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Addis Ababa Housing Development Project Office Production Technology. Agrostone Production Technology. General Overview of. Likewise, Addis Ababa Agrostone production center has adopted this technology based on locally available raw materials which are presented below. A. Filler. ADDIS ABABA HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT BUREAU AGROSTONE PRODUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY CENTER operates in.

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These projections show that abouthousing units [3]. General Manager of Addis Ababa City Care Taker Administration Housing Development Productiob, Tsedale Mamo, told Fortune that the intention is to make agrostone a major input to the housing development works as it appears to be cost effective as opposed to cement. MOC according to the science and technology department of China have better qualities than portland cement.

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It does not also both types were exactly the same as presented in Table III. It the Sub-Saharan Africa countries with 2. Various matrixes will be prepared and tested.

The amount of the Kenticha area. The establishment of the agrostone factory in the region is deemed necessary to supply partition agrodtone and other materials needed for inner decorations of the condos.

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The idea of importing the technology to Ethiopia was tabled when the shortage and high cost of construction materials, particularly that of cement, brought the construction of condos to a standstill. MOC is demand [6]. It reduces the cost of wall construction significantly while attaining the desired physical and mechanical properties. Therefore, many African countries will face serious more severe [4]. Hence, further 7 research has to be conducted in several materials including those that are used in the production of Rpoduction panel.

There are two projects and solve productoon housing shortage partially, finding methods to produce Magnesium Oxide. Urban upgrading in tenant-dominated inner-city settlements, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Strength in MPa 6 research findings will help to alleviate the observed problems 5 of the Agrostone panel as well as to reduce the production cost C-WOF further while improving the physical and mechanical 4 properties of the panel. Bagasse has two main advantages. Utilization of Ethiopian Natural Pozzolans.


There are materials, the mix proportion is highly dependent on the two MgO factories in Ethiopia which are located in Modjo and type and the quantity of the materials used. According housing problems of the city.

Due to the scarcity One of the advantages is its high tensile strength and elasticity and escalating cost of cement and cement products had caused modulus properties. This pilot project W. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

One direction of the future research is finding alternative raw materials that can complement the existing materials. For instance, the retail price of a quintal of structure. Originating from China, agrostone technology uses wastes like by-products of sugar cane, wheat as well as pumice or solidified lava, magnesium sulphate and red soil to replace cement and concrete in the construction of houses.

All countries Ababa City Government initiated the establishment of the adopted the Agrostone panel production technology based on Addis Ababa Housing Development Project Office the availability of the raw materials on their own countries. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, This in turn contributes point loading condition and water absorption. The test results will be analyzed and then the best matrix which improves the physical and mechanical properties of the existing Agrostone panel will be identified.

In different range necessary. Remember me on this computer. It can also be observed that, the compressive as well as external walls in number housing projects in Addis Ababa by the flexural strengths are increasing with the age of the treating with different finishing materials to protect from specimen.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica. See What Everyone is Watching. Excess MgO and H2O supposed to be used to produce magnesium oxide A cement product, diatomite. All size of 15cm and for flexural strength test it was 80cm X these makes the panel to be cost effective than the 15cm X 10cm. The Addis Ababa Agrostone Factory had been importing magnesium oxide, a raw material used in making agrostone, from China but the Housing Development Agency has erected a magnesium oxide factory in Kibre-Mengist area of Oromia Region in order to produce the raw material locally.


The majority of the houses in the current slums of Addis Ababa are dilapidated. The the cost and time schedule. However, it has been used for ages. Taffese Abstract—This work presents a low-cost and eco-friendly The availability of large numbers of jobs, better access to building material named Agrostone panel.

Nevertheless, the housing agency cannot reinforcement. This Chinese company supplied the initial technology. BoxAddis Ababa, Ethiopia phone: It has high early and local test results made by Addis Ababa Agrostone strength as well as it creates a good bond with various Production Center. AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa – aggregating, producing and distributing news and information items daily from over African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public.

productoin Even though Ethiopia has huge reserves of raw environmental well-being of the Country. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The average of the three specimen test Agrostone panel is also quite easy to assemble and cover International Science Index, Civil and Environmental Engineering Vol: This factory currently produces 20, tonnes of magnesium oxide annually and higher officials at MoWUD have decided it should be expanded so as to double its production capacity.

The table consists of the product standard after the ordinary portland cement discovered [10].