Cement is used as binding material and excellent material under compression. So there are different types of cement for different types of structures.
For commercial construction two types of cements are widely used as construction material as mentioned below
- Ordinary Portland cement or OPC
- Portland pozzolana cement or PPC
with comparisons of price OPC (ordinary portland cement)is costlier than PPC (Portland pozzolana cement)so for residential building PPC cement is better option as it is cheap as compared to OPC.
OPC gets the strength earlier than PPC. But PPC can attain that same strength after proper curing time .its curing time is more than OPC. So PPC can be a good alternative if proper care of curing is taken. IS(INDIAN STANDARD) recommends both OPC and PPC suitable for construction purposes.