Use of Steel TMT Bars as Reinforcement | Different TMT Rebar Grades | Manufacturing & Testing

TMT Bars and Steel Cooling Bed - YouTube - Robin Yan

TMT Bars | TMT Reinforcement Steel Bars Steel has been in the construction industry for a long time for its terrific properties such as Tensile strength, thermal conductivity, yield strength, and ductility. The role of steel in any building determines its structural strength and stability. Hence choosing the correct steel with desired properties is of … Read more

Reinforcements in a Reinforced Concrete Beam | Shear Links | Reinforcement

Reinforcements in a Reinforced Concrete Beam In RCC beams, elements are designed to resist the loads that cause bending moment, shear forces and sometimes in some cases, it also causes torsion along their length. It’s a known fact that concrete is strong in compression and very weak in tension. The steel reinforcement present in the … Read more

Effects of Corrosion in Reinforcement | Signs & Preventive Measures

Corrosion of RC structure

Effects of Corrosion in Reinforcement Corrosion in Reinforcement is a serious issue, it can affect the integrity and life of the structure. Concrete has mainly two protection mechanisms to protect the steel from corrosion. The first one is that it forms a physical barrier to avoid the steel come in contact with the external environment. … Read more

Steel Structures Vs Concrete Structures | Complete Comparison of Steel & Concrete

Steel Truss Structures

Concrete and Steel are one of the most common construction materials even in today, Steel Structures Vs Concrete Structures is an attempt to compare advantages and disadvantages of both materials from constriction and maintenance point of view. Concrete Structure Concrete is the second most used material for construction after water in the world. Concrete structure … Read more

Rehabilitation and Repair of RC, Steel and Pre-stressed Bridges

shows concrete jacketing of a column

Rehabilitation of RC, Steel and Pre-stressed Bridges Introduction Modern bridge infrastructure comprises of primarily concrete (reinforced or pre-stressed) and steel structures. Over the service life of a bridge, its constituent materials are continually subjected to fatigue and wear-tear due to dynamic vehicular loads. Overloading due to increase in wheel loads and regular exposure to aggressive external environment … Read more

Concrete Countertops: A Comprehensive Guide

Concrete Countertop

Concrete countertops stand out as an attractive choice, drawing interest due to their distinctive charm stemming from their versatility, unique appearance, natural attributes, and the evident craftsmanship involved in their crafting. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, one of the most critical decisions homeowners face is choosing the right countertop material. While the market offers … Read more

Reinforced Soil | Principles of Soil Reinforcing | Advantages

soil reinforcement

Reinforced soil is the combination of compacted earth fill with tensile reinforcement to create an earth structure. The properties and performance of this earth structure depend on the bonding between the soil and reinforcement. The layout of reinforcement is done between the layers of compacted earth fill, which is an essential part of the construction … Read more

All about Flexible Concrete or Bendable Concrete | Engineered Cementitious Composite(ECC)

Flexible concrete specimen made by Professor Victor Li

Engineered Cementitious Composite This article will enlighten a unique construction material i.e. the flexible concrete also known as bendable concrete. This material can bring the revolution because of its some special quality such as flexibility, self-healing, lighter weight, etc. In some countries such as Japan, Korea, U.S.A, etc the flexible concrete is used in many … Read more

5 Reasons Why Prestressed Concrete is Required | Advantages of PSC

Prestressed Concrete Box girder transported from Yard to Site

Limitations of Reinforced Concrete without Prestressing Dead loads, imposed loads, deformations and load-independent effects such as temperature changes and shrinkage induces tensile forces in a RC beam. Since the tensile strength of concrete is low steel reinforcement bars are embedded in the concrete to carry all internal tensile forces. Prestressed concrete is an advanced form … Read more