Building Material

Cement

Introduction

Chemical Composition

Type of cements

Field test for cements

Colour

Physical Properties

Presence of lumps

Laboratory Tests of cements

Chemical Composition Test

Normal Consistency test

Initial Setting Time test

Final Setting time test

Soundness test

Strength test

Fineness test

Heat of Hyderation test

Specific gravity test

Morter

Bulking of Sand

Classification of Mortars

Properties of Good Mortor Mix and Mortar

Mobility

Placeablity

Properties of a Good Mortar

Uses of Mortar

Function of sand in Mortar

Test for Mortars

Ganiting

Lime

Calcination

Hydraulicity

Quick lime

Setting

Slanked Lime

Slanking

Classification of lime

Fat lime

Hydraullic Lime

Poor lime

Impurities in Limestone

Magnesium carbonate

clay

Silica

Iron compounds

Sulphates

Alkalies

Concrete

Corrosion of steel in Concrete

Theories of Corrosion

Causes of Corrosion

Effect of Corrosion

Water Cement Ratio

Bleeding of concrete

Segregation

Workability of concrete

Slump test

Recommended slump for concrete

Compaction Factor test

Vee-Bee Test

Vee Bee Consistometer

Flow test

Estimating Yield of Concrete

Method for Propogating Concrete Mixes

Mix Design

Aggrigate Size

Fineness modulus

Viberators

Internal Viberators

Surface Viberators

Form Viberators

Viberating table

Period of curing

Water Proofing Cement concrete

Light weight Concrete

Bricks

Composition of good brick earth

Alumina

Silica

Lime

Oxide of iron

Magnesia

Harmful Ingradiants in Brick earth

Lime

Iron pyrites

Alkalies

Pebbles

Organic Matter

Manufacture of bricks

Preparation of clay

Moulding

Hand Moulding

Machine Moulding

Drying

Burning

Clamps

Kilns

Comparision between bull's trench kiln and hoffman's kiln

Comperision between clamp Burning and kiln Burning

Test of Bricks

Absorption

Crushing Strength

Hardness

Presence of Soluble Salts

Shape and size

Soundness

Structure

Quality of Good Bricks

Classification of Brick

Unburnt bricks

Burnt brick

Size and weight of bricks

Shape of Bricks

Bullnose Brick

Channel Bricks

Coping Bricks

Cownose Bricks

Curved Sector Bricks

Hallow Bricks

Paving Bricks

Perforated Bricks

Timber

Classification of trees

Exogenous Trees

Endogenous Trees

Structure of a tree

Macrostructure

Microstructure

Defect in timber

Preservation in timber

Requrement of a good Preservative

Type of Preservatives

Ascu Treatment

Chemical salts

Coal tar

Oil Paints

Soignum Paints

Method of preservation

Brushing

Charring

Dipping and steeping

Hot and Cold Open tank treatment

Injecting Under Pressure

Spraying

Fire Resistance of Timber

Application of special Chemicals

Sir Abels Process

Seasoning of Timber

Object of Seasoning

Methods of Seasoning

Natural Seasoning

Artificial Seasoning


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