Innovative technology: Rice husk as a by-product for concrete production

29 October 2014

Nsesheye Susan Msinjili from BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Germany presents insight into her research on rice husk as a by-product for concrete production. The project which is founded by the European commission is looking at innovative ways of minimizing cement usage in East Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa.

Msinjili is one of numerous speakers at the inaugural Totally Concrete East Africa which took place this week. Totally Concrete East Africa offers you methods to increase sustainability in East African construction projects with techniques for service life extension, quality control enforcement in both domestic and imported cement, and reducing maintenance and repair costs over time. The all-star line-up of more than 40 renowned industry experts will deliver critical insight into doing business in the region’s construction market and proven techniques for navigating the local tender and building process.

Fuelled by a burgeoning middle class with higher disposable incomes, demand for more efficient service delivery and infrastructure development is climbing, with demand for cement not far behind. Investment into transport infrastructure alone in East Africa increased from $2.2bn in 2005 to $4.1bn in 2010 and similar growth patterns are predicted for the period of 2010 to 2015.

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Edited by Adrienne Taylor
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