Composite Piles

Composite piles are used for the long-lasting, economical and environmental solution by using one material over another material because of the harsh environment under the ground. These are more economical than the traditional piles, as they have a long life as well as they possess great resistance to the corrosion under the ground. It provides… Continue reading Composite Piles

Rebound Hammer Test on Concrete: History, Principle, Advantages & Disadvantages

Rebound Hammer Test on concrete

Rebound Hammer Test also called Schmidt hammer Test is a type of non-destructive method test used to determine the compressive strength of concrete. RBT is used to determine the compressive strength of the concrete as per IS 13311 (part 2)-1992. RBT is done by the apparatus called rebound hammer. Rebound Hammer was invented by Ernst… Continue reading Rebound Hammer Test on Concrete: History, Principle, Advantages & Disadvantages

Manufactured Sand (M-Sand)

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Manufactured Sand (M-Sand) is artificially prepared sand manufactured by grinding hard stones (granite) up to 4.5 mm. The hard stones crushed into cubes of rock with curved edges and washed properly. Sand is the second most widely used material in the world. Properties of m-sand is different from conventional river sand in numerological and physical… Continue reading Manufactured Sand (M-Sand)

Types of Heavy Equipment Used in Construction

Types of heavy equipment used in civil engineering

Types of heavy equipment used in construction have their own importance for completing the project, maintain its quality, and proper safety of the workers working on the site. Every contractor does not have all the types of equipment for the construction as the time of construction plays a vital role to make the project economical… Continue reading Types of Heavy Equipment Used in Construction

Surkhi Mortar: Definition, Uses, Tests

Surkhi Mortar

Surkhi Surkhi Mortar’s main constituent is surkhi which is a waste material produced by powdering burnt bricks and has pozzolanic properties; it also enhances the waterproofing capabilities therefore used in the manufacturing of concrete as well as mortar. Also, Read: Self Compacting Concrete There are several pieces of evidence that shows the use of surkhi… Continue reading Surkhi Mortar: Definition, Uses, Tests

Self Compacting Concrete

Self Compacting Concrete

Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) is an advanced type of flowable revolutionary concrete that has more durability and abilities to flow and move without the use of any mechanical vibrations. SCC is a flowable and non-segregating concrete that flows by its own weight hence it is poured in a construction where the reinforcement is dense as… Continue reading Self Compacting Concrete