American Journal of Construction and Building Materials


Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021

  • Effects of Capillary Rise Saturation on Properties of Sub Grade Soil

    Sinishaw Sahile Gutema

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 32-49
    Received: 30 November 2020
    Accepted: 5 July 2021
    Published: 10 July 2021
    Abstract: Design of the pavement layer to be laid over the subgrade soil can start with the estimation of subgrade strength or capacity and the volume of traffic to be carried. Various pavement layers are very much dependent on the strength of subgrade soil over which they are going to be laid. The subgrade soil can be subjected to change in moisture or satu... Show More
  • Assessment of Awareness of Architects on Sustainable Building Materials in Minna, Nigeria

    Ibrahim Adamu Umar, Jonam Jacob Lembi, Lilian Chioma Emechebe

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 50-56
    Received: 4 July 2021
    Accepted: 9 July 2021
    Published: 27 July 2021
    Abstract: Sustainability is so important that both the MDGs and SDGs as United Nations development initiatives have listed it as a vital component. Non-sustainable practices lead to depletion and destruction of the environment with consequences that are still being understood. This could even get worst if professionals in the Building industry do not key int... Show More
  • Determination of Passenger Car Unit for Urban Roads: A Case Study in Addis Ababa

    Helen Hordofa Tullu, Emer Tucay Quezon

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 57-63
    Received: 8 June 2020
    Accepted: 15 June 2021
    Published: 6 September 2021
    Abstract: In Ethiopia, specifically on Addis Ababa city roads operating, vehicles are mixed with varying static and dynamic traffic characteristics that are very challenging for the traffic analyst to come up with a sole solution to the traffic malady. Under heterogeneous traffic, each vehicle type cannot be compared with other vehicle types since it shows d... Show More
  • The Study Bending Performance of Concrete Beam Using Bamboo Reinforcement and Fibres

    Andi Yusra, Teuku Budi Aulia, Triwulan Triwulan, Lissa Opirina, Meylis Safriani

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2021
    Pages: 64-72
    Received: 7 November 2021
    Accepted: 24 November 2021
    Published: 29 November 2021
    Abstract: The development of research on concrete used natural fibers has been conducted by many previous researchers. Where the fiber added to the concrete mix significantly increases the tensile strength of the concrete. In this study, natural fiber namely bamboo fiber, was used as micro reinforcement to strengthen the tensle strength of concrete. This stu... Show More