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Ordinary Portland Cement

A basic mixture of mortar can be made using the volume proportions of 1 water : 2 cement : 3 sand. Most of the student...

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Gypsum plays a very important role in controlling the rate of hardening of the cement. During the cement manufacturing process, upon the cooling of clinker,...

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Summary of production process. Cement is typically made from limestone and clay or shale. These raw materials are extracted from the quarry crushed to a...

Insulating concrete forms

Earth Breathing buildings Traditional buildings are usually built of stone, brick, timber and earth (cob or wattle and daub) held together with earth or lime-based...

construction techniques

Early building materials were perishable, such as leaves, branches, and animal hides. Later, more durable natural materials—such as clay, stone, and timber—and, finally, synthetic materials—such...

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The term ‘traditional build’ is most often used to describe a structure where the internal load bearing leaf of the walling is of masonry construction...

stereotypable

When mixed with water and, usually, straw or another fiber, the mixture may form cob or adobe (clay blocks). Other materials commonly used in natural...

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Early building materials were perishable, such as leaves, branches, and animal hides. Later, more durable natural materials—such as clay, stone, and timber—and, finally, synthetic materials—such...

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Local Materials. One of the first principles of sustainable and environmentally friendly architecture is to reduce the embodied energy of the materials used in construction....

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When mixed with water and, usually, straw or another fiber, the mixture may form cob or adobe (clay blocks). Other materials commonly used in natural...