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

Concrete Definition – 3 Basic Components – Grades

Concrete definition

So, you’re one of the future constructors and are wondering what is concrete definition in civil engineering. Well, in simple terms, concrete is a composite material or a mixture of fine and coarse aggregate that is bonded together by cement paste. The aggregate – both fine and coarse, are termed as filler content while the … Read more

Physical Properties of Cement to surprise you

physical-properties-of-cement

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

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

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

Hempcrete Blocks – light weight REPLACEMENT of Concrete

Hempcrete Blocks an innovative replacement of Concrete

Hempcrete Blocks are basically made with the help of two ingredients i.e. lime as binding agent or binder mixed with the core of hemp plant. After decades of modernization, advancement and innovation in science and particularly in construction engineering, the humans have realized that they had moved far away from nature resulting in so many … Read more