Fingertips nugget list

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Total number of nuggets: 1039


Alphabetical list of Fingertip titles:

• Accelerating admixtures  (473)

• Accreditation schemes  (69)

• Acid etched finish  (726)

• Acids and concrete  (284)

• Admixture standards  (57)

• Admixtures for concrete  (127)

• Admixtures for home use  (406)

• Aerated concrete  (15)

• Aggregate defects.  (523)

• Aggregate for home use  (405)

• Aggregate sizes  (129)

• Aggregate softening  (514)

• Aggregate transparency  (971)

• Aggregate type  (130)

• Aggregates for concrete  (128)

• Air Content Test  (561)

• Airfield concrete  (442)

• Airports and concrete.  (626)

• Angle grinder  (741)

• Approach to design  (228)

• Assessment - general  (438)

• Aureole in concrete  (975)

• Autogenous healing  (651)

• Autographic batch records  (1052)

• Bacteriological attack  (518)

• Bagged cements  (803)

• Bar bending - tolerances  (1021)

• Basement grades and types  (1016)

• Basic properties  (525)

• Basis of design  (233)

• Batch water reduction  (197)

• Batching by volume - DIY  (440)

• Batching concrete.  (210)

• Beam & block floors  (313)

• Beam and block floors  (1034)

• Beam vibrators  (215)

• Bending schedules  (115)

• Benefits of prestressing  (538)

• Biological growth  (519)

• Bleeding and segregation  (832)

• Blocks and bricks  (27)

• Blow holes  (453)

• Bolted Linings  (319)

• Bonding aids  (493)

• Box Culverts  (301)

• Breaking out  (491)

• Bridge expansion joints  (735)

• Bridges and concrete.  (169)

• Bridges and tunnels  (627)

• Brushed finish  (881)

• BS 8500 - Concrete  (436)

• Building a concrete pond  (601)

• Building a concrete pond  (809)

• Building applications  (253)

• Building Regulations  (66)

• Burnishing of concrete  (973)

• Calcuim chloride  (887)

• Capillary rise test  (987)

• Carbonation depth  (463)

• Carbonation of concrete  (736)

• Cathodic protection  (498)

• Cathodic protection  (937)

• Cathodic protection  (926)

• CE Marking  (564)

• Cement and additions  (132)

• Cement for home use  (270)

• Cement history  (286)

• Characteristic strength  (1055)

• Chemical deterioration  (280)

• Chloride extraction  (499)

• Chlorides and concrete.  (282)

• Chromium VI directive  (773)

• Civil engineering  (71)

• Clam test  (573)

• Cleaning – general  (578)

• Cold Joints  (372)

• Cold store floors  (998)

• Cold weather concreting  (392)

• Colour variation  (455)

• Colour variation  (920)

• Coloured concrete  (660)

• Column formwork  (857)

• Common questions  (665)

• Compacting & finishing  (207)

• Compaction of concrete.  (533)

• Compaction of concrete.  (531)

• Concise Eurocode 2  (813)

• Concrete - normal types  (163)

• Concrete beams  (272)

• Concrete cladding  (252)

• Concrete columns  (273)

• Concrete countertops  (565)

• Concrete drainage  (256)

• Concrete Drainage/Pipes  (328)

• Concrete fencing  (618)

• Concrete floor finishes  (636)

• Concrete footbridges  (367)

• Concrete for pumping  (554)

• Concrete foundations  (271)

• Concrete history  (287)

• Concrete Masonry  (722)

• Concrete paving  (254)

• Concrete paving blocks  (325)

• Concrete paving flags  (324)

• Concrete repairs  (490)

• Concrete resistivity  (444)

• Concrete Tiles  (323)

• Concrete walls  (248)

• Congested reinforcement  (648)

• Conrete pumps  (219)

• Constituent materials  (420)

• Constituents of concrete  (126)

• Construction aspects  (225)

• Construction of dams  (369)

• Construction questions  (696)

• Construction Waste  (864)

• Control of cracking  (889)

• Conveyors for concrete.  (220)

• Core drill  (744)

• Core drill trailer rigs  (828)

• Corrosion inhibitors  (497)

• COSHH Regulations  (61)

• Cover to reinforcement  (993)

• Crack injection  (489)

• Crack width measurement  (464)

• Cracks at joints  (23)

• Cracks in concrete  (99)

• Crib Walls  (317)

