Admixture types | Mineral and Chemical Admixture

Admixture is an ingredient added in concrete along with cement, sand, water, and aggregates to modify/enhance the properties of concrete and make it more desirable for a particular environment. Admixtures are important ingredients in high performance, long-lasting, durable and beautiful concrete produced now a days. This article is about Admixtures and their types.… Read More Admixture types | Mineral and Chemical Admixture

Specific Gravity and Water absorption test on Aggregate

Specific gravity and water absorption test are significant tests on aggregates. Perhaps aggregates are the fundamental and essential components of concrete and play a significant role in the design mix of concrete. More than 70 to 80 per cent of the volume of concrete is aggregate. Hence the water absorption and specific gravity test are essential and significant tests .… Read More Specific Gravity and Water absorption test on Aggregate

Soundness test on Cement – Procedure and Calculation

The soundness of the cement is the ability to resist volume changes after hardening. The soundness test on cement is significant because,using unsound cement leads to cracks and hamper the structural quality. A sound cement is one of the key materials used in construction. Therefore it is essential to determine its quality before using it in construction. … Read More Soundness test on Cement – Procedure and Calculation

Heat of hydration test of Cement – Process and Procedure

The heat of hydration is the heat liberated from the reaction between cement and water. Cement is a binding material. It consists of ingredients such as lime, Silica, Alumina etc. Water is added to cement to make it adhesive so that we can use it in construction. This article is about the heat of hydration of cement.… Read More Heat of hydration test of Cement – Process and Procedure

Classification of Surveying – A complete overview

Surveying is a branch of civil engineering that determines the relative position of points on the earth. It is the primary process to be done to before planning a new project. The main objective of surveying is to determine the direction, horizontal distance, elevation, areas etc to draft layouts at a predetermined scale. The surveying process consists of different methods like reconnaissance, measurement, marking and plan preparation. … Read More Classification of Surveying – A complete overview