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Practical Steps in Design of Concrete Buildings | Modelling | Applying Loads | Analysis

Practical Steps in Design of Concrete Buildings Concrete is arguably the most important building material which plays an important role in all building structures. Its virtue is its versatility which is its ability to be moulded to take any shape required for various structural forms. The entire process of structural planning and design requires not… Read More »

Use of Synthetic Fibres in Concrete Flooring and Plastering |Advantages

Advantages & Benefits of Synthetic Fibres in Concrete Flooring & Plastering Applications Use fibres in concrete or concreting materials as an additive, dates back to Romans & Egyptians period. Romans included bits of horse hair in the construction of Roman Colosseum which was built in 80BC and the Egyptians used straw in their bricks for… Read More »

Aggregates Industries

Aggregates Industries Aggregates Industries is a major supplier of high quality crushed granite to markets across northern Europe. With our own fleet of self discharging vessels, strategically placed coastal super quarries and extensive knowledge of the European markets, we can provide a full product and logistical solution for our customers, through ports that span the… Read More »

Aci Method Of Concrete Mix Design: A Parametric Study

Aci Method Of Concrete Mix Design: A Parametric Study ABSTRACT: Concrete mix design by the ACI method requires various material properties as the input. The effect of variation of these input parameters on mix proportions has been studied here, with reference to strength attainment in few cases. The sensitivity of the mix has been expressed… Read More »

Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design

Introduction to Structural Concepts and Design •Concrete design in Australia follows AS 3600; •Concrete behaviour varies depending on whether it is in tension or compression; •The strength of concrete is given in terms of the characteristic strength; •Characteristic strength is defined in AS 3600 as “the value of material strength, as assessed by standard test,… Read More »

Cement & Concrete Mix Design

Concrete Mix Design Concrete is a construction material composed of : Cement (commonly Portland cement) as well as other cementitious materials such as fly ash and slag cement. Aggregate (generally a coarse aggregate such as gravel, limestone, or granite, plus a fine aggregate such as sand). Water  and Chemical admixtures. The word concrete comes from… Read More »

Concrete in Brief

Concrete in Brief Properties of concrete Easily mixed, handled, transported, placed in position and compacted Segregation Separation of constituent materials of concrete Creates larger voids and reduces the durability and strength. Bleeding Water from concrete comes out of the surface Produces pores in concrete and reduces strength. Strength Compressive strength, tensile strength, flexural strength. Elasticity… Read More »

A Robot can build it for you

(Extract From Science Daily) Armies of Robots are coming to crawl up the towers and skyscrapers to make repairs;In near future, human beings don’t have to, leading to less safety concerns, of course speed,economy results. Hod Lipson, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and of computing and information science at Cornell University,as his… Read More »