American Journal of Construction and Building Materials


Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020

  • Mechanical Performance of Cement Composites Reinforced with Raffia Palm Fabric

    Akpokodje Ovie Isaac, Akpituren Mogbeyi Benjamin

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 25 October 2019
    Accepted: 25 November 2019
    Published: 10 February 2020
    Abstract: The utilization of plant based (natural) fabrics as reinforcement in composite materials is fast growing in the engineering field, due to their environmental friendliness and appreciable mechanical properties. This study was carried out to evaluate some flexural properties (flexural strength and flexural deflection) and water absorption rate of raf... Show More
  • Waste Paper Ash as Partial Replacement of Cement in Concrete

    Bikila Meko Kejela

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020
    Pages: 8-13
    Received: 4 July 2019
    Accepted: 18 January 2020
    Published: 14 February 2020
    Abstract: Concrete is one of the versatile and widely used building materials in the world construction industry. Cement being the main binder in concrete, its production process is both uneconomical and environmental unfriendly. In order to alleviate these problems, the use of alternative materials which have lower cost of production, lower emission of CO2,... Show More
  • Replacing Cinder Gravel as Alternative Base Course Material

    Fisseha Wagaw Maniyazawal

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020
    Pages: 14-21
    Received: 2 January 2020
    Accepted: 9 March 2020
    Published: 24 March 2020
    Abstract: Costs relating to haulage and processing of materials have considerable impact upon economics of road construction. Hence material search is generally restricted to about 10km corridor centering on the road but materials found at this distance may not satisfy the required quality. Cinder gravels are most abundant materials found in tropical countri... Show More
  • The Mechanical Properties of Fly Ash Concrete Reinforced with Bamboo Fibers

    Henock Eshetu Aweke, Tesfaye Alemu Mohammed

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020
    Pages: 22-26
    Received: 22 March 2020
    Accepted: 3 April 2020
    Published: 15 May 2020
    Abstract: In addition to the economic advantages, using fly ash in cement has enormous effect on the mechanical properties of the concrete. Moreover, Researchers have identified that the addition of fibers to concrete increases its mechanical properties. Therefore, Better concrete product using both fly ash and fibers especially natural fibers which are more... Show More
  • Compressive Behaviour of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Exposed to Chemical Attack

    Kesava Raju Vegesana, Srinivasa Rao Killamsetty

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020
    Pages: 27-32
    Received: 29 April 2020
    Accepted: 25 May 2020
    Published: 9 June 2020
    Abstract: In this modern age, Civil engineering constructions have their own structural and durability requirements, every structure has its own intended purpose and hence to meet this purpose, modification in traditional concrete has become mandatory. It has been found that steel fibers added in specific percentage to concrete improves durability of structu... Show More