Fly Ash as a Construction Material

Fly ash as a construction material

Let’s learn how fly ash can be used as a material in construction. Fly ash is a byproduct of burning coal in power plants. It is composed primarily of silicon dioxide, aluminum oxide, and iron oxide. These tiny particles are collected from the flue gases using electrostatic precipitators or other particle control devices before they […]

What does really high strength concrete mean?

high-strength concrete

High-strength concrete is a type of concrete that is characterized by its high compressive strength and low permeability. It is made by using a combination of special cements, aggregates, and chemical admixtures, which are carefully proportioned to achieve the desired properties. High-strength concrete is widely used in the construction industry due to its high durability […]

Use of Waste Materials in Construction?

Waste Materials

The construction industry is one of the largest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation. To mitigate this impact, the use of waste materials in construction has gained significant attention in recent years. Waste materials, such as industrial by-products, agricultural waste, and demolition debris, can be used as an alternative to traditional building […]

What is hot weather concreting?

Hot Weather Concreting

Hot weather concreting is the process of placing and finishing concrete in high temperatures. High temperatures can cause a number of problems for concrete, including rapid setting, increased evaporation, and reduced strength. To mitigate these problems, special measures are taken during the process of hot weather concreting to ensure that the concrete is placed and […]

Qualities of Bricks and Their Advantages

What are the qualities of bricks and their advantages?

Bricks are a common building material that have been used for centuries. They are made by molding clay or other materials and then firing them at high temperatures to create a durable and long-lasting product. Bricks come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors, and each has its own unique qualities that make them suitable […]

Earthwork Equipment

Earthwork Equipment

Let’s learn about the most common types of earthwork equipment used in construction work, their features, applications, and aspects to consider when utilizing them in this post. What are the equipment used in earthwork? The nature of the work will determine the type of equipment used in earthwork. Bulldozers, bucket scrapers, power shovels or excavators, […]

Concrete Mixing & Placing-Part 7

Concrete Mixing & Placing

This article will bring you the procedure for mixing and placing concrete in detail. For a better understanding, read part 6 here. Construction Joints Concrete cannot be placed continuously in most cases. Construction joints must thus be provided only where necessary. Such joints can be a source of weakness. They should be carefully located and […]

Concrete Mixing & Placing-Part 6

Concrete Mixing & Placing

This article will bring you the procedure for mixing and placing concrete in detail. For a better understanding, read part 5 here. Finishing Finishing refers to the treatment of exposed concrete surfaces to achieve the desired appearance, texture, or wear characteristics. Typically, horizontal surfaces are exposed and must be finished prior to the concrete hardening. […]

Concrete Mixing & Placing-Part 5

Concrete Mixing & Placing

The procedure for mixing and placing concrete is detailed in this article. For a better understanding, read part 4 here. Surface finish Take particular care when placing concrete where a good surface finish is required and: a) fill formwork at a consistent rate to allow adequate compaction time while avoiding cold joints between succeeding layers; […]

Concrete Mixing & Placing-Part 4

Concrete Mixing & Placing

In this article, you will learn how to properly mix and place concrete. For a better understanding, read part 3 here. Deep Lifts Concrete placement in deep lifts is more cost-effective. Not only does the technique save time, but it also reduces the number of horizontal joints. However, the mix must be designed to minimize […]