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Building Materials and Concrete Technology lab

Building materials and concrete technology laboratory provides facilities to conduct all quality control tests on cement, aggregates and concrete (Fresh and hardened). Students learn the standard procedure to test the quality of building materials and concrete in line with the corresponding IS codes. The behaviour and properties of structural materials, e.g. cement, aggregates, paste, mortar, concrete can be better understood in detailed. The students will become familiar with the nature and properties of these materials by conducting laboratory tests. The lab has equipment for conducting destructive and non-destructive tests on concrete to verify quality in the post-construction phase, the equipment in the laboratory are extensively utilized for projects by students.


  1. Providing the students with sufficient information about the principles of production of concrete material, its constituents, and behaviors.
  2. Qualifying the students in controlling the quality of fresh and hardened concrete in both lab and field.
  3. Teaching the students for taking into account the sustainability aspects of producing concrete.
  4. To prepare the students to effectively link theory with practice and application and to demonstrate background of the theoretical aspects.
  5. To prepare the students to generate and analyze data using experiments and to apply elements of data statistics.
  6. To prepare the students to have hands on experiments and to have exposure to equipment and machines.


  1. Normal consistency of cement
  2. Determination of setting time of standard cement paste
  3. Specific gravity of cement
  4. Fineness test of cement by sieve analysis
  5. Compressive strength test of hydraulic cement
  6. Soundness of cement
  7. Fineness test of cement by Blaine’s air
  8. Slump test
  9. Compaction factor test
  10. Vee-bee consistometer
  11. Determine compressive strength of cubic concrete specimens
  12. Determine flexural strength of concrete specimens
  13. Determine splitting tensile strength of cylindrical concrete specimens
  14. Particle size distribution of fine aggregates
  15. Determination of specific gravity of fine aggregate
  16. Flakiness index:
  17. Elongation index
  18. Angularity number test
  19. Aggregate impact value test
  20. Aggregate crushing value test
  21. Aggregate abrasion value test
  22. Tile abrasion test
  23. Particle Size Distribution of coarse Aggregates
  24. Determination of specific gravity of course aggregate