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  • Bogues Compound: Types, Significance and uses
    Bogues Compound The bogues compound, which is responsible for hydration and forming bonds are listed below, Percentage of Bogues Compound Compound Denotation Chemical Formula Percentage Characteristics Responsible for lateral strength (After 7 days)Mostly used in hydraulic structures and bridges C3A Read More …
  • Properties of Cement:
    Properties of Cement: A. Physical Properties of Cement: Fineness of Cement Soundness of Cement Consistency of Cement Strength of Cement Setting Time of Cement Heat of Hydration Loss of Ignition Bulk density When cement is mixed with water, the water Read More …
  • Introduction to Cement
    Definition of cement: Cement is nothing but fine man-made powder which can used for as binder in different type of construction work.  Introduction to Cement: History of Cement: Ingredients of cement: Properties of cement: Cement Chemistry Cement is chiefly of Read More …
  • What is Cement Mortar???
    Introduction to Cement Mortar (What is Cement Mortar) Proportion of Cement Mortar The proportion of cement mortar is depending on different components like The good cement mortar can be achieved by adding correct and simple ratio of raw materials like Read More …
  • What is Lime Mortar???
    Introduction (What is Lime Mortar): Lime mortar is ancient Indians first used mortar for temples, forts and historic structures. Lime mortar is typically used as plastering, masonary (either stone or bricks) and as a binding material. There are two types Read More …
  • Special Purpose Mortars:
    Special Purpose Mortars: Mortar is classified into various types of mortars depending on binding materials used, building materials, nature of applications and density of mortar. But there are some special types of mortars are also available in market depending on Read More …
  • Classification Of Mortars:
    Mortars are classified into following types depending on binding materials used, building materials, nature of applications and density of mortar. Classification Of Mortars: Classification Based on Types of Binding Material: Mortars are classified into following depending on binding materials used Read More …
  • 1. Mortar In Construction
    Building mortars are mixtures of sand and binding materials, usually used for making joints in stones and bricks. (Sometime for other purpose too) Definition: It is a mixture or homogenous paste obtained by mixing fine aggregates such as sand and Read More …
  • 4. Crushing test on Aggregates
    The Crushing test is used to test crushing strength of pavement materials. This test is very important test for road works as it specifies the crushing strength of aggregates. IS code: IS: 2386 Part IV (Method of test for Aggregates) Read More …
  • Rate Analysis for Colour Washing
    Rate Analysis for Colour Washing Item: Applying Colour Washing with lime  (three and more coats) to already plastered surface.  Assumptions: Surface area of wall: 10 sq. m. Rates: Labour: 8 Rs per sq. m. White lime :300 Rs per Quintal   Read More …
  • Rate Analysis for White Washing with lime:
    Rate Analysis for White Washing With Lime Item: Applying White Washing with lime  (three and more coats) to already plastered surface.  Assumptions: Surface area of wall: 10 sq. m. Rates: Labour: 5Rs per sq. m. White lime :300Rs per Quintal    Read More …
  • Rate Analysis for Plaster of Paris (POP)
    Rate Analysis for Plaster of Paris (POP) to interior wall about 2mm thick: Item: Applying Plaster of Paris about 2mm thickness to already plastered surface.  Assumptions: Surface area of wall: 10 sq. m. Rates: Labour: 40Rs per sq. m. POP:3Rs Read More …
  • 3. Shape Tests on Aggregates
    Shape tests on Aggregates( Flakiness Index and Elongation Index Test) The shape test of aggregates determines the shape and size of particle. Size & shape of aggregates directly has impact on strength of concrete, bond strength, workability of concrete, cement Read More …
  • 2. Impact test of aggregate (Aggregate Impact value)
    Aggregate Impact value: Aggregate impact value is defined as the ability of aggregates to have resistance against shock and impact, toughness. It Also can be defined as the load at which aggregates start cracking due to the impact and shocking. Read More …
  • Fineness Modulus of Coarse aggregate
    Objective: To find mean size of particle in coarse aggregate. What is Fineness modulus of Coarse aggregate? Fineness modulus of coarse aggregate is a index number, which represent the mean size of particle in coarse aggregates. Fineness modulus is found Read More …