What is Cement and Concrete
A cement is a binder, a substance used for construction that sets, hardens, and adheres to other materials to bind them together. Cement is seldom used on its own, but rather to bind sand and gravel (aggregate) together. Cement mixed with fine aggregate produces mortar for masonry, or with sand and gravel, produces concrete. Cement is the most widely used material in existence and is only behind water as the planet’s most-consumed resource. [Source: Wikipedia]
Concrete, usually Portland cement concrete (for its visual resemblance to Portland stone) is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens over time—most frequently in the past a lime-based cement binder, such as lime putty, but sometimes with other hydraulic cements, such as a calcium aluminate cement or Portland Cement. It is distinguished from other, non-cementitious types of concrete all binding some form of aggregate together, including asphalt concrete with a bitumen binder, which is frequently used for road surfaces, and polymer concretes that use polymers as a binder. [Source: Wikipedia]
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Name of Standards Organization: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
Division Name: Civil Engineering
CEMENT AND CONCRETE INDIAN STANDARD CODES
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|IS Code||Title||Download Link|
|IS 269 : 1989||Specification for Ordinary Portland Cement, 33 Grade|
|IS 269 : 2013||Specification for Ordinary Portland Cement, 33 Grade|
|IS 383 : 1970||Specification for Coarse and Fine Aggregates From Natural Sources For Concrete|
|IS 455 : 1989||Portland Slag Cement ? Specification|
|IS 456 : 2000||Plain and Reinforced Concrete ? Code of Practice|
|IS 457 : 1957||Code of Practice for General Construction of Plain and Reinforced Concrete for Dams and Other Massive Structures|
|IS 516 : 1959||Method of Tests for Strength of Concrete|
|IS 650 : 1991||Specification for Standard Sand for Testing of Cement|
|IS 1199 : 1959||Methods of sampling and analysis of concrete|
|IS 1343 : 1980||Code of Practice for Prestressed Concrete|
|IS 1344 : 1981||Specification for calcined clay pozzolana|
|IS 1489(1) : 1991||Specification for Portland pozzolana cement, Part 1: Flyash based|
|IS 1489(2) : 1991||Specification for Portland-pozzolana cement, Part 2: calcined clay based|
|IS 1727 : 1967||Methods of test for pozzolanic materials|
|IS 2386(1) : 1963||Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part I: Particle Size and Shape|
|IS 2386(2) : 1963||Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 2: Estimation of deleterious materials and organic impurities|
|IS 2386(3) : 1963||Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 3: Specific gravity, density, voids, absorption and bulking|
|IS 2386(4) : 1963||Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 4: Mechanical properties|
|IS 2386(5) : 1963||Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part V: Soundness|
|IS 2386(6) : 1963||Methods of test for aggregates for concrete, Part 6: Measuring mortar making properties of fine aggregates|
|IS 2386(7) : 1963||Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part VII: Alkali Aggregate Reactivity|
|IS 2386(8) : 1963||Methods of Test for Aggregates for Concrete, Part VIII: Petrographic Examination|
|IS 2430 : 1986||Methods for Sampling of Aggregates for Concrete|
|IS 2502 : 1963||Code of Practice for Bending and Fixing of Bars for Concrete Reinforcement|
|IS 2645 : 2003||Integral Waterproofing Compounds for Cement Mortar and Concrete -Specification|
|IS 2770(1) : 1967||Methods of testing bond in reinforced concrete, Part 1: Pull-out test|
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