Shipping Container Housing

Shipping Containers are trending “home sweet home” all across the globe. With each day passing, more and more people are putting them in housing, offices, shops, and studios. It has emerged as a sustainable, energy-efficient, strong, and beautiful solution in many applications.  So in this read, I’d like to shed some light on this incredible … Read more

Standard Brick Size – Brick Dimensions that you MUST Know

Standard Size of Bricks

Brick is one of the most common and basic structural units in the construction of buildings. Brick dimensions matter a lot, when it comes to choosing standard brick sizes.  Different projects have unique requirements and specifications, which calls for specific size and formation of bricks. Do you know the brick we use today, takes it … Read more

WPC Board – 10+ Advantages but only few Disadvantages

WPC board is a high quality material made from blend of wood fiber and inorganic fillers or plastic composites. WPC board is a high-end alternative for natural wood and plywood. The problems and issues you face with the plywood or natural wood are not present in the WPC boards. [su_service title=”Definition”]WPC board is a short … Read more

Fineness of Cement – Definition – Test

Fineness of cement

Fineness of cement is another quality control parameter that experts keep in check of at the laboratory. The size of the particles of OPC impact the surface area and the heat of hydration. I’ve already explained the definition in my previous article on different physical properties of cement. So, if would reproduce my answer to … Read more

What is Gabions? – Stainless Steel Gabions – Types

Type of Gabions

Whether you’re looking for erosion control at your project or want to use them as other architectural elements in the building, gabions have a lot to offer. They not only prevent soil erosion on coasts but are also best in preventing slides or washouts. You can use different types of gabion baskets to eradicate stream-bank … Read more

Physical Properties of Cement to surprise you


Do you know cement concrete is the world’s most consumed man-made construction material? Yes! After water it’s the most consumed material on the universe and all is just because of the unique physical properties of cement. So without wasting our time lets jump straight to know what the physical properties of cement are that makes … Read more

Field Density Test by Water Replacement Method

Field Density Test by Water Replacement Method

Water replacement method is used for determination of field compaction or field density of soil and gravely fills. The method is used for soil fills containing particles larger than 75 mm such as earth embankments, road fills, or structural backfills. The test method is standardized per ASTM D5030. As I’ve explained in my earlier posts … Read more

Types of Cement – Classification based on standards

Types of Cement in India

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

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