A Review of Compressed Stabilized Earth Brick as a Sustainable Building Material in Nigeria

Authors(3) :-Abimaje Joshua, Mohd Zin Bin Kandar, Dodo Yakubu Aminu

Compressed stabilized earth brick (CSEB) was reviewed for its sustainability using online data-base. The study revealed among other things that CSEB has less embodied energy compared to most other walling materials. This implies a reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) like carbon (IV) oxide, carbon (II)oxide, Sulphur (IV) oxide among others. It has good fire resistant property, its environmental responsiveness regarding thermal comfort due to its thermal mass is also another quality that enhances its sustainability. Besides, CSEB can be locally made, and it is socially acceptable. The paper suggested that, although CSEB is a sustainable building material, caution must be taken against inappropriate stabilization. Also, for optimum performance, there should be a good maintenance culture, and it should be used in appropriates places during construction bearing in mind its low tensile strength. These constitute the panacea to the challenges of CSEB.

Authors and Affiliations

Abimaje Joshua
Department of Architecture, Federal Polytechnic Idah, Kogi State, Nigeria
Mohd Zin Bin Kandar
Department of Architecture, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Dodo Yakubu Aminu
Department of Architecture, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Compressed, Stabilized Earth Brick, Sustainability, Building Material, Embodied Energy, Nigeria

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 6 | September-October 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-11-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 827-834
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Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Abimaje Joshua, Mohd Zin Bin Kandar, Dodo Yakubu Aminu, " A Review of Compressed Stabilized Earth Brick as a Sustainable Building Material in Nigeria, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.827-834, September-October-2017.
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