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Abejide, O S (1997) Solid soilcrete blocks for low-cost buildings: a Nigerian case study. Building Research & Information, 25(02), 115–9.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: housing; lateritic tests; Nigeria; soilcrete
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=8e96q7gcr2kyf8bp
  • Abstract:

    Results of tests comprehensively indicate that solid soilcrete blocks of standard size fabricated from lateritic soils give high compressive strength similar to that of sandcrete building blocks. The main component of the investigated block is a lateritic soil deposit obtained below the layer of vegetable topsoil. The case study is a useful guide in recording case study knowledge in a number of countries and will enable low-cost housing to be constructed safely using local material and labour