WIT Press


Exploring Appropriate Stones For Construction In Koya

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ISUD130241

Volume

77

Pages

3

Page Range

193 - 195

Published

2014

Size

25 kb

Author(s)

T. Kh. Mohammed Ali

Abstract

The reason behind using concrete blocks instead of bricks in Koya is that there is no brick factory close to the city; bringing bricks to the city costs a lot of money. In addition, using bricks in buildings takes a longer time than using concrete blocks. As far as the current use of the concrete blocks, most of the tests that take place in the consultation office in the Faculty of Engineering show that the concrete blocks do not match the standard measurements. The tests include only governmental projects; the matter predicates many problems as time runs. Concrete blocks are also inappropriate for the health of inhabitants.

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