Critical Review of Recent Development in Fibre Reinforced Adobe Bricks for Sustainable Construction

Mahgoub M Salih, Adelaja I Osofero (Corresponding Author), Mohammed S Imbabi

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This paper presents a state-of-the-art review of research on the utilization of fibres (predominantly derived from waste materials) as reinforcement in adobe brick production. Recycling of these wastes provides sustainable, affordable construction materials and helps to protect the environment. Specimen preparation and test procedures are outlined. The effects of addition of these wastes on the physical and mechanical properties of the adobe bricks are investigated. The main results for each additive are presented and discussed. It is concluded that improved adobe brick properties can be expected with the addition of combination of waste additives. The use of waste materials in the construction industry is generally of interest and useful for engineers and designers looking for sustainable solutions in construction. It is also of interest to researchers actively seeking to develop methodical approaches to quantifying, optimising and testing the performance in use of such waste material additives.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFrontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Jul 2019



  • adobe bricks
  • fibre reinforced brick
  • green
  • sustainable building material
  • physical and mechanical properties

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