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Engineering Properties of Micro Concrete Roofing Tiles

Authors:

C. Jayasinghe ,

University of Moratuwa, LK
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Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering

BSc (Eng). M.Eng., PhD, C.Eng, MIE (SL)

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M. H. P. J. De Silva,

University of Moratuwa, LK
About M. H. P. J.
Final year undergraduates, Department of Civil Engineering
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D. M. M. P. Dissanayake,

University of Moratuwa, LK
About D. M. M. P.
Final year undergraduates, Department of Civil Engineering
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C. T. K. I. Fernando

University of Moratuwa, LK
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Final year undergraduates, Department of Civil Engineering
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Abstract

There are several types of roofing material available in Sri Lanka such as clay tiles, cement fiber sheets, zinc aluminium sheets and mortar tiles. Since there is an increase in demand for housing, it is desirable to have alternative roofing materials in order to produce better selection for the construction industry. One such roofing material is a Micro Concrete Roofing (MCR) tile. Although this tile has been introduced to Sri Lanka some time ago, this has not been very popular among house builders. Therefore a comprehensive study was carried out on strength and durability aspects of MCR tiles. The results of the detailed experimental research together with the cost study have shown that MCR tiles can be used as a roofing material with much confidence. This study also revealed that the performance of MCR tiles is comparable with conventional roofing materials.
How to Cite: Jayasinghe, C. et al., (2006). Engineering Properties of Micro Concrete Roofing Tiles. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka. 39(3), pp.35–41. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/engineer.v39i3.7191
Published on 29 Jul 2006.
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