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Retraction published on 11 June 2018, see Buildings 2018, 8(6), 79.

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Buildings 2018, 8(5), 72; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8050072

Properties of Normal and Recycled Brick Aggregates for Production of Medium Range (25–30 MPa) Structural Strength Concrete

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Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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Department of Building, Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 220282, Nigeria
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Structural Engineers Limited (SEL), West Panthapath, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh
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Received: 13 May 2018 / Revised: 18 May 2018 / Accepted: 18 May 2018 / Published: 21 May 2018
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This study compares the properties of normal and recycled brick aggregates to produce a medium range (25–30 MPa) compressive strength of structural grade concrete. Up to date, brick aggregates are commonly used in structural concrete in some South Asian and African countries. Many concrete structures which were built in the last century are made from brick aggregates and some of them are already in a position of ending of their service life. At the same time, population and economic growth is forcing the demolition of many old structures. Therefore, there is a huge flow of construction and demolition waste and thereby it is necessary to recycle the waste to overcome the problem of occupying the landfill sites. For this study, recycled brick aggregates were collected from the various demolished building sites and their physical and mechanical performance were then compared with the concrete made from normal brick aggregates. It is found that the mechanical properties of recycled brick concrete are comparable to that of normal brick aggregate at medium strength level. The production cost of recycled brick concrete is also found to be 10–12% lower than normal brick aggregates. View Full-Text
Keywords: brick aggregates; recycled concrete; compressive strength; young’s modulus; abrasion; cost of concrete brick aggregates; recycled concrete; compressive strength; young’s modulus; abrasion; cost of concrete
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Paul, S.C.; Babafemi, A.J.; Anggraini, V.; Rahman, M.M. Properties of Normal and Recycled Brick Aggregates for Production of Medium Range (25–30 MPa) Structural Strength Concrete. Buildings 2018, 8, 72.

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