Using Indigenous Materials for Construction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-16-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: A2-6143
Amount: $1,049,998.89
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2016
Solicitation Year: 2014
Solicitation Topic Code: A14-088
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Small Business Information
1926 Turner Street, Lansing, MI, 48906
DUNS: 968332846
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anagi Balachandra, Ph.D.
 (517) 485-9583
 metnaco11@gmail.com
Business Contact
 None Provided None Provided
Phone: (517) 485-9583
Email: metnaco@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Versatile construction materials are under development where readily available raw materials (soils) and indigenous construction materials are blended to produce high-performance hydraulic cements. Abundant natural fabrics are used as reinforcement to produce indigenous ferrocements. Natural foaming agents are also used to produce indigenous aerated concrete. Sandwich composites comprising indigenous ferrocement skins and aerated concrete cores are designed as efficient and lightweight structural components for construction of safe, serviceable, energy-efficient and economical building systems.

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