Development of optimized compressed earth blocks
Currently, with the growing concern in adopting more sustainable technical solutions, the interest in earth as a building material has been renewed. The present proposal has as main objective the development of compressed earth blocks (CEBs) capable of meeting the requirements of safety, durability, comfort and hygiene proportional to the expectations of the modern world, contributing to the circular economy. Thus, it is expected to optimize the thermal behavior of the CEBs from the incorporation of low-cost natural materials and to study the incorporation of construction and demolition waste (CDW), without neglecting the optimization of its mechanical and structural performance. The desired products will represent more economical solutions, with reduced environmental impact, in a perspective of contribution to sustainable development. The results of the study will assist professionals who intervene in the rehabilitation and conception of new buildings using earthen construction.
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University of Minho, ISISE
Adilson Junior has a master’s (2019) and a bachelor’s degree (2016) in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. He currently participates as a collaborating member of ReVer+ project. He works in the field of sustainable construction and eco-materials through the reuse of Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) in Compressed earth blocks (CEB). His background includes works involving the study of CDW, whether in its management or its incorporation in pervious concrete. His areas of scientific interest are: Earth Construction, CDW, Circular Economy, Vernacular Architecture, Thermal and mechanical optimization of building elements. Adilson has as personal interests: Sports, Reading, Cooking, Travel.