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QUESTION BANK for CON QUIZ 2014

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The VERY FIRST crack to likely to happen in any cement or concrete component in any structure

Structural Crack

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B Shrinkage Crack

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C Corrosion Crack

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D Creep Crack

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When COATING type CURING COMPOUNDS are applied on concrete members, the curing mechanism is

NEW water is SUPPPLIED ( Released ) from the Curing Compound Coating Film into the
concrete body
B The ORIGINAL water added during concrete mixing is PRESERVED by the Impermeable
Curing Compound coating film membrane which prevents evaporation of moisture from
inside the concrete
C The curing compound coating film serves as a SACRIFICIAL layer exhausting itself by
evaporation but prevents evaporation of original moisture inside the concrete
D The film formed around the concrete by coating the curing compound ABSORBS the
natural moisture available in atmospheric humidity and supplies that external moisture
into the concrete

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the following four types of Coarse Aggregates ( CA ), which will be the best suited for making a dense
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strong good quality concrete?
A

Gap Graded
B Well - Graded
C Uniformly Graded CA
CA
CA
D All types of grain size grading of CA will make the same quality of concrete ( i.e. )
concrete quality does not depend on grading of CA

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The deposition of most of the coarse aggregates to the bottom of freshly laid concrete layer INSTEAD of
remaining throughout the vertical thickness is called as

Plastic Shrinkage

B Bleeding

C Crazing

D Segregation

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fine aggregates is called as MORTAR; but the same mixture of Cement &
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mixed also with Coarse Aggregates, then the other name of the CEM + FA mix is called as .
A

Mortar

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A

Matrix

C Concrete

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D Metrix

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Mineral
Admixtures

Cement

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A

B Pozzola
na

C Volcanic
Ash

There is no common name

Adhesive Material

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No common name

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The phenomenon in which the sand increases in volume due to increase in its moisture content is called as

B Heaving

C Swelling

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D Bulking

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The pipe used to place the concrete under the ground water or below water bodies is called as

B Pour Pipe

C Tremie Pipe

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The test on fresh concrete to compare its weight and volume is called as

Specific Gravity
Test

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A

Binder

Placing Pipe

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A

Bulging

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The common name for cement substitutes like Fly Ash, Silica Fume, Rice Husk Ash, Brick Surkhi, etc, is

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FA when

B Yield Test

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Unit Weight
Test

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D Through
Pipe

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D Specific Volume Test

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If Specific Gravity of Coarse Aggregates is very high, say S > 2.8, then the problem in fresh concrete will be ?

For given total weight, volume will be


excess
For given total weight, volume will be
shortage

B For given total weight, volume will be same as with


normal CA
D Total volume depends on shape/size and not on Sp
Gr

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A
C

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C Ferroceme
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D OPC

Choose the ODD One Out

Compaction Factor
Test

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C Flow Table Test

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Choose the ODD One Out

Segregation

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B Sulphate Resistant
Cement

Slump Cone
Test

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B Externally Vibrated Concrete


D Internally Vibrated Concrete

Choose the ODD One OUT

Slag
Cement

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A

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Self Compacting Concrete


Roller Compacted Concrete

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ZERO Slump concrete is used for

B Spalling

D J Ring Test

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C Bleeding

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D Slump Loss

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For good quality and accurate controlling, the preferred method of measuring of quantities of raw materials for
concrete making is

Volumetric Batching

Both are equally good and accurate practices

Weigh Batching

Concrete Quality does not depend on quantities of raw


materials at all

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A
C

A
C

A
C

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The purpose of adding Gypsum while manufacturing cement is

B To avoid Air Setting


D To increase Strength of Cement

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To remove formwork quickly, instead of waiting for normal duration after casting of concrete, the type of
cement to be used is

B Quick Setting
Cement

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C PPC

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D OPC

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To allow vehicles to quickly roll over the concrete road / bridge slab, withwaiting for 28 days the type of cement
to be used is

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Rapid Hardening Cement

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B Quick Setting
Cement

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Particle Size in Micron

Total Surface Area of Particles per


Gram Wt

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PPC

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Fineness of Cement is expressed in terms of

