An Investigation into the Impact of Alternative Stabilisers, Aggregates and Additives on the Durability and Compressive Strength of Rammed Earth for Use in a Healthcare Setting
David Blackburn,
Coventry University

This experimental report tested the impact of waste product stabilisers, aggregates and additives on the unconfined compressive strength and surface durability of Rammed Earth, aiming to discover functional and sustainable alternatives to Cement Stabilised Rammed Earth that could be implemented into a medium secure child and adolescent mental health unit. An accelerated erosion test and unconfined compressive strength test, two industry standard tests, were used to quantify these mechanical properties.