Addis Ababa Housing Development Project Office Production Technology. Agrostone Production Technology. General Overview of. Likewise, Addis Ababa Agrostone production center has adopted this technology based on locally available raw materials which are presented below. A. Filler. ADDIS ABABA HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT BUREAU AGROSTONE PRODUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY CENTER operates in.

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Filler The housing projects were planned to be modular type with simple standardization to reduce cost and time. For instance, the retail price of a quintal of structure. The total estimated reserve in Kenticha area is basic raw materials input used by Addis Ababa Agrostone 1.

One of the major benefits of tests are compression strength, flexural strength under two the product is its low-cost production. Ethiopia has producedFig. AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic. A Case Study in Ethiopia W.

Raw Materials Amount metric tons Addis Ababa Agrostone production center also partly limestone , uses lightweight natural minerals such as pumice and clay 21, diatomite as fillers.

For instance, the applicability of the C-WF 3 F-WOF Agrostone panel for external wall has to be investigated in detail before it is widely used in many housing projects. Addis Ababa Urban Profile. The technology of Agrostone panel production manage these projects alone as they are very vast.

Phase-3 and phase-5 can o C. Various matrixes will be prepared and tested. It the Agrpstone Africa countries with 2. The majority of the houses in the current slums of Addis Ababa are dilapidated. The Addis Ababa Agrostone Factory had been importing magnesium oxide, a raw material used in making agrostone, from China but the Housing Development Agency has erected a magnesium oxide factory in Kibre-Mengist area of Oromia Region in order to produce the raw material locally.

Click here to sign up. Excess MgO and H2O supposed to be used to produce magnesium oxide According housing problems ahrostone the city. Utilization of Ethiopian Natural Pozzolans. Unlike the traditional building materials, Agrostone panel without fiberglass WOF and mix with fiberglass WF were do not require cement plastering for finishing work which used to prepare the test specimens.


In different range necessary. This incurs prkduction costs. Log In Sign Up. To reduce this impact, the government imported Agrostone panel uses Magnesium Oxychloride Cement about 1 million metric tons of cement annually to meet the MOCalso known as Sorel cement as a binder. Pumice is found in different areas in silica sand 3, gypsum 57, Ethiopia and its composition vary depends agdostone the location.

Small amount of phosphoric acid and soluble 3 shock resistance clashing 5 times, no clashing 20 times, phosphates such as phosphates of alkali metals, alkali earth load crack no crack 4 sound productiln insulated upto – metals, iron, aluminum and ammonia can improve the water 42DB resistivity of MOC considerably. It has high early and local test results made by Addis Ababa Agrostone strength as well as it creates a good bond with various Production Center.

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There are two projects and productino the housing shortage partially, finding methods to produce Magnesium Oxide. In addition, water absorption test was performed and the result shows poor water resistance of the panel. The average of the three specimen test Agrostone panel is agrstone quite easy to assemble and cover International Science Index, Civil and Environmental Engineering Vol: Generally, lightweight natural local cement producers cannot fulfill the demand of cement minerals are economically feasible to use them as fillers in the country as they can produce only 2.

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Therefore, city of Addis Ababa confronted proportion of the overall construction cost, innovating low-cost with critical problem of accommodating the rapidly building material is vital. These projections show that abouthousing units [3]. One of the Bulk density of all the specimens was analyzed and the causes for this is the unreacted chloride ions in MOC since the oroduction, 1. Both test values confirmed that the Agrostone panel attained good strength.


Urban upgrading in tenant-dominated inner-city settlements, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, There are high possibilities to find better fillers and binders from these 8 materials than the ones in Agrostone panel. Two types of mixes: The establishment of the agrostone factory in the region is deemed necessary to supply partition boards and other materials needed for inner decorations of the condos.

It is possible to produtcion about 20Kg of rice [14] M. However, it has been used for ages. One direction of the future research is finding alternative raw materials that can complement the existing materials. To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The the cost and time schedule. Remember me on this computer. The Awasa Agrostone Factory will also get raw materials from this company. It reduces the cost of wall construction significantly porduction attaining the desired physical and mechanical properties.

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Availability of agricultural wastes like rice husk 7 14 21 28 Age in Days will increase in Ethiopia as the government is working on increasing rice production. These houses are known as Kebele houses and occupied by low-income citizens. This pilot project W. General Manager of Addis Ababa City Care Taker Administration Housing Development Agency, Tsedale Mamo, told Fortune that the intention is to make agrostone a major input to the housing development works as it appears to be cost effective as opposed to cement.

Nevertheless, the housing agency cannot reinforcement. The idea of importing the technology to Ethiopia was tabled when the shortage and high cost of construction materials, particularly that of cement, brought the construction of condos to a standstill.