About the book
Civil Engineering Materials and their Testing introduces the reader to the basic construction materials like cement, aggregate, concrete, steel and brick. It gives an account of their origin, classifications, engineering properties, qualities, and standard tests. Each test includes its objective, apparatus/equipments, material requirements, formula, precautions and stepwise procedure in a lucid manner. Space for observations and results are also provided. Factors affecting different materials properties are also covered. It also deals with the functioning and maintenance of a variety of well-labeled apparatus and modern testing machines.