What is slump of Concrete? Types – Factors effecting Slump

If you’re bit concerned about quality of freshly mixed concrete, you’d be dealing with terms like slump of concrete, consistency, fineness of cement, and compressive strength. Of all, slump of concrete is an important quality control parameter. The next time you step in as incharge of concrete pouring activity, you should know different types of … Read more

7+ Common Mistakes in Construction Cost Estimation

Common Mistakes in Construction Cost Estimation

Construction cost estimation is an important phase that provides an in-depth description of the project and the budget needed for the project. The clients use this projected cost data to evaluate the feasibility of the project. They also utilize this information to obtain project funds and allocate the same for future use. A detailed construction … Read more

14 Types of Columns in construction

Types of Columns

So, you want to choose a type of column for your next project but are not sure what type is best for your structure. Well, if you look at different types of buildings in your surrounding, you’ll find a vertical supporting element that transmits the load from the super-structure to the underneath foundation. Such a … Read more

How To Consolidate Your Reputation As A Construction Contractor?

Reputation is as crucial as sales and profits for modern businesses. It is even more important in domains such as construction, where word of mouth is the primary means of marketing. Construction projects are expensive, and clients need to be extra sure about the quality, timeliness, and services that a contractor delivers. Everything boils down … Read more

Types of Doors – By materials – Opening – Folding, Sliding, Roller

Types of Doors

When you think about types of doors, you automatically think of sliding type or revolving type. Yes, these are definitely two of the most popular types of doors that are used all over the world. But there’re many other types of doors as well. So, plethora of different types of doors available in the market, … Read more

Curing of Concrete – Methods – Temperature – Stages – Importance

Curing of Concrete

You might have heard about concrete curing, a process of spraying water on freshly placed concrete. But probably have not  heard about other methods of curing of concrete like using water-soaked hessian cloth or ponding. But do you know why concrete needs curing? Why curing is so important for the longevity and durability of concrete? … Read more

Fineness of Cement by Blaine’s Air Permeability test

Blaine's Air Permeability Test

Air permeability test or Blaine’s air permeability method is one of the most accurate methods of finding the fineness of the cement. In this method, we determine fineness of the cement with the help of an apparatus patented by LEA and NURSE, it is done by the NURSE and BLAINE’S method as, apparatus consists of … Read more

Difference between Cement and Concrete or Mortar

Difference between Cement and Concrete

As there’s a big difference between cement and concrete, you’re at times confused what to use. You want to fix an old stone wall or maybe a brick sidewalk, it’s easy right! Just go down to the Home Center pick up a bag of cement or is it concrete no wait maybe mortar. Well, many … Read more

What is Pakkawood? Composition – Products – Properties [2021 updated]

What is Pakkawood?

So, you’re in the market searching for a knife and you hear the term Pakkawood and now you’re wondering what is actually a pakkawood? Well, experts use the term “pakka wood” to refer a hard wooden laminate material. It is resistant to heat and is thus ideal to make cutlery and cooking utensils. But how … Read more