Analysis of brick wall debris for reusing


ÜÇER ERDURAN D. , Demirel I. O. , ELİAS ÖZKAN S. T.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, vol.36, no.4, pp.1923-1938, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17341/gazimmfd.624512
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1923-1938
  • Keywords: Brick, demolition, debris, strength, compression, shear, reuse, CLAY BRICK, CONSTRUCTION, MORTAR, BOND, ASH

Abstract

Although they are strong and durable, masonry walls face demolition due to various reasons. Current research presents the demolition process of a reinforced concrete building having hollow brick masonry infill walls, which was constructed during the 1990s in Cigdem District in Ankara as a cooperative mass housing project. The wall sections with horizontally perforated bricks that were accumulated on the plot as a result of the demolition pointed out that they can be suitable for a reusing project. Bricks, plaster, and mortar samples were tested under compression as well as initial shear strength tests on wall sections in a laboratory. Strength results and other physical parameters assessed stayed above the limiting values defined in the related standards. Therefore, it was concluded that obtained material is appropriate for reusing and a method was proposed for the proper integration.