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Building Construction Materials and Techniques by P.Purushothama Raj

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13

OTHER BUILDING MATERIALS

13.1 INTRODUCTION

Apart from the main building materials such as stone, brick, lime, cement, mortar, concrete, wood, etc., there are different other materials which are used fully or partly as a building construction material.

The other materials which may be of concern for building construction are asbestos, fly ash, gypsum plaster, bituminous materials, glass, plastics and other miscellaneous materials.

Apart from the above, rubber and some adhesives are also used. New materials such as Geotextiles and Geomembranes also come into use in building construction industry.

A brief material constituents, applications and use in different aspects in building construction are dealt in this chapter. The varied uses of these ...

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