Structural Steel V.s Light Gauge Steel Construction

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Steel in construction is renowned for its strength and versatility, and with different steels available to use on your construction projects, it is important to know the advantages and disadvantages of the different steels used. Here are the differences, advantages and disadvantages of structural steel and light gauge steel construction. What is Structural Steel? Structural…
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When To Use Wire Mesh Or Fibre Mesh Reinforced Concrete

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There are two options available when it comes to reinforcing concrete in order to avoid cracking and breakage. The options are Wire mesh reinforcement and also fibre mesh reinforced concrete, and you may be wondering what the difference is between the two and what when it is appropriate to use either of them – that…
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FAQ – What Are The Advantages Of Fibre-Reinforced Concrete?

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What Is Fibre-Reinforced Concrete? Fibre-reinforced concrete is concrete containing fibrous material which can consist of mixtures of cement, mortar, discontinuous discrete that are uniformly distributed and randomly oriented. This helps to reinforce its structure. However, it should be noted that continuous fibreglass mesh for concrete, woven fabrics and long wires or rods are not considered…
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FAQ – Why Is Ice Used When Pouring Ready Mix Concrete?

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Al Manaratain is one of the leading suppliers of Ready-Mix concrete in Bahrain and as such we are often asked why ice is used when pouring ready mix concrete? Well, we are going to explain to you now the reason for this, so keep reading if this is something that you are looking for the…
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FAQ – Application & Advantages Of Ready Mix Concrete

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In 1994, Al Manaratain introduced Ready-Mix concrete to the market as an independent Bahrain ready-mix concrete company. Now the Al Manaratain Ready-Mix division has two fully computerized concrete batching plants with enough transit mixers and concrete pumps in different lengths to meet our customers’ requirements. The production is properly monitored and controlled to comply with…
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Flats & Villas For Rent In Bahrain From Al Manaratain

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Bahrain provides a fantastic future for all residents thanks to the increased quality of living as a result of the completion of many infrastructure and development projects. As well as this, Bahrain was ranked as the top destination for ex-pats to live in 2017, outperforming the likes of the USA, UK, Australia, and other popular…
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What Is ISO 9001:2015 & What Does Being Certified Mean?

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ISO 9001 was first published in 1987 and is an internationally recognised standard within any sector that specifies requirements for quality management systems (QMS.) Companies all over the world use this standard to demonstrate they are able to work according to the regulations within both of their services and products. ISO 9001 is an assessment…
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Al Manaratain Chairman, Maisan Al-Khamiri, Interviewed By CEO Magazine

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The Chairman of Al Manaratain, Maisan Al-Khamiri, was recently interviewed by CEO Magazine and talked about everything from his father, Al Manaratain’s founder, to his dreams of taking the company public. You can read the full interview on their website, but below are two short extracts from Maisan’s conversation with CEO Magazine: “When my father…
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What is the Importance Of Sand In Construction?

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We’re all used to seeing sand at the beach, however, did you know that the buildings you live and work in and the pavements that you walk on are all made up of sand? When we talk about sand in construction, we’re generally talking about material that is much coarser than the grains of sand…
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