• CSA-belite cements  (1002)

• Cubes - general  (556)

• Curing concrete  (393)

• Cut and cover tunnels  (373)

• Dams and concrete.  (170)

• Decorative concrete  (162)

• deleted  (147)

• Demolition & recycling  (208)

• Demolition of concrete  (747)

• Design - definition of  (74)

• Design of falsework  (265)

• Design of formwork  (267)

• Design Principles  (47)

• Design working life  (750)

• Designed and Detailed  (919)

• Detailed inspection  (289)

• Deterioration by impact  (277)

• Diamond drill  (743)

• Diamond wire saw  (746)

• Diaphragm walls  (374)

• Dispensing admixtures  (485)

• Domestic (high-rise)  (402)

• Domestic (low rise)  (401)

• Double Tees  (312)

• Drilling and cutting  (740)

• Dry-packed materials  (59)

• Dry-shake toppings  (983)

• Duct liners  (235)

• Dumper trucks  (221)

• Durability design  (34)

• Durability of car parks  (634)

• Dust samples  (570)

• Dusting of concrete  (679)

• Early cement  (447)

• Early concrete  (445)

• Electrical conductivity  (996)

• Embodied CO2  (814)

• EN 1504: Part 4 to 6  (502)

• EN 1504: Parts 1 to 3  (501)

• EN 1504: Parts 7 to 10  (504)

• Encapsulating waste  (771)

• Environmental aspects  (77)

• Environmental questions  (698)

• Equipment and plant  (78)

• Erection & dismantling  (266)

• Erosion protection  (326)

• Expanded Linings  (321)

• Expanded Polystyrene  (340)

• External vibrators  (216)

• Fabric (historic)  (659)

• Fabric Reinforcement  (111)

• Failures and defects  (80)

• Falsework for concrete  (389)

• Fibre concrete  (527)

• Fibre reinforced floors  (247)

• Fibres for concrete  (144)

• Fibres for concrete  (775)

• Figg test  (572)

• Filler joist slabs  (739)

• Finish of concrete.  (176)

• Fire damage  (279)

• Fixing reinforcement  (120)

• Flat slabs  (847)

• Floor saw  (829)

• Floor surface regularity  (621)

• Flooring concrete  (160)

• Flow table test  (560)

• Flying forms  (536)

• Foamed Concrete  (355)

• Form ties  (48)

• Formwork - Demountable  (260)

• Formwork - Permanent  (259)

• Formwork for concrete  (388)

• Formwork liners  (984)

• Formwork materials  (268)

• Formwork shape  (345)

• Fresh concrete  (177)

• Fresh concrete testing  (468)

• Galvanised steel  (107)

• Gas in concrete  (145)

• Geometric requirements  (633)

• Geothermal piles  (922)

• Glass fibres  (551)

• Ground supported floors  (154)

• Grout loss  (978)

• Half cell potential  (443)

• Headed reinforcement  (897)

• Healing dermatitis  (604)

• Health - definition.  (603)

• Health advice  (602)

• Health and safety  (95)

• Heavyweight concrete  (785)

• High Alumina Cement  (795)

• High strength concrete  (528)

• High Strength Concrete  (365)

• High tensile bars  (231)

• High Yield Steel  (104)

• History of concrete  (82)

• Hollow Clay Pots  (342)

• Hollow-core slabs  (311)

• Horizontal slipforming  (395)

• Hot weather concreting  (391)

• House and garden  (366)

• How much reinforcement??  (114)

• Hybrid construction  (537)

• Hydraulic bursting  (748)

• Hydraulic crushing  (749)

• Imperial bar sizes  (658)

• Improving U values  (595)

• In service cracks  (183)

• In situ Beams  (352)

• In situ Columns  (353)

• In situ linings  (370)

• In situ methods  (180)

• In situ safety barriers  (625)

• In-situ concrete  (360)

• In-situ Concrete  (332)

• Insulation and U values  (594)

• Integral bridges  (589)

• Jacked box underbridges  (866)

• Joints and connections  (182)

• Jump form construction  (535)

• Jump form systems  (860)

• K Slump  (968)

• Kickerless Construction  (1025)

• Laboratory testing  (166)

• Lattice girder slabs  (310)

• Lift lines  (970)

• Lift slab construction  (387)

• Lifting of concrete.  (209)

• Lightweight aggregates  (849)

• Lightweight concrete  (12)

