1st Edition

Testing of Construction Materials

By Bahurudeen A, P V P Moorthi Copyright 2021
    484 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    484 Pages 49 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides an understanding of peer-reviewed international construction materials and their testing methods in a simplified manner at a high technical level. It focuses on specific construction materials, such as cement, concrete, bricks, lime, paints, steel and so forth, distributed in ten different chapters. Using real-time quality control as the underlying determinant, the book material exclusively follows Indian, American, European, German and South African standards. Relevant modern sophisticated material testing techniques, like scanning electron microscope (SEM), thermo gravimetric analysis (TGA) and X-Ray diffraction (XRD), are also described. Aimed at undergraduate, senior undergraduate and early career professionals in civil engineering and construction engineering, this book

    • Gives a clear background of material testing and its importance
    • Includes step-by-step procedures for easy understanding of and for performing the tests
    • Covers Indian, ASTM, South African, DIN German and European Standards
    • Includes basic and advanced techniques for chemical admixtures
    • Each chapter concludes with practice questions, including 400+ solved questions and 50+ test procedures in total

    Chapter 1 Cement

    Chapter 2 Chemical Admixtures

    Chapter 3 Aggregates

    Chapter 4 Concrete

    Chapter 5 Bricks

    Chapter 6 Lime

    Chapter 7 Bitumen

    Chapter 8 Timber

    Chapter 9 Paints and Varnishes

    Chapter 10 Steel

    Chapter 11 Sophisticated Analytical Techniques for Investigation of

    Building Materials


    Bahurudeen A is a Faculty in Civil Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani) Hyderabad Campus, India. He completed his PhD in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras). He served as Senior Scientific Officer at IIT Madras. His research focus involves scientific understanding on properties of construction materials. He published 6 patents, 30 refereed journals and 27 international conference papers on evaluation of construction materials. Moreover, he is a Primary Developer for "Outcome-based course content for "Construction materials and Technology" course, which is an MHRD sponsored national pedagogy project. He completed several real-time consultancy projects and actively involved in many educational bodies.

    PVP Moorthi is the Technical Head of Engineering Delight Academy, Salem, India. He has completed his Master in Infrastructure Engineering and Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, (BITS Pilani), Rajasthan. He had published several research articles in reputed journals and conferences. His areas of exposure include construction materials, rheology of cementitious materials and non-destructive testing.