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Civil Engineering

Types of Limes and their Properties

The limes are classified as fat lime, hydraulic lime and poor lime: (i) Fat lime: It is composed of 95 percentage of calcium oxide. When…

Lime

It is an important binding material used in building construction. Lime has been used as the material of construction from ancient time. When it is…

Tests on Bricks

The following laboratory tests may be conducted on the bricks to find their suitability: (i) Crushing strength (ii) Absorption (iii) Shape and size and (iv)…

Properties of Bricks

The following are the required properties of good bricks: (i) Colour: Colour should be uniform and bright. (ii) Shape: Bricks should have plane faces. They should have…

Types of Bricks

Bricks may be broadly classified as: (i) Building bricks (ii) Paving bricks (iii) Fire bricks (iv) Special bricks. (i) Building Bricks: These bricks are used…

Bricks

Brick is obtained by moulding good clay into a block, which is dried and then burnt. This is the oldest building block to replace stone.…

Stones

Stone is a ‘naturally available building material’ which has been used from the early age of civilization. It is available in the form of rocks, which…