Building Materials

Building materials are the substance used for construction purposes, like materials for building a house such as bricks, cement, concrete, timber, steel etc.



Shotcrete is a method of applying concrete or mortar pneumatically projected or sprayed with the help of nozzle having high velocity on the prepared surface. Shotcrete is also called Gunite or sprayed concrete. It is typically reinforced by steel, rods, steel mesh or fibres. It is placed and compacted or consolidated with the force with …

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Smart materials

Role of Smart Materials in Civil Engineering

Smart materials have different properties that can be changed according to the conditions in a controlled way by external factors, such as temperature, light, stress, moisture, electric or magnetic fields, pH or chemical compounds. These are also known as intelligent or responsive materials. Their unique properties make them crucial materials in many fields of engineering. …

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Polymer concrete

Polymer Concrete

Polymer concrete is a type of concrete that replaces cement by polymer as a binder. Sometimes, the polymer is used in addition to Portland cement to form  Polymer cement concrete (PCC) or Polymer Modified Concrete(PMC). Polymer concrete composites have a unique combination of properties depending on the formulation. These include rapid curing at ambient temperatures …

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Textile reinforced concrete

Textile Reinforced Concrete

Textile Reinforced Concrete (TRC) is an innovative technology in concrete filed in which the steel reinforcement is replaced by textile reinforcement. These fibres are mesh-like structures made up of glass, polypropene, jute, carbon etc. Textile Reinforced Concrete is commonly used in lightweight structures such as precast members, shells, road screens, and faded elements. The prime …

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