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Collaboration Engineering Solutions and Products (K) Limited
Institute of Engineers of Kenya Conference
Kenyatta International Conference Center – Nairobi
09th May 2012
Presentation on Brick/Block Mesh Reinforcement
By: Christopher Nganga Gathini
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Synopsis:
Increasing cases of masonry defects in
construction
Lack of consistency in the quality of
building materials
Use of inappropriate building materials for
masonry works
Need to specify economical and durable
materials for masonry construction
Need to sensitize the market on
availability of alternative quality products
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Code compliance:
Application:
Kenya Building Code
BS 5628 Part 2
Eurocode - EC6 & EC8
ACI/ASCE 530
ASTM A951/951M
Manufacturing:
ASTM A653: 1997
BS EN 10143:1993
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Types of Masonry brick/blocks:
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Causes of masonry defects:
Sulphate attack
Corrosion of embedded fixtures
Dry shrinkage
Quality of brick/blocks
Crystallization of salts from
block/brick
Weather/climate action
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Types of masonry reinforcements:
Mesh reinforcement
Ladder reinforcement
Truss reinforcement
Hoop Iron
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Brick Mesh Reinforcement:
Features:
Better bond between masonry units
Economical to transport
Easy and economical to store
Reduction in implementation time (high
performance specification)
No skilled labor required
Quality assured by implementation
factory
Reduction in Wastes and fallings
Engineered for performance and
durability
Cost savings of between kshs. 6.5 to 16.5
per meter length
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Truss/ladder reinforcement:
Features:
Reinforces a variety of masonry walls
Greatly reduces cracking that can arise
from thermal stresses
Enhances resistance to water penetration,
as cracks are controlled
Increases lateral flexural strength
Bonds exterior and interior masonry
wythes together in composite walls
Bonds masonry at intersecting walls and
corners
Increases elasticity
Increases performance of masonry walls
under various stresses
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Size and installation guide:
Ladder/Mesh
Width(mm)
Brick/block Width(mm)
75mm
100mm
100mm
150mm
150mm
200 – 225mm
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Cost implication:
Surprisingly, Its
Cheaper than hoop
iron!!
£
¥¥
$
Ksh.
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Best Practices:
Right design considerations
Proper selection of sand material
Proper selection of Cement Material
Handle material carefully
Store materials well to avoid chipping and
contamination.
Proper Mortar composition
Selection of right reinforcing material
Proper curing of joints
Proper reinforcement lapping – per
product specs
Train installation crew regularly
Adhere to testing requirements
Pay attention to details
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Conference – KICC from 9th to 11th
May 2012
competitive and
prosperous
Kenya one brick
at a time”
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What we believe at CESP
“Efficiency is doing things right,
effectiveness is doing the right
things”
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