INSULTEC-A Perfect Coating for all Residential Building & Complexes

INSULTEC-A Perfect Coating for all Residential Building & Complexes

INSULTEC® is the result of 35 years research by an Australian Insulation Technologist. Insultec is a water–based Co-polymer compound containing inert pigment and special fillers. It has excellent adhesion and is micro porous, impervious to salt spray and airborne pollution and algae and fungus resistant. Insultec has been thoroughly tested and is acclaimed by world

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Chemistik-Heavy Duty Elastomeric Coating for Masonry Surface

Chemistik-Heavy Duty Elastomeric Coating for Masonry Surface

The Argus Coatings and Polymers Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, pioneers in exterior coatings, now offers Chemistik Pro Décor Super heavy-duty elastomeric coatings for protection of masonry surface, that not only prevents

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Koster's Solution for Rising Dampness in Mineral Substrates & Walls

Koster's Solution for Rising Dampness in Mineral Substrates & Walls

Rising dampness in mineral substrates and walls is a natural enemy to the durability of any structure. This occurs due to the rising of moisture in the capillaries and pores in walls. This could be due to the dampness or water present in

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Design Considerations for Eco–Roof Waterproofing

Design Considerations for Eco–Roof Waterproofing

It's a new world when it comes to commercial architecture and building construction. No longer is the focus only on expert craftsmanship, innovative design and attention to detail. Rather, all eyes are examining the process itself

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How Crucial Waterproofing of Concrete Structure Is?

How Crucial Waterproofing of Concrete Structure Is?

As the third millennium dawns, the United States is in the midst of a "bridge crisis." Maintenance needs for older bridges have far outpaced available resources. This situation indicates the need not only

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Single Ply WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES The Way Forward

Single Ply WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES The Way Forward

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

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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

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Conceptual Maintenance and Rehabilitation Strategies

Conceptual Maintenance and Rehabilitation Strategies

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

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Basis of Concrete Repair & Corrosion Control

Basis of Concrete Repair & Corrosion Control

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

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Waterproofing of Structures:Challenges and Solutions

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

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Knowledge and Technology Management for Waterproofing Using Construction Chemicals

Knowledge and Technology Management for 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

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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

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Strengthening of RC Beams in Shear Using Composites Fabrics An Experimental Study

Strengthening of RC Beams in Shear Using Composites Fabrics An Experimental Study

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

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Sealants In Concrete Pavements, Roads, Highways & Building Construction

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

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Waterproofing of Bridge Decks The Latest Technique and Material

Waterproofing of Bridge Decks The Latest Technique and Material

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

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Repair of a Major Bridge; Some Thoughts on Repair Materials

Repair of a Major Bridge; Some Thoughts on Repair Materials

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Selection of Suitable Types of Waterproofing Systems

Selection of Suitable Types of Waterproofing Systems

Concrete is the most widely used building material which is versatile,and has desirable engineering properties, it can be molded intomany shapes, and more importantly, it is produced with cost-effective materials

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Waterproofing with Cementitious Slurries

Waterproofing with Cementitious Slurries

Water is a vital resource, but also a construction material’s greatest enemy, since rain, ground water and surface water can cause rapid and extensive damage to buildings. The solution lies in water-repellent construction

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