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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…
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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…
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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….
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Repair Using Sprayed Concrete | Sprayed Concrete Considerations | Applications

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Sprayed Concrete for Repair of Structures Sprayed concrete can be defined as mortar or concrete pneumatically projected into place’. Sprayed concrete is used widely in the repair of deteriorated structures, because of its ease of application in situations where it…
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