American Journal of Construction and Building Materials


Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2017

  • Development of a Simplified Structural Design Procedure for Flexible Pavements in Sudan

    Magdi M. E. Zumrawi

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2017
    Pages: 1-11
    Received: 10 December 2016
    Accepted: 23 December 2016
    Published: 18 January 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajcbm.20170101.11
    Abstract: The inconsistencies and variations in design of pavements arising from using different methods has become a critical issue in Sudan. This paper is aimed to develop a structural design procedure for flexible pavements in order to simplify the design process by using a software program and provide a uniform structural design result. The literature of... Show More
  • Experimental Study of Steel Slag Used as Aggregate in Asphalt Mixture

    Magdi M. E. Zumrawi, Faiza O. A. Khalill

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2017
    Pages: 12-18
    Received: 29 September 2016
    Accepted: 8 February 2017
    Published: 27 February 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajcbm.20170101.12
    Abstract: Steel slag is a by-product of the steel industry and can be used potentially as aggregate in asphalt mixture. This study evaluates the use of Steel Slag Aggregates (SSA) as substitute for natural aggregates in the production of hot mix asphalt (HMA) for road construction. Based on intensive laboratory testing program, the characteristic properties ... Show More
  • Influence of Geometric Parameters of Connections’ Members on Behavior of RC Buildings: A Computational Study

    Elahe Etemadi

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2017
    Pages: 19-25
    Received: 2 March 2017
    Accepted: 13 March 2017
    Published: 7 April 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajcbm.20170101.13
    Abstract: One of the most important structures to resist against lateral loading, are moment frames. It is obvious that the beam-column connections play an important role in frame behavior especially on the lateral displacement of structure. In this study, 3 buildings with 5, 10 and 15 stories respectively was modeled by ETABS software and various dimension ... Show More
  • Common Construction Site Hazards in Nairobi County, Kenya

    Kemei Raymond, James Wambua Kaluli, Charles Kabubo

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2017
    Pages: 26-33
    Received: 23 May 2017
    Accepted: 31 May 2017
    Published: 20 July 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajcbm.20170101.14
    Abstract: This study included collection of field data using questionnaires and analysis of secondary data from Kenya’s Directorate of occupational safety and Health (DOSH) covering the period between 2010 and 2014. Perhaps due to inadequate training in safety and lack of experience, 74% of the workers who were injured or killed when accidents occurred in co... Show More