UN-REINFORCED PYRAMIDAL ROOF

UN-REINFORCED PYRAMIDAL ROOF
Detail:
UN-REINFORCED PYRAMIDAL ROOF
Product: Process for making pyramidal brick roof without reinforcement.
Application: Low cost houses in cyclone effected and other coastal areas.
Feature: Corrosion of reinforcement is the major cause of failure of RCC structures in coastal areas due to saline and humid conditions. A pyramidal roof with brick and cement concrete without reinforcement has been developed. The roof is provided with peripheral RCC ring beam. The beam is supported on brick columns or walls and is cast as integral part of the pyramidal roof using suitable shuttering. The process eliminates chance of corrosion and enhances the life of roof. The roof is economical in comparison to RCC roof
Commercialisation: Extensively used in coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh
Economy: 28m2
Investment: Rs. 0.35 lakh.
Equipment: No major equipment is required.
Raw materials: Bricks, cement, sand, stone aggregate and reinforcing steel
Institute: Central Building Research Institute.
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