oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The use of clay hollow-ware for wall construction: A Western Cape case study
|Article Title||The use of clay hollow-ware for wall construction: A Western Cape case study|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town **School of Architecture and the Department of Building Management, University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Jan 1999|
|Pages||22 - 28|
|Keyword(s)||Clay hollow-ware, House construction, Wall construction and Western Cape|
This paper reports on commissioned research into the technical and cost aspects of using hollow clay 'maxi' bricks in Western Cape house construction. Specifically, sample bricks were evaluated in terms of the National Building Regulations, a technical analysis was conducted of energy savings, dimensional co-ordination, structural strength, structural stability and rain penetration, and a framework for a comparison between the effect on house costs of the use of hollow clay and solid cement 'maxi' bricks was established.
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