Compaction factor test for workability of concrete

Compaction Factor Test

The compaction factor test is done to check the workability of concrete, on the basis of weight ratio between partially compacted to fully compacted concrete. We can’t use the slump test for low workable concretes. Concretes we mostly use in mass dam structures or road pavements have significantly low values of slump. For all such … Read more

Specific Gravity of Cement – Definition – Test – Procedure

Specific Gravity of Cement

For most of the cements we use in construction has a specific gravity of cement ranging between 3.1 to 3.16 g/cc and a density of 1440 Kg/m3. But that doesn’t mean it stays same for all types of cement we have. Moreover, specific gravity itself is an important quality control parameter for cements while determining … Read more

Falsework – Types of Falsework – Applications – Components

Uses of Falsework

If you’re constructing a bridge, you will support the deck with a temporary structure until it can sustain. Wouldn’t you? That is what falsework is. Well, a temporary support to a permanent structure, material, or plant during construction is what we define as falsework. So, in today’s read I’ve skimmed through every bit of detail … Read more

Dry density of soil – Relationship of dry density with moisture content

Maximum Dry Density of Soil

Dry density is an important concept in geotechnical engineering. When you’re in the field for soil compaction, you need to know the parameters that affect the dry density of soil. You might also be looking for related terms like dry unit weight of soil, bulk density of soil, or density of soil solids. Definition of … Read more

Slump Test Experiment – Apparatus – Types – Procedure

Slump Test Experiment

Slump test is a laboratory or site experiment civil engineers perform to assess the workability of the concrete. With such, the test is also referred to as slump cone test or concrete workability slump test. During concrete pouring, you need to check the uniform quality of concrete in terms of consistency and workability. Fresh concrete … Read more

Material Handling and Waste Management at a Construction Site

The efficiency of the construction industry is at stack because of construction waste generation and due to its direct impact on the environment. The future and sustainability of this gigantic industry lie heavily on material handling and waste management at construction site. Because such wastage and general are depleting environmental resources speedily. Today, a key … Read more

Atterberg Limits – Importance – Uses – Chart – Tests

Atterberg limits

Do you know the Atterberg limits define the three critical water content limits of a fine grained soil? Yes! Atterberg limits are consistency limits of soil that define the water content at which the soil changes from one state to the other on addition or removal of water content. Fine-grained soil, especially clayey soils changes … 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