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

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

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