cement industry in India

Background of Indian Cement Industry – Complete Overview 

​Indian Cement Industry – Background The Cement Industry in India is over a 100 years old and due to its constant growth and high energy prices, uses the best available technologies in the sector. Most of the large cement plants in India can be characterised as modern with efficient production processes and strict environmental norms. […]

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ACC Coolcrete Ready mix concrete

Coolcrete : Ready-Mix Concrete Temperature –  controlled Concrete. Coolcrete has placement temperatures much below ambient temperatures and and can be designed as low as 12 degree Celsius or as per client requirement. Temperature controlled concrete is necessary to prevent the rise of internal temperature of the concrete beyond specified limits for mass concrete or large […]

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Calculating Concrete Mix Design Strength

Factors that affects the concrete mix design strengths are: Variables in Mix Design A. Water/cement ratio B. Cement content C. Relative proportion of fine & coarse aggregates D. Use of admixtures   factors affecting concrete mix design strength A. Water/cement ratio Water to cement ratio (W/C ratio) is the single most important factor governing the […]

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Manufactured sand its Properties

Manufactured Sand is a sand produced from crushing of granite stones in required grading to be used for construction purposes as a replacement for river sand. Read More about Manufactured Sand. The properties of Manufactured sand used for construction are: Higher Strength of concrete: The manufactured sand has required gradation of fines, physical properties such […]

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MANUFACTURED SAND IN CONSTRUCTION called M-Sand Manufactured sand is a substitute of river for construction purposes sand produced from hard granite stone by crushing. The crushed sand is of cubical shape with grounded edges, washed and graded to as a construction material. The size of manufactured sand (M-Sand) is less than 4.75mm. Why Manufactured Sand […]

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How to make a small Building Earthquake resistance

Steps to Improve the Earthquake Resistance of a small Building……..  The earthquake resistance of small buildings may be increased by taking some precautions and measures in site selections, building planning and constructions as explained below: 1. Site Selection for small buildings: The building constructions should be avoided on (a) Near unstable embankments (b) On sloping […]

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Common Concrete Damages and its Prevention

CONCRETE DAMAGES, DEFECTS AND PREVENTION Concrete structure damages, defects and its prevention Concrete structures get damaged or defective during its lifetime. The causes for such damages or defects can be many such as poor quality control during construction, overloads on structure, natural calamities, environmental factors etc. But it is essential to restore the strength of […]

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Tunnel Form Construction Technique – Complete Procedure

Tunnel Form Construction Technique was invented over 50 years ago. The use of tunnel-form produces high quality monolithic structures. It eliminates the use of any subsequent wet trades (Plastering etc). It is basically an operation to cast walls and slabs in one operation in a daily cycle. This technique is highly systematic, earthquake proven and […]

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HYBRID CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE AND STRUCTURAL ACTIONS HYBRID CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE: Hybrid concrete construction is the combination of precast and in-situ concrete. The different materials are used according to their strengths and weaknesses to provide simple, buildable and competitive high-quality structures that offer consistent performance. Hybrid concrete construction can incorporate all the benefits of precasting, (e.g. form, […]

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