Shrinkage Compensating Concrete | Mechanism | Expansive Materials | Advantages & Applications

Beijing National Stadium Ground Floor is made of Shrinkage Compensating Concrete

What is Shrinkage Compensating Concrete? Shrinkage compensating concrete is the most efficient and extensively used material in the recent years used to eradicate or minimize cracking which is caused due to drying shrinkage in RCC structures. Drying shrinkage is basically decrease in volume caused by moisture loss in the process of hardening of concrete, which … Read more

Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) & Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC) | Differences

Ordinary Portland & Portland Pozzolana Cement Portland Pozzolana Cement – PPC Cement:¬† Unlike Ordinary Portland Cement, Portland Pozzolana cement (PPC) is manufactured by combination of pozzolanic materials. Pozzolana is an artificial or natural material which has silica in it in a reactive form. Along with pozzolanic materials in specific proportions, PPC also contains OPC clinker … Read more

Field Tests for Cement | Check the Quality Cement at Site

Field test on cement

Field Tests for Cement Quality tests on cement at the construction site are performed to know the quality of the cement supplied, within a short amount of time. It is not possible to have laboratory tests done in the short period of time, hence in such times the basic field Tests for Cement are done … Read more

Calculation of Lap length in Reinforced Concrete Structures

steel bars overlapped

Lap length in Reinforced Concrete Lap length is one of the important term in the reinforcement. This is usually confused with another important term called development length and anchorage length. In this article, the lap lengths of bars is discussed. During the placement of steel in Reinforced concrete structure, if the required length of single … Read more

Flat Slab Floors for Construction Efficiency | Advantages to Client

Prestressed Flat Slab Concrete Pouring Process

Flat Slab Construction In this fast growing infrastructure industry, efficiency in construction is utmost important. Flat slab floor systems reduces time for design & delivery, cost of constructions and improves quality of construction. Flat slabs outweighs other structural systems in terms of cost, time & flexibility in 3 main aspects, which are as follows. For … Read more

Construction Joint or Daywork Joint | Connecting Concrete Pours | Successful Joints

Construction joint Interface in slabs

What is Construction Joint? In mass concreting works were huge volume of concrete pour is involved, it is impossible to finish the concreting in a single go, Construction Joint is introduced to connect two successive pours. Completing heavy concreting if not often practical due to insufficient formwork or scaffolding, working hours in a day, limitation … Read more

Types of Dams | Classification of Reservoirs

Nagarjunasagar Dam

Types of Dams A dam is a hydraulic structure or assembly that is constructed across a river to form a reservoir on its upstream side for confining water for various purposes like Hydropower, water supply, flood control, navigation, fishing and recreation, irrigation. Dams are constructed depending on the purpose for which they are used. Different … 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

10 Advantages of Concrete as Construction Material | Why Concrete

Advantages of Concrete - Economy

10 Advantages of concrete Advantages of concrete. Among all the construction materials used in the world, concrete is most widely used due to its unique advantages compared to other materials. 10 major advantages of concrete are explained below. 1. Concrete is Economical Compared to engineered cementitious materials used for construction, the production cost of cement … Read more