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Every Civil Engineers must have this type of Advance Excel Sheet for Civil Day to day work.

Manufactured Sand (M-Sand) in Construction | Advantages & Disadvantages

M-sand is “crushed aggregates produced from hard granite stone which is cubically shaped with grounded edges, washed and graded with consistency to be used as a substitute of river sand”. Advantages of M sand Greater DurabilityM-Sand has balanced physical and chemical properties that can withstand any aggressive environmental and climatic conditions as it has enhanced durability, …

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Why we can’t use sea sand in building construction?

We do not use use sea sand in construction due to following reasons Sea sand  tends to very fine and rounded, Smooth rounded particles would offer less resistance to rearrangement than angular or elongated particles with rough surfaces. In sea water, chloride is present which will cause corrosion of steel and iron which ultimately leads …

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Difference between initial setting time and final setting time

INITIAL SETTING TIME The time period elapsing between the time, water is added to the cement and the time, the needle fails to pierce the test block by 5.0 ± 0.5 mm measured from the bottom of the mould, is the initial setting time. The initial setting  is time when chemical reaction between cement and …

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Types of Plastering & Finishing for construction of home

Types of plastering:- There are different types of plasters are available such as: Lime plaster Cement plaster Mud plaster Stucco plaster 1. Lime plaster :- When lime is used as a binding material it is called lime plaster. Lime plaster is a type of plaster composed of hydrated lime, sand and water. Lime plaster is …

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What is cement, sand, aggregate ratios in concrete mixing

The concrete shall be in grades designated Group Grade designation Characteristics compressive strength of 150 mm cube at 28 days, N/mm2. Ordinary Concrete—M10 M15 M20  Standard Concrete—M25 M30 M35 M40 M45 M50 M55 High Strength Concrete—M60 M65 M70 M75 M80  High performance concrete—M 90, M95 M100, M105, M110, M115, M120. Concrete mix can be classified as …

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What is white Portland cement |Details & uses

 Portland cement is similar to ordinary, gray Portland cement in all aspects except for its high degree of whiteness. Obtaining this color requires substantial modification to the method of manufacture, and because of this, it is somewhat more expensive than the gray product. Chemical composition of white cement:- Uses:-  For joining marbles and ceramic tiles . For preparing …

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