The Fundamentals of Building Materials


Gary L. Dixion (Editor)

Series: Construction Materials and Engineering
BISAC: TEC005000

This volume includes four chapters that describe the properties and characteristics of a variety of building materials. Chapter One considers the features of sol-silicate paints obtained by mixing a silica sol with sodium water glass. Chapter Two analyzes the presence of radon in various building materials. Chapter Three uses a qualitative research method to present a comprehensive typology of concrete blocks in different types of building construction. Lastly, Chapter Four examines the case of stabilized mud blocks as filler material and discusses the engineering viability and properties of such stabilized mud blocks.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Sol-Silicate Paint for Wall Decoration of Buildings
(Valentina Loganina and Yerkebulan Mazhitov – Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Department “Quality management and technology of construction production”, Penza State University of Architecture and Construction, Russia, et al.)

Chapter 2. Radon in Building Materials
(Pankaj Bala, Vinod Kumar and Rohit Mehra – Department of Applied Physics, Sardar Beant Singh State University, Gurdaspur, Punjab, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Precast Concrete Blocks in Building Construction: An Overview
(M. Arif Kamal – Architecture Section, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India)

Chapter 4. Stabilized Mud Blocks: Sustainable Building Materials
(M. Arif Kamal – Architecture Section, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India)



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