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Advances in Bricks and Blocks for Building Construction- Product Image
Advances in Bricks and Blocks for Building Construction- Product Image

Advances in Bricks and Blocks for Building Construction

  • ID: 5350137
  • Book
  • September 2021
  • 122 Pages
  • Materials Research Forum

The book reviews the current state of bricks and blocks; their manufacture, properties and applications in the building construction sector.

About the Author

Dr. Mohammad Arif Kamal is an architect, having around 16 years of Teaching, Research and Professional experience in the field of Architecture, Building Construction Technology and Interior Design. He studied architecture at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh from where he received his Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) degree with honors. He was awarded a Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) fellowship for pursuing both Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) and Ph.D. degree in Architecture from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India. He has designed and implemented many architecture and interior design projects besides his teaching duties both on Design Theory, Construction Systems, Sustainable Architecture, Interior Design as well as Architectural Design Studios.

Dr. Kamal is presently working as an Associate Professor in Aligarh Muslim University, India. He has also worked as Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Architecture at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia for 3 years. He was awarded Junior Faculty Development Grant at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia in 2010. He was associated with an International Architectural Project ‘The Mataaf Design Intervention in Haram Mosque’, Mecca, Saudi Arabia. His area of research includes Environmental Design, Climate Responsive Architecture, Sustainable Architecture, Building Construction Systems, Building Materials and Traditional Architecture. He has published many Research papers in various International Journals and Conferences as well as many articles in Building Construction Magazines. He has published 3 books and 10 book chapters. He is Editor-in-Chief of 7 International journals related to Architecture, Construction and Civil Engineering.  He has edited 5 Special Topic Volume Related to Sustainable Building Materials, published by Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. He is member of editorial board team/ associate editors of many International journals and conferences and also member of many national and International associations / professional bodies.

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1. Preface

  • Bricks and Blocks
  • Introduction
  • Bricks
  • Different Applications of Bricks
  • Properties of bricks
  • Types of bricks
  • Advantage of brick masonry
  • Disadvantage of brick masonry
  • Considerations for good brick masonry
  • Blocks
  • Advantages of concrete building blocks
  • Difference between red bricks and solid concrete blocks
  • Conclusion
  • References

2. Fly Ash Bricks

  • Introduction
  • Ancient lime-pozzolanic chemistry
  • Types of fly ash bricks
  • The FaL-G technology
  • Specifications and characteristics of fly ash bricks
  • Manufacturing process
  • Properties of fly ash affecting the strength of fly ash bricks
  • Benefits of fly ash bricks for the environment
  • Durability of fly ash bricks
  • Advantages of fly ash bricks
  • Disadvantages and limitations of fly ash bricks
  • Comparison of fly ash bricks with clay bricks
  • Conclusion
  • References

3. Calcium Silicate Bricks

  • Introduction
  • Materials used for sand lime bricks
  • History of calcium silicate bricks
  • Manufacturing of calcium silicate bricks
  • Properties of sand lime bricks
  • Advantages of calcium silicate bricks
  • Disadvantages of calcium silicate bricks
  • Problems associated with calcium silicate bricks
  • Conclusion
  • References

4. Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Blocks

  • Introduction
  • Raw materials used in manufacturing of AAC blocks
  • Specifications and performance summary of AAC blocks
  • Autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) block walling system
  • Advantages of using AAC blocks
  • Disadvantages of AAC blocks
  • Comparative analysis of AAC blocks, clay bricks, and CLC blocks
  • Cost comparative analysis of AAC blocks, Clay Bricks, and CLC blocks
  • Environmental benefits of AAC blocks
  • Conclusion
  • References

5. Compressed Earth Blocks

  • Introduction
  • Basic components
  • Addition of a binding agent
  • Block making machines
  • Manufacturing process
  • Size of blocks
  • Walling with soil cement blocks
  • Earthquake resistance of blocks
  • Energy savings
  • Advantages of compressed earth blocks

6. Stabilized Mud Blocks

  • Introduction
  • Soil Stabilization methods with different materials
  • Identification of soil
  • Soil stabilization
  • Raw materials
  • Preparations of raw materials
  • Molding of stabilized mud blocks
  • Advantages of compressed stabilized earth blocks (CSEB)
  • Disadvantages of compressed stabilized earth blocks (CSEB)
  • Conclusion
  • References

7. Concrete Blocks

  • Introduction
  • Historical background of concrete blocks
  • Raw materials for precast concrete blocks
  • Design of precast concrete blocks
  • Concrete block construction method
  • Concrete block specifications
  • Types of concrete block or concrete masonry units
  • Types of hollow concrete blocks
  • Size of concrete blocks
  • Building with concrete blocks
  • Construction of precast concrete block masonry
  • Advantages of concrete blocks
  • Comparison of hollow block and brick masonry
  • Conclusion
  • References

8. Reinforced Hollow Concrete Block Masonry

  • Introduction
  • Reinforced hollow concrete block wall
  • Structural hollow concrete blocks
  • Structural features
  • Precaution while laying RHCB masonry
  • Design details
  • References

9. Concrete Pavement Blocks

  • Introduction
  • Specifications of Grass Paver
  • Types of interlocking paver blocks
  • Manufacturing of pavement blocks
  • Laying of pavement blocks
  • Characteristics features of pavement blocks
  • Advantages over conventional rigid concrete pavement blocks
  • Conclusion
  • References
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