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Development of thin bed concrete masonry structural walls [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0990514]

Researchers Prof M Dhanasekar; Dr C Yan

Brief description Masonry is one of the most well regarded construction systems for low and medium rise buildings, but requires skilled labour. The current skills shortage incurs project delays, leading to direct and indirect costs to the Australian community. Thin bed technology for concrete masonry will utilise special blocks and binders for easy adoption by unskilled labour, without compromising personal safety or structural integrity. As thin bed walls require less volume of cement reduced binders, the technology will also lead to reduced carbon emission. Thus, this project addresses two of Australia's greatest challenges: environmental degradation and our critical skills shortage.

Funding Amount $156,840

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