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C2S, C3S, C3A, C4AF


B Vicats Compounds
D Bogues Compounds

Rapid Hardening Cement

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Collective name for the 4 compounds formed during the Hydration of Cement -

To encourage / accelerate Flash Setting


To avoid Flash Setting

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B Accelerated Aerated Curing


D Autoclaved Asbestos Cement

Le Chateliers Compounds
Portland Compounds

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Accelerated Aerated Concrete


Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

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AAC stands for

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D OPC

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B Any one of these two units are used as


required
D None of these

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The quality control test method in which a metal rod is pressed against the concrete surface and its extent of
returning back is measured to evaluate the concrete strength is called as

Schindlers Rebound
Hammer Test

Schmidts Rebound
Hammer Test

C Pull Back
Test

D Push Out
Test

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C Solid
Cement

Cement Concrete

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Whether it is summer or winter or rainy season, the water QUANTITY added while mixing concrete will be
the SAME as calculated INITIALLY IN THE MIX DESIGN ( i.e NO EXTRA WATER ) IF the Fine and
Coarse Aggregates are

B Saturated

C SSD
Condition

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In Room Temperature

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Blaines Apparatus is used to determine which property of cement ?

Soundn
ess

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C Fineness

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D Setting Times

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The main difference between Quarry Dust and Manufactured Sand is

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While proportioning the raw materials for concrete, inspite of the best compaction after pouring, some 1 % or
2% air is held inside the concrete volume. This air is called as

Entrapped Air

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Quarry Dust is a waste byproduct obtained during the crushing of boulders while
manufacturing Coarse Aggregates whereas Manufactured Sand is a scientifically
manufactured product.
In Quarry Dust, the particle sizes are not properly graded but in Manufactured Sand,
there is proper grading of the particles.
Actually there is no difference in any of the properties between Quarry Dust and
Manufactured Sand. Just the two names are used in different regions and different
states for the SAME product.
Quarry Dust and Manufactured Sand both may be same or they may be different; it is
difficult to define

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0
A

B Clinker

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Strengh

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The coarse and fine aggregates are stored in open ground under the sky in a RMC Plant. During hot summer
day, the batching is done. Then the QUANTITY of water added to prepare the concrete mix will be

DRY

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No extra water at all; Extra water will be added only if more slump is required
Will be same as added during a cold winter rainy day
Same as the initially calculated water quantity
More than the initially calculated water quantity; this extra water is to compensate for
the ABSORPTION by the aggregates

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B Vacuum Compaction Method


D Vacuum Dewatering Method

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Cement
Coke

A
B
C
D

During Cement Manufacture, solid lumps appearing like coal are formed after the fusion of raw materials
inside the Kiln . These lumps are also exported in ships instead of exporting cement powder. These lumps are
called as

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Vacuum Method
Pressure & Jolting Method

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B

A
C

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The method of compaction of concrete in which the water poured for mixing is partly removed after the
concrete is laid by applying a low pressure on the concrete surface is called as

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B Entrained Air

C Enclosed Air

SSD means

B Saturated Sun Dried

D Voided Air

Saturated Surface Dry

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A

D Super Saturated Densified

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RMC means

Rapidly
Mixed
Concrete

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B Raw Materials
for Concrete

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C Ready Made
Concrete

D Ready Mix
Concrete

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Crushed Rock Fines

B Crushed Rock Filler

Crusher Reactive Flume

D Compression Resistant Fines

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B
C
D

B Cylinder
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C Both will have same


strength

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D Strength does not depend


on shape

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If Cylinders are used to find the compressive strength of concrete, then the standard ratio of its
Diameter : Height is

1:2

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A

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From the same concrete mix, 3 cubes and 3 cylinders are cast on same day and all are tested on same 28th
day in a CTM machine. Which shape will exhibit HIGHER COMPRESSIVRE STRENGTH ( NOT the Load but the
Stress ) ?

