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Title: Sustainable Building Materials: Ferro Cement - Clay Roof Tile
Authors: Umar, Kassim, Hj.
Kamarudin, Mohd Nor, Prof. Dato' Dr.
Wan Mohd Sabki, Wan Omar
Nor Ashikin, Ahmad
Mokhzani Khair, Ishak
???metadata.dc.contributor.url???: umar@unimap.edu.my
Keywords: Ferro cement-clay roof tile;Roof cover;UniMAP -- Exhibition;UniMAP -- Research and development;UniMAP -- Competition;International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition 2010;ITEX 2010
Issue Date: 14-May-2010
Publisher: Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS)
Series/Report no.: 21st International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2010
Abstract: This research is on the exploration and development of ferrocement- clay roof tiles as an alternative roof cover that is less costly, easily available and from an environmentally friendly recyclable material, in this case, the ordinary clay. It is an alternative to the regularly used factory manufactured roofing materials of burnt clay, concrete and metals. The ferrocement-clay roof tile developed was tested with regard to its flexural and compression strengths and the results are presented and discussed. Other tests with regard to its, durability, heat gain and sound absorption are ongoing. The materials used for the sample are cement, clay, interwoven wire mesh and water. Of course, clay is readily and abundantly available in the rural areas. The ultimate aim is to “empower” the rural community in producing environmentally-friendly and affordable roof cover employing appropriate technology that they should be able to grasp easily.
Description: Umar Hj Kassim and his team won bronze at 21st International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2010, 14th - 16th May 2010 di Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8213
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