ADVANTAGES OF HOLLOW CONCRETE BLOCKS.
Highly Durable: The good concrete compacted by high pressure and vibration gives substantial
strength to the block. Proper curing increase compressive strength of the blocks.
tenance, Color and brilliance of masonry withstands outdoor elements.
Load Bearing, strength can be specified as per the requirement.
Provide thermal and sound insulation: The air in hollow
of the block, does not allow
outside heat or
d in the house. So it keeps house cool in summer and warm in winter.
used as one of the raw materials.
Low insurance rates
In this construction system, structurally, each
wall and slab behaves as a shear wall and a
diaphragm respectively, reducing the vulnerability of disastrous damage to the
structure/building, during the natural hazards.
Due to the uniform distribution of reinforcement in both vertical and horizontal dir
through each masonry element, increased tensile resistance and ductile behaviour of elements
could be achieved. Hence, this construction system can safely resist lateral or cyclic loading,
when compared to other conventional masonry construction s
ystems. This construction system
has also been proved to offer better resistance under dynamic loading, when compared to other
conventional systems of construction.
No additional formwork or any special construct
ion machinery is required for reinforcing the
hollow block masonry.
skilled labour is required for this type of construction.
It is a faster and easier construction system, when compared to the other conventional
It is al
so found to be a cost
effective disaster resistant construction system, as explained in the