Reinforced Concrete Design

This article covers general information on reinforced concrete design. Reinforced concrete is concrete embedded with steel reinforcing bars (aka rebar) before the concrete hardens. The charts in this article cover reinforcing bars section properties and cement types. Type of cements Type Name Description I Normal General purpose II Moderate Moderate sulfate and heat resistance III […]

VIDEO: Modern Home Construction

Watch this video and learn techniques for the construction of modern houses. Some of the stages of modern home construction include: Excavation Foundation Pouring Basement Walls Back-fill Foundation Sill Plate 1st Floor Joist & Decking 1st Floor Stud Walls 2nd Floor Joists & Stud Walls Roof Truss Installation Exterior Shething Installation Vapor Barrier Installation   […]

Concrete Construction

ASTM C-94 Standard Specification for Ready-Mixed Concrete Material Requirements Cement: C 150 or C 595 Aggregates: C 33 or C 330 (light weight concrete) Water: clear and apparently clean Admixtures: C 260, C 494, C 618, C 989, C 1017. Specifications Needed Size of course aggregate. Slump at delivery. Percent of air-entrained. One of the […]