Abstract

The study presented here investigates the use of alkali-activation and waste materials in stabilised compressed earth construction products. Experimental results for mechanical and thermal properties are presented. Environmental impacts are also compared in a Life Cycle Assessment together with a wider discussion of construction practicalities. Construction and demolition waste shows potential as an aggregate, with processed ground blast furnace slag, together with fly ash, particularly promising for reducing the global warming potential of stabilised earth construction.
Original languageEnglish
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Alkali-activation
  • Compressed earth blocks
  • Compressive strength
  • Masonry
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Ramme Earth
  • Stabilised earth construction
  • Thermal properties
  • Waste materials

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