Materials of construction

Characteristics of building materials – civil learners

Characteristics of building materials – civil learner This post focuses on the classifications and the technical standards of building materials; it summarizes the characteristics of building materials and their status in construction engineering briefly, and also introduces the development of building materials. Definitions and Classifications of Building Materials: In the general environment for humans’ survival,…

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Composition of cement | Functions – civil learners

Composition of cement: The two basic ingredients of cement are argillaceous and calcareous. The composition of ordinary cement and ingredients are as follows: Ingredients Normal range in  % Typical Composition             % 1)Lime (Cao)                                         60-70%                       62 2)Silica (SiO2)    17-25%…

Cement

Classification of cement – Civil learners

Classification of cement INTRODUCTION: Cement is broadly described as a material having an adhesive and cohesive property with the capacity to bond the material like stone, bricks, building blocks, etc. Cement is a binder, a substance that sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. Cements are inorganic material that shows the cementing…