Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is the broadest of the engineering fields. It primarily focuses on the infrastructure of the world which include Water-works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers, etc.

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Ordinary Portland Cement -Definition, Composition, Uses

Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) It is one of the most widely used types of Portland cement. The name Portland Cement was named by Joseph Aspdin in 1824 due to its similarity in color and its quality when it hardens like Portland stone. Portland Cement is a fine powder that when mixed with water becomes the binding …

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What is Cement | Definition, Properties and Types

What is Cement? A cement is a binder, a substance used for construction that sets, hardens, and adheres to alternative materials to bind them along. There are 2 main kinds of cement: Geopolymer cement and portland cement. Cement is rarely used on its own, however, rather bind sand and gravel (aggregate) along. When mixed with …

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Types of Cement

Types of Cement Used in Construction Works

Cement of unique feature is manufactured by changing or altering the chemical composition of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), or by using additives and different raw materials. Hence, each type of cement prepared has its properties and used for desired performance in a given environment. In this article, I am describing different types of cement in …

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Unit Weight of Construction Materials

Unit Weight of Construction Materials- Cement, Steel, Concrete, RCC.

Unit Weight of Construction Materials – Cement, Steel, Concrete, Sand, RCC, etc. These are the unit weight of different construction materials which are commonly used at the site such as cement, steel, concrete sand, and RCC, etc. are as follows: SL. NO. MATERIAL THEORETICAL UNIT WEIGHT (kg/m3) 1. Cement 1440 kg/m3 2. Steel 7850 kg/m3 …

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