Types of Cement used in Construction Industry

Types of Cement used in Construction Industry In addition to ordinary cement, the following are the other varieties of cement. Acid Resistance Cement: This is consists of acid resistance aggregates such as quartz, quartzite’s, etc, additive such as sodium fluro silicate (Na 2 SiO 6 ) and aqueous solution of sodium silicate. This is used […]

THREE TYPES OF CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS

T-Shaped   Slab-on-grade foundation   Frost Protected   There are many variations of concrete slabs depending on the purpose of the slab. Below are some useful links for understanding concrete foundations, along with the three types of concrete foundations. T-Shaped A traditional foundation method to support a structure in an area where the ground freezes. […]

Anchoring in Masonry Structures – Types, Installation, Anchorage Length and Strength

Anchors in masonry structures are commonly used to attach different structural and nonstructural masonry components. Types, installation, anchorage length and its strength is discussed. The structural members which required anchors to be attached to masonry involves ledger beam, girders, floor and roof diaphragms, and other members that possibly need to transfer their load to the […]

Types And Benefits Of Liquid Roofing

Liquid Roofing is the method of making a roof impervious to water by the liquid roof coating application. It is compatible with all sorts of roof, including flat, pitched, and domed. The concept of liquid roofing has come from the early 1800s, then a combination of natural bitumen with jute, straw, rag felt and other […]

Horizontal Bands in Masonry Buildings – Types, Location, Design and Applications

Horizontal bands in masonry buildings are seismic bands consisting of reinforced concrete. Types of horizontal band, their location, design and applications are discussed. As the demand for masonry buildings is still a prominent method existing for building construction, it is necessary to bring up with additional innovations to make them perform more resistant towards the […]

Types of Scaffolding

What is scaffolding? The temporary framework (either timber or steel) having platforms at different level which enables masons to sit and carry on construction work at different height of building is defined as scaffolding. Scaffolding is needed for masons to sit and place construction materials when the height of wall, column or any other structural […]