Indigenous Materials in Modern Buildings: for Low Energy Houses in West Africa

Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world. This landlocked country in the west has an extremely warm climate. Temperatures over 45°C are not uncommon and there is an almost constant need to Continue reading

Vertical Extensions of the Urban Swahili House: A Proposal for Standardised Two-storey Construction

A decent shelter is a basic human need. In developing countries, where the industrialisation process is accompanied by rapid urbanisation, the population solves their housing situation within limits of their own savings. Therefore the majority of people in Tanzania still live in Continue reading

Laboratory Evaluation of Select Methods of Corrosion Prevention in Reinforced Concrete Bridges

Sixteen reinforced concrete laboratory specimens were used to evaluate a number of corrosion prevention methods under an accelerated (6 months) testing program. The use of galvanic thermal sprayed zinc, galvanic embedded Continue reading

Durability-Based Optimal Design Methodology for RC Members in Corrosive Environment

As durability-based design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures in corrosive environments is highly influenced by chloride-induced corrosion of reinforcing steel bars, this paper first presents brief outline of an experimental investigation recently Continue reading