Bricks made of waste, sand could be a cheap solution for housing

04/10/2013 | SciDev.net

A team of Algerian and Malaysian researchers have developed a cost-effective and sustainable method of creating bricks using waste materials and desert sand. The findings could mean a new housing solution for developing countries. "If the compression and the thermal resistance of [the brick] are validated by Algerian building material codes, it could solve the building material crises which Algerian builders are suffering from," said researcher Ali Zaidi.

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