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Selection of Stones for Building Construction

Being cheap, hard, durable and naturally good looking, stones are often used in construction but keeping in view the variable properties of stones of different types, there must be some criteria for the selection of stones for construction. The criteria is based upon the following parameters: Chemical composition of stone: Strength and hardness, Durability, Resistance

Specification, Uses and Applications of Geo-Textiles

Because of the wide variety of geosynthetics available, along with their different polymers, filaments, bonding mechanisms, thicknesses, masses, and so on, they have a wide range of physical and mechanical properties. A further complicating factor is the variability of some properties, even within the same manufactured lot or roll. Differences may sometimes be due

Sources and Types of Pozzolanic Material

A simple everyday definition of 'pozzolan' could be 'a finely powdered material which can be added to lime mortar (or to Portland cement mortar) to increase durability. A more formal definition is given by ASTMC618-84 as 'a siliceous or siliceous and aluminous material which, in itself, possesses little or no cementitious value but which will, in finely divided form in the

Soil Cement - Definition, Use in Earthfill Dams & Embankments

In recent years soil cement as a facing material for earthfill dams has been found economical where suitable riprap is not available near the site. A reasonably firm foundation is preferred so that deformation after placement of soil-cement is not significant; however, no unusual design features need be incorporated into the embankment. Normal embankment

Types of Paints

Paints can be classified into different types on the basis of: Their Function Binder or Medium Pigment Used Sheen Appearance Based on Binder/Medium Acrylic Latex Paint Latex Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) Shellac Based Paint Spirit Based Paint Epoxy Paint Polyurethane Alkyd Resin Tung Oil Paint Linseed Oil Paint Distemper Emulsion Chlorinated Rubber

Properties & Tests on Paints

Important buildings were once designed and put together by master masons who knew how to work with stone, and understood the advantages and limitations of the material. Stone structure should be a combination of structural firmness, technical commodity and aesthetic delight. Ensure proper wall construction. The wall thickness should not exceed 450mm.

Properties of Wood & Timber - Physical and Chemical Properties of Wood

Wood is the oldest material used by humans for construction after stone. Despite its complex chemical nature, wood has excellent properties which lend themselves to human use. It is readily and economically available; easily machinable; amenable to fabrication into an infinite variety of sizes and shapes using simple on-site building techniques; Exceptionally strong relative

Tests & Properties of Geotextiles

Because of the wide variety of geosynthetics available along with their different polymers, filaments, bonding mechanisms, thicknesses, masses, and so on, they have a wide range of physical and mechanical properties. A further complicating factor is the variability of some properties, even within the same manufactured lot or roll. Differences may sometimes be due to

Presentation Video on Wood Preservation

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Watch Video on How to Paint a Room

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Video on Selection of Paints

Everyone has to paint either the inside or outside of their house at some time. What is the best paint to buy? Here are some tips. Everyone has to paint either the inside or outside of their house at some time. What is the best paint to buy? Here are some tips. Everyone has to paint either the inside or outside of their house at some time. What is the best paint

Preparation and Applications of Paints

Paint can be applied as a solid, a gaseous suspension (aerosol) or a liquid. Techniques vary depending on the practical or artistic results desired. As a solid (usually used in industrial and automotive applications), the paint is applied as a very fine powder, then baked at high temperature. This melts the powder and causes it to adhere (stick) to the surface. The reasons

What is Plaster of Paris and How to Make it at Home?

Plaster of Paris is a Calcium sulfate semi-hydrate (CaSO4,½ H2O) derived from Gypsum, a calcium sulfate di-hydrate (CaSO4, 2H2O), by firing this mineral at relatively low temperature and thus reducing it to powder. In 1700’s, Paris was already the “Capital of plaster” since all the walls of wooden houses were covered with plaster, as a protection against fire. The King

Manufacturing and Uses of Portland Cement

Cement can be defined as the bonding material having cohesive & adhesive properties which makes it capable to unite the different construction materials and form the compacted assembly. Ordinary/Normal Portland cement is one of the most widely used type of Portland Cement. The name Portland cement was given by Joseph Aspdin in 1824 due to its similarity in

Methods of Natural Seasoning of Wood

The basic principle is to stack the timber so that plenty of air can circulate around each piece. The timber is stacked with wide spaces between each piece horizontally, and with strips of wood between each layer ensuring that there is a vertical separation too. Air can then circulate around and through the stack, to slowly remove moisture. In some cases, weights can be placed

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