TABLE OF CONTENTS
Dedication - - - Acknowledgement - - - - iiTable of content - - - - iiiINTRODUCTION1.1 Background - - - - 11.2 Statement of the problem - - - 31.3 Purpose of the study - - - 41.4 Objective of the study - - - 51.5 Research question - - - 51.6 Significance of the study - - - 61.7 Scope of study - - - - 72.0 LITERATURE REVIEW2.1 Properties of lateritic soil - - - 82.2 Soil Stabilization and Factors Affecting Stabilization 112.3 Stabilization Agent - - - 122.4 Cement and Lime Stabilization - - - 122.5 Stabilized Laterite blocks production - - 252.6 Stabilised Block Production - - - 282.7 Comparature analysis of Stabilized Block - 303.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3.1 Soil Analysis - - - - 313.1.1 Atterberg Limit Test - - - 313.1.2 Sieve Analysis - - - - 323.1.3 Standard Protor Compaction Test - - 333.2 Preparation and Casting Procedure of Cement Stabilized Laterite Blocks - - - 353.3 Curing procedure of cement Stabilised blocks - 383.4 Testing of Blocks - - - - 393.4.1 Compressive Strength Test - -3.4.2 Compressive Test of cement stabilized block - 403.4.3 Effects of Temperature variation on compressivestrength - - - - - 403.4.4 Density Test - - - - 413.4.5 Durability Test - - - - 423.5 Cost Analysis - - - 43ReferencesAppendix
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDYThe broad objective of this research is critically examine the effectiveness of the stabilized compressed interlocking earth blocks in improving low cost housing problem in Nigeria. But this research is restricted to uyo, akwa ibom state in a narrow sense To achieve this, the specific objective of the study were: (1). The investigation of the compressive strength of stabilized compressed interlocking earth blocks. (2). The determination of the mechanical property of stabilized compressed interlocking earth blocks. (3). The comparison of stabilized compressed interlocking earth blocks mechanical properties with National code specification. (4). The comparism of the cost economics of stabilized compressed interlocking earth blocks in relation with the conventional blocks.(5). The determination of local soil for the technology
1.4 OBJECTIVE OF STUDYIt is believed that at the end of this research studies civil Engineers should be able to:(1) Determine and identify the properties of Calabar Itu road. (2) Compare the economic cost of stabilized compressed interlocking blocks with conventional blocks.(3) Produce stabilized compressed interlocking earth blocks using cement of 5% as stabilizer.(4) Compare the compressive properties of stabilized compressed earth block with conventional type.
1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONSThis research was guide by the following questions:
- What are the mechanical properties of stabilized compressed interlocking earth blocks?
- What is the cost benefit in production of stabilized compressed interlocking earth block?
- What is the compressive strength of the stabilized compressed interlocking earth blocks?
Does the mechanical properties of the stabilized compressed interlocking earth block meets the national code specification?.