Assessment on the Quality of Concrete Materials Used in Building Construction Projects: A Case Study in Assosa University
American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 25-32
Received: Dec. 16, 2019; Accepted: Dec. 31, 2019; Published: Feb. 11, 2020
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Bekele Arega Demissie, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Assosa University, Assosa, Ethiopia
Ashebir Belete Werkineh, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Assosa University, Assosa, Ethiopia
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Concrete is an intimate mixture of Coarse Aggregate, Sand (Fine Aggregate), Cement and Water. In building construction, most of the activities are executed using concrete so that Concrete materials quality is important. Construction materials used in construction determine the behavior of the structure and resulted in any types of failures or defects. The objective of this study was the assessment on the quality of concrete materials used in building construction projects, specifically to identify types of concrete materials used in Assosa University, to determine properties of concrete materials and to compare with standard. The methodologies includes, data collection methods (field observation and laboratory test), and organized data, data-analyzed and conclusion made from the result of data analysis and forwarded recommendations. Based on the findings, the determined properties of materials includes silt content of sands, 4.64%, 3.85%, 9.26%, 11.67%; Gs (ssd), 2.430%, 2.595%, 2.465%, 2.492%; compacted unit weight, 1407.94 Kg/m3, 1498.00 Kg/m3, 1348.92 Kg/m3, 1303.08 Kg/m3; and Bambasi, Sherkole Kumeruk and Fududu respectively.
Concrete, Concrete Material Properties, Concrete Materials Quality
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Bekele Arega Demissie, Ashebir Belete Werkineh, Assessment on the Quality of Concrete Materials Used in Building Construction Projects: A Case Study in Assosa University, American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 25-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20200501.13
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