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Use of glass fibre reinforced gypsum panels with reinforced concrete infills for construction of walls and slabs
Shinto Paul, Philip Cherian, ,
Published in Associated Cement Companies Ltd.
2016
Volume: 90
   
Issue: 12
Pages: 19 - 32
Abstract
Use of rapid techniques for timely delivery of construction projects by adopting fast methodologies and alternate building materials is necessary in India, given the tremendous housing shortage. Further, the construction has to be affordable and also sustainable. The construction technique proposed in this paper, by making use of Glass Fibre Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) panels (with reinforced concrete infilled cavities) to build homes, promises such a solution for rapid affordable mass housing in India. GFRG building system is a rapid building technology composed of prefabricated wall panel load bearing system. GFRG is also an eco-friendly building material which can be manufactured out of either natural or industrial gypsum. In India, these panels have been manufactured from the fertilizer by-product waste. As an outcome of the research done at IIT Madras on the feasibility of using these panels for affordable mass housing in India, a two-storeyed GFRG building of 184 square meter area was built at IIT Madras campus, as a demonstration of the suitability of this technology. This is described in this paper.
About the journal
JournalIndian Concrete Journal
PublisherAssociated Cement Companies Ltd.
ISSN00194565
Open AccessNo
Concepts (17)
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    Building materials
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    Buildings
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    Concretes
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    Cost effectiveness
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    Energy efficiency
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    Glass
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    Glass fibers
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    GYPSUM
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    Housing
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    Reinforced concrete
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    AFFORDABLE
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    Cost effective
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    Energy efficient
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    GFRG
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    RAPID
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    Sustainable
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    Walls (structural partitions)