• Lignite in concrete.  (515)

• Lime leaching  (520)

• Macro synthetic fibres  (767)

• Making cubes on site  (558)

• Manholes & Chambers  (329)

• Marine use of concrete.  (173)

• Masonry - Construction  (720)

• Masonry - Densities  (709)

• Masonry - Durability  (713)

• Masonry - Finishes  (717)

• Masonry - Mortar  (718)

• Masonry - Movement  (716)

• Masonry - Workmanship  (721)

• Masonry as formwork  (336)

• Masts and poles (BS EN)  (762)

• Materials for falsework  (263)

• Methods and mixing  (421)

• Mild Steel  (103)

• Mix design  (87)

• Mix design assessment  (425)

• Mobile batching plants  (213)

• Modular bridges  (914)

• Modular Walls  (318)

• Mortar and grout  (88)

• Mortar repairs  (494)

• Mortars for masonry  (609)

• Moulds for precast  (384)

• Movements in car parks  (635)

• Multi-storey car parks  (631)

• Natural cement  (375)

• No-fines concrete  (16)

• Noise in construction  (801)

• Off site production  (723)

• One-Pass Linings  (320)

• Organisations etc A to C  (410)

• Organisations etc D to H  (416)

• Organisations etc I to Z  (411)

• Ornamental concrete.  (257)

• Other textured finishes  (882)

• Overview of mix design  (423)

• Paved area restrictions  (905)

• Permeability testing  (901)

• Petrographic tests  (575)

• Phenolphthalein  (1035)

• Photographic concrete  (982)

• Physical deterioration  (275)

• Physical salt weathering  (283)

• Pigments for concrete  (143)

• Pile cap design  (1019)

• Pile Foundations  (348)

• Pile-supported floors  (620)

• Placing concrete  (532)

• Plant and equipment  (178)

• Plucking of surface  (976)

• Poker burn  (969)

• Poker vibrators  (214)

• Polymers in concrete  (146)

• Polypropylene fibres  (550)

• Portal Frame Bridges  (298)

• Post-tensioning concrete  (540)

• Power-trowel shadow  (977)

• Precast Arch Bridges  (296)

• Precast beams  (308)

• Precast Bridges  (294)

• Precast buildings  (396)

• Precast Buildings  (302)

• Precast columns  (307)

• Precast Concrete  (333)

• Precast concrete  (529)

• Precast concrete  (152)

• Precast concrete  (90)

• Precast concrete  (46)

• Precast concrete.  (250)

• Precast footbridges  (299)

• Precast ground beams  (624)

• Precast methods  (179)

• Precast products  (241)

• Precast retaining walls  (303)

• Precast Safety Barriers  (316)

• Precast Sleepers  (305)

• Precast staircases  (315)

• Precast walls  (314)

• Prestressed concrete  (10)

• Prestressing beds  (542)

• Prestressing design  (232)

• Prestressing jacks  (236)

• Prestressing materials  (229)

• Pre-tensioning concrete.  (539)

• Principles of mix design  (422)

• Product abbreviation  (419)

• Product certification  (546)

• Profiled Metal Sheeting  (334)

• Provision of holes  (649)

• Pumping Aids  (480)

• Pumping concrete  (553)

• Punching shear cracks  (188)

• Quartering of aggregate  (967)

• Quartering-fresh concrete  (1001)

• Question on GRC  (685)

• Question on Mundic  (678)

• Question on Radon  (686)

• Question on thermal mass  (688)

• Radar surveys.  (465)

• Raft Foundations  (349)

• Rail and concrete.  (174)

• Rain damaged concrete  (943)

• Rapid migration test  (989)

• REACH Regulation  (852)

• Ready-mixed concrete  (43)

• Ready-mixed mortars  (60)

• Ready-mixed trucks  (217)

• Rebound hammer  (460)

• Recycled glass aggregate  (783)

• Recycled rubber  (794)

• Recycling and Disposal  (227)

• Reducing crazing  (511)

• Reflectance of concrete.  (916)

• Reinforced concrete  (7)

• Reinforcement depth  (459)

• Reinforcement Design  (113)

• Reinforcement materials  (102)

• Reinforcement ripple  (645)

• Reinforcement shadow  (1022)

• Reinforcement supply  (117)

• Reinforcing bars  (110)

• Removal of Formwork  (346)

• Removing dirt  (583)