Cube
s

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A

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CRF means

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B 2:1

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C 1:1

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D 2:2

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Good quality manufacturers of cement, in order to improve the quality or to give better facility to the
customer, alter the Setting Times of their cement product in which of the following ways?

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Increase both the IST MORE than 30 minutes and also INCREASE the FST MORE than
10 hours
Increase the IST MORE than 30 minutes and Decrease the FST LESS than 10 hours
DECREASE both the IST and FST lesser than the IS code values of 30 minutes and 600
minutes
There is no use practically by varying the setting times.

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Time Vs Strength between OPC & PPC (1 upper curve and


2 lower curve )
Choose the correct pair

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A Graph 1 for OPC and 2 for PPC


B Graph 1 for PPC and 2 for OPC
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Any graph may present any type of cement ( because


both OPC and PPC exhibit both types of behaviours )

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From the above graph, and from the correct answer for the previous question, now choose the correct
statement

Formwork may be removed in a shorter time if OPC is used but formwork may have to be
left in place for a longer time if PPC is used.

B
C

Whether it is OPC or PPC, both the cements will acquire the same strength ultimately
after 28 days
Both the statements A and B are correct
D Both the statements A and B are
wrong

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A Plasticize
r

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A

B Superplasticiz
er

Slump
Booster

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A
B
C
D

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to HRWR

M 10 and M 20

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C M15 and M20

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D M 15 for
both

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Concrete with ZERO Slump is used for situations like

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D The 3 chemicals are not at all related

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A Roads, Dams where Roller Compaction


is used
C Industrial floors requiring high impact
strength

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As per the current Indian Code of Practice, the minimum grades of concretes for PCC and RCC are

M10 and M15

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The common popular name for the concrete chemical called as HIGH RANGE WATER REDUCER ( HRWR ) is

B
D

small elements like Beams, with more


reinforcement
Any concrete element

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L In RMC Plants, every month end, the stores and production managers compare the total weight of cement
purchased and total of all weights of cements used to supply concretes to various clients. Every month the
two totals did not tally. All weighing machines and sensors and other systems were found to be perfectly
accurate at all times. The total of cements supplied as concrete was always lesser than the total cement
purchased. The reason for this discrepancy could be

Concrete is sold in Volume but Cement is purchased in weight. During volume to weight
conversion, some error may creep in due to varying Specific Gravity of cements
Cement purchased and stored in silos may be lost to about 2 to 5% as DUST loss in air
inspite of all silos, conveyors, mixers, etc. being airtight.
Dust loss cannot be a reason since all components are airtight. The only reason will be
minor errors in weighing sensors since their accuracy and sensitivity will be affected by
the Dynamic forces and severe dusty environment.
Both due to dust loss and also due to sensor mistakes.

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The test set up on a


concrete cylinder is
A Split Tension Test
B

Split Compression
Test

Beam Flexure
C
Test
D Compression Test

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The equipment is

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Concrete Rebound
Hammer

Ultrasonic Pulse
Velocity Tester

Concrete Surface
Hardness Tester

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D Just a Steel Flask


Match X,Y,Z with Correct Slump
Types

A
B
C
D

SCC

Shear

Zero

Shear

True

Shear

Zero

Shear

True

Collaps
e
Collaps
e
Zero

The equipment is
for

The equipment is for

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Flowability Test
for SCC

A Flow Table Test

Aggregates
Segregation Test

Segregation
B Test under
Vibration

Test for Bleeding


while pouring into
Columns

Compaction
Factor Test

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Cube
Compaction

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SCREED

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C SPREAD

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C

Indian Concrete Institute & American Concrete


Institute
Indian Cement Institute & American Cement
Institute

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D CARPET

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ICI and ACI stand for

C Centrifuge

For concrete floors without tiles or Stones finish,then to over and above the RCC slab, to form the Floor
Finish, a thin layer of PCC with rich cement content and only with 12 mm and down coarse aggregates is laid
as the final finish. This thin layer of PCC is called as

SCREEN

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B Indian Concrete Institute & American Cement


