Cellular Light-Weight Concrete Blocks as a Replacement of Burnt Clay Bricks
K. Krishna Bhavani Siram
K. Krishna Bhavani Siram, Asst. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on November 23, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on December 06, 2012. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2012. | PP: 149-151 | Volume-2, Issue-2, December 2012.  | Retrieval Number: B0887112212/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: Burnt Clay Brick is the predominant construction material in the country. The CO2 emissions in the brick manufacture process have been acknowledged as a significant factor to global warming. The focus is now more on seeking environmental solutions for greener environment. The usage of Cellular Light-weight Concrete (CLC) blocks gives a prospective solution to building construction industry along with environmental preservation. In this paper, an attempt is made to compare CLC Blocks and Clay Bricks, and recommend a replacement material to red brick in construction industry.
Keywords: CLC Technology, Foam Concrete, CLC Blocks, Cellular Light weight Concrete, Light Weight Bricks.