Tag: concrete

Modern reinforced concrete can contain varied reinforcing materials made of steel, polymers or alternate composite material in conjunction with rebar or not. Reinforced concrete may also be permanently stressed (concrete in compression, reinforcement in tension), so as to improve the behaviour of the final structure under working loads. Below are......

I previously discussed How to Calculate the Total Bags of Cement and Tones of Sand for a Particular Volume of Concrete, today, I will be explaining How to Calculate The Total Tons of Granite for a Volume of Concrete. As an Engineer, Quantity Surveyor and Site Manager on Construction Site, you must know......

Aggregates are one of the most important constituents of the concrete which give body to the concrete and also reduce shrinkage. Aggregates occupy 60 to 80 % of total volume of concrete. So, we can say that one should know definitely about the aggregates in depth to study more about......

Waterbars or Waterstops are flexible physical plastic which help in preventing Leakages in Concrete Joints because most concrete joints are liable to Seepage. Concrete Joints exist mostly in basements, Water retaining structures like Water tanks, Swimming pools, structural foundations & other below ground level constructions like Sewage Treatment Plant STP.......

Concrete Admixture is any Material added to Concrete other than Sand, Cement, Aggregate & Water to enhance the properties of concrete for applications in concrete works. Concrete admixtures can improve concrete workability, quality, manageability, acceleration or retardation of setting time among other properties that could be altered to get specific results.......

The different grades of concrete are given as M10, M15, M20, M25, M30, M35 and M40. In the classification of concrete mix, the letter M denote Mix design, and the Numbers represent the predetermined works cube strength of 15cm cube after curing of 28 days in N/mm2. The works cubes strength......

Workability of concrete is defined as the ease and homogeneity with which a freshly mixed concrete or mortar can be mixed, placed, compacted and finished. Strictly, it is the amount of useful internal work necessary to produce 100% compaction. Another similar term used to describe a freshly prepared concrete is......

The concrete curing process involves a reaction between Portland cement and water helping on releasing heat from the concrete at a desired and controlled rate. Without curing, moisture is lost too quickly and there isn’t enough water necessary for the crystals to grow, resulting in weaker concrete. Curing of concrete......