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CE5010 – MODERN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Assignment – 1
(a) Make a list of materials that are (i) commonly used in construction industry, (ii) rarely / sparingly used materials in the construction industry, (iii) materials that are not used but can be used in the construction industry
(b) Visit the Sports Complex and the Community Centre at IIT Madras and find out the materials used for construction and prepare a report.
Materials commonly used in the construction industry * Concrete – Cement, Lime, Sand, Aggregates, Fly Ash, Water * Wood, Bamboo, Timber * Stones – Granite, Basalt, Limestone, Marble, Quartizite, Shale, Slate * Silt, Clay, Mud, Moorum, Puzzolona, Thatch * Gypsum * Brick, Crushed Bricks * Metals – Aluminum, Bronze, Copper, Nickel * Galvanized Iron, cast Iron, Ductile Iron, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel * Asbestos * Glass * Gypsum Plaster * PVC, HDPE, Plastics * Ceramics, Mosaic * Epoxy Coating * Paint * PTFE Roofing, Terracotta Tiles * Coal Tar, Bitumen * Plaster Boards * Fabric, Rubber, Foam Board, Plywood * Admixtures – Lignosulphonates, Vinyl Polymers, Polycarboxylate Ethers * Plaster Boards * Epoxy, Neoprene
Materials rarely / sparingly used in the construction industry * Stones – Flag Stones * Asphalt * Metals – Chromium, Titanium, Gold, Silver * Silica Fumes * Glass Fiber * Fiber Cement Sheeting * Ice * Aluminum Composite Wall Claddings
Materials not used but can be used in the construction industry * Rise Husk ash * Coke, * Clinker, Furnace Slag * Volcanic Tuff * Paper Crete * Diamond * Used Tires, Glass / Plastic Bottles

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