The Three Gorges Dam is the heaviest concrete structure in the world and in 2012 it was the largest hydroelectric dam in the world in production. Just in concrete, it is said to weigh as much as 144,309,356,753.51 lbs. It spans the Yangtze River in central China and was completed in 2006. This dam has […]
Roman concrete called opus caementicium in Latin was used from the late Roman Republic until the end of the Roman Empire. It was used to build monuments, large buildings, and infrastructures such as roads and bridges. The quality of the concrete was excellent and the buildings and monuments still standing today is a testament to the strength of […]
Consolidation of concrete is the process of reducing or eliminating the volume of voids, air pockets, and entrapped air from freshly place concrete. This is usually accomplished by applying mechanical energy to the concrete. The goal when consolidating concrete is to increase the density which will result in concrete with higher compressive strength.
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The Hoover Dam is located in Black Canyon spanning the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada, about 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Hoover Dam is 726.4 feet from foundation rock to the roadway on the crest of the Dam. The towers and ornaments on the parapet rise 40 feet above the crest.
Concrete is one of the most widely used building materials in the world. Ton for ton it is used and consumed twice as much as steel, wood, plastics, and aluminum combined. The Ready-mix concrete industry is the largest segment of the concrete market worldwide. By the year 2025, its revenues are projected to exceed $600 […]
Concrete slabs such as those used in businesses are under a constant onslaught of wear, tear, and weather. Granted, concrete is one of the more durable construction materials you can choose, but it is not indestructible. Under normal conditions, concrete will last about 30 years. After that, you may have to make some repairs or […]