Alternative Building Materials Abstract
To this end a study was undertaken of various options for housing in the city of bangalore india.
Alternative building materials abstract. Housing and building conditions reflect the living standards of a society. Testing and modeling of the performance of phase change materials on thermal comfort and energy in vancouver rocky tam m eng. Used building materials for low cost construction abstract demolition contractors in turkey usually expend a lot of effort on salvaging as much building material as possible from the buildings they demolish. Variety of alternative building materials are available which provide better efficient durable and cost effective construction and also ensure judicious utilization of available limited resources with least possible degradation of environment.
For human settlement unchs 1993 since the early 199 0s. The research under way investigates the mechanical properties of natural fibers and how to control them in order to achieve desired characteristics for the use as a construction material replacing steel and wood and also to use it. Apart from the curbing of. This paper thus attempts to identify an eco friendly alternative building material by utilizing wastes from industrial agricultural sites as partial substitutes of sand cement.
Embracing green building materials is a good alternative to meet to this objective. The use of alternative building materials abm has been advocated by the united nations commission. The reason being that used building materials ubm are in considerable demand by lower income urban communities for house repairs and construction and a substantial amount of profit is. It is the declared aim of the research to establish fiber composite materials as a future and alternative building material in developing territories of our planet.
Total embodied energy and construction cost for each representative building is calculated and compared to existing construction and for various identified alternative building materials. Sustainable building and alternative materials in the negev desert david pearlmutter1 constantin freidin2 nora huberman3 1 blaustein institute for desert research ben gurion university of the negev sede boqer campus israel davidp bgumail bgu ac il 2 blaustein institute for desert research ben gurion university of the negev sede boqer campus israel. It is concluded that pozzolana portland cement and crushed sand are better alternatives under structure category. Stones mud thatch leaves and timber represent the earliest building.
Therefore selection of construction materials that have minimum environmental burdens is useful in the. Abstract alternative building materials. Hollow concrete block for walls and rcc frames for openings under the skin category and cement slurry and ceramic tiles for flooring white wash for painting and wooden handrail under finish.