Unit Weight of Building Material: Dead Load of Material As per IS 875-(Part -1) – 1987

Hello friends, In this blog post I am going to explain the important unit weight/ Dead Load of different material that is used in buildings. First I would like to explain what dead load is. Dead Load of as structure means the self-weight of the structure. The dead loads i.e. weight of the load-bearing wall, Flooring Materials, roofing materials, the weight of wall partitions, etc. Loads due Brick wall shall be calculated on the basis of its length, width, thickness, and density of materials. Load due to flooring materials shall find out on the basis of thickness and unit weight…

New Modified Grade of Concrete As per IS 456-2000 Amendment -4

First I would like to share some information about Old provision for the Grade of Concrete that is Mentioned in Table-2 of IS 456-2000. In this article, you will find some differences between the old provision of IS 456-2000 and Amendment 4 of IS 456-2000. Grade of Concrete As per IS 456-2000 (Older Version ) According to the Table-2 of IS 456-2000, the Grade of concrete is classified into three categories i.e. Ordinary Concrete, Standard Concrete, and High Strength Concrete. There are three Grades such as M 10, M 15, M 20 comes under Ordinary Concrete and its respective Specified…

What is Curing I Methods of Curing I Curing Period as Per IS Code I Importance of Curing

Curing is one of the processes that help to prevent moisture from the concrete. It is carried out after achieving the initial setting of concrete and striking off of formwork. Curing helps to keep the surface wet and moist in order to gain the desired strength of concrete. It shall be done to maintain the temperature of freshly placed concrete. Curing not only controls the moisture from the surface but also helps to reduce the plastic shrinkage and long term permeability of concrete. The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recommends a minimum curing period corresponding to attaining 70% of the compressive…