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dc.contributor.author Ngowi, A.B.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-29T14:01:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-29T14:01:57Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.citation Ngowi, A.B. (1997) Improving the traditional earth construction:a case study of Botswana, Construction and Building Materials, Vol.11, No.1, pp.1-7 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0950 0618
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/606
dc.description.abstract The traditional developed earth as one of the most important construction materials by taking cognizance of the strength requirements, durability of resulting structures and the environmental concern in processing and using the material. Overthe years, however, modern earth construction has replaced the traditional methods. Unfortunately,these methods are also accompanied by high energy consumption and environmental degradation.This paper examines the methods of improving earth construction in two major villages in Botswana.Tests with different stabilizers showed that only certain proportions were effective and it was concluded that the traditional earth construction may be improved by using certain ratios of cement and lime as stabilizers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Earth en_US
dc.subject Stabilization en_US
dc.subject Durability en_US
dc.title Improving the traditional earth construction: a case study of Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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