ExpoMix2016 - Moscow

CiviTest will be present at the "Dry Mixtures, Concretes and Mortars - ExpoMix" held in Moscow (Russia) between November 30 and December 2, 2016.

By invitation of the organization will be given a public presentation about LEGOUSE project, where CiviTest was responsible for developing and characterizing the fiber reinforced self-compacting concrete (FRSCC). LEGOUSE is a modular construction consisting on the assembly of sandwich panels formed by external layers of FRSCC, thermal insulation core, and fiberglass connectors.


By taking advantage of the appropriate use of cement and polymer based materials and advanced computational tools, a pre-fabricated affordable house was built in a modular system. Modular system refers to the complete structure that is built-up by assembling pre-fabricated sandwich panels composed of steel fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete (SFRSCC) outer layers that are connected by innovative glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) connectors, resulting in a panel with adequate structural, acoustic, and thermal insulation properties. The modular house was prepared for a typical family of six members, but its living area can be easily increased by assembling other pre-fabricated elements. The speed of construction and the cost of the constructive elements make these houses competitive when compared to traditional solutions.
In this work the relevant research subjacent to this project (LEGOUSE) is described, as well as the construction process of the built real scale prototype.