Types of Cement – Classification based on standards

Types of Cement

Knowing about various types of cement and their unique set of behaviors would allow you to opt the appropriate one for your construction needs. Actually the amount and proportion of various ingredients and components of cement are varied. In my previous post, I have talked about Bogue’s compounds of cement. These compounds including C3S (Tri-calcium … Read more

Standard Proctor Test – Procedure – Apparatus – Calculation

Standard Proctor Test

Maximum dry Density of soil is determined in the laboratory with the help of Standard Proctor Test standardized by ASTM D698 and AASHTO T99. So this read explains in depth, the significance, background, apparatus and procedure of the standard proctor test. Basics of Soil Compaction It is worth mentioning, that densification or compaction of soil … Read more

Properties of Bricks – Compressive Strength -Hardness – Efflorescence

Properties of Bricks

Generally, plenteous useful properties of bricks exist making it the widest used and most popular construction material. Its resilient and sustainable characteristics against forces of nature are not new or not unknown. Among brick properties, there are some basic ones which are related to the physical character and there are some additional properties that describe … Read more

Types of Stone Masonry – Ashlar Masonry – Rubble Masonry

Types of Stone Masonry

Although different types of stone masonry were in use from ancient times for construction of hideouts and houses, but owing to the durability and sturdiness they still are a popular choice among construction peers. Can you imagine, if the great Egyptian pyramids would had built by bricks, could had survived till now? In fact, most … Read more

Different brick bonds and brick bonding patters

Types of Brick Bonds

Being a brick-laying mason or a supervisor is a job that needs wisdom of alignment and orientation. You ought to have knowledge of different types of brick bonds. We also refer brick bonds as brick bonding patterns. Out there are some basic bonds and therefrom are some derived ones that are carved out. So; in … Read more

What is Bogues Compounds in Cement and their Significance or Uses

Different Bogue's Compounds in Cement Details

Bogues compounds are responsible for initial setting of the cement grout. These compounds have been researched extensively by an American chemist named Rober Herman Bogue (R.H. Bogue) who is well known for his books on The Chemistry of Portland Cement and the Chemistry and Technology of Gelatin and Glue. After his extensive research, Bogue has … Read more

Advantages and Disadvantages of Raft Foundation

Advantages of Raft Foundation

Manifold advantages of raft foundation and trifling disadvantages of mat foundation are the two basic reasons for increased usage and opting of raft foundation aka mat foundation. So in this read I will be going to explain in-depth the various benefits of raft foundation. Raft foundation which is also sometimes termed as mat foundation is … Read more

Quantity of Bricks in a wall (STEP BY STEP Approach)


Knowing no of bricks in 1 cft wall and calculating quantity of bricks in a wall is very important for estimation engineers and in quantity surveying. Brick masonry is one of the most common type of masonry used in walls and columns. Bricks are made easily with clay which is readily available in local areas. That … Read more

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