Building Materials

All the building structures are composed of various types of materials. These materials are either referred to as building materials or materials of construction.

Standard Size of a Brick as per BIS

What is the Standard Size of a Brick as per BIS?

Bricks are prepared in different sizes at different places. Custom in the locality is the governing factor in deciding the size and type of brick. Bricks that are not standardized are known as conventional or traditional bricks. If the bricks are large, they are difficult to burn properly and they become so heavy that it …

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Specific Gravity of Cement

Specific Gravity of Cement

What is the Specific Gravity of Cement? The Specific Gravity of Portland Cement ranges from 3.10 to 3.25 Mg/m3, averaging 3.15 Mg/m3. Whereas for Portland Pozzolana Cements and Portland Blast Furnace Cements, the specific gravity value comes to 2.90 Mg/m3 (As per Portland Cement Association (PCA) 1988). Calculate the Specific Gravity as follows: Specific Gravity …

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grade of concrete

Different Grade of Concrete: M20, M25, M30, their Mix ratio and Uses.

What is meant by Grade of Concrete? The grade of concrete is defined as the minimum strength the concrete should have after the completion of 28 days of the construction period with proper quality control. It is denoted by MPa, where M stands for Mix and the MPa denotes the overall strength. For example, for …

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Difference between OPC and PPC cement

Difference between OPC and PPC Cement You should Know

OPC stands for Ordinary Portland Cement while PPC stands for Portland Pozzolana Cement. In this blog post, I am briefly explaining the difference between OPC and PPC cement. So, let’s dive right in. Difference between OPC and PPC Cement Following are the difference between OPC and PPC cement and are mentioned below: Ordinary Portland Cement …

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Staging for formwork and shuttering at construction site

Difference between Shuttering, Formwork, Scaffolding & Centering

You might have heard the words Shuttering, Formwork, Scaffolding, Centering & Staging many times. But, did you know the exact meaning of these words and the difference between them? Shuttering, Formwork, Scaffolding, Centering & Staging are all temporary supports and casings used at the construction site. In this blog post, I’m describing each of these …

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Fly ash bricks

Fly Ash Brick and Normal Clay Brick Comparative Study

In this article, I am going to discuss Fly Ash Brick in detail. After reading this article you will be able to describe the properties, physical characteristics, composition, manufacturing process, benefits, disadvantages, size, and types of Fly Ash Bricks. Fly Ash Bricks- Introduction To understand fly ash bricks, first, we should know what is fly …

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