Project Theme: Industry
Project Name: Alternative Low-Cost Building Material
Objective/Aim: To create a revolutionary, eco-friendly, alternative, low-cost building material by using different components in different proportions having same dimensions and testing them for different properties and comparing it with the traditional red clay brick and cement-sand brick. Therefore, concluding the best substitute.
Scientific Principle Involved: Importance of understanding different chemical and physical properties of different materials and their uses, and combining them to help make stronger, better and more durable building material.
Material Used: Weighing Machine, Moulds, Rice Husk, Cement, Plant Resin, Fly Ash, Sand, and Water, Two Stands, Thread, Weights, Weighing machine, Water, External sound emitting device
Working investigation/findings: Material made from Rice Husk (50%) and Plant Resin (50%) is the best alternative, eco-friendly building material for both traditional brick and wood (can be made into blocks as/like bricks and sheets as/like wood), that can be manufactured from easily available and reasonably priced natural substances. It can be used to build houses in villages, towns and cities. It is further suggested to be used in areas experiencing frequent natural calamities, mainly earthquakes, due to its exceptional tensile strength and as its very light in weight.
Utility and further scope of the project: Best alternative, eco-friendly, renewable, low-cost, highly durable permanent housing mainly for millions of poor people across the world. Reduces deforestation
Name of the School: P Obul Reddy Public School, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad (A.P.)