The book is considerably modified version of the 2000 edition. In third edition of the book extensive revisions have been made. New materials have been introduced due to the advances in the technology and progress in industry. The information presented includes characteristics of the materials in regards to their physical and mechanical properties with emphasis on their strength and durability qualities. The material presented can be supplemented by the information from I.S. Codes and various product manufacturers.
This edition embodies material changes in the chapters dealing with Cement, Concrete, Lime and many others. Testing procedures of the materials have been updated for most of the materials as some of the codes have been revised. Especially, in chapter 3 on Rocks and Stones the section on testing of Stones has been completely rewritten.
Chapter 8 on Lime has been completely rewritten to make it more reader friendly. Logical changes in chapter 5 on Cement, chapter 10 on Concrete and chapter 20 on Special Cements and Cement Concretes have been made. Admixtures for concrete have been placed in chapter 10 and section on Pointing has been removed from chapter 12 on Building Mortars. Many newer and upcoming more important concretes such as Self compacting Concrete, Bacterial Concrete have been introduced in chapter 20 on special Cements and Cement Concrete.
Numerous revision of data and substitutions in description have been made not only in these
chapters but in other chapters also. Smart materials and composite materials have been introduced in chapter 21 on Miscellaneous Materials.
The author will be grateful to the readers for their comments and suggestions for further
improvement of the book.
TABLE OF CONTENT……
1. Principal Properties of Building Materials
2. Structural Clay Products 8
3. Rocks and Stones 52
4. Wood and Wood Products 91
5. Materials for Making Concrete-I Cement
6. Materials for Making Concrete-II Aggregates 181
7. Materials for Making Concrete-III Water 209
8. Materials for Making Concrete-IV Lime 214
9. Puzzolanas 234
10. Concrete 244
11. Concrete Mix Design 307
12. Building Mortars 340
13. Ferrous Metals 356
14. Non-Ferrous Metals 380
15. Ceramic Materials 391
16. Polymeric Materials 402
17. Paints, Enamels and Varnishes 421
18. Tar, Bitumen and Asphalt 440
19. Gypsum 458
20. Special Cements and Cement Concretes 466
21. Miscellaneous Materials 500
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