Vegetable Plants and their Fibres as Building Materials: Proceedings of the Second International RILEM Symposium, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Vegetable Plants and their Fibres as Building Materials

Proceedings of the Second International RILEM Symposium, 1st Edition

Edited by H.S. Sobral

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400 pages

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Description

This book examines the state-of-the-art on plants and fibres as building materials for low cost construction, emphasizing their use, properties, fabrication, new procedures and future developments. It makes available research results on new techniques for fibre reinforcement and their use in concrete, stabilized clay and other matrices. Procedures for making vegetable fibres and wood-based building materials in developing countries are also analysed.

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction. Part 1: Introduction and background. Part 2: Survey of present situation in relation to fibres. Part 3: Properties of vegetable fibre composite materials. Part 4: Building components with vegetable fibre composite materials. Part 5: Building components made with wood. Part 6: Building with culms and sticks. Part 7: Recycling of agricultural waste and related topics. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARC009000
ARCHITECTURE / Methods & Materials
TEC005000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General