How to calculate quantity of mortar and its materials

Friday, September 22, 2017 17:40

How to calculate quantity of mortar and its materials ?

  • Area of the surface multiply with the thickness gives the quantity of mortar for uniform thickness.
  • This quantity is increased by 30% for filling the joints and to make up uniform surface of wall. It will give wet mixed mortar. Continue Reading »

Specifications of First class brickwork

Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:46

Specifications of First class brickwork

Properties of first class bricks

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 19:54

Properties of first class bricks

  • All bricks should be of first class of standard specifications.
  • Bricks should be made of Continue Reading »

How much Curing of Concrete should be done ?

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 18:12

Curing of Concrete

When concrete has begun to harden after about two hours of laying, then it should be kept wet by covering with wet gunny bags or wet sand for 24 hours. It is called curing of concrete. Continue Reading »

How much Cover block should be provided in slab and beam ?

Monday, August 28, 2017 22:53

How much Cover block should be provided in slab and beam ?

  • While concreting, steel bars should be given proper cover from sides and bottom.
  • Concrete cover is provided by placing precast cover blocks under the steel bars. Continue Reading »

Characteristics of steel bars in Reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.)

Monday, August 28, 2017 22:47

Characteristics of steel bars in Reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.)

Reinforced cement concrete may be defined as the

Type of concrete in which steel bars are provided to provide tensile strength to the concrete. 

Following are the characteristics of steel bars in Reinforced cement concrete (R.C.C.) Continue Reading »

Definition of Formwork or Shuttering | How it is provided ?

Monday, August 7, 2017 20:34

Formwork or Shuttering

Formwork or shuttering may be defined as the set of forms provided to keep the concrete in position until it sets.

How formwork or shuttering is provided ?

  1. Formwork or shuttering is provided as per standard specifications.
  2. Inner surface of the shuttering plates should be oiled to prevent concrete sticking to it. Continue Reading »

Definition of Amalgamation | Alteration and Apartment

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 20:55

Amalgamation of plots

Amalgamation may be defined as:

The joining of two or more adjoining plots to make a single plot for the building purposes. Amalgamation means to combine two or more units to make one single unit.

Alteration in building Continue Reading »

Machine mixing and slump of cement concrete

Saturday, March 18, 2017 19:42

Machine mixing of cement concrete

Following points must be kept in mind for machine mixing of cement concrete.

  • Stone ballast, sand and cement to be pour into the cement concrete mixer.
  • For example, for concrete of ratio 1:2:4 first four boxes of stone ballast, then two boxes of sand and then one bag of cement should be put into the cement concrete mixer. Continue Reading »

Hand mixing of Cement Concrete

Sunday, March 12, 2017 13:17

Hand mixing of Cement Concrete

Following points must be kept in mind for hand mixing of cement concrete.

  • Hand mixing of cement concrete should be done in masonry platform or iron sheet. Continue Reading »