D

Institute
Indian Cement Institute & American Concrete
Institute

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PSC means

Prestrengthened Concrete

B Prestrained Concrete

Polished Surface Concrete

D Prestressed Concrete

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40m

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Expansion Joints are provided in Concrete pavements at a maximum interval of

35m

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C 45m

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D 54m

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In ordinary OPC cements, after water is added, what are the chemical and physical processes taking place?
Choose the correct sequence based on time

A Hardening - Hydration Setting

B Setting - Hydration Hardening

C Hydration Setting Hardening

D Hardening - Setting - Hydration

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A Setting 28 Days AND Hardening 10 Hours

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B Hardening 10 Hours AND Setting


28 Days
D Setting 10 Hours AND Hardening
28 Days

C Setting 10 Days AND Hardening 28 Days

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For ordinary OPC cements, choose the correct pair of durations required normally

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IF due to some reason, the Transit Mixer fully loaded with fresh concrete has to keep waiting at site without
being able to unload the concrete into the pump. Then to preserve the quality of fresh concrete during the
waiting period, which of the following precautions has to be undetrtaken?

A Add Sugar to

concrete

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HPC means

Add lot of
Water

C Rotate Transit
Mixer FASTLY

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D Stop Mixer Rotation

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A High Permeability Concrete


C High Porosity Concrete

B High Paste Content Concrete


D High Performance Concrete

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Reasons for using FRC to construct Concrete Pavement for Airport Runway

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A To increase Abrasion
B To increase Impact
C Both the reasons A and B
Resistance
Resistance
D Not for any strength increase but the steel fibres will act as Sacrificial Corroders and
thereby protect the main steel reinforcement inside

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A Steel rods
B Steel rods
cracks
C Steel rods
D Steel rods

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Shrink in volume, Suck the cover concrete IN and thereby concrete cracks
get powdered and lose bond with the cover concrete and thereby concrete
swell in volume, push the cover concrete out and thereby concrete cracks
crack and break and PUNCH the cover concrete out and thereby concrete cracks

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The above process of cracking of Cover Concrete due to corrosion of steel inside is named as

A Spoiling

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When the steel reinforcement inside RCC corrodes, then the

Spilling

C Swelling

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D Spalling

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In concrete members, some cracks keep on propagating continuously but some cracks stop growing after
some time. These two types of cracks are called as

A Structural & Non-structural Cracks


C Continuous and Non-continuous Cracks

B Active & Passive Cracks


D Long Term and Short Term Cracks

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A Alignment Ratio

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C Buckling Ratio

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D Fibre Ratio

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4. 75 mm

C 475

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D 2.36 mm

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After removing the formwork, lots of voids are visible even exposing the reinforcement inside. Such a defect is
called

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Honeycomb

C Segregation

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D Bleeding

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To verify the Grade of Cement

A Compression
days
B Compression
days
C Compression
days
D Compression
days

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Aspect Ratio

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A Voided Concrete

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The limiting or Boundary size of Grains between Fine Aggregates and Coarse Aggregates is

A 4750

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In fibre reinforced concrete, the ratio between length and diameter of an individual fibre is called as

Test is carried out on 50cm 2 size Mortar Cubes which are cured for 28
Test is carried out on 50cm 2 size Mortar Cubes which are cured for 7
Test is carried out on 50cm 2 size Cement Cubes which are cured for 28
Test is carried out on 50cm 2 size Concrete Cubes which are cured for 28

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As per BIS method of Mix Design, The Target Mean Strength of M20 grade concrete is

A = 20 MPa

B < 20
Mpa

>20
Mpa

D Not related to 20 MPa any way

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The other technical name for GRADE of Concrete as per BIS method of Mix Design is

A Target Mean Strength

C Structural Design Strength

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B

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River Sand

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Stone
Aggregates

D Water

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In one type of concrete only Coarse aggregates are packed dryly but with maximum compaction or by
proper orientation so that voids are minimum. Then cement slury or polymer liquid is injected at high
pressure so that all voids are filled and also all aggregates are bonded. This concrete is called as

