STEEL FIXING, REBARS AND REINFORCED CONCRETE

Steel is often used as reinforcement along with concrete and the composite whole is known as reinforced concrete. Concrete has a high compressive strength but a low tensile strength. Thus, concrete fails to expand and may develop cracks. On the other hand, steel has both high tensile strength and compressive strength. The two materials are… Read More »

CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT

A concrete batching plant is a machine that manufactures or produces concrete from its various ingredients. They refer to the plant or equipment used to mix the constituent parts of concrete together. It is produced based on various recipes which depend on the relative proportion of its raw materials (aggregates, cement, water, and admixtures). If… Read More »

COLUMN CASTING PROCEDURE

Concrete columns are key ingredients in the design of structures like buildings, parking garages, etc. A pillar that stands as a carrying channel for the structure above it is known as a concrete column. The process of pouring concrete (or other liquid material) into the column, and then allowing it to solidify, is known as… Read More »

PILE FOUNDATION AND CLASSIFICATIONS

Pile foundations are deep foundations. It consists of slender columns or long cylinders made of materials such as concrete or steel, which are used to support the structure and transfer the load at the desired depth, either by end bearing or skin friction function. A pile is a structural member that is made of either… Read More »

CONCRETE FOUNDATION

A concrete foundation is a base for a structure. It refers to the lower base portion of a building which is used to support all the loads acting on the building. These may include gravity load, lateral loads, and the self weight of the building. A foundation is that part of the structure that transmits… Read More »

COLUMN CASTING PROCEDURE

Concrete columns are key ingredients in the design of structures like buildings, parking garages, etc. A pillar that stands as a carrying channel for the structure above it is known as a concrete column. The process of pouring concrete (or other liquid material) into the column, and then allowing it to solidify, is known as… Read More »

PILE FOUNDATION AND CLASSIFICATIONS

Pile foundations are deep foundations. It consists of slender columns or long cylinders made of materials such as concrete or steel, which are used to support the structure and transfer the load at the desired depth, either by end bearing or skin friction function. A pile is a structural member that is made of either… Read More »

CONCRETE FOUNDATION

A concrete foundation is a base for a structure. It refers to the lower base portion of a building which is used to support all the loads acting on the building. These may include gravity load, lateral loads, and the self weight of the building. A foundation is that part of the structure that transmits… Read More »

CUBE TEST FOR CONCRETE

Concrete cube test is a test that is conducted for determining the compressive strength of the concrete cube. It provides an idea about the characteristic properties of concrete. Compressive Strength: Compressive strength may be defined as the capacity of a material to carry load placed upon it without forming any cracks or deflection, or it… Read More »

CURING OF CONCRETE

Curing of concrete is the last and also one of the most important activities to be taken in the process of concrete construction. It is the process in which the concrete is protected from loss of moisture and kept within a reasonable temperature range. Curing is done by maintaining moisture inside the casted concrete. Importance:… Read More »