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What is a construction material?

The material used for construction or the materials used to produce other materials which may be used in construction is called construction material.

Strength & life of stones

Stones are very durable and last for a long time. Thus, they are used in areas where long life, strength and durability is concerned and the stone is easily and readily available.

The word cement is derived from Caementum, meaning rough stone. In the most general sense cement is a binding... read more [Read More]

Concrete is a construction material that consists of cement, aggregate i.e. gravel and sand and... read more [Read More]

Manufacture of Lime

Fat Lime

Properties of Fat Lime
Uses of Fat Lime

Hydraulic Lime

Uses of Hydraulic Lime
Properties of Hydraulic Lime

Paint is any colored liquid which on drying, form a thin surface coat and has specific functions t perform. ... read more [Read More]

Geotextile products are engineered to provide cost-effective solutions to meet specific design requirements for separation, reinforcement, filtration, drainage, and protection applications.... read more [Read More]

Trees have age, just like humans do. Older trees are more stable but not as strong as middle-aged trees. Younger trees move more and are not ready to use.... read more [Read More]

All metals used for engineering works are classified into

  • Ferrous metals
  • Non-Ferrous metals
  1. Pig Iron
  2. Cast Iron
  3. Wrought Iron
  4. Steel

The term bituminous materials is generally used to denote substances in which bitumen is present or from which it can be derived. Bitumen is defined as an amorphous, black or dark-colored,... read more [Read More]

It is essentially an elastic material and is either Natural or Synthetic. It is present as an emulsion in the latex of rubber trees mostly grow in hot, moist climate. Crude rubber is obtained by coagulation of latex with alcohol, alum or lime.

It is present as an emulsion in the latex of rubber trees mostly grow in hot, moist climate ► Malaysia, Venezuela, Mexico. Latex is milky fluid oozing (dropping) from vertical grooves having an upward inclination cut around the trunk of the rubber tree. Pots are tied to the trunk of the trees for collecting latex.... read more [Read More]

Plaster of Paris is a Calcium sulfate semi-hydrate (CaSO4,½ H2O) derived from Gypsum, a calcium sulfate di-hydrate (CaSO4, 2 H2O), by firing this mineral at relatively low temperature and thus reducing it to powder. ... read more [Read More]

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Bamboo is one of the oldest building materials. If we see in history, bamboo was used for construction of houses in areas where there was abundance of plants especially in South America, Africa& south East Asia.

Climate and Bamboo growth:

Bamboo usually grows at temperature of 250 °C to 500 °C.The ideal place for growth of bamboo is fully water free area. These trees usually grow on sandy soil and clayey soil. Organic soil hinders the growth of bamboo. Bamboo usually reaches at height 75 ft with circumference of more [Read More]



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