A Prepacked
Concrete

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Voided
Concrete

No Fines
Concrete

D Vacuum
Concrete

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The nominal unit weight of plain ordinary concrete made with river sand and stone aggregates is

A 24
kN/m3

2,400
kg/m3

Both A
nd B

25
kN/m

None of these

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Choose the best match

Vibrator
Type
1 Needle
Vibrator
2 Screed
Vibrator

#
P
Q

3 Formwork
Vibrator

4 Table
Vibrator

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Characteristic Compressive Strength

The chemically inert material among the various raw materials used in concrete is

A Cement

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Concrete Member
Type
Prefabricated
Concrete Members
Industrial Floor
Concrete poured on
Ground
Lab Concrete
Specimens

A 1 P and 2 Q and 3 R and 4


S
B 1 S and 2 Q and 3 P and 4
R

Cast in- situ Column


& Beam

D 1 P and 2 Q and 3 R and 4


S

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The correct match is

C 1 R and 2 Q and 3 P and 4


S

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5 different types of Gradations of aggregates are represented above


Dense Graded,
Well Graded,
Open Graded,
Uniformly Graded,
Gap -Graded Curves
Name the Curve which

AGGREGATES
A Curve No 1
B

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A
B
C
D

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Curve No 2

represents GAP GRADED

C Curve No 3 and also


4

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In RCC Design, when Factor of Safety ( FoS ) values are assigned for materails,

Steel Reinforcement is given a HIGHER FoS than the FoS given for Concrete
Concrete is given a HIGHER FoS than the FoS given for Steel Reinforcement
Both Concrete and Steel Reinforcement are given SAME FoS
The values of FoS assigned for the Concrete and Steel Reinforcement materials do not
depend on the material but depend on the type of structural member

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A lorry brings River Sand to the RMC plant. The sand is found to be wet. The stores manager rejected that
loads and sent it back.
The lorry driver took it back to his stock yard, dumped on the ground and allowed the sand to get dried.
Next day the same but now DRY sand was loaded in the same lorry and went to the RMC Plant.
Now the same manager accepts and buys that load. He is also aware that this was the sand that was
rejected by him the previous day for being wet. The reason for rejecting in wet state and accepting in dry
state is
( Clue : Sand is Purchased on VOLUMETRIC

basis )
A
B
C
D

Wet sand shows less volume due to bulking


Wet sand shows more weight due to moisture weight
Wet sand shows more volume due to bulking
No specific technical reason; just for practical convenience; wet sand if purchased and
dumped and stored in the RMC premises, will create nuisance like bacteria and algae
growth, attracting dogs which like to sleep on wet sand, etc.

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SUPPOSE in the previous question, if the sand was purchased on WEIGHT basis, ( and not on volume
basis ) , now also the stores manager rejects the wet sand but accepts dry sand. The reason

A Wet sand shows less volume due to bulking


B Wet sand shows more weight due to moisture weight
C Wet sand shows more volume due to bulking

D No specific technical reason; just for practical convenience; wet sand if purchased and
dumped and stored in the RMC premises, will create nuisance like bacteria and algae
growth, attracting dogs which like to sleep on wet sand, etc.

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A To increase the DUCTILITY of the joint


concrete
C Increase the abrasion resistance of joint
concrete

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Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete is used atleast in the Beam Column Joints of RCC Frames while in
reamining parts of the frame, the same grade concrete without fibres is used. The reason for using SFRC
in Beam Column Joints ( along with regular Steel Bar Reinforcements )

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B Absorb shocks arising during


earthquake.
D No technical reason. Just
Psychological satisfaction.

