FEASIBILITY OF FLY ASH BRICK: A CASE STUDY OF SURAT & TAPI DISTRICT OF SOUTH GUJARAT REGION
|Mr Bhaveshkumar M. Kataria1, Mr AbhiyanS. Patel2, Dr.Neerajkumar D. Sharma3, Mr Bhavin K.
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Clay brick, a major construction material throughout India, consumes natural clay for its production which results in consumption of natural resource and hence degradation of Mother Nature, again it consumes fuel for its maturing, which results in emission of harmful gases in the environment and results into pollution. Therefore government may ban it tosavethe natural resource and protect the environment. Also fly ash brick is made from fly ash basically which is mostly waste product of thermal power plant. Fly ash is waste and dumping of fly ash is major concern to industries. This study is based on the theme of ‘market survey’ and the aim is to check the feasibility of utilization of fly ash bricks in SURAT & TAPI district of Gujarat. We have use RII technique to carry out most common factors affecting selection of Brick which are looked for by Consultants, Contractors & Consumes. Total 110 Survey Questionnaires were distributed to Respondents (Consultants, Contractors & Consumers) in Surat&Tapi district of South Gujarat Region, from which 74 Responses were collected in that 19 were from consultants, 24 were from contractors and 31 were from consumers. These data was Analyzed by using RII technique. For Overall respondentswe find that Strength, Durability, Cost & Availability are Top Four ranking factors which affect the selection of Brick in this region.