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Journal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.6, No. 4)

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Page : 449-453

Keywords : Papercrete; Green - Construction; Low - Cost Housing; Recycling; Sustainability; Waste Paper.;

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In Construction field is widely developed from day to day. The development is causing the increasing needs of raw materials such as gravel. This high demand is causing the materials becoming extinct. Apart from that, this world also had facing the high amount of waste products which including waste paper. Research has proven that the waste paper can be used as recycled paper in construction field. The construction industry consumes a large amount of non - renewable resources. On the other hand, more waste paper ends up in landfill or dump sites than those recycled. Consequently, recycling waste paper for use as a construction material constitutes a step towards sustainable development. Papercrete is a kind of fibrous cement, made by shredding paper (old newspaper s, magazines paper, cardboard etc.) into pulp in water and additional ordinary Portland cement to it and in some case sandy soil to be used as an additive. Papercrete is a sustainable building material due to reduced amount of cement usage and recycled pap er being put to good use. This research effort aims at determining the workability of fresh papercrete produced using waste office paper in order to ascertain their suitability for use as a building construction material. For each of the mix proportions co nsidered, replacement of volume of aggregate by paper pulp is carried out ranging from 10% to 20% with constant interval of 2.5%. Papercrete was recommended to be an effective and sustainable material for the production of lightweight and fire - resistant ho llow or solid blocks to be used to make partition walls of especially high - rise buildings.

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