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Steel Reinforcement is given a Lower FoS ( factor of safety say 1.15 ) than the FoS assigned for Concrete
( 2.22 ). The reason for this differential FoS is

A Steel fails in DUCTILE Manner while Concrete fails in BRITTLE manner


B Steel is BRANDED while Concrete is UNBRANDED in terms of manufacturing quality and
reliability
C Steel is a Metal and hence Stronger than Concrete
D No specific reasons; Just some old conventions

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FORMWORK

Assume to use ORDINARY CONCRETE ---Regarding the removal of formworks for SLABS, the bottom support materials namely PANELS ( Horizontal FLAT
sheets in STEEL or PLYWOOD ) and PROPS ( Vertical Logs / Pipes ), for SAFETY as well as Economy of hire
charges for, the best procedure is

A Remove both the Panels and also the Props SIMULTANEOUSLY


4 weeks after casting
B First remove all props 1 week after casting and then remove all panels 4 weeks after
casting
C First remove all panels 1 week after casting and then remove all props 4 weeks after
casting
D There is no strict rule regarding which one to remove first; the contractor can remove
either the panels or props any one first, any one he wants for next work or he wants to
return back to reduce hiring charges

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A Skipform

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Slipform

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C Slide
Form

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The proper way of setting the formwork for a long beam is

A Provide a perfectly FLAT HORIZONTAL formwork


C Provide a formwork HOGGED upwards

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The type of formwork which climbs automatically up and up above as the concrete construction progresses
( say for example a RCC Chimney ). The formwork supports itself on the concrete JUST CAST in the PREVIOUS
DAY and there is no support for the formwork from the ground. This formwork is called as

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B Provide a formwork SAGGED


downwards
D Formwork horizontal or
curved does not matter

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Choose the correct terminology for


the two formwork elements shown
A
Span and Prop
B
Beam and Column

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Adjustable Span and


Adjustable Prop

Metal Formwork Systems

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The PROFILED Steel Sheet ( shown by Black


Arrow ) is used to support the
Reinforcements and Concrete and
permanently left in place. This steel sheet
is called

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Deck Sheet

Lost Formwork.

Soffit Formwork

D
A
A
C
A
B
C
D

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C
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B
C
D

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A
C
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B
C
D

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B
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STEEL REINFORCEMENT

In Steel Rebar Reinforcement manufacturing, the rebars are described as Fe 250, Fe 415, Fe 500, etc. the
numbers 250, 415 ,--- represent which property of the steel rebar?

Elastic Limit
B Yield Strength
C Ultimate Strength
Strength
D The maximum load in kN that can be sustained by one rebar

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In Steel Rebar Reinforcement manufacturing, the rebars are described as Fe 250, Fe 415, Fe 500, etc. the
numbers 250, 415 are yield strengths of the rebars expressed in

kN/mm

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B kN/m2

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MPa

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In Rebar terminology, CTD stands for

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Corrosion Tolerant Deformed

B Cold Twisted Deformed

Cold Temperature Deformed

D Cover Thickness Dependent

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A
C

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Temperature Modified
Treatment
Thermo-Mechanically
Twisted

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TMT means for

B TOTAL & MEAN Temperatures ( applied during heat


treatment of steel )

D Thermo-Mechanically Treated

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SPLICING of rebars means

Cutting a rebar to the required length

Bending of the rebar as per the drawing shapes.

Joining two or more PARALLEL rebars along their lengths when the available standard
length is not adequate or just when two different rebar pieces have to be joined to
increase the overall length.
D Applying a coating glue on both the rebar surfaces along the overlapping length, so that
the joint is strong

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In steel reinforcement, CRS means

Corrosion Resistant Steel

B Corrosion Reduction Steel

Cold Rerolled Steel

D Cold Rolled Steel

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In steel reinforcement, the acronym HR / CR stands for

Heat Resistant / Cold Rolled

B High Range Corrosion Resistant

Hot Rolled / Cold Rolled

D Humidity Resistant / Corrosion


Resistant

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The picture besides represents a

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Block

B Pipe Seater

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Concrete Block

C used in Sea Shore


Protection

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D Sculpture in
Concrete

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The picture besides represents a

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Four
Legged
Stirrup

Two Legged

B Stirrup

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To increase bond between concrete and steel

To form corrosion protective coating for EXPOSED


DOWEL Rods

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B For giving colour coating for


