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THE COMPRESSION TEST

The compression test shows the compressive strength of hardened concrete. The testing is done in a laboratory off-site. The only work done on-site is to make a concrete cylinder for the compression test. The strength is measured in Megapascals (MPa) and is commonly specified as a characteristic strength of concrete …

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Storage of Cement

STORAGE Cement should be stored off the ground in a well-aired, clean, dry place. Wrapping the cement bags in plastic sheets gives extra protection, Bulk cement will normally be stored in silos. AGGREGATES Aggregates are of two basic types COARSE: crushed rock, gravel or screenings.FINE: fine and coarse sands and …

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