Unfired clay – the green construction material

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GRØN DYST 2010 Technical University of Denmark

Unfired clay – the green construction material
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Author:Emilie Kristiansen (Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Thea Gregersen (Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Supervisor:Kurt Kielsgaard Hansen (Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2010-06-25     Track: Main     Session: 1
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000019
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000020
DOI:10.4122/1.1000000021

Unfired clay can be used as a green construction material alternative to ordinary concrete. The clay is mixed with sand, water and either crushed tiles or gravel. The method to process the clay in a wall construction is called pisé where the clay is stamped in layers inside the formwork. The clay has positive qualities regarding moisture and heat buffering of the inside air.