Abstract: Bottle bricks offer quantity general solutions to the problem of meeting the increasing demands for bricks at a reduced cost and at the same time reducing the environmental impact of industries that are vital to economic development, As natural resources are becoming scarce and the majority of the abandoned waste are causing certain serious environmental problems in many parts of the world, urgent concerns are being raised by professionals in the building industry on the measures to alleviate the trend and possible utilization of waste in the construction process and in the production of masonry units, because of that, this study employed a parametric experimental study to investigate the mechanical properties of sustainable bottle bricks of sharp sand, stone dust, and laterite to produce a low-cost composite bottle brick as a building material, An experimental investigation has been carried out to determine the impact of the soil types, compaction and moisture content on the compressive strength property of the bottle bricks used. The study found that the stone dust and laterite are viable resources for manufacturing bottle bricks, while sharp sand cannot be used as it does reach the minimum compressive strength.

Keywords: Bottle Bricks, Mechanical Properties, Soil, Moisture content, Compressive Strength, Compaction

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2020.7429

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