Ferrocement as a Construction Material

Er.Mandeep Singh, Er.Mohit Talwar


Ferrocement construction technology is quite popular throughout the world. Ferrocement is the very old method of construction material as reinforced concrete back in two centuries. Ferrocement, a thin element, is used as a building construction as well as a repair material and it is composed of mortar and galvanized wire mesh. Now a days RCC is very common material in construction whereas ferrocement has its own limitations. This paper attempts to review the literature on ferrocement and bring out the salient features of its construction and properties. This study brings out the importance of using ferrocement in swimming pools and water tanks, silos, corrugated roofs, shell and dome structures, and also in the repair of old/ deteriorated RCC structures. The aim of this paper is to summarize the use of ferrocement with its applications in construction. The study concludes that ferrocement will certainly be one of the best structural alternatives for RCC in the future.


Cement Mortar, Ferrocement types, comparison to RCC, applications.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26483/ijarcs.v8i4.3725


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