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This study examined crack repair methods using alginate gel films (1.5 wt.%) mixed with healing agents under wet and dry actions. The healing agents consist of Bacillus subtilis (natto) as an aerobic microorganism and glucose as an organic carbon source, thereby producing insoluble [...]

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Existing RC Buildings have some cracks and the repairing service might last the buildings for long life. The durability of the RC component is evaluated by several ways as like as carbonation resistance test, permeability test, water penetration test, and so on. Therefore, it need [...]

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The aim of this work is to better understand the influence of drying conditions and moisture content of concrete on the carbonation kinetics during accelerated tests. Cylindrical specimens of a typical concrete formulation for buildings were dried, after 28 days wet curing, under [...]

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In North America, clay bricks are qualified as durable if they meet either the ASTM C216 or CAN/CSA A82.1 standard. Although these standards are widely used in North America, they have not been linked with pore Structure (PS). Furthermore, moisture content and pore structure (PS) [...]

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Freezing and ground water in road constructions have a strong influence on the asphalt layer and unbound layer of road pavement. This is also one of the main problems that lead to many and frequent remediation works of all types of roads in Slovenia. After winters with temperatures [...]

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The rapid growth of the world's construction industry is profoundly affecting the cost of construction materials, as well as the natural resources required to produce the materials and environment. Besides, waste plastic bottles are also becoming another challenge in our surroundings [...]