Building blocks for more sustainable homes – 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.

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