This ASTM standard will help you learn how to properly sample freshly mixed concrete from truck mixers and stationary mixers.
This guide will teach you how to perform compressive strength testing. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C39. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.
ASTM C617 discusses how to cap concrete cylinders in order to create a plane, level surface to break them on. This guide will help you learn how to cap cylinders with molten sulfur mortar, including safety tips, the equipment you will need, and the ASTM C617 procedure itself.
Examples of architecture designed, constructed or renovated with malice by a seriously annoyed and very determined individual. A fun page of quirky buildings!
This guide will teach you how to take the temperature of freshly mixed concrete. It covers the reasons to perform this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C1064. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM standard as well as a study guide for the ACI exam.
Was Frank Lloyd Wright really as great as we claim him to be? Learn how Wright forever changed American architecture - and why the home you now live in could be one of his descendants.
A look at some excellent examples of 21st century architecture in Manchester, England focussing on Manchester architecture of the 21st century.
This guide will teach you how to perform the slump test on hydraulic cement concrete. It covers the reasons you are performing this test, the equipment needed, and the procedure of ASTM C143. It is intended to be a supplement to reading the ASTM as well as a study tool for the ACI exam.
An architectural tour of Chicago's historic Michigan Avenue Hotels. This article includes the Hilton Chicago, Blackstone, Congress, and Auditorium Building.
10 'nail houses' - examples of buildings which have remained in place long after their neighbourhood has changed - the result of great obstinacy or business acumen. A fun page of quirky buildings!
Learn about the arts and crafts or craftsman style Milwaukee Bungalows and their characteristics and features.
Did you know that it's possible to construct a house using plastic bottles? In this article, I explain how it works.
This article will help you learn how to find the bulk specific gravity and volumetric thickness of asphalt cores, in order to find out how effectively a patch of asphalt has been compacted.
This guide will show you how to do the ASTM C138 procedure to calculate the unit weight of a sample of concrete, as well as other important parameters such as yield, gravimetric air content, and theoretical density for the whole batch.
Chicago's Pennsylvania Railroad Freight Terminal was an architectural masterpiece in a city noted for its brilliant buildings. So why do so few Chicagoans know about this amazing building?