• Removing efflorescence  (582)

• Removing graffiti  (581)

• Removing oil stains  (580)

• Repair Guidance Notes  (848)

• Repair materials  (239)

• Repair of concrete  (153)

• Repair of concrete  (584)

• Repair of concrete  (291)

• Repair of cracks  (184)

• Repair Standards  (508)

• Repair techniques  (237)

• Repairs in shutters  (495)

• Retarded surface finish  (727)

• Retarding admixtures  (472)

• Riffle box  (966)

• Ring saw  (830)

• Road concrete  (164)

• Road Gullies  (330)

• Roads & airports  (172)

• Roof elements (BS EN)  (761)

• Safe concrete pumping  (907)

• Safety - definition.  (608)

• Salt efflorescence  (974)

• Sampling the concrete  (557)

• Screed materials  (611)

• Screeds – general  (823)

• Self compacting concrete  (198)

• Self-cleaning concrete  (826)

• Serviceability design  (32)

• Shear cracks  (186)

• Sign Gantries  (300)

• Silica Fume  (137)

• Site Applications  (116)

• Skips & buckets  (218)

• Slip resistance  (853)

• Slump test  (559)

• Solid slabs  (309)

• Spacers and chairs  (123)

• Special concretes  (161)

• Stainless Steel  (106)

• Standard Bridge Beams  (295)

• Standard for Cement  (55)

• Standards and codes  (167)

• Standpipe test  (985)

• Steel fibre corrosion  (908)

• Steel fibres  (376)

• Steel plate bonding  (38)

• Steel strand & wire  (230)

• Steel Tubing  (335)

• Storing admixtures  (487)

• Street furniture  (255)

• Strengthening techniques  (238)

• Strip constructed floors  (155)

• Structural concrete  (4)

• Structural concrete.  (226)

• Structural elements  (97)

• Structural over-loading  (524)

• Structural Standards.  (240)

• Stud shear reinforcement  (896)

• Sugars in formwork  (733)

• Sulfate in concrete  (836)

• Sulfate resisting cement  (855)

• Sulfates and concrete.  (281)

• Sulfides in concrete.  (516)

• Superabsorbent Polymers  (1033)

• Surface coatings  (563)

• Surface crack width  (754)

• Surface finish  (258)

• Surface finish quality  (957)

• Suspended floors  (245)

• Table form/Flying form  (856)

• Tamped finish  (879)

• Technical approval (CPD)  (545)

• Tension stiffening  (731)

• Testing of concrete  (98)

• Testing of materials  (243)

• Testing on site  (165)

• Thermal mass- an example  (592)

• Thermal mass of concrete  (591)

• Tilt-up construction  (386)

• Tooled surface finish  (729)

• Torsion cracks  (187)

• Towers and chimneys  (175)

• Track/wall saw  (745)

• Translucent concrete  (758)

• Transport & placing  (212)

• Trapezoidal Linings  (322)

• Trench-Fill Foundations  (350)

• Tunnel form systems  (862)

• Tunnel-form construction  (534)

• Tunnels and concrete.  (171)

• Tying wire/clips  (122)

• Types of Dams  (368)

• Types of falsework  (264)

• Types of Portland cement  (133)

• Types of reinforcement  (109)

• U Values  (593)

• UKAS Testing  (44)

• Ultimate strength  (33)

• Underwater concrete  (1031)

• Units of measurement  (415)

• Vacuum dewatering  (782)

• Vebe test  (979)

• Vertical slipforming  (181)

• Void formers  (992)

• Voided suspended floors  (865)

• Wash water  (201)

• Washwater admixtures  (484)

• Water content  (142)

• Water for concrete  (138)

• Water held in concrete  (909)

• Water/cement ratio  (140)

• Weathering of concrete  (517)

• Welding reinforcement  (751)

• What are fixings?  (168)

• What is Agrément?  (544)

• What is concrete?  (1)

• What is Concrete?  (75)

• What is Crazing?  (21)

• What is Falsework?  (81)

• What is Ferrocement?  (526)

• What is Formwork?  (79)

• What is Metakaolin?  (768)

• What is Phenol?  (811)

• What is Prestressing?  (89)

• What is Sustainability?  (224)

• What is Thermography?  (574)

• When to add admixtures  (486)

• Wimpey No-fines concrete  (904)

• Wood wool cement board  (341)

• Yield line analysis  (600)