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Construmat China 2012 – Quality and Sustainable Building Materials Show

Construmat China 2012, the quality and sustainable building materials exposition, will be jointly organised by CCPIT (China Council for Promotion of International Trade) and Fira de Barcelona from 11th to 13th July 2012. The venue for the first edition of this annual event would be China National Convention Centre in Beijing. Construmats, ie international construction … Continue reading

The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show 2012

The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show 2012, organised by DMG World Media, is scheduled to be held in Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 5th to 8th November 2012. The event, regarded as a passage to the thriving construction market of the Middle East & that of … Continue reading

M & T Exposition 2012 (Construction & Mining equipment exhibition) – 29th May to 2nd June.

M & T Exposition 2012, one of the biggest international construction & Mining equipment show and the largest of it’s kind in Latin America, is scheduled to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 29th May to 2nd June. The expo is the combination of the 8th International trade fair for construction equipment and 6th … Continue reading

Joints in Concrete Structures – Part III

Contnd. from Part II ….. Construction joints and expansion joints (aka movement joints) were discussed in Part-I & II respectively. Isolation joints and contraction joints are discussed in this post. Isolation joint : In concrete structures isolation joints are provided in order to relieve the stresses developed due to differential movement of the adjacent members … Continue reading

Joints in Concrete Structures – Part II

Contnd. from Part I ….. Construction joint was discussed in Part – I. Discussion on the other three types ie, expansion joint, isolation joint and contraction joint is continued in Part – II & III. Expansion joint : Concrete structural members such as slabs, pavement, walls etc expand in hot environment. For members of smaller … Continue reading

Joints in Concrete Structures – Part I

Joints are usually part and parcel of structures made up of concrete, steel, masonry etc. Concrete structures usually call for a varieties of joints. The most commonly experienced among them are a) Construction joint b) Expansion joint c) Contraction joint and d) Isolation joint. Of these, expansion joint and isolation joint are sometimes found to … Continue reading