Print ISSN: 2617-9547

Online ISSN: 2617-9555

Author : Al-Rifaie, Wail N.

Ferrocement Structural Elements in Building/Housing Applications

Wail N. Al-Rifaie

The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 2001, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 102-119

The use of ferrocement in pre-fabrication of building/housing offers numerous advantages in temrs oflightness ofrveight and ease ofhandling. low labour cost and a durable material requiring little maintenance.
A considerable amount of laboratory testing research and prototype constructions have been completed at the Building and Construction Eng. Dept. of University of Technology for the production of ferrocement members that would be used in the roof/floor/wall of building/housing. The present .paper describes the applications of ferrocement to housing/building constructions.