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Brick Flooring : Advantages and Disadvantages

Bricks are one of the oldest materials used in Construction. Bricks used of flooring are made of shale and kaolin. This gives bricks a smoother texture and finish required for Indoor application. Advantages of Brick Flooring: 1. Durable and Long Lasting Brick floor surface coverings are extremely durable and long-lasting. They show great resistance to wear …

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Concrete Mix Design

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What is Concrete Mix Design: Concrete mix design is a process of determining the right quality materials and their relative proportions to prepare concrete of desired fresh and hardened properties ,like workability, setting time,strength,durability etc  What is a Nominal Mix: Nominal mix concrete is prepared by approximate proportioning of cement, sand and aggregate (generally volume batching,no …

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Formula for Unit Weight of Reinforcement Steel Bar

How to Calculate (Formula) for Unit Weight of Reinforcement Steel Bar?

Why Weight of Steel is required while Construction? The quantity of Steel is usually derived from the drawings using Bar Bending Schedule (Sample Bar Bending Chart shown below). The quantity of Steel arrived used bar bending schedule is usually in length of each dia of bar required. But Steel is always procured or brought in weight …

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Comparison between Gypsum Plaster and Cement Plaster

Comparison Between Gypsum Plaster and Cement Plaster

Houses are externally and internally plastered to overcome deviation in plumb and line that are inherently occurred due to deviations in RCC and masonry wall, line and level individually. Also, there are numbers of joints in individual masonry courses and between RCC and masonry wall. These joints are prone to rain water ingress. External plaster …

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Vitrified Tiles, Granite or Marble – Which is a better option?

The number of flooring options available today is numerous and when it comes to deciding which floor covering to choose for one’s own house or office building and the like, one is sure to be in a dilemma. The following article guides you on how to compare and contrast between three of the most commonly …

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Manufacturing Process of Marble used for House Finishing Works

Marble is one of the most appreciated finishing materials to improve the aesthetics of your home/building. Selecting marble at a particular budget can be a daunting task for end user. Here we plan to make an attempt to make your life simpler by giving you tips for Marble Selection. Understanding Marble as A building Material …

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Recycled Aggregate Concrete: Applications, Advantages & Disadvantages in Construction

World is growing and urbanising at a very fast rate and so is India. This effect of rapid urbanization is also seen in construction industry. However, with urbanisation comes the moral responsibility of sustaining the environment. Concrete is the favourite choice as a construction material among civil engineers around the globe for decades. It is …

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Top Eco-Friendly Materials used in Construction Industry

There are eco-friendly materials that are now used in construction for create energy efficient buildings and homes. These materials help not-only to provide more insulated and cheap alternatives to traditional construction materials but also to serve as a contributor in providing low-impact damage to nature. Creating an eco friendly house starts with using eco-friendly construction …

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