Use of quality materials, compliance with building codes could ensure sustainable construction

The use of quality materials, appropriate site selection and compliance with the national building codes could ensure quality construction and sustainable buildings in Bangladesh, according to experts.

The usefulness of ready-mix concrete in building infrastructures

Ready-mix concrete (RMC) is produced at batching plants as per specifications of concrete and then transferred to the project sites.

Construction Materials and Safe Construction Practice in Corrosion-Prone Areas

Corrosion-prone areas can be defined as the areas where chloride ions are available around a structure from seawater or other sources, such as de-icing salt which is used for melting of ice from the road surface to facilitate vehicle movement.

BUDGET FY2019-20 / Construction sector against any tax, VAT hike

The upcoming budget should not impose any new tax, duty or value-added tax on the construction sector and rather explore ways to

CORROSION AWARENESS DAY 2019 / What you should know about corrosion

Corrosion is degradation of the properties of materials due to interactions with their environment. It results in loss of function of the component or system. Most metals are susceptible to corrosion.

Cement industry posts record sales in 2018 amid challenges

Despite various internal and external challenges, cement manufacturers posted the highest ever single-year sales in 2018, on the back of rising consumption of the key construction material in rural areas and development projects, said industry people.

Major realtors widen footprint

Real estate companies, which are known for catering to customers in Dhaka city, are also developing housing projects in many parts of

High-Strength Concrete: Key Parameters and Challenges

High-strength concrete (HSC) is a type of concrete with high compressive strength compared to normal-strength concrete (NSC).

What’s new in the upcoming Bangladesh National Building Code?

A building code is a set of rules that specify minimum standards for the construction of buildings. Buildings must conform to the code to obtain permission from the regulatory authority, usually from a local government body.

Permeable concrete for sustainable construction

Permeable concrete, also known as pervious concrete, is a special type of concrete which is high in porosity, thus making the infiltration of water into the ground easier. While regular concrete contains an admixture of coarse aggregate, sand and water, permeable concrete contains little or no sand in order to make it porous.

Realtors happy, cement, steel-makers not

The proposed budget for the next fiscal year has drawn mixed reactions from the construction sector with realtors set to see a cut in registration cost and no VAT rise whereas cement and steel manufacturers have expressed disappointment.

Construction sector against any tax, VAT hike

The upcoming budget should not impose any new tax, duty or value-added tax on the construction sector and rather explore ways to

Recycling demolished concrete waste

Worldwide consumption of concrete is estimated at 20 billion tonnes. To produce such a huge volume of concrete, we need 14 billion

Durability of Concrete: Health and Safety Related Issues

Concrete is a widely used construction material all over the world. Buildings, bridges, tunnels and all of our infrastructures are mostly made of concrete. We may plan a structure for a 50 to 100-year service life.

What you should know about corrosion

Corrosion is degradation of the properties of materials due to interactions with their environment. It results in loss of function of the component or system. Most metals are susceptible to corrosion.

FIRE SAFETY ISSUES IN BUILDINGS OF DHAKA CITY

The human race advanced from the Stone Age when it found a way to control and use fire. Control means the ability to ignite and