FAIRMATE offers new-gen admixture based on modified polycarboxylic ether for application in high performance concrete

FAIRMATE offers new-gen admixture based on modified polycarboxylic ether for application in high performance concrete

FAIRMATE manufactures a complete range of construction chemicals and provides cost-effective solutions and world-class services to the Speciality Construction Chemicals Industry in alliance with leading
Understanding & Preventing Corrosion in RC Structures - Mechanism, Occurrence and Mitigation

Understanding & Preventing Corrosion in RC Structures - Mechanism, Occurrence and Mitigation

Corrosion of concrete is a major issue and many concrete structures on adverse environment have experienced unacceptable losses in terms of serviceability, ultimately requiring replacement
Sustainability in Indian Cement Industry - Challenges and Avenues

Sustainability in Indian Cement Industry - Challenges and Avenues

Cement is the most used industrial commodity required for development, but it is also responsible for high GHG emissions; so there is a need to create a balance between the nation’s growth and environment sustainability
Characteristics of Alternative building materials

Characteristics of Alternative building materials

Cement concrete is the most consumed materials on the earth next only to water. The ingredients used in preparing concrete are not sustainable. The ingredients are responsible for causing global warming. The most
Ready Mix Concrete - Helping the Construction Industry Achieve Sustainable Development

Ready Mix Concrete - Helping the Construction Industry Achieve Sustainable Development

India’s ready-mix concrete (RMC) market is projected to witness a 7-9% CAGR in the next five years. This growth is predominantly driven by the increased investments in the development of infrastructure throughout
Impact of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag on High-Performance Concrete

Impact of Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag on High-Performance Concrete

Concrete, being a physical mixture of cement, aggregate (sand and crushed rocks), and water, is the key construction material across the world. There is now a huge demand for infrastructure which has increased concrete
Urban Concrete: Requisites & Remedies

Urban Concrete: Requisites & Remedies

There is a need for technologically advanced concrete admixtures for the ready-mix industry that meet industry codes and meet or exceed the demands of challenging construction applications and adverse placement conditions
High Performance Concrete: Composition & Benefits

High Performance Concrete: Composition & Benefits

High Performance Concrete (HPC) is seeing major applications in the field of civil engineering constructions such as long-span bridges, tunnels, high-rise buildings, huge complexes, highway pavements, and more, since
Robust Mix Proportioning of Self-Compacting Concrete Mixes - A Comparative Study

Robust Mix Proportioning of Self-Compacting Concrete Mixes - A Comparative Study

Concrete being the second largest consumed material after water needs attention towards sustainable construction with an increase in infrastructure. The world is moving towards innovative techniques and methodologies
Strategies for Co-Processing in Cement Manufacturing

Strategies for Co-Processing in Cement Manufacturing

Co-processing of waste in the cement industry is an advanced and innovative recovery process whereby energy is recovered, and the non-combustible part of the waste is reused as raw material.
Structural behaviour of Geopolymer Masonry

Structural behaviour of Geopolymer Masonry

Traditional masonry units are not sustainable and eco friendly due to consumption of fuel or cement. It is essential to find sustainable alternatives. This paper reports about preparation of geopolymer bricks, masonry
A Study on Influence of Dilution of Alkaline to Binder Ratios on Fresh and Hardened Behaviour of Geopolymer Mortar

A Study on Influence of Dilution of Alkaline to Binder Ratios on Fresh and Hardened Behaviour of Geopolymer Mortar

Geo-polymer mortar (GPM) is proven for its strength, durability and sustainability [2 & 3]; strength of GPM is a function of alkaline to binder ratio, and has an adverse effect on consistence properties of mortar
Comparison of Reinforced and Pre-Stressed Concrete Building Frames

Comparison of Reinforced and Pre-Stressed Concrete Building Frames

Comparison of Reinforced and Pre-Stressed Concrete Building Frames This article discusses pre-stressing of concrete to get lighter and slender beam sections for six different four storied concrete building frames of different spans/lengths by the application of post-tensioning
Ready Mix Concrete in India With Quality Assurance

Ready Mix Concrete in India With Quality Assurance

Ready mix concrete (RMC) is the first choice for projects requiring concrete. The term ‘ready mix’ is used to describe a process where concrete is pre-made at a plant and delivered in batches to job sites. It is a convenient
Benefits of J.K’s White Cement & Polymer Modified Primers

Benefits of J.K’s White Cement & Polymer Modified Primers

When we talk of Primers that are applied before the paint work, what comes to mind are the Acrylic Primers. However, since the last few years, White Cement-based Primers are gaining popularity amongst the construction
Relevance of Chemistry in Concrete

Relevance of Chemistry in Concrete

Chemistry is truly relevant for concrete because chemistry controls the life/durability of concrete. It explains why cement hardens and the interaction between cement and its environment. Dr. S.B.Hegde at Udaipur Cement Works
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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