PETER F. SMITH AND VERA. A STRAKA

ABSTRACT

Currently there is no concise source of information pertammg to the use of alternative fillers in concrete masonry units. This extends from a lack of information concerning commercially available alternative filler block types. This paper summarizes the information on different types of alternative filler blocks, which are presently available or being experimented upon. The analytical approach to the potential of an alternative filler in concrete masonry units is presented. The potential for a wide variety of fillers was identified. The emphasis of this project was on the use of recycled and/or waste products and the preliminary stage of this work is also presented. This includes the use of newspapers and rubber tires as the fillers.

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