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Is Australia made up mainly of two islands?

Australia consists primarily of the main continent and the island state of Tasmania which lies south of the mainland. . Technically, the mainland is too large to be considered an island, although it is sometimes referred to as the ' largest island in the world'.. New Zealand is made up mainly of ( Full Answer )

Fine grained material used in cement?

A typical concrete for construction is composed of: . portland cement (produced in a kiln by dehydrating a mixture ofcrushed limestone, clay, etc.) . water (to rehydrate the portland cement) . sand (fine grained component) . gravel (course grained component)

What is asbestos-cement cladding?

Asbestos cladding is a general construction sheeting formed from the mixture of a natural cement and asbestos. It makes a good weather proofing material at low cost. The asbestos content could be as high as 30% Chrysotile (White asbestos). Some cladding sheets have been found with smaller levels of ( Full Answer )

What years were asbestos in building materials?

the use of asbestos in buildings in the UK started around 1890, the used of Blue and Brown asbestos was banned in 1985, with White asbestos being banned in 1999.

Materials used in cement?

To make cement, well concrete actually, you start with Portland Cement. It contains calcium silicates, "aluminum and iron containing clinker phases" and "other compounds." You add some calcium sulfate to adjust the setting time, and you've got it. Once you have that (if you're doing this in school f ( Full Answer )

What materials were used to build the titanic?

lots of metal construction plaster wood steel Titanic was built of iron, steel, and far too much wood to passmodern safety codes. Titanic was constructed of iron, steel, and far too much wood tocomply with modern safety codes.

Was asbestos used in the construction of the Empire State Building?

Unlike the World Trade Center, asbestos was not used in insulating the structure of the building as bricks were used for this. But the trade unions represented in the building include asbestos workers so it was definitely in the building.

Man made buildings in Australia?

All buildings are man-made. Some of Australia's most famous buildings would be: . Parliament House in Canberra . the Sydney Opera House . Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne . Round House, Fremantle . Port Arthur gaol, Tasmania

How many materials were used to build the opera house in sydney Australia?

I don't know but here is something: . About the Sydney Opera House The Sydney Opera House is the busiest performing arts centre in the world. Since its opening in 1973, it has brought countless hours of entertainment to millions of people and has continued to attract the best in world class tal ( Full Answer )

What qualities of igneous rock have long made them useful for tools and building materials?

You have to specify which igneous rock, because igneous rocks such as Pumice and Granite have very different properties, but both are useful in their own ways. In general , igneous rocks are relatively hard and inelastic compared to sedimentary rocks but that is by no means always the case. Quartz ( Full Answer )

What materials are used to make cement?

The materials used to make cement are, . Calcareous materials (limestone) . Argillaceous materials (clay) . gypsum . Coal dust . Iron oxide . magnesium . Alkalies

Is asbestos ever found in Portland cement?

Under normal circumstances we would not find asbestos in Portland cement. Asbestos has a number of applications (even though it is hazardous), but none of them involve it being mixed with cement. The presence of asbestos in cement would weaken the final product (concrete, grout, mortar, stucco, or w ( Full Answer )

Does cement board contain asbestos?

Older cement board may contain asbestos, and then it is properly called "asbestos cement board." Cement board more recently manufactured should not contain asbestos. The only way to know whether a particular cement board does or does not contain asbestos is to ask the manufacturer (if you know who ( Full Answer )

What is the inside diameter of Asbestos Cement Pipe?

Asbestos cement pipe was made in many different sizes. The two types of Asbestos cement pipe are rough and machined. Currently the sizing of AC (Asbestos Cement Pipe) is divided into three classifications. The three classes are Class 100, Class 150, and Class 200. Standard AC sizes are 3", 4", 6", 8 ( Full Answer )

Can you legally use Asbestos Cement Pipe or does it require remediation?

It is probably not a good idea to install new asbestos pipe. Asbestos pipe requires remediation if and when it deteriorates to that it may be releasing asbestos fibers.. Whether it is legal to install asbestos pipe depends one what legal jurisdiction you are in. Some countries have forbidden all us ( Full Answer )

Does fibrous cement board contain asbestos?

Some fibrous cement board contains asbestos and some does not. It depends on when and where it was manufactured. The only way to be certain is to have it tested by a qualified laboratory.

When was asbestos cement board made?

It was made for many years until it was found to be deadly, around the seventies. There is still plenty in situ. and great care must be used in handling it.

Is asbestos still used in building materials?

Asbestos is still being mined, processed, and used in Russia, Brazil, China, and India. It is being used mostly in cement products, and some electronics.

What building materials were used to build Petra?

Petra was not built in the ordinary way. "Building materials" were not brought in by truck, then cut, shaped and assembled. The basic material was simply a hillside, which was then hollowed out. The result was possibly the most beautiful set of caves ever constructed. One of the other truly beauti ( Full Answer )

Why is cement better than traditional building materials?

It could be argued that cement is a traditional building material. It's first widespread use was by engineers of the Roman empire! A very good example being the cement dome of the Pantheon in Rome which was built in 126 AD.

What Materials did they use to build the wall?

Depends on what kind of wall you plan to build. If it is a brick wall, then you would probably need cement, bricks, shovel, trowel, and measuring tape. The amount of bricks will depend on how long and wide the wall will be. Hope this helps.

How is iron used in building materials?

Iron is the basic ingredient (usually 95% plus) of every alloy of steel, the most basic construction material there is for buildings, cars, appliances, and what-have-you.

Is corrugated asbestos-cement sheets harmful for domestic use?

Any asbestos containing product can be harmful if it is used or abused in a way that results in the release of excessive quantities of fibers to the air. If the product is not used or abused to accomplish that, then it is not harmful.

What is asbestos cement in technical terms?

Fibre reinforced cement board is a better descriptor. Asbestos has a bad press recently, but glass fibres are an adequate substitute provided one uses an alkali resistant glass.

What colour of asbestos is used in building products?

There are a number of forms of asbestos that can be called by a colour, but can also be called by their actual mineralogical or trade name. White asbestos, which is more properly called Chrysotile, was widely used in building products and is the most commonly found type of asbestos in building mate ( Full Answer )

What parts of a house used to be made of asbestos?

Roofing materials, cementitious siding tiles, many types ofinsulation, HVAC associated pipe wraps and duct lining, most walltextures and joint compound applied to drywall between 1940-1978,most vinyl flooring and associated mastics between 1930-1985 aswell as many other more obscure mateirals (windo ( Full Answer )