Local materials for building houses: Laterite valorization in Africa

Abdou Lawane, Adamah Messan, Anne Pantet, Raffaele Vinai, Jean Hugues Thomassin

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    This paper presents the preliminary results of geological and geomechanical studies on the laterite stone exploited at Dano quarry in Burkina Faso. The field work described the geological structure of quarry sites and their environment to determine the rocks alteration and the links between the bedrock and lateritic material. Physic-mechanical properties have been studied for assessing the potentiality of this material for lightweight housing, to be completed with thermal and environmental considerations. Some social and economic evaluations are in progress in order to foster its utilization under local conditions. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)324-327
    Number of pages4
    JournalAdvanced Materials Research
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event2012 International Conference on Advanced Material and Manufacturing Science, ICAMMS 2012 - Beijing, China
    Duration: 20 Dec 201221 Dec 2012

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