Aesthetics
D Providing protection against
Corrosion

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B Tendons

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C Tensile Wires

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D Nerve
Steel

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Stirrups reinforcements (Rectangular Rings ) are provided in BEAMS around the longitudinal bars. These rings
are provided for the purpose of

Confining the Concrete

To resist Shear forces

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B Holding the Longitudinal bars in


place
D All the
E None of the
above
above

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The standard stock lengths available for rebars in the Indian Market, are

6m and 12 m

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Eight Sided

D Stirrup

The special high tensile steel wires used in Prestressed Concrete are called as

Tensile Fabrics

Four Sided
Stirrup

The steel reinforcements after cutting and bending are soaked in Cement Slurry and Dried before
assembling. This procedure is done for the purpose of

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B 5m and 10 m

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RCC Colummn is ( as per IS Code )

C 8

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A 2 legged Stirrup

D 12

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The steel
B 5 legged Stirrup
reinforcement shown is
C Chair or Stool
called as

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D Fan Hook

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In RCC slabs, the alternative bars are bent-up; the purpose of doing this is

To resist shear forces

To reinforce the top edge


of slab

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D 8m and 12
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The minimum number of main rods ( Vertical) in a CIRCULAR

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C 6m and 10m

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To provide part of the NEGATIVE Bending Moment


Reinforcement
No specific reason; just some age old practice

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HYSD means

High Yielding Structural Ductile

B High Yield Strength Ductile

High Yield Strength Deformed

D High Yield Strength Durable

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U shaped rebars are delivered at the site. Choose the Correct Sequence of operations carried out by barbender

A
B
C
D

Cover Block Tying Removal of Kinks / Bends Cutting Bending Assembling Binding
Straightening
Straightening Removal of Kinks / Bends Cutting Bending Assembling Binding
Cover Block Tying
Cutting - Straightening Removal of Kinks / Bends Bending Assembling Cover Block
Tying - Binding
Cutting Bending Straightening Removal of Kinks / Bends Assembling Binding
Cover Block Tying

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The per metre length self weight of a given diameter rebar is HEAVIER Than the IS code prescribed values.

The steel is supplied free of cost by the client to the contractor. The contractor raises bills for the

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barbending labour works done based on the TOTAL LENGTHS of different


reinforcements in various RCC elements.

With suh HEAVIER rebars, who stands to gain or lose economically? ( Remember the client buys the steel
reinforcements from market on weight basis )

Contractor suffers loss while billing

Client suffers loss Only while buying the steel from market

Client suffers loss BOTH while buying the steel from market and also while paying to
contractor
No loss for anybody. Both the Client and the Structure gain by getting stronger
reinforcement

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A procedure called Steel Reconciliation is carried out after every month or once in three months or so in
construction projects. The weights of steel purchased and weights of steel reinforcements fabricated are
compared. The purchased weight total is always higher than the fabricated weight total. The reason for this
discrepancy is

Steel weight lost due to cutting wastage and scrap

Steel is purchased in weight on actual weight PHYSICALLY WEIGHED while transporting


from dealer to site
But after fabricating, the weights are calculated ( NOT WEIGHED physically ) based on
standard PER METRE LENGTH SELF WEIGHT values prescribed in code
Both the reasons above.

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No technical reason at all. Actually lot of steel is lost by getting buried in the soil in the
project premises due to storing for a long time on ground. They do not get accounted
while comparing the purchased weights and fabricated weights

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Connecting system used to join the 2 reinforcement rods shown


besides is called as
A

Connector

Sleeve

Coupler

Tube

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Two Circular Piles are shown. Both views show the vertical
reinforcements and also the lateral reinforcements. Choose
the correct pair

VIEW 1
A

Separate Ring Ties

VIEW 2
Separate Spiral/ Helical Ties

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Separate Ring Ties

Continuous Circular Ties

Separate Helical Ties

Separate Ring Ties

Continuous Spiral/ Helical


Ties
Continuous Spiral/ Helical
Ties

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The vertical NAIL like projecting rod is


called as

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Slab Stirrup

Shear Stud

Shear Stick

Web Shear Wick

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C
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