Dr. Alastair Marsh – Sustainable Housing in Uganda

Sustainable housing in Uganda

In a project supported by the BRE Trust sponsored 2018 Royal Charter International Research Award for Young Constructors, Alastair Marsh (University of Leeds) is working with a Ugandan NGO to test the use of waste organic material in manufactured building blocks to create a more sustainable and economically viable alternative. In particular, this project is investigating the potential for using rice husk ash, a natural waste product in rice production, as a substitute to cement in the creation of stabilised earth blocks.

Hear what’s been happening in the first stages of Alastair’s project investigating agricultural waste from rice production to make construction materials in Uganda more cheaply and sustainably.

More information on the project can be found in this downloadable paper: Sustainable Housing in Uganda

Vlog number 3: Reflections on the Rice Husk Ash Project so far

Vlog number 2, adapting to the research restrictions caused by COVID

Vlog number 1, stay tuned for more updates on the project