Research student, Welsh School of Architecture
Adedamola Mobolanle Ojerinde is a full-time PhD student. She received her BSc in Architecture and MSc in Architecture from Covenant University in Nigeria. During her work experience she became interested in affordable buildings for people in developing countries.
The Use of Rice Husk Ash (RHA) as Stabilizer in Compressed Earth Block (CEB) for Affordable Houses
The PhD research focuses on Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs) made with Rice Husk Ash (RHA). This study aims at investigating the incorporation of Rice Husk Ash (RHA) as a stabilizer in CEBs; and/or the incorporation of RHA in sand Crete block mix, with a view to establishing the optimum proportion of RHA that will adequately replace Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) in the production of Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs) without loss of quality. The suitability of the substituent will be determined through an assessment of the workability and the mechanical property indices of the compressed blocks.