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Journal of Building Material Science

ISSN: 2630-5216 (Online)

Vol. 4 , Iss. 1 (June 2022)


  • Characteristics of Ordinary Portland Cement Paste Containing Rice Husk Ash and Conplast

    Elinwa Augustine Uchechukwu, Johnson Olomi Olakunle, Samson Duna

    Article ID: 4144
    258  (Abstract) 115  (Download)

    Abstract: An experimental investigation on rice husk ash (RHA) and Conplast SP 430 (CP-admixture) was carried out to evaluate their effects on the paste characteristics (soundness, consistency, initial and final setting times). The cement content used was 300g and the brand was ‘Ashaka’ Portland cement conforming to BS EN 12 1973. Various combinations of the mixtures... More

  • Comparative Analysis of Curing Methods: Natural and Activated Lateritic Concrete

    Augustine Uchechukwu Elinwa

    Article ID: 4476
    141  (Abstract) 69  (Download)


    This work was on non-activated and activated lateritic soil used in proportions of 0 % to 30 %, to replace fine sand by wt. %, in the production of lateritic concrete. A mix of 1: 2: 4 was used, and the cube samples were cured in four (4) curing media of water, sand, polythene, and... More

  • Analysis of Heat Transfer Phenomena inside Concrete Hollow Blocks

    Joelle Al Fakhoury, Emilio Sassine, Yassine Cherif, Joseph Dgheim, Emmanuel Antczak, Thierry Chartier

    Article ID: 4500
    349  (Abstract) 100  (Download)


    During both hot and cold seasons, masonry walls play an important role in the thermal performance between the interior and the exterior of occupied spaces. It is thus essential to analyze the thermal behavior at the hollow block’s level in order to better understand the temperature and heat flux distribution in its structure and potentially... More

  • Influence of Pre-Saturation of Gravel on the Mechanical Properties of Concrete

    Habeeb Solihu, Abdulwasiu Abdulkadir

    Article ID: 4780
    147  (Abstract) 46  (Download)

    Abstract: In this study, the laboratory tests on the influence of pre-saturation of gravel on the mechanical properties of concrete were carried out. The study accessed the specific gravity, water absorption capacity, the impact and the crushing values of the coarse aggregates. Also, this study determined and compared the compressive strengths of concrete produced with the... More

  • Potentials of Balanite Endocarp Pod Ash as a Cement Replacement Material

    Hassan Waziri, Olumide Olubajo

    Article ID: 4800
    146  (Abstract) 58  (Download)

    Abstract: The exponential growth of agricultural wastes such as Balanite seed pod has resulted in waste management issues and finding alternatives through waste recycling is an interesting area of research. Balanite seed pods were collected in Yobe state, washed, dried, crushed. Balanite endocarp pod ash (BEPA) was calcined at 600 °C for 3 hours in a... More