements such as columns, beams, etc. will be subjected to extreme temperatures and needs assessment of their Read More...
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