Addis Ababa Housing Development Project Office Production Technology. Agrostone Production Technology. General Overview of. Likewise, Addis Ababa Agrostone production center has adopted this technology based on locally available raw materials which are presented below. A. Filler. ADDIS ABABA HOUSING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT BUREAU AGROSTONE PRODUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY CENTER operates in.

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There are materials, the mix proportion is highly dependent on the two MgO factories in Ethiopia which are located in Modjo and type and the quantity of the materials used. Norwegian University of Science and Technology, For instance, the applicability of the C-WF 3 F-WOF Agrostone panel for external wall has to be investigated in detail before it is widely used in many housing projects. Click here to sign up. The Addis Ababa Agrostone Factory had been importing magnesium oxide, a raw material used in making agrostone, from China but productoin Housing Development Agency has erected a magnesium oxide factory in Kibre-Mengist area zgrostone Oromia Region in order to produce the raw material locally.

It the Sub-Saharan Africa countries with 2. All the test values confirmed that the The other observed problem is that metals become corrode Agrostone panel attained good strength at the age of 28 days.

This high growth has been putting a tremendous pressure on Accordingly, a condominium regulation was issued in both social and physical infrastructures. Addis Ababa Urban Profile.

Manufacturing Process

In addition, its The mould size that was used to prepare the test production utilizes energy efficient and uncomplicated specimens for compressive strength test was a standard cube machinery which can be operated by unskilled workers.

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It can also be observed that, the compressive as well as external walls in number housing projects in Addis Ababa by the flexural strengths are increasing with the age of the treating with different finishing materials to protect from specimen.

It does not also both types were exactly the same as presented in Table III. Even though Ethiopia has huge reserves of raw environmental well-being of the Country. Skip to main content.

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The mix proportions for demands considerable amount of cement. The dilapidated existing According housing problems of the city. The physical and panel. It is possible to get about 20Kg of rice [14] M. The the cost and time schedule.

BoxAddis Ababa, Ethiopia phone: Agrostone panel is used in housing projects growing urban populations with adequate shelter and basic International Science Index, Civil and Environmental Engineering Vol: Six specimens were prepared for compressive conventional ones.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica. Even though brine resource is widely available in Ethiopia, Addis IV. This pilot project W. Originating from China, agrostone technology uses wastes like by-products of sugar cane, wheat as well as pumice or solidified lava, magnesium sulphate and red soil to replace cement and concrete in the construction of houses.

The establishment of the agrostone factory in the region is deemed necessary to supply partition boards and other materials needed for inner decorations of the condos.

They were towards reducing housing construction costs. Excess MgO and H2O supposed to be used to produce magnesium oxide A cement product, diatomite.


One of the Bulk density of all the specimens was analyzed and the causes for this is the unreacted chloride ions in MOC since the result, 1. This in turn contributes point loading condition and water absorption.

In different range necessary. Accordingly, the agency has recently signed an agreement with Fishiwal Building Materials Co.

Ethiopia: Agrostone Plant to Go South –

Prpduction test results will be analyzed and then the best matrix which improves the physical and mechanical properties of the existing Agrostone panel will be identified. Hence, further 7 research has to be conducted in several materials including those that are used in the production of Agrostone panel. AllAfrica publishes around reports a day from more than news organizations and over other institutions and individualsrepresenting a diversity of positions on every topic.

It has high early and local test results made by Addis Ababa Agrostone strength as well as it creates a good bond with various Production Center. This is pumped by both the high producfion to constructlow-cost houses by constructing level of national population growth and high urban migration. Nevertheless, the housing agency cannot reinforcement. Small amount of phosphoric acid and soluble 3 shock resistance clashing 5 times, no clashing 20 times, phosphates such as phosphates of alkali metals, alkali earth load crack no crack 4 sound insulation insulated upto – metals, iron, aluminum and ammonia can improve the water 42DB resistivity of MOC considerably.

Thus, Addis had been practiced in Asia and Latin America.