APPLICATION OF CONCRETE ENCASED ECOBRICK BLOCKS IN THE UK’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Authors

  • Daniel Durrans Conwy County Borough Council, Environment, Roads and Facilities, Mochdre, UK
  • Denise Lee School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
  • Monower Sadique Liverpool John Moores University, UK

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.30572/2018/KJE/130406

Keywords:

sustainable construction, plastic bottle, plastic waste, ecobrick, composite blocks

Abstract

The construction industry within the UK is at the forefront of new and alternative materials, which aid in efficient, sustainable and environmental-friendly construction projects. The concept of filling a single use plastic bottle with plastic waste and encasing it within a concrete surround, producing a composite block meets all three objectives. Due to the lack of ecobrick research within the UK, it became the catalyst for researching the concrete encased ecobrick block. At 7 day compressive testing the composite blocks were all weaker than the control samples and at 28 days the results were mixed. In comparison to a global study (Oman) the composite blocks were all greater in compressive strength. In conclusion, the composite blocks were found to be adequate for non-load bearing structural elements within the UK’s construction industry.

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Published

2021-10-14

How to Cite

Durrans, D., D. Lee, and M. Sadique. “APPLICATION OF CONCRETE ENCASED ECOBRICK BLOCKS IN THE UK’S CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY”. Kufa Journal of Engineering, vol. 13, no. 4, Oct. 2021, pp. 70-98, doi:10.30572/2018/KJE/130406.