Building materials 3rd edition pdf 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.
The building materials industry is in a constant state of development, with an expanding range of products and the introduction of new technologies to optimize the production process. The main objective of this book is to present a basic course of study covering in detail the basic theory and practice of building materials production. In this revision, the chapters on lime, cement, and concrete have been substantially revised, along with many other minor revisions.
Since concrete (Chapter 10) is the most widely and extensively used construction material, its manufacture, properties, and testing have been completely revised and discussed in greater detail and depth. Chapter 11 introduces mix design to better understand the manufacture and properties of concrete. It conforms to the standards set forth by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
Chapter 20, Miscellaneous Materials, details geo textiles, new types of cement and concrete, their properties and manufacturing processes. All of this is due to the suggestions and comments received from many people and students. I would like to thank the mall. I would also like to thank New Age Publishers for publishing this second edition.