The cost effective building materials otherwise known as low cost building materials are the materials used in building construction with appropriate technology to reduce overall constriction cost compared to conventional types of building. This is possible by using locally available materials with appropriate technology. These techniques are developed by various agencies like HUDCO, Auroville Building Center and practically tested at Department of Civil, Civil & Structural Engineering, Annamalai University. In construction industry low cost building materials which reduces the construction costs. The technology and materials are may not be the same to all areas. It depends upon the availability of suitable material, labour etc., because transporting materials will increase the construction costs. The process of reduction in the construction cost starts from the planning itself. Planning the building to the various requirements and cutting down the unnecessary cost definitely result in cost reduction. The major cost in the construction is on the cement, steel, bricks and timber. Use of alternate building materials will reduce the quantity of the above said materials which results in cost reduction. The quality of the materials used in the conventional type are not now a days in the desired standards. But the alternate building materials or otherwise known as cost effective building materials used in this techniques are manufactured by the constructor himself and at the site itself which ensures good quality and reliable. Now various Government and non-Government agencies are employing these materials which appropriate technology for group housing schemes and other related projects.
Low cost, building materials, Fly ash bricks, appropriate technology
Dr. K. Karthikeyan , Dr. N. Nagarajan , Dr. S. Sivaprakasam "STUDY ON INNOVATIVE BUILDING MATERIALS USED IN FLY ASH BRICKS MANUFACTURING WITH VARIOUS MIX PROPORTION" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 9 2020 Page 68-75
Dr. K. Karthikeyan , Dr. N. Nagarajan , Dr. S. Sivaprakasam "STUDY ON INNOVATIVE BUILDING MATERIALS USED IN FLY ASH BRICKS MANUFACTURING WITH VARIOUS MIX PROPORTION" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(9)